logo

Privacy
This forum uses cookies to ensure smooth navigation from page to page of a thread. If you choose to register and provide your email, that email is solely used to get your password to you and updates on any topics you choose to watch. Nothing else. Ask with any questions!
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
LoreenBarton, amyispretty, Akeem Koss, healthiswealth, LamRoy
58383 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums417
Topics119,521
Posts848,286
Members58,383
Most Online449
Mar 28th, 2018
Top Posters(30 Days)
Angie 52
Advertising
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Lisa and Bob's Progress #181385
02/27/05 06:36 AM
02/27/05 06:36 AM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,637
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames  Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,637
I just wanted to catch people up on the progress we've made since we began low carb.

Both Bob and I went on a low carb diet in June 2003. At the time we ate a 'traditional American diet' - i.e. a fair amount of soda, lots of burgers and fries, pizza, and so on. At the time, I was almost 140 (at 5'7") and he was up to over 300 pounds (at 5'10").

We went on low carb, after a TON of research. I was very worried about health effects and bought a full cholesterol tester including HDL and LDL tests. But we found that proper low carbing involved drinking a ton of water, eating vitamins, eating a ton of veggies, and healthy food choices. Anyone who thinks it is about "fat and steaks" is not actually doing low carb.

In any case, changing our diet saw great results. We switched from regular soda to diet soda and water. We stopped eating pizza and fries, and instead ate veggies and chicken and fish. We went for walks. All of these are standard parts of low carbing.

By Oct-Nov Bob was down to around 250, and I was down to around 125. In short order he down to about 220 and I was down to 120. We literally have stayed at those levels the entire time since then. It wasn't about 'sacrifice' or strange cult foods. It was solely about eating a more healthy way - the way our great-grandparents ate normally. It is only our twisted modern world that gets us to eat all this processed junk!


Lisa Shea, Low Carb / Video Games Editor
Low Carb Forum
Re: Lisa and Bob's Progress #181386
02/27/05 06:38 AM
02/27/05 06:38 AM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,637
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames  Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,637
Oh I want to add that our cholesterol levels are far better now, and in general our health all around has vastly improved. So this has been good all around. I don't know any doctor that says a normal American style of eating - with tons of white bread, french fries and soda - is good for any human <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


Lisa Shea, Low Carb / Video Games Editor
Low Carb Forum
Re: Lisa and Bob's Progress #181387
02/27/05 08:42 AM
02/27/05 08:42 AM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 8,828
The Netherlands
Susan Helene Kramer Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Susan Helene Kramer  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Stone Age Human
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 8,828
The Netherlands
Thanks for the update, Lisa! I've been low-carbing with less fat - no added butter on vegies, for example - for about a year and have lost 11 lbs and kept it off - also 4" off my waist. And I feel more energetic - oh, I'm 58 so I know this has got to be a plus for me at this time of life.

Last edited by Susan Kramer; 02/27/05 08:43 AM.
Re: Lisa and Bob's Progress #181388
02/28/05 04:04 AM
02/28/05 04:04 AM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,637
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames  Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,637
Right, the aim is always moderation. You shouldn't just shovel fat into your mouth if there is no need for it <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> And trans fatty acids are always bad, no matter what!

Veggies are just SO important to life, it's amazing to me how some people think low carb = low veggies. In fact most people on low carb diets eat far more veggies than the average person does. It is pretty sad how few veggies most people eat - and it's because they're raised on french fries and burgers. For many kids, the french fry is the ONLY veggie they will eat.


Lisa Shea, Low Carb / Video Games Editor
Low Carb Forum
Re: Lisa and Bob's Progress #181389
02/28/05 08:13 AM
02/28/05 08:13 AM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 8,828
The Netherlands
Susan Helene Kramer Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Susan Helene Kramer  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Stone Age Human
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 8,828
The Netherlands
I think another culprit is the turn from dipping in ketchup to dips with full fat mayonaise ...

