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Old Fri, Sep-17-04, 03:12
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Btw, I happened to see low-carb foods available at a Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf outlet at Specialist Shopping Centre. Too late at then I already ordered the sinful chicago cheesecake.

Maybe I am too slow to notice that...


Hi Fumih_81

What LC products are available at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Outlet?

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Old Fri, Sep-17-04, 05:15
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they have salads (salmon, tuna, chicken) if I am not wrong... costs about $6.50++

But the portion on the menu looks small, prob I need to take 2 orders...
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Old Tue, Sep-28-04, 10:24
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Hello everyone here!

I am a one time loser in LC weight loss, but thankfully managed to reap some results this time round. On my first attempt a year and a half ago, i gave up mid way into the induction phase due to the insurmountable crave for sugar. I am a sucker for chocolates, sinful local delicacies, and most food i shouldn't eat

This time round, things kinda started unintentionally. I got disgusted enough with the excess around my waist (32 inches) from all the crap and beer i have been ingesting, and decided to pull the plug before i enter obese territory.

My weight loss started off not in LC, but a visit to the clinic. I had gone there for a prescription of duromine: the well known prescription drug to curb appetite. My appetite was monstrous and insatiable. Even after downing the largest helping of yummy laksa, i would be thinking of stuffing my face with sinful 1A curry puffs. Duromine really helped curtail my cravings big time! I lost all appetite on the first day of taking the pill. I hardly ate anything for the first 2 days, but was tortured by the hunger (not crave) and weakness. That was when i decided to throw in another spanner into the works...

For good measure, i decided to have another pass at LC dieting. Aided by duromine, this time round it is really a breeze. I no longer crave for sweet stuffs and only eat to fill the stomach and to retain muscles. I weighed 79kg when measured in my first at the clinic. I am 1.72m tall and the doctor promptly pronounced me as being obese as far as BMI goes. I had thot i was a borderline case. Anyway, i was hardly considered fat since i am muscularly built.

Within a month, i managed to loose 7kg That's astronomical for my build. The weight loss has since slowed down a lot. I am fairly sure i am going through what they referred to as the plateau stage now. I do a lot of workout and intend to introduce another element into the equation. I planned on introducing Hydroxycut into my diet. I went through a 2 month phase last year with Hydroxycut and lost 4kg and it was very obvious appearance wise. This time round, my 7 kg loss is hardly noticeable. The reason being that i lost mostly muscle the last time whereas i am loosing fat this time round

Read from Fumih that Hydroxycut is not effective. I might try Xenadrine this time round. Oh, i like to know if anyone has tried or heard of anyone combining duromine with LC? Personally i find its an effective way for those fighting a losing battle with sugar and the doctor hadn't a bad word for it. In fact, he even applauded LC saying that it's an effective body cleansing diet formula. For me, i don't plan on doing LC permanently, but rather using it for my bi-annually weight loss regime. I love good food too much to bypass it for weight control
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Old Mon, Oct-18-04, 10:08
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Just to let all know...

Been to Tierney's Gourmet at Serene Centre and they have quite a few low carb stuff that might appeal to us LCers:

1. Cavalier low-carb belgium chocolates 1g net carbs per chocolate and there's 10 in a box. Ideal for LCers and diabetics as well.
2. Low-carb chocolate bars. Can't remember the net carbs but it's like 2g for 4 squares worth which isn't too bad either!
3. Joseph's Sugar Free cookies. 15g for 4 cookies
4. Lotte Custard Cream Cakes. 10g per cake (6 in a box)

and some other low-sugar or sugar-free stuff too. Will give a more comprehensive list later. This was a recent addition, mind you, because I was there several weeks ago and never found these!

The chocolate bars and belgium chocs are definitely appealing for those who crave chocs or sugar Can't tell the difference!

I'm going to contact Tierneys to see if they can bring in other stuff ... fingers crossed!

Stormy
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Old Tue, Oct-19-04, 22:58
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hi all, thanks for sharing the low-carb lobangs... but i am not so dependent on special low-carb products. i believe whatever is man-made, take less of it. so i will stick mainly to meats, veges and fruits.

as for duromine, is it possible to get it via a pharmacy or must it be prescribed by doctor?

as for LC-ing, i wont say it is something you can take it off permanently coz personally it has become part of my instincts and food preferences. now i find kuehs, breads, cakes kind of boring coz they dont taste as nice as last time. why dont we put it as LCing being the 'base diet'....occasionally we will definitely crave for something sinful. so we pop in some good food here and there...with controlled amt.

for me, i will just go ahead and eat if the occasion is there. tho i know it will take me at least a wk to get back into the 'losing mode'... its better to be more relaxed about food choices rather than you restrict yourself so hard that u binge later.

honestly, tho I am losing slower than a turtle..i feel better overall since i am more relaxed on food. and i take on regular jogs, plus recently i signed up for yoga.

