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My Current Experiences With The Carbohydrate Addicts Lifespan Program (CALP)

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I have been writing a journal about my experiences with CALP and decided to put it in online "book" form. I will be writing a new chapter at least once a month and it will include my thoughts as well as my current stats.

If you are reading my blog and think this way of eating could be beneficial to you, read the book that got me started. It is called The Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program and was written by Dr. Richard F. Heller and Dr. Rachael F. Heller.

The first time I tried CALP was because my husband picked up the book and happened to show it to me. I read the back of the book and then opened it to get an idea of what it was all about. The very first page listed six questions and right below them, centered in the middle of the page in bold black letters, it said "If you answered yes to two or more of these questions, this program was made for you!" Since I was able to answer yes to five out of the six questions, I bought the book.

You can probably tell by my enthusiasm that I believe this program was made especially for me. I made the mistake of using this way of eating as a short-term diet the first time I tried it, and now I realize I can not control my eating habits unless I am in control of my carbohydrate intake so I intend to make this my long-term way of eating.

I hope you decide to join me on my weight loss journey!

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This blog is very helpful for a newbie like me. I look forward to my journey with CALP. Your examples of RM and CM meals is a godsend thank you.

It's wonderful to read of

It's wonderful to read of your successes. Congratulations!

I don't follow the same program, but also enjoy how good I feel eating a low-carb diet.

I wish you continued success! :)

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About LowCarbForLife

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About me

I'm Teri and I am 54 years old. I have been fighting my weight since I was fourteen, dieting my way all the way up to 236 lbs. I started my weight loss program on March 3, 2008, and at that time I was unable to get into the largest pair of jeans I owned, size 18W. I have lost close to 100 pounds, and I now wear a size 4 jeans. My diet and exercise program have me feeling better than I could have ever imagined and I did it without starving or depriving myself in any way.

I am getting myself into better shape and my goal of becoming fit and healthy is getting closer every day.

Here's a link to my Progress Photos.

Current Diet Type
Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program (CALP)

Current Exercise Routine
Resistance/Strength Training using Bowflex, Walk Away the Pounds (WATP), & Callanetics

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