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MARYGOLD5's Photo MARYGOLD5 Posts: 5,929
11/21/16 9:05 P

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Has anyone tried a low carb diet? If so how did it work for you? Needing some help as my weight is just not going down.

Barbara, from Tennessee. Central Time Zone.
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3/5/16 10:23 P

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I have signed up for the hypothyroid guided reboot. It is a 60 day program with a prep phase. The prep phase requires a withdrawal from caffeine , then processed carbs, sugar and to reduce animal protein. The first week introduces juices along with a plant based diet. The next 28 days are juicing controlling foods that are counter productive for those of us with hypothyroids. The rest of the program transitions you back to eating again.
The juices are based on 80/20 vegetables to fruit and much of the fruit is low glycemic.
I will have access to a support group and a nutritionist thoughout the program.
I am expecting to retrain my tastebuds so that I don't gravitate to the sugars all the time. Hopefully I will have some energy to start moving again. I spoke to my trainer today and she is going to take me on a guided 'walk' once a week through the program as well.

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PEACEDIVA's Photo PEACEDIVA Posts: 54
8/13/15 1:44 A

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Forget the low-fat. Low-fat diets have caused the obesity epidemic. Add some fat into your diet, avocados, olives, olive oil, coconut oil, dark chocolate and even butter. Try Paleo diet...works well with hypothyroidism.

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4/20/15 12:10 P

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Hi I am new to spark people. I am seeking to find ways to lose weight after being diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I have tried WW with no success. I iactually gained weight! So discouraging. So am seeking other ways to drop the pounds! I was wondering about a low carb diet? I see you mention limiting carbs. . I would love any advice you have to offer. I have gained 20 pounds in 6 months. My son iisgettig married in June and I had so hoped to lose it before the wedding but not having any luck.


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ASPIEB SparkPoints: (2,050)
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11/21/14 1:28 P

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I use mindful/normal/intuitive eating. I basically eat whatever I want whenever I get hungry. I go for a walk with family or a friend once or twice a week. It's a slow loss, maybe a pound or two a month, but for me slow and consistent works better.

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11/19/14 10:34 P

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Low calorie
Walking
Eating more vegetables and fruits


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PRAIRIECROCUS's Photo PRAIRIECROCUS SparkPoints: (635,543)
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12/4/13 12:33 P

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Swimming 3 times a week ; walking every day for my Cardio.
I do my M.S stretches every day.
I limit my carbohydrate consumption, and take my Vital Balance shake for
Breakfast, along with a tsp. of Jade Greenzymes.

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CAROLEHZ's Photo CAROLEHZ Posts: 678
12/4/13 11:50 A

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I have been exercising at least an hour every day. My Dr. says 30 minutes if you want to maintain and 1 hour if you want to lose. I always keep that in mind..I don't want to maintain. I want to lose...when I feel like slacking that does help me..I had been walking outside but now that it's winter I am doing the treadmill, elliptical and an exercise bike. I can do just one or all as long as it's for an hour. I have eaten Old Fashioned Oatmeal every morning for years. I have now changed it up. Many mornings I eat 3 or 4 eggs whites with 2 cups of spinach and maybe a tangerine or a cup of zucchini. That way I can start counting fruits and vegetables consumed for the day right away. It motivates me to eat more so I can add to my count. I try to avoid white sugar and flour and white potatoes but I do not totally not eat them either ( I just shoot for better choices).

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11/14/13 1:22 A

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I'm enjoying Nikken's Vital Balance shake, which requires that one refrain
from eating all carbs. I have lost 40 pounds since May, 2013.
My weight loss has stopped at 155 pounds, since I love eating fresh
fruits and natural peanut butter too much !

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5/17/13 12:00 P

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Hi there,
I''m basically following a whole-foods, mostly plant based, high fiber, low sodium, controlled carb, "normal" way of eating. I don't eat potatoes or bread or anything that is processed or that has sugar. So far I'm losing just by keeping those rules. I find if I follow someone else's plan, even weight watchers, I don't lose. It's so frustrating. But now it's working. I have a bowl of berries (about 1 cup) in the morning with some form of protein and a coffee. Lunch is mostly a big salad or high in vegetables, whatever it is, along with some protein. Sometimes half a sandwich with something. Dinner is light, mostly vegetarian in nature. And at night I always have some greek yogurt (which I love) because it's high in protein and really..I just love it. Oh and a bit of fruit. I'm also typeII pre-diabetic (managed to bring my sugar down from 14 to 6.4 by eating this way now and the doc says I can come off my meds soon). I don't do "diet" or "lite" or "fat-free" foods. Nothing fake or artificial. My body seems to really respond well and lose when I drop the processed foods.

I don't know if that's helpful or not, but I hope it's helpful.
Good luck! (I have a lot of weight to lose, but I'm moving along!)

Oh..and SparkPeople's tools are the best! I even use the phone app and it is just great!

Edited by: IAMFAT4NOW at: 5/17/2013 (12:01)

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SHRIMPY55's Photo SHRIMPY55 Posts: 69
5/9/13 11:00 A

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I am getting increasingly frustrated as the scale lingers in the same spot. I am doing something wrong that others are doing right. I follow a low fat, lower carb, not low carb eating plan. I get exercise every single day. I drink enough. My meds are great and have me in a good spot. It isn't any of that. But somewhere I am missing a piece of this puzzle.
What kind of plan are you all following and losing weight. Because I need help here.
Chris

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