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3/7/18 12:43 P

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Welcome. Your list of things as staples caught my attention. I have two guiding things on foods. Avoid carbs, avoid processed white or light brown things.

To avoid carbs I look at what fraction, or percentage of some things weight is carbs.

You listed flour, sugar, corn starch abd bread crumbs. The first three are white, and the last is light brown. The fraction of their weight that is carbs is:
- sugar (100%)
- flour (75%)
- corn starch (90%)
- bread crumbs (70%)

Sounds like you are doing a kitchen cleans. Great! My advice... any meat, all are so close to zero carbs, like less than 1%.

Secondly virtually all green or colourful veggies. Only carrots are on the edge with that rule, so avoid carrots for now.

Third don't fear dietary fat. Eggs are great, bacon is great, as are most cheeses. It's counter initiative, or at least counter low fat diets.

Edited by: -JAMES- at: 3/7/2018 (12:56)
Alberta, Canada

All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)

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3/6/18 10:55 A

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Hi Libby and welcome!!! it sounds like you have your plan set...glad to have you with us!!!

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3/6/18 9:26 A

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I'm new. I've got 4 amazing stepchildren. They are my whole everything and I wish they could live with us full time. They have a mama who loves them, so we just have to share! I'm 39, about 260, 5'4", and I have PCOS as well as psoriatic arthritis. My weight is certainly a concern but my main goals are leveling out hormones and feeling healthier. I believe my weight will take care of itself in the process of living this new lifestyle.
I'm in my learn and read as much as possible phase. I'm trying to prepare and start next week. I don't want to get into it and not know what to do and then panic and stop. So I'm cleaning out my house,replacing staples with keto staples. It seems weird that flour, sugar, breadcrumbs, and cornstarch are no longer basic things to have.
My husband is type 1 diabetic so he is totally on board and excited to start. I've been reorganizing my kitchen and buying meal prep supplies. I want to do this right!
If you have any advice or re recommendations I would love to hear them!

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