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Forum: Diets 08-04-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,391
Posted By Melfawn
I've already lost 105 pounds, but still have...

I've already lost 105 pounds, but still have something like 85 to go. My goal is 130. The induction phase is rough, but I guarantee that by dropping below 20 you get the carbs out of your system, so...
Forum: Diets 08-04-2010, 01:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,065
Posted By Melfawn
I avoid even the artificial sweeteners. I'm a...

I avoid even the artificial sweeteners. I'm a diabetic and there are many 'experts' who state that Splenda was developed specifically for diabetics because it doesn't affect the blood sugar levels. ...
Forum: Diets 08-04-2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,391
Posted By Melfawn
I'm losing about 5 lb per week by eating about...

I'm losing about 5 lb per week by eating about 1400 calories per day, carbs below 30-35 and then only in the form of green vegies. I don't worry about the fat but I also don't add any fat. The only...
Forum: Diets 08-03-2010, 01:39 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 28,140
Posted By Melfawn
Ahhh...ok. I used to be on an Atkins list on...

Ahhh...ok. I used to be on an Atkins list on Yahoo but had to get off because these people also missed the chapter where Atkins said you can only eat as many pieces of bacon as you eat of eggs *and*...
Forum: Support group for just women 08-02-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,648
Posted By Melfawn
Hi everyone...just found you all today. I just...

Hi everyone...just found you all today. I just turned 54 this past June and yes, I have noticed it's harder this time to lose weight. However, after reading all of the studies that state women who...
Forum: Diets 08-02-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,147
Posted By Melfawn
I'm new to these boards too but welcome. If...

I'm new to these boards too but welcome. If someone reacts negatively to your WLS, just consider the ignorant source. WLS is a tool...just like Jenny Craig, WW or any other method. Anyone who...
Forum: Weight Loss Tips 08-02-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By Melfawn
Just pick yourself up and start all over again.

Just pick yourself up and start all over again.
Forum: Diets 08-02-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,024
Posted By Melfawn
I tried a modified version, just drinking the...

I tried a modified version, just drinking the 'lemonade' w/cayenne. The version I had said to mix fresh squeezed lemon and maple syrup in a 50/50 combination. Then put 3 Tbs of this a a dash of...
Forum: Diets 08-02-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 89,301
Posted By Melfawn
My .02 cents on cycling in and out of a low carb...

My .02 cents on cycling in and out of a low carb WOE like Atkins...doesn't work for me.

As long as I keep my carbs below 35gm per day, I have no cravings and I lose weight. As soon as I up my...
Forum: Diets 08-02-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,957
Posted By Melfawn
Hiya Beth, I was a Type 2, insulin resistant...

Hiya Beth,

I was a Type 2, insulin resistant diabetic. Prior to a low carb diet, my readings were over 400. Even taking insulin with my meals, my lowest reading was never lower than 140. Within...
Forum: Diets 08-02-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 89,301
Posted By Melfawn
Charlotte, You may not be able to sustain it...

Charlotte,
You may not be able to sustain it but that is not true of everyone. I went on Atkins 8 years ago and lost 70 pounds. I've kept it off for 8 years by continuing to eat a low carb diet. ...
Forum: Diets 08-02-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 89,301
Posted By Melfawn
I know that Atkins works. I lost 70 pounds...and...

I know that Atkins works. I lost 70 pounds...and I've kept it off for 8 years because even though I wasn't eating as low carb as I should've been for the last 8 years, I was always conscious of my...
Forum: Success Stories 08-02-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 43,744
Posted By Melfawn
Good for you, Michelle!! I cannot even imagine...

Good for you, Michelle!! I cannot even imagine trying to lose weight under those conditions! Keep up the good work!!

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Forum: Success Stories 08-02-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 43,744
Posted By Melfawn
Yep...I have knees and wrists now!

Yep...I have knees and wrists now!
Forum: Success Stories 08-02-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 909
Posted By Melfawn
Are you still here? Sounds like we got 'back on...

Are you still here? Sounds like we got 'back on the wagon' at the same time. :)
Forum: Success Stories 08-02-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,206
Posted By Melfawn
The ketone strips are not an accurate way of...

The ketone strips are not an accurate way of testing whether you're 'burning fat'...despite what all the books say. I did a little testing of my own after doing some reading and discovered that I...
Forum: Success Stories 08-02-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,206
Posted By Melfawn
The first two weeks are the hardest. During the...

The first two weeks are the hardest. During the first three days, I was headachy, lethargic, and just generally out of sorts. I don't drink caffeine (which you should not have on this diet) so I...
Forum: Diets 08-02-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 28,140
Posted By Melfawn
I'm confused. Atkins also wants you to eat lots...

I'm confused. Atkins also wants you to eat lots of green veggies after the induction phase, so how is this Neris and India diet more 'flexible'?
Forum: Diets 08-02-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 28,140
Posted By Melfawn
The best diet is the one that you'll stick with...

The best diet is the one that you'll stick with for the rest of your life...and that varies by the individual. Low carb works best for me. I lost 70 pounds and have kept it off for 8 years.
Forum: Diets 08-02-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 911
Posted By Melfawn
Low carb & ketosis

Just to clear up one of the myths about ketosis and low carb diets. Alot of uninformed people think ketosis is bad because they are confusing it with a diabetic's ketoacidosis. It is not the same...
Forum: Diets 08-02-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 89,301
Posted By Melfawn
Richard, Glad to see your update. I was just...

Richard,
Glad to see your update. I was just wondering how you were doing. Like you I had difficulty convincing my doctor that Atkins *can be* a healthy way of eating but finally, after...
Forum: Diets 08-02-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,615
Posted By Melfawn
I don't worry about saturated fat or sodium. My...

I don't worry about saturated fat or sodium. My cholesterol always goes down when I keep my carbs under 40gm per day. Same with sodium. Since the food I'm eating is not processed, I know my sodium...
Forum: Diets 08-01-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 32,565
Posted By Melfawn
Glad to see there are some people here who...

Glad to see there are some people here who actually know the truth about Atkins. Atkins is not the fat soaked, eat a pound of bacon and a dozen eggs for breakfast, diet that the misinformed and...
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