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Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-22-2018, 03:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Avicenna
What about temporarily switching over to a...

What about temporarily switching over to a different plan, such as IF or vegan?

I'd be particularly careful about the nuts since they may be ground into sauces or other items. If your allergies...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 03-17-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,765
Posted By Avicenna
Honestly...no. In the first couple weeks after it...

Honestly...no. In the first couple weeks after it was installed, I couldn't eat much because there was a lot of pain/discomfort. After a couple months... I would say that I ate somewhat less than...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 03-17-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,765
Posted By Avicenna
Thought I'd post an update, in case it is helpful...

Thought I'd post an update, in case it is helpful to anyone.

In case you are thinking of getting a gastric balloon... don't!

All right, I semi-jest - it may be suitable for you. 6 months have...
Forum: Thyroid 02-23-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 89,629
Posted By Avicenna
Just came across this...wish I could stick it up...

Just came across this...wish I could stick it up on a billboard somewhere. One of the most awkward and uncomfortable things for me is when people criticize me for being low energy or, worse,...
Forum: Thyroid 02-23-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 130
Posted By Avicenna
Substitute for thyroid supplement?

Hi,

For the past few years, I've been taking ERFA thyroid medicine to address being slightly hypothyroid. It has helped me considerably with overall health and energy levels, although not weight...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 11-18-2017, 04:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By Avicenna
Just wanted to put out a tactful note that not...

Just wanted to put out a tactful note that not all of us are here because of those "certain foods" that got us to a certain weight that we now have to eliminate. I would venture that many long-time...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 10-13-2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By Avicenna
How about turmeric milk? You can boil almond milk...

How about turmeric milk? You can boil almond milk and add turmeric, some ginger root, cinnamon, sweetener, and nutmeg for a few minutes, then remove the ginger and enjoy!
Forum: JUDDD 10-09-2017, 04:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,446
Posted By Avicenna
Wishing you the best :heart:

Wishing you the best :heart:
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 08-03-2017, 03:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,765
Posted By Avicenna
I am also glad you found something that worked...

I am also glad you found something that worked for you. I agree about not jumping to medication but, at the end of the day, that's what it's there for!

I feel like I have a similar metabolic issue...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 07-30-2017, 03:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,765
Posted By Avicenna
I am glad it worked out for you. :) They do...

I am glad it worked out for you. :)

They do it where I live...they have a less invasive one now which is, apparently, non-surgical (although I'm sure that surgery happens if it goes wrong)......
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 05-12-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,843
Posted By Avicenna
1 Minute Muffin: 1/4 cup dried ground tube...

1 Minute Muffin:

1/4 cup dried ground tube grubs
1 slug liver (pureed)
1/8 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp dried ungaberry
1/4 cup snail juice
1 smashed gree worm

Mix ingredients in cup. Place cup in...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-05-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,621
Posted By Avicenna
I can't believe someone would have the nerve to...

I can't believe someone would have the nerve to say that to you!
Forum: Other Plans 04-05-2017, 02:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,172
Posted By Avicenna
Hi, Does 'eating low carb the rest of the...

Hi,

Does 'eating low carb the rest of the time' mean 'eating low carb on the fasting days' (for instance, skipping breakfast and lunch, and eating plain eggs for dinner, but not necessarily eating...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-05-2017, 02:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By Avicenna
I'm going to remember that, thanks. :) I...

I'm going to remember that, thanks. :)

I think there is something primal in the human psyche which does associate communal eating with communal identity (and lack of eating with being an...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 03-23-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By Avicenna
There is a very good one using coconut milk,...

There is a very good one using coconut milk, eggs, and xylitol- don't remember it offhand but you can find it online by searching for paleo ice cream recipes
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 03-23-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,699
Posted By Avicenna
You could make tofu or avocado based chocolate...

You could make tofu or avocado based chocolate mousse.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-20-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 874
Posted By Avicenna
Could always try this! They may indeed have tube...

Could always try this! They may indeed have tube grubs...

http://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/dining/mark-kurlyandchik/2016/05/22/edible-insects-descend-detroit/84551758/

:)
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-02-2017, 04:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,021
Posted By Avicenna
Congrats! I did a 3-day one last week (that...

Congrats!

I did a 3-day one last week (that was my limit, I didn't want to see another egg after that). My weight did drop immediately, although I'm not sure where the long-term result is because...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 02-27-2017, 02:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By Avicenna
Thanks for the thoughts! Fully agree!

