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  1. Weaver78

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    Hi guys! Im new to the low carb lifestyle.... This is my first week, I'm down 5 lbs so far... I've noticed sustained energy levels Not needing naps! Lol anyway oh yeah my name is karen, just turned 33, married to the love of my life, Jeff and have two awesome kiddos that are 6 and 2. This forum is great! Hope to give and receive lots of support :)
     
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  3. sigourney

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    Low carb is the only way I can lose weight x
     
  4. Stella

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    Hi Karen, I'm new too and think I've lost around 4 or 5 lb since I started a few days ago.

    Good luck!
     
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    It's great so far once the first few days of carb symptoms went away..I'm used to doing everything to lose weight a different way ( low cal low fat) and not having great results... And I'm getting older and it's tougher to lose. But progress, not perfection! :)
     
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    Awesome Stella! Hope it keeps up this way :)
     
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    Hi Karen, and welcome to our little forum :)
     
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    andi Bye bye bellies!!!

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    Hello

    Im one week in myself and 7lbs off. How are you finding it so far?


    Andi x
     
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    welcome keep up good work

    after years of yo yo diets i finally found the one that works for me
    find it better not to be allowed crisps cakes etc at all

    am bak on rite road after hiccup at week :(
     
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    welcome and jump aboard .............. had a visit from the ketosis fairy yet ? x
     
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    So far so good! I had one slip so far, had boneless wings ((((oooooppppsssss!!)))) and had wayyyyy more carbs than I thought. My fault tho I shouldve researched first!

    I'm not sure abt ketosis yet.... I'm not real sure how to tell! I've heard abt the symptoms but surely by day 6?

    The morning after the wings I felt horrible!!! Sooooo tired and was craving carbs bad! But I didn't give in, just took a nap lol. Carbs r evil!
     
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    might be in ketosis .............. well done on turning your back on the carbs ................ sitting in my garden , if fat could melt away i would be a size 10 !!! soooooooooooooooo hot x
     
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    I wish there was a sure way to tell.... Kinda funny, I've been trying to smell my own breath and armpits ( gross, I know) for odor that's not usual hahaha! Crazy , huh?

    Garden sounds nice... It's warm here, but bad storms are coming... Gotta finish my morning coffee and get my walk in before bad weather :(
     
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    well if your looooosing weight ..............then youre in ketosis !!the end product of fat metabolism .............. where do you live then ? morning coffee .........its 3pm here !!! somerset x
     
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    Yay!!!! I'm in Missouri...USA. It's almost 9 am here. It's so awesome chatting with others so far away but yet have alot in common!
     
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    Not always the case people lose without ketosis... As some diets include carbs.. But if your low carbing it's normally faster x
     
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    well i'll let you finish your morning coffee !! remember there is a difference between our carbs and yours and i can 't remember the reason !
    you could get some ketostixs from e bay to test your urine x
     
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    Well ill have to research that....something I didn't know! Have a great day :)
     
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    The labels here already have the fibre deducted so you can't take it off again - sorry :( its only the american ones that you have to deduct to get the net carbs.

    pasted from a knowledgable person !! x
     
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    Ooohhhh ok. Yeah our labels have total carbs, then lists dietary fiber and sugars seperate. I like subtracting the fiber from carbs..it's a mind game lol

    So basically we are left with 'impact carbs' right?
     
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    or just come and live in the uk !!!
     
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