Information and support for low carb and gluten free eating.

People who are on the Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program (CALP) diet

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I'm Mike. I'm LowCarbForLife's (Teri's) hubby. I manage the LowCarbCompatible™ web site, among many other things. I don't follow a strict diet but I do follow LowCarbForLife's way of eating most of the time, since we eat together (and I cook most of the time).

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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.

I'm Mago. I've always struggled with my weight since I was a teenager. Actually, I was really just a few pounds overweight to start with, then I just couldn't stop the "weight creep" till I was approaching age 40. At that point, I topped out at 174 pounds (5 ft/8in). Then my husband and I heard of the Eades and Protein Power. It was great! I lost over 30 pounds, and it seemed so easy. I felt good, had energy. Then I embarked on a career change that consumed every ounce of energy, involved chronic sleep deprivation, and put bagels and other high-carb convenience foods in front of me basically every single day. At first I held it down, but gradually the old ways of eating and the feeling of what difference does it make? overcame me and I saw all my lost weight regained. Plus more. I saw the scales register in the upper 180s, even saw 190 a couple of times. