Hi Karen and everybody!
Honest to God, I am going to publish my phone number. xxx-xxx-xxxx (*removed by mods*) (east coast time). I am so up and down, impatient and frustrated, that if any of you oldsters would kindly call, I would gladly call you right back, so you don't have to incur the charges.
Like someone who wrote up there, I am impatiently weighing myself 3 and 4 times a day. Yes. Okay, I'll stop. Got it. I will TRY to weigh myself once a day and stop. Maybe even once a week. I am just an impatient girl.
I have been emailing the blog at Atkins, and I truly don't think they know the answer (and boy am I tired of typing the questions to people). Has anyone found some kind of ratio between carbs/protein/fats that works? I have this feeling that therein lies the efficacy, if I may use that term.
Also, any reference books you want to recommend? I am investigating the metabolism of carbs vs the metabolism (meaning internal processing) of fats vs the met. of protein. I think there is something to is. I emailed the nutritionist at Atkins regarding ketones as a secondary process and she answered the question without using a verb--as in IS IT or ISN'T IT? No matter. I called one of my doctors who knows me, and I'll get to the bottom of this.
I'd just rather benefit from all of your knowledge. Your forum is filled with more "sages"! Kudos! Oops, that's a candy bar. Blessings!
I am trying to do this trial and error, as was posted to me on their blog, and it is frustrating. I DO keep my carbs to <=20 grams. I HAVE curtailed my intake of cheese to 1-2 oz daily. The rest is 2T-3T with my coffee, and now I have my coffee with food so it doesn't produce a glucose response. I only have 2 cups in the morning, and now that I understand it better, I only have my coffee with eggs and/or protein.
Some days, like yesterday for lunch, I ate 1/2 a steak (isn't it COOL-I wasn't HUNGRY enough to eat the whole thing, when I was eating carbs, I could have eaten the whole thing and a side of pasta!)--as a science experiment. 3 hours later, FINALLY, I got my pee to color the stick purple! Woo Hoo! I think it is because I ate NOTHING with the steak, just the steak! I just want to understand this/the chemistry better.
Karen, I swear I would fly out there to talk to you (and eat at the restaurant of course) if you told me you would give me an hour of your time!
You guys, I am an "achiever" and very smart (not trying to impress, just telling you that I "shouldn't have to struggle" like this ha ha). I have researched lots of diets, and I have decided that for me (I have PCOS), the answer has to be low carb. I do not crave sweets, I was never a "sugar" person, but my former favorite food was pasta.
I haven't cheated at all at all at all. I usually eat
some kind of eggs or an omlette in the morning (with coffee)
some kind of chicken salad or meat with about 4 romaine leaves for lunch
and more meat (I want to learn sauces too) with maybe a couple of stalks of celery for supper. I do have fats and mayo. I eat almost nothing processed--just pepperoni. Oh yeah, that turned the stick purple too!
So please, take pity on me and call!
Thanks so much--I'm going through all your tips and pointers now Karen. I really want to learn, I really want to do this. (In my HEAD, it's done already).
Oh yeah, P.S. one of the big reasons I'm doing this is the Harvard Study they finished up in Isreal--I saw Bob Bozell on NBC report this w/Brian Williams? You can read the full article in the NEJM July 16 issue. In the study, the low carb people lost more weight, kept it off, lower cholesterol, lower BP, the whole bit--more than a Mediterranean diet (calorie stricted) and a low fat diet (also calorie constricted).
I'm tired of typing.
Last edited by Kristine : Sun, Aug-10-08 at 06:48.
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