Low Carb Diet
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(01-23-2015, 01:04 AM)christulsa123 Wrote:
(01-22-2015, 02:23 PM)J Michael Wrote: Why the diet Coke?  Or, for that matter, any "diet" soda??  Did you know that the artificial sweeteners are far worse for you than sugar?  And, for that matter again, why any "soda" at all?  If you like fizzy drinks you might consider seltzer water (plain or they come in flavors) with a tiny bit of pure fruit juice added.  That's my #1 non-alcoholic drink of choice.  Second on the list is just plain ol' (filtered) water.  Either of those is far, far, FARRRRRRRRRRR better for you than soda, especially "diet" soda.

Ok, you are coming across like a jack ass know-it-all.

Wow!  If I've offended you, please forgive me.

"a jack ass..."?  Yup, mea culpa. 

"a...know-it all."?  Hardly.  I know a few things, some of which have to do with diet and nutrition, medicine, homeopathy, naturopathy, physical therapy, and a few other related things.  Most things I do not know. 

(01-23-2015, 01:04 AM)christulsa123 Wrote:   You've responded several times to my posts, just about each time with snarky, presumptuous preaching against my diet choices. 

My style of writing sometimes, for better or worse, can come across, for some, as "snark".  Sometimes I mean it that way, but mostly I don't.  

Because I *do* know a couple of things that seemed counter-intuitive with your attempt to lose weight and lead a healthy life-style, it occurred to me to point them out.  Not as criticism of your choices but simply as warnings about a few things that might not be good for you or could involve wasting some of your time and money.  This *is* a discussion forum, is it not?  Am I not allowed to comment, even perhaps critically, of some things you write?  Or is this thread christulsa123's personal bragging blog about his low carb diet?

(01-23-2015, 01:04 AM)christulsa123 Wrote: And still I was nice to you and supportive of your diet.  Do I need to post each of your posts? 

I never asked for your (or anybody's support for my "diet"), but thanks anyway.

As I count 'em I've posted, including this post, 5 times in this thread.  The first post was in agreement with what Olddavid wrote.  Neither his post nor my reply was necessarily negative about YOU or YOUR choices--just indicative that we would choose differently . 

The second post, about your detox plans, was meant as a joke.  Did you see the emoticons?  Can you take a joke?

The third post was meant as a friendly "heads up" about the myth of detox plans.  It wasn't a shot at YOU.  You even thanked me for the link and the words of caution. 

The fourth post was about your choice of diet sodas--again a word of warning, especially given the incongruity of consciously consuming poison while at the same time attempting to lose weight and get healthy.  Or, does getting healthy only mean to you losing weight (because one can be "over weight" and in great health, or just the "right" weight and totally unhealthy)?  I'll refrain from any further words of caution, all of which were only meant as a friendly gesture in spite of any perceived "snark" in the way I presented them. 

(01-23-2015, 01:04 AM)christulsa123 Wrote: Give it a rest already.  I've lost over 100 pounds eating low carb.

Don't worry, I'll refrain from commenting in this thread again. 

I'm happy for you that you've lost over 100 pounds eating low carb.  I'd be happy for you had you lost that eating any other way there is to eat as well. 

(01-23-2015, 01:04 AM)christulsa123 Wrote: You couldn't last a few weeks on your McDougal diet. 

What is this, some kind of contest?  I didn't realize I'd signed up to compete with you or anyone else.  By the way, I achieved pretty much what I set out to when my wife and I started the McDougall plan.  I've lost some weight, I'm back to eating a decent diet again sans all the processed crap (though I admit to cheating here and there with some corn chips  :O :grin:), and I'm pretty much satisfied with where I'm at with my health and diet.  I didn't NEED to last more than a few weeks.  The McDougall plan acted as the catalyst we needed and that was that.  We don't need to be fundamentalist evangelical fanatics about it or about adhering to it precisely as laid out in his book.  That ain't how we "roll".

(01-23-2015, 01:04 AM)christulsa123 Wrote: You really come across like the man in your avatar.

Hey, I AM the man in my avatar! :P  Well, I have a few more teeth than he does, but... :LOL:

(01-23-2015, 01:04 AM)christulsa123 Wrote: Walk the talk or shut up.

Now...just which "talk" am I supposed to, by your reckoning, be walking, anyway?  I don't drink soda, except for maybe 2-3 12oz  cans per year, and NEVER "diet" soda.  Nor do I embark on frivolous "detox" plans that at best do nothing substantial and at worst can be quite harmful.  So, brother Chris, I AM walking the talk.

Again, I'm sorry if I've offended you.  By the same token, perhaps you could learn to take offense a little less easily.

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Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 11-17-2014, 12:10 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-17-2014, 11:14 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 11-17-2014, 06:06 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by Clare Brigid - 11-17-2014, 07:53 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 11-17-2014, 11:39 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-18-2014, 08:49 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by Clare Brigid - 11-18-2014, 10:13 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 11-18-2014, 02:49 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 11-18-2014, 02:55 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-21-2014, 08:42 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 11-21-2014, 07:23 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-29-2014, 09:47 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 12-04-2014, 12:19 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 12-06-2014, 01:03 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 12-06-2014, 07:17 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 12-08-2014, 12:07 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by Oldavid - 12-08-2014, 09:07 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by J Michael - 12-08-2014, 12:15 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 12-11-2014, 05:18 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 12-16-2014, 12:18 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 12-17-2014, 12:53 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 12-17-2014, 11:50 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 12-21-2014, 01:28 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 12-23-2014, 12:02 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 01-01-2015, 05:06 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 01-05-2015, 11:23 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 01-07-2015, 12:58 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by J Michael - 01-07-2015, 02:03 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by J Michael - 01-07-2015, 02:44 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 01-07-2015, 06:48 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 01-07-2015, 06:52 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 01-15-2015, 06:18 PM
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Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 01-19-2015, 10:57 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 01-21-2015, 11:15 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by J Michael - 01-22-2015, 02:23 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 01-23-2015, 01:04 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 01-23-2015, 01:14 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by J Michael - 01-23-2015, 02:22 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by Oldavid - 01-24-2015, 03:18 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 01-29-2015, 12:15 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by Oldavid - 01-30-2015, 10:06 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by New Arcadian - 03-02-2015, 11:00 AM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by christulsa123 - 03-03-2015, 10:58 PM
Re: Low Carb Diet - by New Arcadian - 03-04-2015, 01:17 PM
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