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Anyone up for a low-carb-a-thon?
« on: May 03, 2012, 09:21:18 PM »
I am interested in seeing how close to zero I can keep my carbs for a few days. Anyone else up for this challenge? We can post our food journals here and then discuss results, too...

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Re: Anyone up for a low-carb-a-thon?
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012, 09:24:23 PM »
I'm in!



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Re: Anyone up for a low-carb-a-thon?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 09:01:03 AM »
You go girls!!! :)

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Re: Anyone up for a low-carb-a-thon?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 09:03:20 AM »
Friday

Breakfast -
1 egg (0.6)
1 turkey sausage patty (0.5)
2 slices of bacon (0)
Total for breakfast: 1.1 carbs

Lunch -
2 pepperoni sticks (0)
2 pepper jack cheese sticks (0)
Total for lunch: 0
Total for the day: 1.1

Dinner -
Bacon cheeseburger, mayo, mustard, no bread (0)
Total for dinner: 0 carbs
Total for the day: 1.1
« Last Edit: May 04, 2012, 09:43:29 PM by owensmath »

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Re: Anyone up for a low-carb-a-thon?
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012, 09:33:38 AM »
Friday, so far:
Cup of coffee with 2T heavy cream (0 carbs)

I'm not hungry until 10am so I don't eat until then.  Then I will eat

1 hard boiled egg - (0.6 carbs)

Oh, yeah, I'm in.

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Re: Anyone up for a low-carb-a-thon?
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2012, 09:49:23 AM »
I'm a late getter-goer, so it will be 'brunch' for me.

Friday
coffee w/1 T cream
1 egg - (.6 carb)
1 tablespoon cheese
1 slice Canadian bacon (.3 carb)
1/2 x 1/2 inch pepper and mushroom (.1 carb)

Brunch = 1 carb

Supper at the neighbors'
tacos
  ground beef
  cheese
  1 tablespoon tomatoes (.5 carbs)
  1/2 cup lettuce (.5 carbs)
  1 teaspoon sour cream
  1/4 avocado (.5 carbs)
  2 olives
Supper 1.5 carbs

2.5 carbs for the day
« Last Edit: May 04, 2012, 09:27:37 PM by SarahC »



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Re: Anyone up for a low-carb-a-thon?
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2012, 09:58:44 AM »
Donna,
Thanks for the idea.  I'm yearning to break this plateau and this will probably do it for me.  It's so much easier with a group.  I'm even going to grate my own cheese to avoid the potato starch carbs on the easy stuff.

You go, Sarah.  It's for a great cause.

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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2012, 10:11:47 AM »
You go, Sarah.  It's for a great cause.

Yeah, the cause is losing some of my fat! Actually if we need a cause, we could donate $ per pound lost this week to getting FTS books into schools.

I hope you girls got your beginning weight this morning...



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Re: Anyone up for a low-carb-a-thon?
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2012, 10:35:26 AM »
I got it.  I'm hoping this gets me off this plateau!  It's more fun with company.

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Re: Anyone up for a low-carb-a-thon?
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2012, 01:14:00 PM »
I agree. I want to dump 5 pounds just for fun. Glad to have the company!



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Re: Anyone up for a low-carb-a-thon?
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2012, 03:16:39 PM »
Wow....just saw this!  I was thinking of trying to stick to 12 carbs a day for a while, but not sure I could do zero!  YOU girls ROCK!!!!   Can't wait to hear the results.  Keep us all posted.   :)



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Re: Anyone up for a low-carb-a-thon?
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2012, 03:22:48 PM »
I've been thinking about going super low for a while, so this is a great fit. It's amazing how much food you can eat for just a few carbs! I'm trying to be creative - last time I went super low, I lost 5 pounds, but ate really plain food. This time I'm looking for 0 carb additions. And drinking LOTS of water.



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Re: Anyone up for a low-carb-a-thon?
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2012, 07:44:26 PM »
At this point in time I don't think I could do it, but I volunteer to be your cheer squad.

      :D    Z - E - R - O    Carbs
               What have we got to lose?
               More weight
                What have we got to win?
                 A better body     :D

        YAY
        GO TEAM - good luck



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Re: Anyone up for a low-carb-a-thon?
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2012, 08:15:40 AM »
You go, Sarah.  It's for a great cause.

Yeah, the cause is losing some of my fat! Actually if we need a cause, we could donate $ per pound lost this week to getting FTS books into schools.

This is an excellent idea!

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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2012, 08:21:32 AM »
There's this guy who is a type 2 diabetic who runs a blog called "Diabetes Warrior". He does tests and experiments on himself and he recently tried a basically "zero carb" experiment. I don't know what happened with his weight loss but I do know that it put his fasting glucose in the 70's with no need for insulin. He thinks the ADA high carb recommendations for diabetics are an atrocity (as do I) and recently his home state dietetic association threatened him with legal action because they claimed he was "giving out dietary advice without a license". 

For us, its about losing weight. For him, its about getting his life back. Either way, he would do just fine with FTS recommendations for diet for the rest of his life, as would about half of the U.S. population.

I did read in another blog by a doctor that humans were built to eat low carb. I read somewhere else (sorry, can't remember sources!) that hunter gatherers ate absolutely no more than 80 TOTAL CARBS per day, and that was in summer when fruit was available!  In winter, their carbs went down to almost zero!!!!  :o Remember, these are the same ancestors who had ZERO issues with diabetes, blood pressure, dental carries, heart attacks, and anything else we suffer from today. Hmmm..... caveman was on to something here.