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Old 11-02-2013, 10:14 PM   #11
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You isnít asking advice and I ainít offering any. More salads and veggies for you. It forces you to chew more and talk less. Etiquette says donít talk with your mouth full.

Smile with your eyes. Subliminally sheíll eventually see German Chocolate Banana Cake with Ice Cream. For Breakfast. And be all over you.

Sounds like a plan.
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:28 PM   #12
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I lost over 50 pounds in 13 months on "South Beach"....... It did cause some extra ingenuity in the kitchen, but it was worth it, and the weight has stayed off lo these 7 years...............

I agree that its an easier thing if you are cooking for one, but the dangers of obesity should prod you to accommodate ............
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:03 PM   #13
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I lost over 50 pounds in 13 months on "South Beach"....... It did cause some extra ingenuity in the kitchen, but it was worth it, and the weight has stayed off lo these 7 years...............

I agree that its an easier thing if you are cooking for one, but the dangers of obesity should prod you to accommodate ............
Fantastic results! Congrats.

I don't need prodding to accommodate. I do it because she's important to me. I'm posting here to vent.
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:40 PM   #14
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So far your dinner menus the first several nights have looked all right.

How long can maintain your creativity and how soon before one or either or both of you need to take a walk around the block to cool off. Come to think of it, a walk is always good, and better, if you are in a positive mode to do it.
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:50 PM   #15
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So far your dinner menus the first several nights have looked all right.

How long can maintain your creativity and how soon before one or either or both of you need to take a walk around the block to cool off. Come to think of it, a walk is always good, and better, if you are in a positive mode to do it.
SO isn't demanding in the food department. I can make any meat/starch/veggie meal and just omit the starch from her portion.

There is no anger involved, so there's no cooling off needed. I get a little frustrated and vent here. She doesn't see that and she doesn't need to deal with it. I support her efforts because it's important to her.

I get my carbs at breakfast and lunch.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:09 PM   #16
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The fact that she makes you those delicious banana nut muffins shows that she feels the same about you and appreciates your efforts! I am in the opposite situation as I have to eat low carb due to diabetes and I am married to a man who eats carbs all day long and has neither a weight problem or health issues.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:39 PM   #17
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I hate watching my carbs...but at least my dinner was great without them.

I don't think they have coleslaw in Helena. I've eaten three places thus far and no coleslaw in sight.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:54 PM   #18
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A low carb diet is the very best for me to lose weight. I can lose 5 pounds in one week. But that would be a drastic reduction in carbs. I rarely cut out that much all at once.
Dr. Atkins was right. I have read all his books and I agree with him.

I cut out almost all carbs at first like he suggests and then gradually add more back into your diet.
Its science and its good science.

No need to want anything. I can lose the weight if I need to and I can eat carbs in moderation. To be honest, I love carbs, but can substitute much better/easier than I ever could with low calorie diets. Low calorie diets do not work for me.
Millions of successful dieters can attest to the Atkins approach.
No doubt, Dr.Atkins was right.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:03 PM   #19
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It seems to me that people often forget that "carbs" is short for carbohydrates. So low carb = low water intake and these diets often lead to dehydration. As I said earlier, reducing highly processed carbs makes sense, but reducing or eliminating fruits and vegetables is problematic.

Lots of people try Atkins and lose weight, often because they drop calories as well, but many who start it find it difficult or impossible to maintain.
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I guess that's why you are supposed to make sure you drink 8 x 8 oz of liquid every day with Atkins.
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