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Old 08-08-2017, 11:27   #1
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Hello all! New member here and this posting is secondary to my intro post.

The Diet Doctor website charges a fee correct? I am familiar with LCHF and the Atkins lifestyle. I have access to tons of LCHF recipes at No charge. Why would I pay a fee for Diet Doctor?

Pros/Cons? What am I missing? Feedback appreciated!


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The free part of the Diet Dr. website gives a good presentation of LCHF. It is a reference tool for those who don't yet know what LCHF is all about. I haven't "joined" there and don't have any plans to do so.

Atkins diet information is free. It's a good way to start a LCHF way of eating and is how I started, using the food list from the Phase I diet.

As one becomes more familiar with LCHF one becomes less reliant on spelled out "diets".

Not everyone who comes here is computer savvy and many don't know much about searching for things. For myself, I try to point people to what is of immediate help, and also suggest searching for LCHF foods. My favorite place to find recipes with pictures is Pinterest.

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HI VeeJay,

I too have done the Atkins phase approach. I never got to the other phases really bc I got to my ideal weight at the time. Now, however, it sounds like a good idea to go back to. Still I have my limitations on it as well since even on his list of foods not to eat on phase I, I eat them anyway. They are not foods that cause weight gain or BG rise and I love them too much to avoid them. After all, we only live once.

About pinterest: I am a member there but find it unhelpful in getting a recipe without going through a bunch of stuff to get to it. Why is that? Maybe, since you say it's your favorite place to go for recipes, you could help me out here.

I go to a new blog place called Resolution Eats. It's a small site but can be found simply by putting in the words - Resolution Eats - in the search window and it pops up first - or at least it does for me. The person who does it is named Emily and she began at the first of the year on LC and has posted some very interesting recipes like Scalloped Daikon Radish.

Thanks again for your help!
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On Pinterest, I search for "LCHF Recipes". That brings up a lot of them. Then, if you click on, say, a recipe for chicken, there'll be lots of low-carb chicken recipes below it. Or you could search on "LCHF __________" whatever type of dish you are looking for.

Pinterest is like a box within a box within a box.... etc. etc.

When you do a search, lots of search suggestions come up in a drop-down - and toward the bottom will be other people's boards that match your search. Sometimes it's interesting to open another person's low carb recipe board and see what they have collected. One thing leads to another.

I have a Low Carb board where I save any interesting recipes I find on Pinterest. Here's a link to my board. https://www.pinterest.com/VRStudio1/...light-recipes/

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Still I have my limitations on it as well since even on his list of foods not to eat on phase I, I eat them anyway. They are not foods that cause weight gain or BG rise and I love them too much to avoid them. After all, we only live once.
For diabetes, I see Atkins Phase I as a starting point. Then, as one's BG comes down one can experiment with other foods, like you've done.

My way of eating isn't too far off from the Atkins Phase I, but I do eat nuts and occasional tomato or berries. Like you said, it's for a lifetime. So one needs to tweak any initial "diet" so that it becomes a satisfying way of eating.

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Thank you VeeJay for all your sage advice. I will check out pinterest and do as you say and see how it works. I'm sure it will be fine. I will also check out your list of recipes there as well.

Yesterday, I found this site that might be helpful for low sugar, gluten free recipes: http://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/...-and-nut-free/

I am glad to be here with people who have a reasonable approach to BG control.

Be well!
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