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    Hi my name is David, I go by Dave. I am a (ZC)er. I am interested in finding out more about your forum. I have been a (ZC)er for a little over 8 months and I am loving it. I have lost a total of 67 pounds and it seems effortless. I was not sure how to post my avatar. Anyhow I have my own (ZC) Blog were I chronicle my daily updates. I also have a page on there where I post step by step (ZC) recipes with pictures and another page with my progress pictures.

    Battle On!!!

    Dave
    Dave's Zero Carb Blog:

    http://zero-carb.blogspot.com/

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    Welcome to MDA.

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    • #3
      Welcome!

      How does a zc recipe go?

      Step 1: add meat and veggies
      Step 2: remove veggies

      ??

      Just joshing, welcome.
      I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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      • #4
        Thanks
        Dave's Zero Carb Blog:

        http://zero-carb.blogspot.com/

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        • #5
          meat smothered in meat. Ha!
          Dave's Zero Carb Blog:

          http://zero-carb.blogspot.com/

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          • #6
            Hi, Dave, glad to have you here. I took a quick look at your blog: nice job! and your recipes look great. I have an honest question, though, as it appears you eat all animal products, meat, eggs, cheese, cream, etc., so that's not exactly zero carb. Do you have a limit to the carbs you eat on average so that, say, anything under 15 grams of carbs per day is zero carb? This is an honest question, as if I'm understanding correctly, then the only difference for me is that I also eat non-starchy veggies so I keep my carbs around 30 per day. Just wondering if eliminating 20 or so grams of carbs per day would help me out.
            Thanks,
            Sharon

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            • #7
              Hi Barefoot Paul, Thanks!

              Dave
              Dave's Zero Carb Blog:

              http://zero-carb.blogspot.com/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Sharonll View Post
                Hi, Dave, glad to have you here. I took a quick look at your blog: nice job! and your recipes look great. I have an honest question, though, as it appears you eat all animal products, meat, eggs, cheese, cream, etc., so that's not exactly zero carb. Do you have a limit to the carbs you eat on average so that, say, anything under 15 grams of carbs per day is zero carb? This is an honest question, as if I'm understanding correctly, then the only difference for me is that I also eat non-starchy veggies so I keep my carbs around 30 per day. Just wondering if eliminating 20 or so grams of carbs per day would help me out.
                Thanks,
                Sharon
                Hi Sharon, if you look at my "Daily Menu" towards the end of each post you will see that I eat almost always Fatty Beef Brisket and drink H20. I don't know how much closer to Zero Carb I can get. I almost never eat cheese or eggs. I think I might get a few carbs from some spices. I don't even try to count the carbs in the Fatty Beef Brisket or the occasional steak I eat.

                Just out of curiosity why do you think eating Fatty Beef Brisket and drinking only H20 not Zero Carb?

                Dave
                Dave's Zero Carb Blog:

                http://zero-carb.blogspot.com/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by The Chronicles of David View Post
                  Hi Sharon, if you look at my "Daily Menu" towards the end of each post you will see that I eat almost always Fatty Beef Brisket and drink H20. I don't know how much closer to Zero Carb I can get. I almost never eat cheese or eggs. I think I might get a few carbs from some spices. I don't even try to count the carbs in the Fatty Beef Brisket or the occasional steak I eat.

                  Just out of curiosity why do you think eating Fatty Beef Brisket and drinking only H20 not Zero Carb?

                  Dave
                  Oh, I totally think that eating beef and drinking water is ZC.

                  But on your blog you say, "A Zero Carber can eat anything in the Animal Kingdom: All meats and related products such as milk, cheese, eggs and so on. If in doubt just ask yourself is this from the animal kingdom or the plant kingdom and that should answer your question."

                  So, that's what I based my question on.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sharonll View Post
                    Oh, I totally think that eating beef and drinking water is ZC.

                    But on your blog you say, "A Zero Carber can eat anything in the Animal Kingdom: All meats and related products such as milk, cheese, eggs and so on. If in doubt just ask yourself is this from the animal kingdom or the plant kingdom and that should answer your question."

                    So, that's what I based my question on.
                    Now I understand, actually the forum that I follow that started me on (ZC) preaches that mantra. In all fairness the this is the entire quote from my Zero Carb Blog: " First of All I go by Dave. I am a Zero Carber (ZC)er. Which is a way of eating (WOE). Most people have heard of Low Carb (LC) and Very Low Carb (VLC). Well this takes it a step beyond that. Zero Carb is easy and simple to me. People from all walks of life (ZC) for many reasons. Two of the most important ones are: Health related issues such as High Blood Pressure and Diabetes. Another major reason to start (ZC) is to lose weight. I started (ZC) on 6/21/10. I eat only meat and drink only water. This is the purest form of Zero Carbing. A Zero Carber can eat anything in the Animal Kingdom: All meats and related products such as milk, cheese, eggs and so on. If in doubt just ask yourself is this from the animal kingdom or the plant kingdom and that should answer your question. Battle On!!!" It is much easier to get the whole idea when you see the whole story.

