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Forum: Diets 01-26-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By volleyballgranny
Atkins for Life

Hi, Kim! Welcome to fitday! Atkins quite the thing, I'll say! It seems to me that most of the diets being touted as NOT low carb (so as to distance themselves from Atkins) are merely a paraphrase of...
Forum: Support group for just women 04-26-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,897
Posted By volleyballgranny
Getting old sucks, but the alternative is not acceptable...

Several things...

Try a progesterone cream (from the health food store, not a synthetic) to balance your hormones naturally. Most often (according to what I've read over the years), it's not that...
Forum: Support group for just women 04-26-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,715
Posted By volleyballgranny
Why is that a problem?

I was about 20 lbs overweight and gained 25 lbs with my first child. I lost 29 lbs between giving birth and leaving the hospital. My doctor didn't think there was anything wrong with it. In fact,...
Forum: Weight Loss Tips 04-26-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,095
Posted By volleyballgranny
Plan & Prepare, Write, and Be Loyal

Plan ahead and prepare meals so that you don't grab something unhealthy "just this once."
Write down everything...and I mean everything! Keep track of your moods, your meds, your food plan, and...
Forum: Diets 09-18-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,903
Posted By volleyballgranny
Actually, you might need to go see your doctor. ...

Actually, you might need to go see your doctor. I am almost 54 and did very well on Atkins--lost 40 lbs in two months...then it took another year to lose 7 lbs. It turned out that I had developed...
Forum: Weight Loss Tips 09-07-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,468
Posted By volleyballgranny
I am diabetic and very resistant to weight loss. ...

I am diabetic and very resistant to weight loss. I lost 40 lbs on Atkins before I became diabetic (weight gain while on low carb is what caused me to go to the doctor when I was diagnosed with...
Forum: Diets 07-22-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,847
Posted By volleyballgranny
I am so glad to see your results! Many of us...

I am so glad to see your results! Many of us have seen this type of result in our own lives, but we are not professionals and people pooh-pooh us. You will be able to help your clients so much more...
Forum: Diets 07-22-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,847
Posted By volleyballgranny
Good points--all the way down the line. I'd like...

Good points--all the way down the line. I'd like to add that I don't say anything to people who are chowing down on the foods I view as unhealthy--processed carbs (grains) and legumes. Yet, they...
Forum: Diets 07-20-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,324
Posted By volleyballgranny
Check out Atkins

I have similar health challenges. Atkins works best for me. I can't tolerate any grains--and that includes rice. Read the books (Atkins is my first choice) and adapt what you read to your own...
Forum: Diets 05-23-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,860
Posted By volleyballgranny
You cannot count carbs and calories at the same...

You cannot count carbs and calories at the same time (effectively). That said, I wouldn't have an 830 calorie dish 3 meals/day, 7 days/week. Once in a while should be OK. On Atkins, I don't worry...
Forum: Diets 05-23-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,120
Posted By volleyballgranny
Please don't evaluate your own weight by that of...

Please don't evaluate your own weight by that of your friends. Have you ever seen the picture of 5 women who each weigh the same? Their body-types are wildly different and you would never guess...
Forum: Diets 05-22-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,120
Posted By volleyballgranny
Track your foods and watch to see how different...

Track your foods and watch to see how different foods affect your body.

Try substituting vegetables for fruit for a week. If you are going to have fruit, choose those with less sugar. Also,...
Forum: Diets 05-21-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,000
Posted By volleyballgranny
Each person's body is different, but there are some universal truths...

Mandee, I have found that my family doesn't need to know what goes into what I cook. Why would a boyfriend? I will admit that I have to write down food allergies (so that I don't forget), and take...
Forum: Weight Loss Tips 05-21-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,734
Posted By volleyballgranny
Four weeks is really not too bad. I understand...

Four weeks is really not too bad. I understand that it is frustrating, but look at how our bodies are designed...we NEED to stay at one weight for a long time--hopefully, our goal weight, for the...
Forum: Support group for just women 05-15-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,785
Posted By volleyballgranny
Mern...so sorry to hear your news. I'll pray for...

Mern...so sorry to hear your news. I'll pray for peace for your family.

Jeanne...I SO know what you mean about moms. My mom was never overweight until she was over 50 years old. Then she...
Forum: Support group for just women 05-15-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,711
Posted By volleyballgranny
My daughter has taken ritalin since she was in...

My daughter has taken ritalin since she was in 2nd grade (she is now 21 yrs old). She was never a big eater, so I can't really address whether it surpresses her appetite--though the doctors told us...
Forum: Support group for just women 05-15-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,786
Posted By volleyballgranny
Your water goal should start at 8 8oz cups per...

Your water goal should start at 8 8oz cups per day--that's 4 16oz bottles. Believe me, you will soon get to the point that 4 bottles goes FAST!

If at all possible, cut out all the sodas--diet...
Forum: Weight Loss Tips 05-15-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,457
Posted By volleyballgranny
It's good that you get an early handle on staying...

It's good that you get an early handle on staying at a healthy weight, but don't let the scale determine your happiness. I'd feel more comfortable if you went by the way your clothes fit. Have you...
Forum: Nutrition & labeling 05-14-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,221
Posted By volleyballgranny
Read one of the Atkins books. They are easy to...

Read one of the Atkins books. They are easy to find--Kindle or hard copy--and not expensive. The books explain the science behind how carbs are figured AND give a list of carb counts.

Net...
Forum: Diets 05-11-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By volleyballgranny
Another thing I've read is to get up and go talk...

Another thing I've read is to get up and go talk to a co-worker instead of sending an email. I like that. Personally, I send the email (for documentation) and then walk to the other class and...
Forum: Diets 05-11-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 32,329
Posted By volleyballgranny
That's good. Atkins gives us some leeway on...

That's good. Atkins gives us some leeway on Induction now, too. We can do it until we're down to our last few pounds--BUT, that is only if we are getting plenty of veggies. The old plan was 10...
Forum: Diets 05-09-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,875
Posted By volleyballgranny
Diet Arguments...AGH!

It seems that no matter what we post--or how much research we have to back up our posts, there is always an argument.

We need to realize that there are several things that ALWAYS help us lose...
Forum: Diets 05-09-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,885
Posted By volleyballgranny
Whole grains as compared to processed grains and...

Whole grains as compared to processed grains and white flour...not the same thing. I stand by my statement and there is plenty of research to support it. Read Wheat Belly--just the latests in a...
Forum: Diets 05-07-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 32,329
Posted By volleyballgranny
Be very careful about extending it if the Dukan...

Be very careful about extending it if the Dukan book says not to do that. One of the reasons so many fallacies about Atkins became accepted is that people did NOT FOLLOW his plan. I would be leery...
Forum: Diets 05-06-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,766
Posted By volleyballgranny
I got the same thing...you can't keep doing the...

I got the same thing...you can't keep doing the same thing and expect different results. If you don't change habits, you will yo-yo. Even on WW, you will experience portion size creep. In my...
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