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Forum: Women's Health 04-13-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By Leo41
Kit-- Although often harmless body pains...

Kit--

Although often harmless body pains will come and go, a week is too long for a persistent pain. I'd have this checked NOW and not wait another 7 days.

Pain is a sign of something...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-08-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,155
Posted By Leo41
Bonnie- I could not register. I was...

Bonnie-

I could not register. I was asked to enter my e-mail address, but the response was that I already had an account. This is impossible, so perhaps the system was overloaded at the time...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-08-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,958
Posted By Leo41
I could not register at Bonnie's site. I entered...

I could not register at Bonnie's site. I entered my e-mail address, and it said I already had an account--which is impossible.

Kinks already?
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-08-2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,155
Posted By Leo41
'I heard that they won't allow the thread that...

'I heard that they won't allow the thread that you always like to start each day, Charski. The "What are you having for dinner" type thread.'

I don't know why you would say this because Charski...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-05-2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By Leo41
I am not convinced by all of Dr. Fung's 'claims'...

I am not convinced by all of Dr. Fung's 'claims' and will continue to focus on my protein needs.

Perhaps it's just that I'm old and recent scientific studies point to increased protein needs in...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-03-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By Leo41
Yes, but if you are 'living off your stored fat'...

Yes, but if you are 'living off your stored fat' and not eating sufficient protein for your body's needs, the body will consume muscle for its needed protein.

The body can convert fat to energy,...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-13-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,265
Posted By Leo41
It's not 'intolerance' to carbs. If you are...

It's not 'intolerance' to carbs. If you are eating low carb and in ketosis, you have depleted glycogen in muscles. That glycogen returns when you go out of ketosis, and glycogen is bound to water. ...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-09-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By Leo41
I don't know why you mentioned the UK--I am in...

I don't know why you mentioned the UK--I am in the USA.

It's not one tech who told me that black coffee is OK--but several over the years, including doctors. So where I am (New York), it seems to...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-09-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By Leo41
Do you drink your coffee black? I ask because I...

Do you drink your coffee black? I ask because I have regular blood tests,
and black coffee is allowed with fasting tests. I would assume then that the caffeine doesn't affect the results. For...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 03-05-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By Leo41
I had similar back problems for years--unable to...

I had similar back problems for years--unable to stand for more than a minute or two without excruciating pain--and had spinal injections for some (temporary) relief. The diagnosis was spinal...
Forum: The Maintain Lane 03-05-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Leo41
I'm not sure of your question, but you are...

I'm not sure of your question, but you are correct that ketosis is a process--a metabolic path in the body. It's usually dependent on carb intake, and some people are more sensitive to carbs than...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 02-28-2018, 03:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,265
Posted By Leo41
Your stats show that you seem to have lost about...

Your stats show that you seem to have lost about 4 lbs so far this month. Throughout my weight loss, I never lost more than 4 lbs a month, AND when I first began at well over 300, I didn't lose for...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 02-23-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,265
Posted By Leo41
Yes, it's called 'carnivore' and also 'zero...

Yes, it's called 'carnivore' and also 'zero carb.' Eggs are allowed, but I've had some problems with them, so I don't eat them. I also eliminated all dairy except butter. Somehow my body loves...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 02-23-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,265
Posted By Leo41
I'm really carb sensitive, so I had to stay at...

I'm really carb sensitive, so I had to stay at <20g carbs a day, but I also could not lose unless I was at 900 cal. For the final 2 years, I did JUDDD to help me keep my calories low enough. I...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 02-23-2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,265
Posted By Leo41
I lost all my weight (see stats) post menopause...

I lost all my weight (see stats) post menopause and hypothyroid. Yes, the metabolism slows, so you have to adjust your eating to your body's needs.

What were 'normal' portions when you were...
Forum: The Maintain Lane 02-22-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Leo41
After maintaining for 8 years carefully counting...

After maintaining for 8 years carefully counting calories and eating <20g carbs a day, I've found my personal nirvana with carnivore eating.

Since I began eating only meat and fish (and fats)...
Forum: JUDDD 02-20-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By Leo41
I am hypothyroid (Hashimoto's), and the only way...

I am hypothyroid (Hashimoto's), and the only way your thyroid will affect your BP is if your hormone levels are not optimized via Rx.

First of all, I'd advise you to always get (and keep) copies...
Forum: JUDDD 02-19-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By Leo41
For me, it varies with the situation. When...

For me, it varies with the situation.

When my younger sister died suddenly several years ago, one aspect of my grief was a total loss of appetite. Even though there was tempting food...
Forum: Thyroid 02-18-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By Leo41
I'm not sure why you are asking. Do you suspect...

I'm not sure why you are asking. Do you suspect a thyroid issue, or are you diagnosed and taking Rx? That would make a difference.

If you suspect a thyroid problem, your doctor will go by your...
Forum: Cholesterol and Heart Health 01-29-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By Leo41
I had a VAP test several years ago. As far as I...

I had a VAP test several years ago. As far as I know, it simply measures the size of LDL particles--big is better than small.

I have high HDL (85-95) and low trigs (<30), and my particle size...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-26-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Leo41
Trish- If he considers the basic Quest...

