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  1. Laz, I agree that 25g/day for ever is rough. ...

    Laz, I agree that 25g/day for ever is rough. I've done it a couple months at a time. The cycling thing is probably a good way to go, every time I've tried in the past, the one carb load turns into...
  2. I'm naturally quite muscular, at 17% or so (I...

    I'm naturally quite muscular, at 17% or so (I don't know if I've ever been at 15?) I weight around 130/135 and I'm 5'6". So, not really skinny, but def a 4 pack. I don't look scrawny, just toned.
  3. I've been eating something like: smoothie with...

    I've been eating something like:
    smoothie with almond milk, berries, prot powder, flax seed
    chick breast, carrots, celery, apple
    hb eggs with apple, maybe some nuts
    lara bar
    salad with protein,...
  4. That's just it, knife. Eating this level of...

    That's just it, knife. Eating this level of carbs seems to make me crazy hungry. I white knuckle it all day, carefully tracking everything I eat. Maybe I'm WAY off, but from what I can determine,...
  5. Thanks everyone- I agree I need to let the...

    Thanks everyone- I agree I need to let the running go. I'm hard wired like the rest of the world that running is king! It makes me so damn hungry and yes, I've been spreading out my macros, lots of...
  6. But I'm gaining! I'm not 20% now. My clothes...

    But I'm gaining! I'm not 20% now. My clothes aren't fitting, and I'm addin fat on this diet. 20% is great, but I'm going the wrong direction!
  7. Woman, age 35

    Woman, age 35
  8. At 5lbs lighter, 20%. So a bit up from that. I...

    At 5lbs lighter, 20%. So a bit up from that. I feel good at about 15-17%
  9. Is it possible that vlc is the only way for me to lose?

    I've been eating a primal diet, monitoring calories, exercising and I'm gaining weight. My macros are about split, and I'm getting about 100 carbs a day.
    The last time I was happy with my weight I...
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    I'm doing a day of potatoes today. Hoping it...

    I'm doing a day of potatoes today. Hoping it gets some weight loss going. If I can handle it, I'll do it tomorrow too, maybe even Friday. Although 3 days makes me nervous! I have a few lb's to...
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    Really? Is this for real? So, fruit won't mess...

    Really? Is this for real? So, fruit won't mess with blood sugar? Where does the "eat fruit with fat and protein to control blood sugar" idea come from??
    Which, TQP, brings me to another...
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    Interesting stuff. My momma always told me to...

    Interesting stuff. My momma always told me to eat carbs at breakfast so I'd have the rest of the day to deal with the insulin. But I do find when I go all day on just eggs, veg and meat, I don't...
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    So, low carb all day, then a serving of carbs...

    So, low carb all day, then a serving of carbs alone for dinner? Or along side meat and veg? It had never occurred to me that carbs for dinner only would count as cycling!
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    Diet advice please

    I am 36 years old, female, 5'7" 143lbs.
    Goal is to drop 10 or so lb's of fat, and establish a long term healthy eating pattern. I have tendencies to binge.
    I have diabetes in my family, and...
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    I'm thinking I might start this VLC business as...

    I'm thinking I might start this VLC business as well! You ladies seem to be having good success....
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    Not sure if you're implying that only crash...

    Not sure if you're implying that only crash dieting causes unhealthy carb reactions.... but I can say for me I've never been a crash dieter. I'd guess diabetes on both sides of my family might have...
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    I think for me, after a couple days of just...

    I think for me, after a couple days of just potatoes, I went overboard, over ate, over indulged. I feel like if did the PH again, and was really diligent about not over eating in the following days,...
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    I've done the hack to a limited extent. My...

    I've done the hack to a limited extent. My longest go of it was 2 days on, then caved for a day, then 2 more days on, then caved again, then 1 day on. I got down to a couple lbs of my goal weight,...
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    What's your protocol? Type of oil? Daily diet? ...

    What's your protocol? Type of oil? Daily diet? I am considering starting tomorrow....
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    Shangri La Diet

    I remember reading something on this forum about this diet- you take a TBS or 2 of flavorless oil with no other flavored food or drink for an hr on either side. It helps reset body's weight set...
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    I'll tell you who didn't get a flu shot.... my...

    I'll tell you who didn't get a flu shot.... my otherwise healthy 61 year old father who died last month of H1N1.
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    Anyone doing this now since it's January and...

    Anyone doing this now since it's January and officially time to lose weight? I'm thinking of giving it another go- maybe a day on, day off....
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    Sugars include fruits, right? And do potatoes...

    Sugars include fruits, right? And do potatoes have less impact on blood sugar than grains?

    So then, you'd say eggs, meat, veg only?
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    Yes, glucose and A1C both high- I don't have the...

    Yes, glucose and A1C both high- I don't have the numbers with me. The fasting glucose was the high end of normal and the A1C was in the pre- diabetic range (I remember around 7% if that make sense?) ...
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    Avoiding diabetes.... what/how to eat?

    My dr tells my I am close to pre-diabetic. I have eaten moderate carbs for a long time, with periods of VLC. My higher carb periods are still probably under 200g carb/day.

    I'm wondering if...
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