Last edited by Susan Kramer; 02/28/05 08:14 AM.
Re: Lisa and Bob's Progress #181390
03/01/05 01:43 AM
03/01/05 01:43 AM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,637
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames  Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,637
Ah, but Susan, do you know what mayonnaise is?? I wrote a whole article for you -

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art29261.asp

It is simply olive oil and eggs! Olive oil is INCREDIBLY good for you and is an amazingly healthy fat. To say all fats are bad is not true - fish oils are fats that your body really needs to operate properly, for example. Eggs also contain many necessary nutrients and protein. There were many flaws in the studies done in the 60s about eggs - and I am pretty sure those studies were done by cereal companies whose sole aim was to get people to stop eating eggs for breakfast and to start eating cereal (like Frosted Flakes) <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Anyway I'm not saying to eat tubs of mayonnaise. But I'm saying compared to many other things on the market, mayonnaise is pretty good for you.


Lisa Shea, Low Carb / Video Games Editor
Low Carb Forum
Re: Lisa and Bob's Progress #181391
03/01/05 08:14 AM
03/01/05 08:14 AM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 8,828
The Netherlands
Susan Helene Kramer Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Susan Helene Kramer  Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Stone Age Human
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 8,828
The Netherlands
Great article, Lisa!

I guess I'll go back to enjoying my Ranch Dressing, guilt free! Hehehe

BTW, Ranch dressing is not sold in The Netherlands so I stock up when in America. LOL

Re: Lisa and Bob's Progress #181392
03/04/05 02:58 PM
03/04/05 02:58 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 2
Mpls, MN
L
LaurieS481 Offline
Newbie
LaurieS481  Offline
Newbie
L
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 2
Mpls, MN
Lisa, have you tried the "low carb potatoes"? The brand is Sunlite. I bought some at Super Target. They have only 18g carbs with 4g fiber. per 1 potatoe. They are the size of the new red potatoes. I haven't had a potatoe in 3 years but I thought I would try them. They are excellent. I got on the scale the next morning and didn't gain 1 ounce. I wouldn't eat them on a daily basis but I rewarded myself. Let me know what you think of them if you can find them.


Laurie
Re: Lisa and Bob's Progress #181393
03/05/05 11:39 PM
03/05/05 11:39 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,637
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames  Offline OP
BellaOnline Editor
Highest Posting Power Known to Humanity
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 22,637
I've heard about those but have not tried them. I'll have to see if I can find some!

It's amazing how much even 'veggies' have changed over the centuries. If you talk to historians, most veggies we have nowadays look far different than what they looked like 300 or 400 years ago. They have been bred for color, texture, shape etc. So it is not really surprising that we are (finally!!) now breeding them for nutrition. We want to eat veggies, but we want to eat HEALTHY veggies.

For example, most of the nutrients in potatoes are in the skins. But most people peel the skins off and throw them away!! So it's just one example of how our modern society takes something that is supposed to be nutritious and throws away the nutritious parts. It's like how we take a nutritious orange, throw away the fiber and drink the sugar-juice <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


Lisa Shea, Low Carb / Video Games Editor
Low Carb Forum

Moderated by  Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 

Brand New Posts
Would you purchase fashion jewelry online?
by amyispretty. 06/20/18 04:32 AM
2018: On this day . . .
by Mona - Astronomy. 06/19/18 08:16 PM
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Angie. 06/19/18 06:13 PM
What are you looking forward to today?
by Angie. 06/19/18 06:12 PM
Melatonin
by Nancy Roussy. 06/19/18 05:17 PM
What will you do today?
by Nancy Roussy. 06/19/18 03:45 PM
What's your Typical Daily Menu?
by Nancy Roussy. 06/19/18 03:36 PM
Did you dream last night?
by Nancy Roussy. 06/19/18 03:33 PM
Art on the Moon – Fallen Astronaut *new article*
by Mona - Astronomy. 06/19/18 11:49 AM
The Milky Way - Our Galaxy
by Mona - Astronomy. 06/19/18 09:21 AM
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 136 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Sponsor


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2018 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1