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  • Hello

    I returned to low carb in April. Did a clean Atkins induction and lost 10 pounds. I've been on plan, but stalled, since.

    I was once very successful on low carb. I was also in my early 30's, and had not yo-yo dieted. Since that time, life tanked (divorce, custody battle, bankruptcy, foreclosure......) and I couldn't focus on health or weight issues.

    I tried WW once, and ate very "healthy" according to mainstream standards, but was a screaming, irritable, shaking mess and I didn't lose weight. In my ventures back to low carb, I was unable to sustain momentum. I think it was, in part, dairy issues. Either dairy itself makes me stall or dairy leads to portion/calorie issues.

    I'm going to try a no-dairy, no grain, veggie-heavy, quality protein diet.

    I figure the transition will be minimal since I've already inducted and stayed on plan and most of my carbs already came from veggies. I know that with my schedule, planning is essential.

    I've read the FAQ, have the book (and related others) on in my Amazon shopping cart. I've read the newbie sticky and will try not to be a terrible new-sense.

    In the midst of a mid-life-chrysalis

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  • #2
    change that no grain comment to "never grain again" hehe

    no bread, no rice, no pasta, no grain is the know it all train!

    i went primal in feb 2010
    37% body fat
    38-40 waist

    1 year to the day
    7.8% body fat
    29 waist

    7% body fat
    29 waist


    • #3
      Good luck Joanne. I'm one that simply going primal (with dairy) is not enough when looking for results in physical appearance. I'm very strict about being primal (98%) but have not lost a pound. I too have yo-yo-ed and tried WW and this is the only thing that felt really really good to me! I've now begun the project of dropping some weight. It should be interesting, counting calories and maintaining primal lifestyle. It's a different mind set for sure. When I think that I want to have one of those off days, my mind goes directly to ice cream and then I think... wait, I don't do that either! It's strange. Good luck and keep us posted!
      Strong is the new Skinny!


      • #4
        Newcomers: If you haven't read the book, at least read this thread ... and all the links!

        Jan. 1, 2011: 186.6 lbs PBSW Mar. 1, 2011: 175.8 lbs
        CW: 146.8 lbs
        GW 140 lbs
        A proud member of PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals


        • #5
          Add "plenty of saturated and monounsaturated fats" to your list. :-)

          Reeeaaaaly enjoy the things you can have, e.g. bacon.
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