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Thursday, August 23, 2012


Good Morning All,

Finally the scale moved to 219lbs  Yeah!! (that's 2lbs lower).   I lowered my carbs to 20-25 grams a day, seems I am very carb sensitive.  I have been reading a book called "Why We Get FAT" by Gary Taubes a very interesting read, my daughter shared it with me.   He is basicly stating that:  "Carbohydrates make us fat and they do so independently of the first law of thermodynamics. Forget about calories, you can eat as many or as few of those as you'd like, ultimately weight is purely about carbohydrates." 

We will see :-)   if my numbers now consistently go down or not, with my reduce carb intake.   I am sticking to the idea once I achieve my goal weight, and I will!  I will then have to test which carbs work well with me, introducing them slowly and seeing how the effect my weight.   Which is basically what we are all doing by fine tuning are diets to how our bodies react to certain foods.

Hugs to all...I know allot of us are having major stressful times in our lives at the moment and the strength you are all showing is amazing.  Sending good thoughts and love to you all.


  1. Great job on the weight loss and finding something that is working for you:) I need to wrap my mind around those bad carbs!

    1. Thanks Kay...I hope you are enjoying the summer :-)

  2. Absolutely loved Why We Get Fat (read it after BFC and FT). You may want to tune in tonight to Ask The Low Carb Experts - a fitting topic tonight :)


    AIR DATE: August 23, 2012 at 7PM ET
    FEATURED EXPERTS: Dr. Stephen Phinney
    FEATURED TOPIC: “Long-Term Stalls & Weight Gain Even On A Well-Formulated Low-Carb Diet”

    We’ve all run into those times during our healthy low-carb lifestyle when the weight loss just doesn’t want to cooperate with us despite doing everything the same as we always have when weight loss has happened before. You might be asking yourself what the heck is going on and what am I doing wrong? Has anybody ever felt that way before? Are you even living this in your own life RIGHT NOW? This week’s expert guest is here to help you circumnavigate through what might be happening to help you get on the right track again. He is low-carbohydrate diet researcher Dr. Stephen Phinney, the co-author of the 2010 New York Times bestselling book The New Atkins For A New You as well his two follow-up books with Dr. Jeff Volek called The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living in 2011 and The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance in 2012.

    Here’s your chance to ask one of the preeminent low-carb experts in the world today your questions about weight loss stalls and even weight gain while on a well-formulated low-carb diet. E-mail me your questions for Dr. Phinney to AskTheLowCarbExperts@gmail.com no later than 3PM ET on the date the podcast airs. I look forward to expanding upon this issue and encourage you to listen to my interview with Dr. Stephen Phinney in Episode 479 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast to learn more about his philosophy regarding what constitutes a well-formulated low-carb diet. This should be a fun one this week! LISTEN LIVE ON THURSDAY NIGHTS AT 7PM ET by calling (712) 432-0900 or on Skype at “freeconferencing.7124320900″–whether you call or Skype, be sure to use the access code “848908.” You can listen and even participate on the topic discussion by asking your questions directly to the featured expert.

    1. Thank you! I will have to listen to it later I have to work tonight..but it sounds very interesting. maybe I can get a question in ;-)

    2. I listened to the podcast while I was away - was that you the second to last question? Sounded like it. Did you learn anything helpful?

    3. Yes that was! I am going to go and research his site now...again more fine tuning :-) of coarse. I didn't think to do it for the protein intake. He was very interesting. I am taking women's omega oil supplement... good information.

  3. Very interesting about carbs, when life settles down a bit I will need to read that book for sure. Have an wonderful day and congrats on your weight loss :)