Trish-

If he considers the basic Quest bar too sweet, he'd be overwhelmed by the Hero bars. I have to avoid them because they are SUPER sweet and my world-class sweet tooth adores them.;)
Forum: JUDDD 01-26-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,038
Posted By Leo41
Carly- I would not consider a gain to be...

Carly-

I would not consider a gain to be 'successful.' My idea of a 'diet break' is that it's maintaining one's desired weight--i.e., no effort to lose.

If I found myself gaining (even just...
Forum: JUDDD 01-25-2018, 02:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,915
Posted By Leo41
Carly- I've read your posts for quite a...

Carly-

I've read your posts for quite a while, and I suspect that your 'fatigue' comes from the fact that you are basically starving yourself to maintain. That's not sustainable. The body...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-22-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By Leo41
I am 76 and have had osteoarthritis since my...

I am 76 and have had osteoarthritis since my mid-30s, and it's now quite severe. However, I manage without pain meds with exercise (to strengthen muscles that are needed to compensate for weak...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-20-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By Leo41
I love fizzy drinks--but I don't do sweeteners at...

I love fizzy drinks--but I don't do sweeteners at all--even the artificial ones.

So I drink either LaCroix or Dasani---both are flavored enough to provide satisfaction (for me) but have no...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-19-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By Leo41
Ronnie- I usually take 400 mg, which is...

Ronnie-
I usually take 400 mg, which is what's recommended on the brand I have as a basic dosage.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-19-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 780
Posted By Leo41
I would offer a caution--for anyone who is like...

I would offer a caution--for anyone who is like me. I've suffered from chronic constipation all my life, and I told my GI that fiber seems to make it worse rather than help. He said that's true of...
Forum: Thyroid 01-13-2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By Leo41
Ronnie: I think you need a better thyroid...

Ronnie:
I think you need a better thyroid doctor. First of all, if you are taking thyroid Rx (which you are), doctors aim for a TSH of 1.0 as an indication of optimal dosage. If your TSH is...
Forum: Thyroid 01-12-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By Leo41
Ronnie- How often do you have labs? And do...

Ronnie-
How often do you have labs? And do you keep copies?

I ask because the thyroid doesn't regenerate, and I've never had a doctor who waited to see a 'pattern' before adjusting...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-12-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By Leo41
I'm not sure about the Keurig cups (I grind whole...

I'm not sure about the Keurig cups (I grind whole beans and drip my coffee), but the flavored coffees I buy have no calories or carbs--somehow the flavor is produced in the beans without any sugar....
Forum: Thyroid 01-11-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By Leo41
Are you talking about your thyroid Rx that you...

Are you talking about your thyroid Rx that you declined to increase?

If so, that's a mistake. Your thyroid issues may not at all improve with weight loss; it's a completely different thing from...
Forum: JUDDD 01-07-2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 957
Posted By Leo41
Maintaining can be managed--if the person doesn't...

Maintaining can be managed--if the person doesn't give up.

Last summer, I had foot surgery that meant no weight on the foot for 4-6 weeks--so very little movement. I used a wheelchair most of the...
Forum: JUDDD 01-03-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 957
Posted By Leo41
Dr. Berkeley is a great resource for dealing with...

Dr. Berkeley is a great resource for dealing with issues of maintenance. She has a lot of clinical experience in helping people navigate its treacherous waters.
Forum: JUDDD 01-03-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 957
Posted By Leo41
Portia- I don't follow the studies, but it's...

Portia-
I don't follow the studies, but it's fairly accepted scientifically and medically that obesity is the only negative situation that the human body is programmed to not consider...
Forum: JUDDD 01-03-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 957
Posted By Leo41
Carly- I'm hypothyroid and see my endo...

Carly-
I'm hypothyroid and see my endo regularly. He was (and is) my biggest cheerleader in weight loss, and he tells me that the body never gives up in
terms of trying to regain it's lost body...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 01-03-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,829
Posted By Leo41
Not sure, but allergic reactions to Rx meds...

Not sure, but allergic reactions to Rx meds typically show up after one or two days of taking the med.

Have you tried Google-ing to see what are the typical negative reactions to this Rx?

...
Forum: JUDDD 01-03-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 957
Posted By Leo41
Leptin research has been going on for a long...

Leptin research has been going on for a long time, and I doubt there will be any 'treatment' for the average person for some time.

I've been maintaining now for over 8 years, and it's not easy...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 01-02-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,829
Posted By Leo41
Ronnie- I once got a rash on my neck as an...

Ronnie-
I once got a rash on my neck as an allergic reaction to Cipro. I stopped taking it immediately, and my memory is that the rash had faded by the next day.

But I had only taken the...
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 12-28-2017, 03:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Leo41
No studies, but there might be something to the...

No studies, but there might be something to the metabolic issue.

I'm hypothyroid, and my endo says I also have a 'genetically slow metabolism.'

When I first began losing weight (seriously), I...
Forum: Thyroid 12-26-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,933
Posted By Leo41
Carol- There can be a thyroid problem when...

Carol-
There can be a thyroid problem when you test 'normal' because thyroid lab values are NOT read like other reports--and most primary doctors don't know (or ignore) that--many endos, too.

...
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