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Old 06-18-2019, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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dropping carbs & sugar.


I've dropped carbs from my diet for the last week and I already feel thinner. I understand it will be water weight but still a good start.


Really is great not feeling too hungy.




I now have 2 nutrishakes and one meal which is just fish and veg. Snack on walnuts throughout the day plus unsweetend soya milk in my tea/coffee (no sugar)




Anyone else done it.




Btw I used to eat bread loads and like beer. Dropped the beer and alcohol too.
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Welcome to SR, we're all about dropping the beer and alcohol around here!

Years ago when I joined this forum there was a "No Obvious Sweets" forum (eat nothing with sugar or corn syrup in the first three ingredients). I took on that challenge and combined it with the Weight Watchers point system. Dropped 45lbs and felt great although my wife said I looked a little too thin.

That was about 13 years ago. I've since put the weight back on because of...yeah....sweets. Not really happy about the way I look but I am doing my best to stay on track and make healthy food choices.
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I don't have an unhealthy relationship with carbs and sugar.

I eat some everyday and I usually stay in pretty respectable shape.

I'm 62 years old and have a 34-35 inch waist and can run as far as I want (I ran several 15-18 mile runs a couple of months ago).

My project is a 33-34 inch waist.

We were on vacation for a week and I indulged in having bread on 2 or 3 nights.

I had ice cream every night and gained a few pounds that I plan to lose over the course of the next week or 2.

A lot of people have love-hate relationships with carbs and sugars.
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Iíve been low carb or keto for around 2 years. I also fast, generally OMAD, work out on an empty stomach. I let myself go at the weekends though.

Personally I wouldnít drink my calories (I drink water, coffee and some apple cider vinegar) and I wouldnít snack during the day (less insulin spikes means more fat loss)

I feel that food is more physiological than mathematical (many disagree) eat as much as I want and never count calories . I never weigh myself either. Iíve naturally become around 28 inch waist .

Oh and Iím from the motherland too.
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Oh, am I familiar with simple carbs and sugar! Thankfully after getting sober I soon realized I had a food addiction. Took some time (19 yrs) but now gratefully off sugar since Nov 28, 2005--with the help of a Higher Power and OA.

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@ Ringo..... Im curious, when you speak of no sugar, does this include fruit?
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@ Ringo..... Im curious, when you speak of no sugar, does this include fruit?
Personally when I limit fruit I do much better. I tone up more and have way less cravings. Despite the fibre sugar is still sugar and many experts are against it apart from small amounts of berries.
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