thanx silver...had coffee with a friend and her son after work today and they both commented....wow you've lost even more weight....feels excellent!
Deena, I'm really glad you are doing so well. Are you putting notes in your calendar or diary? You have such beautiful accomplishments.
Am sending you lots of good thoughts and smiles.
WOE: Dr. Richard Bernstein's VLC and no sweet fruits, and the 12 Steps of Archevore, per Dr. Kurt Harris' site.
Keep A Clean Food Plan through June 30th Challenge
Eleven years of maintenance.
Thats great Deena!!!
And very funny about the hair reduction - i havent noticed that myself but whatever works!
A great side effect for me has been a reduction in infections - i suffer from chronic recurrent UTIs and have found eating LC has eradicated infections!! Any time i have a carb blow-out for a couple of days in a row - BAM! Straight back to the docs with another dose of anti-biotics!
So thanks everyone for your advice, motivation and support on this site as it has changed my life in more ways than just weight control (which is also a bonus!)
On "the drs" just now they were saying that reducing sugar intake is apparently known to reduce unwanted hair in women. I can't find it on their website, but it's this episode:
I don't call them side effects, I call them benefits. For me, it was losing my 2-3 times migraines - because Atkins, back in 2005, showed me I was very gluten intolerant (dr then said maybe coeliac, but I did not want to have the invasive biopsy test to find out, I just eat as if I am). And I also lost my bloating, a painful tum after a meal, dermatitis, brittle nails, aching joints & agonisingly painful feet in the mornings when I got out of bed.
But for me the one that stands out here is Deena being able to not have to inject herself 4 times a day. Makes everything else pale into insignificance, to me. What an absolutely fantastic benefit - I can only imagine how free you must feel now.
It is amazing to read all about the good effects of eating LC!
I was having so much trouble for over 8 months I would be bloated and my stomoch would go hard and stick right out. I tried not eating this and that but in the end I was eating pretty much nothing but still in agony.
I saw GYN for some girly drams and he suggested I start taking fibergel 3 times a day. I did this at the same time I started BT and I noticed a change on day one!
I have just had a month back on the carb train ... but thankfully jumoed back off and getting back into the LC WOL.
I think I am leaning more towards Atkins now after doing BT for a few months.
I have also noticed less headaches but still get the big black mostache and a few random thick black ones on my girls.
Tomorrow officially Day 1 on Atkins
Good "Side effects" bring them on!