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Light Carb Update #5

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

    Curious where your sugar numbers are within your carbs. You can find the numbers under “nutrients” on MyFitnessPal. It is possible to be on target with total carbs, but be over on sugar. It is something I have to really watch in the summer with fruit. I am curious what you are seeing.

    If someone asked me – do you think I can lose weight with one cheat meal a week and several days with my carbs high – ? I would honestly answer – you might gain. I do not think I could maintain with both of those occurring, and definitely could not lose. So you are probably really close to figuring out your numbers. And do not forget fat ratios. A lot of people back off carbs and increase the wrong kind of fats. The same way people become vegetarians and then eat way too many carbs.

    And when you get your thresholds figured out, which you will, and get the rest of your weight off, do yourself a favor and lose an extra 5 pounds. If you want to maintain at 157, then go to 152. By doing that, you will maintain. Your fluctuations will be under your goal weight, not over. It makes a big difference in clothes fitting and psychologically, because you will be maintaining and not always a few pounds over goal.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I agree with a lot of your points. To answer your question re: sugar, I just checked and I’m actually doing pretty good! For the last week there was only one day where I went over my sugar count for the day. It seems like I am steady around half of whatever the “goal” of each day is in My Fitness Pal.

      I had a similar chat with a friend who is vegetarian and she eats a very high amount of carbs. But she has some medical issues so can’t eat a lot of fats, either. It’s definitely a process trying to figure our your balance!

      1. Vickie

        You have a big advantage over a lot of other people. First, you are getting your baby weight off. Being proactive. Second, you are looking to see what you actually need to do. Science experiment mentality. Two very good choices.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          🙂 I will figure this out at some point!!

  2. christi in ma

    I want to try that spaghetti sauce carbonara recipe!
    Thanks for sharing such good recipe ideas – the green chicken in the other post sounds awesome too.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Both recipes were EXCELLENT!

  3. jessi

    Made this recently and is by far the best pizza base recipe I have tried thus far. I added some Italian seasoning to the almond flour mixture and i flipped the crust half way through baking. I love this recipe made this recently and is by far the best pizza base recipe I have tried thus far. I added some Italian seasoning to the almond flour mixture and I flipped the crust halfway through baking. I love this recipe

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