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veggylvr wrote:I'd suggest showing your mom "Forks Over Knives". Show her how thin people are on this plant-based WOE and how much healthier it is for her arteries. Then, know you've done all you can whichever way she chooses.
Katydid wrote:I belong to the National Weight Control Registry. They survey people who have lost weight and KEPT it off. Their surveys show that you can use just about any method to lose weight, but <1% of responders were able to maintain there weigh-loss usng a low-carb diet. The most popular method for long term weight maintenance? Low-fat and high-carb. So the best diet for losing weight and reversing disease (as opposed to just controlling it) is also the best for keeping the lost weight off!
didi wrote:In Dr. Atkins Nutrition Breakthrough, he says that often diabetics on his diet start to lose their low blood sugars and the numbers start to creep up. He claims this happens to diabetics who have lost weight and who are at a normal weight. They have to use more meds and insulin. I noticed this with the low carbers on the diabetes support group. The more their sugars climb, the fewer and fewer carbs they eat, the more and more insulin they need.
Vegan Hunter wrote:Is there a 20 year Low Carber that not only has kept the weight off, but all their numbers are perfect? I don't think it is possible.
hazelrah wrote:Vegan Hunter wrote:Is there a 20 year Low Carber that not only has kept the weight off, but all their numbers are perfect? I don't think it is possible.
I don't know, I hear Atkin's blood pressure is the lowest it's ever been.