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Old Mon, Oct-04-21, 10:13
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Plan: CNS (started at 215)
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Hi

Iím just starting this plan by John Kiefter and hoping it will work for me, I was on the CAD plan and really liked it but I wanted to try something new.

Iím down 5 pounds in 2 weeks although itís probably water weight.

Is anyone doing this plan or would like to join me? I would love to hear how others are doing on Carb Nite.
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Old Mon, Oct-04-21, 11:19
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Plan: P:E/DDF
Stats: 225/150/169 Female 5' 9"
BF:45%/27%/25%
Progress: 134%
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I didnít try the "carb nite" plan, because it was like the CAD plan and other carb cycling methods I did try, that did not work for me. Limiting carbs for only part of the day and then giving yourself a reward of a carb+fat food was a sure way to gain weight for me. Keifer had donuts on his carb nite, not a plain sweet potato.

Three methods have worked for meÖthe first was the Dr Atkins or Dr Westman approach where you have to give up most carbs, staying down at 20 g total carbs a day to start and then increasing only as much as you can handle well. That works until it doesnít. Or as Dr Ted Naiman writes:

"If you want your body to be better at burning fat, you only have to do one thing, eat fewer carbohydrates. If you want your body to be better at burning your own stored body fat you only have to do two things, eat fewer carbohydrates and then eat less fat."

After I understood that ( it only took a decade!! Slow learner see my success story for more info ). I switched to two other moderate carb programs.
Dr Ted Naiman's The Protein to Energy Diet and Marty Kendall's Data driven fasting program. They both encourage some time restricted eating each day, but not fasts longer than 24 hours. They both emphasize protein intake, nutrient dense foods, including nutrient dense carbohydrates.

You can find them here in this semi low carb forum, they are the first two after your question. Carb Nite may offer you enough difference from CAD, but all the carb cycling programs "work" in similar ways. Also, as I remember it, Carb Nite was not a long term lifestyle but a short term restrict and feast protocol. I was looking for a way to eat forever to maintain a healthy weight.

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Old Tue, Oct-05-21, 09:25
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Plan: CNS (started at 215)
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MorningÖ.

Getting ready to have my first meal of the day, I am really amazed at this plan. I have lost more in 2 weeks than I did with any other plan I was on. What is so awesome is it is seeming to be effortless and the days just fly by. Other plans (for me) always seem so tough to stay on.

Iím also doing 16/8 and I have done shorter windows but this is the sweet spot for me.

I know itís early on but I think this plan could be my life plan That is very exciting for me but I have to keep losing weight I just canít go back and forth anymore. I donít mind if itís slow like a pound a week but I donít want to gain and lose the same pounds over and over

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Old Wed, Oct-06-21, 12:43
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Hi all

Iím staying under my 30 carbs a day and doing my 16/8Ö..I do like the 16/8 window. I made a chuck roast today and had some for lunch, it was delicious

I am hoping to find others that are doing Carb Nite or would like to try it with me, itís always nice to have a buddy.

Have a great day
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Old Sun, Oct-10-21, 09:24
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Morning

Today is my Carb Nite and Iím going to a fall festival I go to every year. I love going and Iím glad I can eat and not worry about the carbs today. I love riding the ski lift and shopping at all the vendors nice hand made items.

Iím down another pound this week so Iím happy with that.

Have a great day
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Old Mon, Oct-11-21, 10:34
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Afternoon

I had a great day yesterday at the festival and had a lot of good foodÖ..then came home and watched my beloved Bills beat the Chiefs on SNF

Today Iím back to LC till my next Carb Nite I didnít eat till afternoon Iím not really that hungry after my Carb Nite.

Later
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Old Thu, Oct-14-21, 11:37
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Plan: CNS (started at 215)
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Afternoon

Just checking in, Iím still on the plan with no slip ups which is really shocking to me. I think because I always had a problem with weekends on CAD but now Iím ok to follow the plan till my Carb Nite. My weight was always going up and down every week and I think eating carbs every day I just couldnít lose. The two plans are nothing alike and Iím really thriving on this one.