Thanks for the thoughts! Fully agree!
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 02-20-2017, 01:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,765
Posted By Avicenna
Thanks for taking the time to leave your...

Thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts!

It's something I'm thinking about even if I am able to stabilize my weight and lose some, because by now I have quite a bit to lose.

Take care
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 02-12-2017, 04:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,193
Posted By Avicenna
Looks beautiful!

Looks beautiful!
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 02-12-2017, 04:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,765
Posted By Avicenna
Gastric balloon?

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this.

I am feeling very frustrated because I recently had another spurt of weight gain and am now above my original weight when I joined...
Forum: Celiac / Gluten-Free 02-05-2017, 03:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 15,417
Posted By Avicenna
Sorry to hear that! Maybe it's a good time to use...

Sorry to hear that! Maybe it's a good time to use the old adage of "think of what you CAN eat" and make the most of it. And also, to think of all the healthy things you'll be eating!

I can relate...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 02-01-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,294
Posted By Avicenna
Enjoy!

Enjoy!
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 01-26-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By Avicenna
"Smokey" sounds like it might be chipotle pepper...

"Smokey" sounds like it might be chipotle pepper (the one in the jar), but go easy on it!
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-14-2017, 05:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,882
Posted By Avicenna
I do well with warm drinks (herbal tea, coffee,...

I do well with warm drinks (herbal tea, coffee, decaffeinated coffee, etc).

Yes, I think you have to "white knuckle" the sugar. Although, some people do well using sugar substitutes as a...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 01-05-2017, 04:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,076
Posted By Avicenna
Have you tried the amino acid supplement plan in...

Have you tried the amino acid supplement plan in _The Diet Cure_?
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-04-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By Avicenna
I think most people notice, but they tell it to...

I think most people notice, but they tell it to each other and not to you. :)
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-31-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,280
Posted By Avicenna
I think you are misreading what I wrote. :)

I think you are misreading what I wrote. :)
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-29-2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By Avicenna
I know it can be overwhelming at the beginning -...

I know it can be overwhelming at the beginning - good job getting started, and good luck!
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-29-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,280
Posted By Avicenna
Ummm...isn't a symptom "causal"? In any...

Ummm...isn't a symptom "causal"?

In any case, I was referring to people who have been hypothyroid on a long-term basis (e.g. from childhood) and not people who suddenly develop the condition.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-29-2016, 04:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,280
Posted By Avicenna
It could be argued that people who are...

It could be argued that people who are hypothyroid are more likely to be overweight, and hence more likely to start doing LC. And many people become more conscious of health or health problems during...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-27-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By Avicenna
I had two bouts of weight gain this year and I...

I had two bouts of weight gain this year and I think both of them might have been triggered by artificial sugars (I went through a Diet Coke phase and another sweetener phase). I felt like something...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-11-2016, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 794
Posted By Avicenna
Yes, the article is a bunch of baseless prose...

Yes, the article is a bunch of baseless prose that sites like that are expected to churn out. It might resonate with the "average person", but certainly not someone like me (who, incidentally, puts...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-10-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,577
Posted By Avicenna
Sorry to hear you're having a hard time. I think...

Sorry to hear you're having a hard time. I think as a general rule, anything that you want to keep private, should be kept private!

I find most people's unsolicited comments about weight and food...
Forum: Other Plans 11-19-2016, 03:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,011
Posted By Avicenna
Hi, I'm giving this a try - I'm tired of...

Hi,

I'm giving this a try - I'm tired of spending so much time and energy on eating plans.

That being said, part of me would still like to try combining it with IF (such as the Fung fasting) or...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 11-10-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,618
Posted By Avicenna
Hi, If you haven't seen it, you could look...

Hi,

If you haven't seen it, you could look at a paleo blog called "my heart beets" which has paleo versions of South Asian recipes - some of that should be ok for LC.
And, cauliflower rice!
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 10-19-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Posted By Avicenna
Looks beautiful and sounds wonderful! :)

Looks beautiful and sounds wonderful! :)
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 10-14-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 26,690
Posted By Avicenna
I think a lot of people would challenge that....

I think a lot of people would challenge that. Unless they have solid evidence to prove "this is why", it's just their views which may be true for some people but not others.

For instance, it is...
Forum: JUDDD 09-17-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,220
Posted By Avicenna
I think than rather than trying to convince them...

I think than rather than trying to convince them it will work, it might be more effective to convince them to trust your judgement or treat it as your own personalbusiness.

Glad it's working out!
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