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Light Carb Update #4

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Vickie

    Instead of dropping total calories, I would suggest lowering your carbs slightly and increasing fat and protein. And see if that shift helps. (I do not think 2010 and the government are a good combination for a recommendation.) My opinion is always – want to keep calorie base as high as possible because the difference between weight loss and maintenance is about one serving/100 calories. Have to leave yourself sustainable.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I am starting to agree with you. I’ve checked out a lot of different diets and the recommendations are always a little off for me–either they say I should be eating 2000+ calories a day or the carbs are too high…I haven’t found a “diet” yet that seems to be what I’m looking for. I have started reading about carb cycling, though, and I’m working on a post for next week.

      1. Vickie

        Maybe you knew, tomatoes are actually a fruit and that is why their counts are so high.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          I did but was shocked at how high tomatoes are. It’s really crazy to me.

  2. christi in ma

    have you tried Rao’s marinara sauce?
    my BFF who is diabetic recommends it as the lowest carb/sugar jarred sauce at the supermarket
    and my mama recommends it as being “almost as good as hers” LOL
    It’s 4 g carbs for 1/2 cup

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you for the recommendation! I will look for it.

  3. Lori

    Nice progress!

    I eat a little more Zone style, 40% carbs, 30 fat and 30 protein. Sometimes I tweak that to be more protein, but I don’t do that as often because I’m not doing the heavy lifting I used to. The fat helps so much. We hardly ever have lower fat items, preferring real butter, regular cheese (or 2%), etc. A lot of my daily carbs come from dairy – and those weekly bagels LOL!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      We do that too. Full fat items like real butter, regular cheese, nothing “low” or non-fat!

      I am jealous of your bagels. 😉

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