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I just saw this article in US Weekly:

Apparently, Gladys Knight lost 30 pounds in 2 months on DWTS. Kirstie Alley did too. In fact, just 2 years ago, I was pretty active, watching what I ate (triscuits, anyone?) and actually ballroom dancing myself, and I kept my weight at a decent and steady level. I also remember dropping about 10 pounds and SQUEEZING  ::) into size 8 jeans. But I also remember "dieting REALLY HARD" to get there and thinking "wow, this was a LOT of work. I don't know if I can do this again".  Fast forward to a couple of years later. The dancing is gone and I sit on my butt in front of a computer, working on a Masters degree, and I put on about 20 pounds from that great, constantly active ballroom dancing weight. That's because, the activity was NOT the answer.

Here's my point and what I realized for myself, especially with my own experiences and when I hear about these "wonderful" stories of people who move 8 hours a day and just "drop so much weight!"

Are you ready? Here it is....I think this is NUTS!  :o  Sure, I could kill myself with exercise and drop some weight too.'s the thing..I don't want to.'s the REAL issue... The excessive exercise is just a band-aid on the REAL problem, which is my SENSITIVITY to CARBS and SUGARS. So while I can exercise my butt off (literally) I still haven't fixed the REAL problem. Furthermore, with a family history of diabetes (my Dad had a kidney transplant 2 years ago and is insulin dependent) and a hypoglycemic my whole life (including a chubby childhood) I have ABUSED exercise  :o.

Exercise, for me, is just a coverup. Sure, I LIKE to exercise. I'm currently hot to try a BodyPump  :-* class at the gym because I like it. I also like Zumba. BUT, the REAL issue, at the end of the day, is CARBS an SUGAR  >:(. I could easily end up one of those sort of lean people with that "pooch" that won't go away and STILL develop a disease because I didn't address the REAL problem. Well, here's where I address the REAL problem.

So now, when I see these "I lost 80 pounds working out all the time!" stories, I think "yeah, right. You still haven't fixed the REAL problem".  Fixing that problem is what I'm starting to do now.

Yea! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

General Questions / Icky/weird stomach
« on: April 22, 2012, 07:45:55 PM »

This is my first official post on these boards so this is an introduction and a question!

I've read Doug's book again (I've had it for about 2 years now) and I sure makes a lot of sense to me. He makes low carb much more accessible than many of the other low carb diets. Even the recipes don't look too difficult, especially for someone like me who is constantly putting food together as meals and always uses the microwave to cook everything (I hate to cook!)

I do have a question and I'm hoping you can help me. I've noticed something when I start low carbing. To be fair, the first time I did LC, I really botched it up and ate WAY too much food in general, especially protein. I gained weight. This time I'm going to do it right and count my carbs more carefully.

My question is this: I get this weird, icky feeling in my stomach after a low carb, high fat meal. For dinner tonight, I sauteed some scallops in butter and nuked some broccoli with cheese and some jalapenos (I like hot stuff) and ate them together. I added more butter to the scallops and the broccoli and I split the meal in two so I can have it again for dinner tomorrow. I'm not "hungry" right now, but my stomach feels kind of odd. Almost like its expecting a bunch of wheat products or something. It just feels unsettled. I took a pro-biotic and I'm hoping that will help.

I had this problem last time, plus I always felt a little on the hungry side. I'm guessing it's because I didn't eat enough fat, which I had been conditioned to avoid over the years of dieting. For the record, I'm 35, in relatively decent shape considering, and I have about 50 pounds to lose. Anyone who can shed light on this would be most appreciated. Thanks.

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