Welcome to Low Carb Way of Life FAQ!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Why is the board named Low Carb Way of Life? Isn't Low Carb a diet?“Low-carbing is not a short-term diet, in that you can't ever go off of it. You can slowly ease into maintenance phases in which you allow yourself more of the formerly "forbidden" foods, but you simply cannot revert back to your old eating (or non-exercising) ways. That is one reason why many of us refer to low-carbing as a Way of Life, or Way of Eating... to retrain our thinking that we are going to follow this plan for long term, not just as a way to lose initial weight.” ~ plaidprincess ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~What are some examples of topics on this board? Low Carb recipes (indexed courtesy of ROTJob), stories of successes and challenges, sharing ideas & experiences, support & motivation, product and restaurant reviews, links to LC articles, information on various LC plans, and friendly conversations. Here's some informative posts:Food Costs: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20641572Glycemic Index: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=19678269Insulin: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20749329Potassium: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20118902Saving Money: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=19497905Sugar Alcohols: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20744287Trans Fats: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=19235252~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Are any topics off-limits? We welcome all viewpoints, but keep in mind that 1) this is not a battleground for the never-ending Low Carb vs. Low Fat vs. Low Cal debate, and 2) trolling posts such as “you're all idiots whose organs are about to dissolve” prove to be more disruptive than constructive. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Does Low Carbing really work? Kasuma724: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20654848isewquilts2: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20623051LtUhura: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20611356Evelynk: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20597616Sparkle13: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20559888buckmizer: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20540785SDATX: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20488304station9: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20286557andryia: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20222033profgirl: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=19813156CaveGirl: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=19689646IronicFelix: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18997435millerpim: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18751760funguscoffee: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18715314DeltaDog2: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17849264joebedford: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17842925~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Is LC a fad diet, or does it work long-term (i.e. more than one year)? gfharper: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20757135FritzSeifart: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20666628Tigorious: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20558184skylanefool: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20452170impolite: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20387847amiablejak: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=20191233xraymd: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=19580369markr33: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18344228~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Is Low Carbing safe? You've probably heard all the myths… ketosis is dangerous, Low Carbing causes kidney problems, etc. There's a huge amount of misinformation circulating – propagated by uninformed media, by nutritionists who refuse to admit that they could have been wrong to focus on low-fat all these years, and by animal-rights activists that can't stand the thought of people eating meat as a source of protein.Here's a link that should answer many of your questions: http://atkins.com/why/debunking-the-myths.html~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~How can I learn about Low Carbing? First choose one of the many LC plans, then read, read, read! Below are links to some popular plans, and you can find even more options here: http://www.lowcarb.ca/atkins-diet-and-low-carb-plans/Atkins:Web site: http://atkins.com/FAQ: http://atkins.com/helpatkins/newfaq/index.htmlBooks: http://atkins.com/shop/information-products.htmlProtein Power: Web site: http://www.proteinpower.comFAQ: http://www.proteinpower.com/faq/index.htmlBooks: http://www.proteinpower.com/books.htmThe Zone: Web site: http://www.zoneperfect.com/Site/Content/index.aspFAQ: http://www.zoneperfect.com/Site/content/faq.aspBooks: http://tinyurl.com/2yfdvSouth Beach: Web site: http://www.southbeachdiet.com/Books: http://tinyurl.com/3gq6b~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Where can I find Low Carb recipes? Online: In the Low Carb Recipe Index on this board (over there --->)Atkins: http://atkins.com/food/recipes/index.htmlLow Carb Luxury: http://www.lowcarbluxury.com/lowcarb-recipes.htmlLow Carb Freedom: http://www.lowcarbfreedom.com/low_carb_recipes/index.htmlLocarber: http://locarber.com/recipes/Carb Options: http://www.carboptions.com/recipes.aspBooks: 500 Low-Carb Recipes (Dana Carpender): http://tinyurl.com/29m3q~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Where can I find Low Carb products? Natural LC foods (e.g. veggies, meat, cheese, eggs) are generally located along the walls of supermarkets. Using the “shop the perimeter” method helps to avoid the processed, sugary items located in the center aisles.Most grocery stores also have sections dedicated to LC items such as shakes, power bars and bake mixes. You may also find these items in drug stores or Wal*Mart.Still can't find what you're looking for? Here's some specialty shops:Online: Netrition: http://www11.netrition.com/lowcarb_page.htmlCarbSense: http://carbsense.com/product_info.htmVitacost: http://www.vitacost.com/products/yourhealth/LoCarbs.cfm?lchqbid=8085Stores: Trader Joe's: http://www.traderjoes.com/locations/index.asp~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Are there any Low Carb magazines? Low Carb Energy: http://sheknows.com/lowcarb/Low Carb Living: http://www.lclmag.com/~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~How can I find out how many carbs are in different foods? Online: Atkins: http://atkins.com/food/index.html (click Carb Gram Counter)USDA: http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/Thinner.com: http://carbcounter.thinner.com/Books: Atkins: http://tinyurl.com/239gx~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I'm lost! What do all these acronyms mean?FAQ = Frequently Asked QuestionsFFF = Fools Fighting Fat (board)FWIW = For What It's WorthHTH = Hope This HelpsIIRC = If I Remember CorrectlyIMHO = In My Humble OpinionLC = Low CarbOT = Off-TopicPP = Protein PowerSB = South BeachTIA = Thanks In AdvanceTJ's = Trader Joe's (store)TOM = Time Of MonthWOE = Way Of EatingWOL = Way Of Life~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I have a suggestion to improve the FAQ. How can I submit it? Easy! Just reply to this post with your idea, and we'll try to include it in the next periodic revision. Your input is appreciated!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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