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Great job! Could you share your secret to success?

 

very low carb

 

I have to emphasize "very" because I've eaten low carb for years (like 20 years).  But for me to lose weight I had to go lower than I usually did.  Between 20-40 grams per day. 

 

I did exercise, but I started exercising nearly 6 months before lowering my carbs and didn't lose anything. 

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very low carb

 

I have to emphasize "very" because I've eaten low carb for years (like 20 years).  But for me to lose weight I had to go lower than I usually did.  Between 20-40 grams per day

 

I did exercise, but I started exercising nearly 6 months before lowering my carbs and didn't lose anything. 

 

Dang!  That is low.

 

Good for you! 

 

40# is a lot of self-discipline.  :hurray:

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Ah yeah I didn't really buy many items of clothing yet.  Been living on 2 pairs of jeans and a few shirts.  Holding out a bit longer for that I think. 

 

 

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very low carb

 

I have to emphasize "very" because I've eaten low carb for years (like 20 years). But for me to lose weight I had to go lower than I usually did. Between 20-40 grams per day.

 

I did exercise, but I started exercising nearly 6 months before lowering my carbs and didn't lose anything.

Pretty sure I had more carbs just for breakfast! Not that I will ever go that low, but out of curiosity, what did you typically eat in a day?

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Pretty sure I had more carbs just for breakfast! Not that I will ever go that low, but out of curiosity, what did you typically eat in a day?

 

vegetables, meat, eggs, seafood, full fat Greek yogurt (Fage Total unsweetened), cheese, heavy cream, sometimes a few berries, nuts and ground nut "flour", seeds

 

Only veg I avoided was anything super high like potatoes or corn (I know corn isn't exactly a vegetable). 

 

No restriction on fat.  I didn't go out of my way to eat high or low fat.  Just ate whatever fat I wanted or didn't want on my food. 

 

I do occasionally use liquid Splenda and Xylitol.  (I tried to like Stevia, but nope.) 

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I know exactly how hard that level of ultra low carb is, as I lost 30# eating that way. Good for you! Losing 40 pounds is a LOT of food decisions- well done!

 

(Due to medical issues I gained about 30# back and am now 8# into the re losing weight by eating moderate low carb)

 

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Wow! The only time I ever lost weight and kept it off was with low carb. (Gained back plus more because of meds, ☹ï¸) I need to get back on it. You may have inspired me!

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:party: 

Way to go!  Back in 2006, I lost over 85 pounds.  In 2010 I started gaining some back due to a chronic health issue, and managed to put about 40 back on.  In the past year, I've managed to re-lose all but 3 of that, and I'm hoping to wipe that out by the end of the month!

All this to say, I know how hard it is and WAY TO GO!

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Me too! I've lost 40 and 10 to go. 

 

For me it was Nutrisystem for about six months, and then pretty much I took it from there. My big issue was portion control.

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Awesome!!

 

Are you noticing more energy and endurance?

 

Yes...I chalk that up to the exercise. 

 

Over the weekend we had to do a lot of hilly walking and I was amazed that I never got out of breath. 

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Congratulations! It took me almost 2 years to lose my goal weight so I know all about slow and all about how hard the works is. My latest battle this past year has been with maintaining. I can't tell you how many times I've lost and gained the same 5 pounds. 

 

Good luck on finishing your long fight.

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Congratulations! It took me almost 2 years to lose my goal weight so I know all about slow and all about how hard the works is. My latest battle this past year has been with maintaining. I can't tell you how many times I've lost and gained the same 5 pounds. 

 

Good luck on finishing your long fight.

 

Maintaining is the hardest part.

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Congratulations!! I'm trying to lose 30 doing the low-carb thing, too. It's the only thing that works for me. Sticking with it is difficult (hello emotional eating and carbs make me feel good), but it does work!!

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