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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 Glamour.com.

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  1. Vickie

    Oatmeal. It is possible to balance it by making it with skim milk and adding protein powder. (The key is not to add anything with sugar to it.)

    Instead of thinking low carb, I think it is very helpful to think “balance”. If you equal out protein and carbs and stay within your calorie range, it just puts a very different feel to it.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Good idea with the protein powder. I have some peanut butter protein powder that I am not a fan of, but maybe if I mix it in my oatmeal I’ll like it!

      I think you are right. a balance works better for me. I don’t focus so much on restriction.

  2. Beth Sher

    I started doing low carb! My first week I lost 3 pounds. I am not “counting” anything. I am eating protein and veggies – no fruits. Some avocado, a little cheese (I’m not a huge cheese person I like it in the morning with eggs), olive oil, some nuts not much, half and half. Sugar free chocolate or jello at night for a snack. Not giving up wine on weekends. So it’s not crazy. What I don’t like about Keto is the high fat. Making fat bomb kind of stuff. So far it feels really freeing. And I’m enjoying what I’m eating. If you have any suggestions let me know! Good luck 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It sounds like you are doing everything right! I don’t see anything wrong with what you are eating. Pretty balanced! You can have berries, if you want. They are usually “allowed” on a low carb/keto diet in small portions. I could never give up fruit entirely. I ate strawberries and blueberries with my yogurt.

      1. Beth Sher

        I’m not missing the fruit so far. I need to look for some low sugar yogurt like carb master. So far I haven’t been feeling the need for snacks I’m feeling pretty satiated. Usually in the morning I’ll have some nuts and in the afternoon some veggies with ranch. I’ll keep you posted!

        1. Lisa Eirene

          That’s great you aren’t feeling hungry. That’s the hard part.

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