Iím looking forward to checking the scale this weekend, I like to weigh in on the morning of my Carb Nite. I am sooo happy with this plan! I am also looking forward to all the holidays this year.

Have a great day
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Old Sun, Oct-17-21, 11:04
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Afternoon

Iím having my Carb Nite today, Iím planing a BBQ with sides and I made a nice dessert for later. I love my Carb Nite

Ok so I weighed in this morning and Iím down 3 pounds!! I canít believe it I donít think I have ever lost 3 pounds in a week and thatís after the Fall Festival last weekend. Iím so happy on this plan, and so glad that I finally found something that I can stick with. I think the Carb Nite makes the LC life style doable. I can enjoy celebrations with my family and all the holidays without saying all the time ďno thank you I canít eat thatĒ

I love the low carb life I just need a break once a week and this is what this plan offers.

Later
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Old Fri, Oct-22-21, 05:59
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Morning

Iím still on plan and doing good, making a small roast today that I cut in half because I donít like to cook to much and be eating it for days. I did order some steaks through Sams Club that was a special deal through the mailÖÖprime NY strip steaks. I have never had them Iíve only bought the rib eye steaks but I thought I would try them because steak prices are through the roof!

Iíve been looking for the frozen chicken wings but no one has any in stock, I like to get them at Sams Club for $3 a pound but they were out last week when I drove down. I had a Sams closer but they closed it down not sure why it was always busy.

Have a great Friday
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Old Fri, Oct-22-21, 10:17
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Plan: DDF, CAD
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Hey Jeep

Got your message, I'm glad to visit with you here!

So happy you've found something that works for you!

Oh yeah, everything (all meat) is so expensive at the grocery stores. I haven't been able to find a good price on pork, ham, ground beef, or chicken. We've been hearing on the news that turkey for Thanksgiving will be at a higher price too. We might have a Thanksgiving lasagna instead. LOL
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Old Fri, Oct-22-21, 12:18
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Plan: CNS (started at 215)
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Hi mojo

Thanks for your kind words, I do think this is my new plan going forward till it isnít lolÖÖit is working for me I havenít lost weight like this in a while. Iím hoping it continues because Iíve been able to stick to it.

I just saw turkeys in the store and thought maybe I should buy one early this year. I never know when the stores will run out of things lately. Hey lasagna🤔 not a bad idea! Nobody says we have go traditional

Have a great weekend friend
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Old Mon, Oct-25-21, 04:24
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Morning

Had a great weekend and Carb Nite on Sunday, the weather was not good but the sun did come out after the rain.

Iím down another pound this week and Iím happy with that and glad I didnít gain. Iím having fun with my carb niteís and feel so much less stress with this plan

Have a great Monday
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Old Mon, Oct-25-21, 17:54
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Hey Jeep

I happened to find some turkey breast at Kroger for $.99 cents a pound. I do like dark meat, but I figure if I can't have the whole turkey, this will do. I'll just cook it low and slow in my crockpot to keep it moist and tender.

Sounds like you're doing well on this plan. Remind me again of the rules? Stay low-carb until the weekend?

Talk later
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Old Tue, Oct-26-21, 08:25
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Hi mojo

Let me know how the turkey breast turns out in the crockpot, I donít eat white meat because itís always turns out so dry. I never thought to cook it in a crockpot.

Yep you got it pretty easy plan and I like easy lol

Lazy morning today for me rain rain and more rain. Wednesday and Thursday are going to be sunny so I might do some outdoor chores. Are you home schooling your sweet grandson this year? Or do you get to be the #1 grandma again and not the mean teacher

Later
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Old Tue, Oct-26-21, 10:23
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Plan: DDF, CAD
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Hey Jeep

Yep, that does sound like an easy plan. Glad you're enjoying it!

Grandson is back to school! Yay! He is doing very well, but the school has had some cases of covid, but they haven't closed it down yet and I hope they don't. No more mean teacher mode, just sweet grandma.

We've been doing some yard work as well. We have deleafing days here, when they take leaves, branches, grass clippings for free. Not many leaves have fallen yet here, but we've trimmed some tree branches and took out an overgrown rose of sharon bush.

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