                    I do have to thank you Sharon. Since I really follow more of a purist (ZC) regiment I probably should remove that from my Blog. I will definitely consider that and more than likely remove it. Thanks again for pointing that out to me. BTW I do plan on eating some cheese on occasion after I get down to a weight that I feel where I should be. At first I thought that a weight of 185 lbs would be good, but now I I think maybe something in the mid to high 170s. I really don't know. I will let (ZC) take me where I need to go lol!

                    Keep On Keeping On Sharon!!!

                    Dave
                    Dave's Zero Carb Blog:

                    http://zero-carb.blogspot.com/

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the explanation, Dave; it's really helpful. I've been on a lengthy plateau for some time now after having lost 50 pounds. I keep experimenting, trying to find a trigger to restart the downward trend. I've already lowered my caloric intake to the point that I think I shouldn't lower it any further. I already average 75% fat ratios. I keep my carbs well below 50 gms per day, often more like 30 gms. I need to increase my resistance training but I wasn't using proper form and damaged my elbow, which is just now healing nicely, so I'm mostly just making sure I walk 10,000 steps per day.

                      I see the miraculous results zero carbers are getting, and it's hard not to wonder whether that's the direction I should go. I already know that vegetables are unnecessary for health, but I love to cook and definitely enjoy variety in my meals. I'll have to think about that, as maybe that's part of the problem! LOL! Thanks again.

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                      • #12
                        Hi Sharon I am glad to hear that you are healing up. I Tell You What: I got my annual test results back and I am perfectly healthy eating Zero Carb. My LDL was 141 if I remember correctly. I had a test called the VAP that measured the particle size of the LDL and the were "A" which is the good large fluffy variety. So no harm there. Everything else was in range. So far (ZC)ing has been oh so good to me and continues to be.

                        Here are a couple pictures:


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                        You can see what a difference I have gone through in only eight months. I have to be honest I have not done an ounce of exercise. I plan to, but I have not at this time.

                        Have a Great Day and Keep the Faith!!!

                        Cheers,

                        Dave
                        Last edited by The Chronicles of David; 02-26-2011, 12:18 PM.
                        Dave's Zero Carb Blog:

                        http://zero-carb.blogspot.com/

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                        • #13
                          Dave have you ever gone to the zero carb forum at:

                          http://forum.zeroinginonhealth.com/

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by The Chronicles of David View Post
                            You can see what a difference I have gone through in only eight months. I have to be honest I have not done an ounce of exercise. I plan to, but I have not at this time.
                            Your pictures are nothing short of amazing. You must feel so wonderful!

                            I'm going to put more effort into going zero carb during the day, and then maybe having some veggies (or not) at night, just for the simple pleasure of them. I'm down to only 2 oz of heavy cream per day in my coffee, so I'd just switch to black coffee. And bring cooked meat from home to eat at work. I do love eggs, and they're handy at work, so will likely continue to eat them. And then have meat and non-starchy vegetables for supper. I think that on a regime like that, I could easily keep my carbs to less than 10 grams per day. Maybe go up to 30 grams per day on weekends when I like to experiment a bit. Thanks for the inspiration!

                            Also just wanted to add that I got my cholesterol checked a month ago, after 1.5 years eating primally.

                            Total cholesterol: 265
                            Triglycerides: 89
                            HDL: 69
                            LDL: 178

                            My doctor said: "Your cholesterol is way out of whack. I am suggesting a repeat test in 3 months. I would suggest medications to lower your cholesterol."

                            I'm reading Robb Wolf's new book, The Paleo Solution, and he talks quite a bit about "ancestral levels" and refers to the levels in newborn babies. Using those points of reference, he suggests that healthy numbers should be something like:
                            Total cholesterol: 120-140
                            Triglycerides: 50-80
                            HDL: >50
                            LDL: 40-70

                            I plan to go back for testing in about two months, but I want a VAP test this time, plus Hb1Ac and CRP. I know enough about LDL to know that my particles are likely the big, fluffy type, but my 178 is a far cry from the recommended 40 to 70. Granted, I haven't vetted Robb Wolf's cholesterol knowledge yet, but I can't help but think my numbers would be better if I went ZC for a while.
                            Last edited by Sharonll; 02-26-2011, 12:53 PM. Reason: Added cholesterol bit

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by tapper47 View Post
                              Dave have you ever gone to the zero carb forum at:

                              http://forum.zeroinginonhealth.com/
                              Yes, I am a member there. That is how I found details on (ZC)ing. Thanks for stopping by. Fight the Good Fight tapper47!!!

                              Cheers,

                              Dave
                              Dave's Zero Carb Blog:

                              http://zero-carb.blogspot.com/

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