|Kathy's Lowcarb Links and Recipes|
I am now 42 years old, as of January 20, 2000. Thanks to all who wished me a happy birthday ! I'm 5'2.5", and have a medium frame. When I started back LC'ing on 3/31/98, I was a pretty hefty 211.5 lbs, and I'm sure you can imagine how I felt and looked, being quite short! At this time, I have now lost 87lbs. I now weigh 125, and fluctuate a bit from time to time, but it's pretty steady.
I follow pretty strict Atkin's, and NEVER subtract fiber carbs. I probably won't ever go back to eating much in the way of simple carbs, ie; bread/rice/pasta. I have berries on the odd occasion, have tomatoes on my salads, and have Wasa's about once a month. I generally have meats/dairy/LC veggies/protein shakes/Atkin's bars/macadamia nuts, and the like. I ate like this for years in the early-mid 80's, and wish I hadn't stopped. I never had a weight problem 'till I did. After Rachel, now age 2 years, was born, my Thyroid took a dive, and my system crashed so much that I gained a HUGE amount in just a year. I hadn't ever had a serious weight problem until then, and it became obvious to me that I had a real sensitivity to carbohydrates, as eating Lowfat (LF), Highcarb (HC), was making me continue to gain. As soon as I dusted off my old copy of Dr. Atkin's Diet Revolution, the lightbulb came on, and the weight came off ! I bought DANDR, Protein Power, and Corinne T, Netzer's Complete Food Counts, and changed my lifestyle, for good.
The easiest way to take the bull by the horns, so to speak, is to invite over your friends or relatives, who have no problem with Insulin Resistance, and literally clean your kitchen of the offending high carb foods. The recipients will be thrilled, and you will have temptation gone. Go to the store, and buy only the foods that are allowed in Induction. Remember to read labels ! All products are not equal !
You would follow the 2 week Induction program first, staying at approx. 15-20 carbs per day. It is well detailed what you can and cannot eat. It is a really great program, with foods like steak, pork, chicken, eggs, fats, dairy, leafy and cruciferous vegetables (e.g., broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens, rutabagas (swedes) and turnips.) These vegetables are good sources of fiber,as well as vitamins and minerals. Rutabagas and turnips are higher in carbs, and should be used with care.
There are many medical reports and test cases that testify that this is a healthy and positive approach for those who feel that they may want to lose weight, lower their cholesterol, or just acquire better overall health. Basically as you can see, you eat lots of protein, fats, and dairy. The carbs you are allowed are in veggies, some nuts and naturally occuring in dairy, spices and some condiments. There are many hidden carbs that most people never think about. Fruit and fruit juice is loaded, as is things like ketchup, many barbecue sauces, sodas, etc. Your body can't tell a handful of sugar from a piece of bread. The chemical breakdown is still carbs, and your body excretes insulin promoting the retention of fat. It is an endless cycle.
The links on the next page will help those interested, gain better knowledge to start this new lifestyle.
The recipes are a compilation from the various LC lists that I subscribe to, as well as some of my own.
It is a necessary thing to acquire at least one of the books relating to this approach, such as DANDR, Protein Power, Neander-Thin, Carbohydrate Addicts Diet or Sugarbusters. It is also quite helpful to have on hand Corrine Netzer's Complete Food Counts, or Carbohydrate Food Counter. The experiences of others are helpful, but reading, and gathering your own knowledge will guarantee your success !
Good luck, and welcome !
The Atkin's Induction Foods Table on the next page will help assist with choices.
Click Here for Atkin's Induction Foods Table
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NEW !! Online Low Carbohydrate E-Mail Lists Resource Page !
NEW !! My Inspiration to Succeed, a compilation of what kicked me in the butt and kept me going from thick to thin! I will continue to add components to this page as additional "moods" strike me. G-d help us all !!
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Remember , in each one of us is an inner power waiting to be tapped. Find the key to that power, and turn it. You (generic you) can accomplish ANYTHING you TRULY want to do. All you have to do is BELIEVE...
I changed my Guestbook to the GuestWorld type, as I felt that it was a shame that my entries could not be viewed by others. It's too bad I can't load the other entries on it !
I have added more recipes to the main dishes, odd and ends, sides, and desserts pages. Take a look ! Today, I added more KILLER maindish recipes to the Maindish page (DUH). There are some really unusual and super ones to try out. Don't eat boring food !! LC means fantastic, rich foods !! Enjoy the diversity !
More NEW Recipes !! Please check out all the categories !
Okay !! Finally ,I have developed my before, during and after pictures page. Today, I added a "before" pic to my "during" and "after" pictures. Here is the Thick to Thin saga caught on film ! I also have added a family photo album. I finally broke down and got my own scanner ! Enjoy !
I have now added the much requested page for online e-mail LC lists.