Happy LCing!
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Old Wed, Oct-20-04, 23:11
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As i have said, i went to a clinic for the prescription. You can't buy it off the shelf, but pretty much every clinic carries it. The doctor would go thru the usual screening of blood pressure, health history, weigh you, calculate BMI, etc...If you are not visibly over-weight or that your BMI does not reflect you as so, you might need a bit of talking to get your prescription depending on individual doctor's discretion. Going by your progress, i doubt you need duromine now
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Old Mon, Nov-01-04, 20:27
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Can any1 tell me where to get Splenda in Spore or Malaysia?
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Old Wed, Nov-03-04, 01:01
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there's no splenda in KL (malaysia). subs for it is whether eversweett, sucralose too, very similar to splenda (available from major pharmacy eg guardian, vitacare) or stevia, another form of sweetener (available in 1 utama)
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Old Fri, Nov-12-04, 18:20
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Wink Hi all...

Hi... guess i have been missing for quite some time.... i guess s'pore is more open to LC already.. GNC has start bringing in Atkins products and Coffee Beans are offering LC menu...

I have juz started using Xenadrine... wonder whether its like thermogenic can only be consumed for a max of 5days a wk.... wonder whether someone can advise me on the effective usage of Xenadrine..



Thanks...
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Old Tue, Nov-16-04, 03:22
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Hi all

I am new to the Forum and to LC. In fact today is my first day. Nice to see so many LC in SG. Need your expert advice on how to eat out but still stay under 20gm carb. I am already having difficulty planning my diet. What was your standard menu during the induction phase. What was your menu during induction Phase? Any suggestions on the supplements I need to take?
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Old Wed, Nov-17-04, 00:38
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Hi Rina, I advise you to take xenadrine only when you plan to workout or exercise...no point taking it before food....it mainly increases your heartbeat and thus....you should exercise with it. And I heard abt dependency on the xenadrine...so take it when you want to exercise.

tweety, i suggest that you relax a bit more on the intake...unless u are doing induction. singapore is a tough place to LC. so you should widen your options to have more more more veges (leafy ones), some protein, some lower carb fruits. n pick natural foods instead of luncheon meat, ham, etc etc...i think the carb intake will shoot up to 60g. but its mainly good carbs that you take, and u can even minus the fibre carb from them. that makes ur carb intake even lower. =P

even the chicken chop gravy got carbs, what you reckon? haha
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Old Wed, Jan-12-05, 15:37
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Can somebody tell me, whether i can eat agar agar desserts (with aspartaam sugar = NO real sugar)?
How many carbs are there in agar agar, cos i can't find the information anywhere.

Please help.
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Old Wed, Jan-12-05, 19:12
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i wonder if u do aspartame, will it be destroyed by heat?

there could be other carbs such as fibre n 'flour'.
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Old Fri, Jan-14-05, 08:15
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Hello everyone, I just found this website and I'm so glad to see that there are many other singaporeans here as well!

I should introduce myself a little.

I started Atkins 2002 in late sept 04 and then reinducted with Atkins 1972 in dec 2004.

Just a little info on GNC that I'ld like to share. GNC is officially discontinuing the Atkins line of products and they are trying to clear off stocks, so items which are expiring before March are going at a 50% discount for members. I like the Atkins muffin mixes a lot so I'm sad to see them go.

Good news for people who live off Advantage bars, Cold Storage now carries Advantage bars as well as Endulge Wafer Crisps. And they're priced cheaper than in GNC.

Here's a little list of LC foods I've found in different supermarket outlets:

CS Parkway Parade
Atkins Endulge Wafer Crisp (Currently in Peanut Butter) $3.15
...Well, Naturally Soy Crisps Cereal Bars (Strawberry, Tropical & Chocolate) $3.90

CS Centrepoint
Russell Stover SF Peanut Butter Cups $2.55
SF Jelly Beans $13.50
Atkins Advantage Bars $5.95
...Well, Naturally Soy Crisps

CS Bugis Junction
Asher's SF Candy Bars (Caramel Pecan, Mint Truffle, Peanut Butter Truffle) $5.10
Endulge Wafer Crisp
Advantage Bars

CS King Albert Park
Advantage Bars
Jello Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding $2.55

Tanglin Market Place
Atkins Morning Start Cereal (all 3 flavours) $11.95
Russell Stover PB Cups

CS Great World City
Morning Start Cereal (all flavours)
Advantage bars
Endulge Wafers

NTUC - some outlets only, eg Marine Parade
Ground flaxseed $2.55
Joseph's SF maple syrup $9.30

This is what I've gathered so far from staking out supermarkets.

Is anyone interested in a LC gathering? I will be so excited to meet up with other LCers.
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Old Fri, Jan-14-05, 08:22
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to chip in a little:

superstorm: you can eat aspartame sweetened jellies as long as you find that the aspartame doesn't stall you. I eat it rather regularly and have had no problems, but every person's body is different.

You can reduce the breakdown of aspartame by adding it after you've turned the flame off. I use splenda only when I'm baking, but other times when the food doesn't need to be heated for an extended period of time, I add a mix of aspartame + K-sulfamate called granular Hermesetas.
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