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  1. Poll: Well, I had many of those symptoms before I have...

    Well, I had many of those symptoms before I have my gall bladder out and still have some of them now.
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    I sat at 30 net carbs for most of my weight loss...

    I sat at 30 net carbs for most of my weight loss (175 pounds). I hit a plateau since December of last year with 30 or more pounds to go and have been trying to figure out why. So I added more "lift...
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    If you're having symptoms of thyroid issues, make...

    If you're having symptoms of thyroid issues, make sure you get your T3 levels checked as well, including getting your reverse T3 ratio calculated. If your endo won't do this, find one who does.
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  4. Even after losing 175 pounds when working there,...

    Even after losing 175 pounds when working there, I have yet to convince a few co-workers who really could use this way of eating. Meanwhile, they suffer from acid reflux, high cholesterol, side...
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    I second the above, a week or two is not going to...

    I second the above, a week or two is not going to hurt you to eat what your family provides. You can do your best to make better choices, limit wheat, try and eat more protein and veggies, but it's...
  6. Having lost a ton of weight from high fat/low...

    Having lost a ton of weight from high fat/low carb, grain & sugar-free eating, I frequently get asked for diet advice and when I tell them cut out grains, sugar, corn and sweeteners for a month and...
  7. I'd cut out the diet coke and Atkins bars. They...

    I'd cut out the diet coke and Atkins bars. They are notorious for stalling people.

    Also take measurements as you may be losing inches and not pounds on the scale.

    Having lost a lot of weight...
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    I've lost 175 pounds on Atkins, eating fairly...

    I've lost 175 pounds on Atkins, eating fairly similar to Primal. Still want to lose about 20 or so more pounds. And this is with health conditions (hypothyroid, arthritis, fibromyalgia) So yes,...
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    I didn't think I had a sweet tooth, but it sneaks...

    I didn't think I had a sweet tooth, but it sneaks up in ways you don't realize, such as sweeteners, fake foods, etc.

    So I second/third, etc. the cold turkey approach. Avoid anything sweet, even...
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    Having lost alot of weight (175 pounds) on low...

    Having lost alot of weight (175 pounds) on low carb without refeeds or cheating, they may not really be needed until you get down to a leaner body weight. What helped me lose the weight and keep it...
  11. Listen to your body but also know your body can...

    Listen to your body but also know your body can trip you up with no hunger signs as it tries to conserve its resources if you frequently undereat. Look for other signs such as fatigue, lack of...
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    I eat between 100-150g a day. 60-65% of my daily...

    I eat between 100-150g a day. 60-65% of my daily intake. Have lost alot of weight eating this much daily, so it must be good.
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    I have been VLC for over 3 years, even longer if...

    I have been VLC for over 3 years, even longer if you count the time before when I lost weight then fell of the wagon due to not doing it right. Carbs levels 20-30 net carbs. Have done fine up...
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    I lost 175 lbs at 30 net carbs for over 3+ years...

    I lost 175 lbs at 30 net carbs for over 3+ years on Atkins (very similar to Primal) I had been very overweight for over 20 years, was developing insulin resistance, borderline hypertension, etc....
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    Thank you. No surgery, just the "magic" of low...

    Thank you. No surgery, just the "magic" of low carb. I'm just trying to figure out how to get the remaining fat gone which may be the toughest part of my battle yet. I'm not in a hurry as it's...
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    Thanks. Everything I've been reading seems to...

    Thanks. Everything I've been reading seems to lean this way, that VLC is not good long term for hypothyroidism. I've lost 175 pounds at it so far (so there is something to be said for fat loss) ...
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    I'm officially annoyed with my endo since I got...

    I'm officially annoyed with my endo since I got my test results (and lack there of).

    TSH 3.59 which I know is a little high. He didn't test my free T3 as I requested. And to top it off, he said...
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    I don't actually, I might have an Ultra once a...

    I don't actually, I might have an Ultra once a month or so, if that. Not alot of fruit or nuts either except for almonds that I just added a bit more lately (almond milk and my pre-workout snack). ...
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    Just a minor update. Doctor is out of the office...

    Just a minor update. Doctor is out of the office but I got the office to give me some of my results. Note I do get these tests regularly anyway and am monitored, but we're looking to see if I need...
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    Thanks, I'm going to try most of this. I'm...

    Thanks, I'm going to try most of this. I'm allergic to oysters but will aim for more foods with zinc. Not fond of liver but may try and find a way to eat it and work it in knowing it's good for...
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    What I'm wondering is if you are already...

    What I'm wondering is if you are already hypothyroid, what effect does VLC have long term? And what is the right level of carbs you should eat? That's what I believe I'm facing right now since...
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    Thanks Grizz. I've been reading your long thread...

    Thanks Grizz. I've been reading your long thread here and the links you've posted and it all rings true with me that this may be at the root of my problems.

    I do worry that my endo will not be on...
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    Thanks. I am on levoxyl and TSH did drop all the...

    Thanks. I am on levoxyl and TSH did drop all the way to .09 last year but I went to skipping my .112 dose 2x a week (doctor's orders) and this put TSH back at 2.50. We'll check it again next week...
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    I had juvenile RA that went into remission in my...

    I had juvenile RA that went into remission in my earlier twenties but I still have the swelling, inflammation and signs of arthritis (on xrays) along with elevated SED and CRP. But it hasn't been...
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    Glucose deficency and Thyroid

    I joined recently and have been reading lots here and really love the Primal lifestyle as it's very similar to how I've been eating for a while now.

    Background: I have fibromyalgia,...
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