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Old Fri, Jan-18-02, 23:06
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Default Low Carb Newbie Mistakes

This is a great thread I was reading on ASDLC. I was thinking of starting it here...and maybe I will!

Low-carb Newbie Mistakes...

My biggest mistakes? After lurking on ASDLC and reading about all the whipping cream and artificially sweetened desserts that were eaten on Atkins - oh how naive I was - I decided to start doing the same, after being super-successful with Protein Power. Big mistake!

Karen

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Old Sat, Jan-19-02, 05:32
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Great idea, Karen!!

My mistake was in eating too little!!

I wasn't getting in enough carbs. Once someone pointed that out to me.... I added in some veggies and the weight started coming off again!!
I still have a problem sometimes... because I always feel full. But I manage to keep my carbs between 20- 25 and I'm steadily dropping a pound at a time!!

Ellie
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Old Sat, Jan-19-02, 08:23
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My biggest mistake:

To think I could relax over the holidays and then think I wouldn't want carbs again. Duh

Like quitting smoking. To go without for such a time. Then to think one can take one puff and it won't bother you.

When will I learn
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Old Fri, Nov-14-03, 10:49
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Did your bars say 2 net carbs. and where do you find hidden carbs?
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Old Sat, Nov-15-03, 15:58
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I looked at several of the LC bars at GNC and it looked like they all really had about 20g carbs per bar. I just read the label. Maybe I'll take another look at them after a while. The "reward" for all the carbs just didn't seem tempting.

One mistake I made was mistaking thirst for hunger. On day three I ate lunch, ate more, and ate some more and was still hungry. I decided that maybe I was just thirsty, drank a liter of water and felt fine. I had a lot of calories that day learning though :>)
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Me too, I thought I could relax over the holidays and easily get back to LC eating, but it took me weeks to recover! Also thinking that my Lo-Carb bars actually had only 2g carbs, but finding out that there were at least 20g of hidden carbs

These are the biggest so far, and it's only been a few months! Live and learn!!
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Me too, I thought I could relax over the holidays and easily get back to LC eating, but it took me weeks to recover! Also thinking that my Lo-Carb bars actually had only 2g carbs, but finding out that there were at least 20g of hidden carbs

These are the biggest so far, and it's only been a few months! Live and learn!!


Wow. Ok.

Yeah not that I was doing anything special before my vacation but I definitely went overboard and now have further to go.
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Old Sun, Jan-20-02, 19:32
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I'm glad to see that all the "oldsters" here did not make any mistakes when they were low-carbing "newbies".

Amazing!

Karen
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Old Sun, Jan-20-02, 20:21
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Mistakes? Me? Ah, had I but world enough and time....

My Journal is full of mistakes, trips, stumbles, falls, u-turns, rethinks, flubs and flops.

I think my biggest mistake was trying to do everything at once. I'm bright and capable, right? So I can get a book and follow everything to the letter instantly, right? Unfortunately, going from no structure, not eating three meals a day, eating only junk food and sandwiches and drinking soda, not drinking water, not exercising, not taking supplements -- it takes more than a day to change all that.

Close runner up -- plan hopping. This hasn't worked for six minutes, try That.

Still learning But down 19 pounds since November 1.
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Old Sun, Jan-20-02, 20:56
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Oh let's see...thinking I would never plateau (that was for other people)...malitol-sweetened chocolate bars on anything like a regualar basis was WAY too much (see above about the plateau). Apparently I can also say the same about mock danishes ... these things are now only very strict treats for me. The first and second times I tried to lose weight, I weighed myself 3 or 4 times a day. The number became more important than anything else. This time, I had my husband hide the scale and had to deal with seeing changes in other areas of my body and psyche.

Lisa
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Old Mon, Jan-21-02, 04:48
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Default Not necessarily LC mistakes, just mistakes!

My biggest mistake was thinking I could be vegetarian again. Just plain does not work for me.

Also that Fit for Life eating fruit first in the morning is a no-no. Sets me up for bizarre blood sugar swings all day. GIVE ME PROTEIN!!! GRRRR!

Eating fruit by itself is not at all wise. I must balance it with protein and fat. Like 1/2 c blueberries with 1/3 c yogurt, 1 t flax oil. Or an apple and 6 soaked pecans.

Also I have to be careful of fruit intake altogether. Only 1 serving per day is best, from the lower glycemic choices.

I admire all you Atkins followers and don't want to offend with all this talk of "forbidden fruit". I'm very happy with Schwarzbein and it works well for me but I have to be careful.

And although I'm nowhere near advocating low-fat, it works better for me if I don't go hawg wild with it. I like to use just enough, not more. When I was drowning everything in 3 Tablespoons of flax oil each day, I put on weight but that may have been due to that horrible fruit in the morning thing.

And I just recently found out I should abstain from even the occasional cup of coffee. *sigh* My system just can't take it. It makes me feel edgy and sets up cravings that lead me astray. So no more coffee and whipped cream treats for me!
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Old Sat, Jan-26-02, 15:47
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Unhappy new carb mistakes

I am fairly new and Karen mentioned that she was eating deserts with whipped cream like the Atkins Diet. I do the same what is the problem with it. I have cream in my coffee and a desert at night with cream like ice cream. Is that why I still haven't lost weight? My ketones are moderate.
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Old Sat, Jan-26-02, 16:24
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Default Newbie mistakes?

Let's see:

1) Nuts: I can fall into a jar of peanut butter with a spoon & can't stop....Raw almonds - I luv em and can eat 2 cups without even thinking about it.
2) "legal" desserts with cr cheese, whipping cream, AS, yadda, yadda, yadda. Does the whole batch count as 1 serving?
3) In the first month of Atkins, falling into the old 'low fat' way of thinking. It's awfully hard to beat the LF ways out of our systems, isn't it?

My oldster problems: eating way too much of legal treats, nuts, etc. I don't eat high carb foods, I just eat like a pig with legal LC food. AARRRRGGHHHH!

But since I've started BFL, I'm much better about what I eat. Why? Well, I'm working out 6 days a week, getting out of bed ~ 5:45 am on work days to hit the gym b4 work. There are 2 promises to myself at work here: 1) If I'm working at exercise that hard (and losing sleeptime ) then I'm not going to fail on the dietary side of things: I have an incentive to eat right and stay on plan. 2) And if I'm sticking to LC, no cheats or bad choices, then no way will I miss a workout. I had to remind myself of this only yesterday morning.

Good thread, Karen. I wonder how many more 'oldsters' you can flush out of the woods?
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Old Sat, Jan-26-02, 16:25
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...my biggest mistake. After I get settled into this new wol, and the cravings are subsiding, thinking that I can resist anything! I am invincible! Cookies and cake cannot touch me, for my cravings have disappeared! I will make my family a pie for dessert tonight and I will not touch it. Of course, I did touch it. I touched everything! It was a hard lesson to learn, that even though I am not craving it, that doesn't mean I can go hang out at the bakery and not be affected. Overconfidence got me into a lot of trouble!
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Old Fri, Aug-29-03, 11:45
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"Don't hang out at a bakery" ...I own a restaurant with its own bakery...got this way from just smelling the sweets and food....but I am determined to get healthy. Good Luck
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