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Old Fri, Jun-22-18, 20:43
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Default Did you ever try low-fat before low-carb?

Back in the 90s I was brainwashed by all the powers-that-be that low-fat was the way to lose weight, so I basically eliminated all fats from my diet for about a year.

My hair fell out.

So did you ever try low-fat before low-carb? How did it work out for you?
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Old Fri, Jun-22-18, 20:44
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BTW, in contrast, when I first did low-carb (Atkins Induction), my acne cleared up almost immediately.
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Old Fri, Jun-22-18, 23:58
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Yes, and it did not go well. From the beginning of my journal:

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At 12 I was seeing dieticians at the local hospital regularly. I learned all about the healthy food pyramid, I was told to eat less fat, I was told to eat less everything. I was put on appetite-suppressing shakes. I was once put on a diet of nothing but crackers and cottage cheese for an entire month; when my rate of weight gain actually increased as a result of that one, I was outright accused of not sticking to the diet. Of course it had to be my fault; these were the experts in their field after all. My parents were at a loss, and I was outright miserable.

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Old Sat, Jun-23-18, 00:39
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Oh so long ago, and nearly forgotten. Back in the late 70's, doing protein powders, with all bran shakes..... left me starving in 2 days. After a couple starts I abandoned any more attempts to diet.

THen I discovered Atkins in 2000...... and found sucess. I also eat far more varity of veg , trying new items as the markets are carrying far more options.

In a nut shell, the low fat diets caused a 20 year hiatus and porkiness. lol
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Old Sat, Jun-23-18, 05:12
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That's interesting! My hair fell out while I was losing 50 lbs on low carb, in 2008-2010.
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Old Sat, Jun-23-18, 06:09
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I did "Eat to Win" in my late teens. Wreaked havoc on my teeth, I think now likely due to low intake of some fat soluble vitamins. Also when I used to do low fat, I'd get spontaneous nosebleeds, that doesn't happen any more.
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Old Sat, Jun-23-18, 08:35
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Briefly long ago when I believed the medical authorities actually had some knowledge about nutrition and consumption of dietary fat, but very briefly, as I realized I didn't like any of the food I was eating without fat. I didn't challenge the low fat belief, I just realized that if I had to eat that way, I would never be satisfied. The low fat experiment last about 4 days.
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Old Fri, Jul-06-18, 23:55
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Back in the 80s I tried the whole low fat thing and indeed stuck with it for a whole YEAR. I lost a TON of weight. Way more than I have ever managed to lose on LC. I got down into “normal” sized clothes, not plus sized. However:
1) for that entire year I was hungry just about every waking minute of the day. I could never stop thinking about wanting food.
2) I actually had food porn dreams all the time. I would actually have dreams about eating cakes and donuts ancd ice cream-almost every night. Cravings were always intense.
3) I lost my total social life as I could not bear to watch other people eat food. And just about all social occasions involved food, so I just stopped socializing and became a hermit.
4) I had to stop having lunch with my co-workers for the same thing. I’d always be ravenous and could not stand watching skinny co-workers chowing down.

I only stuck it out as long as I did as I’d made a new year’s resolution with a co-worker who was trying to quit smoking. I vowed that as long as he stayed off cigarettes I would stay on my diet.

Except that after a year he was still not smoking, and I was getting more and more miserable with each passing day. I was majorly depressed, felt like life was not even worth living.

And finally, after a year, I snapped. Said, “Screw it! I’d rather weigh 300 pounds that live like this for one more day!” and just began eating everything in sight-so that of course eventually I was well over 300 pounds.

My co-worker never did go back to smoking though.
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Old Thu, Jul-12-18, 11:26
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As a matter of fact for the longest time I was petrified of fat. I was going to die of a heart attack, LOL. I was always hungry. This is so much better.
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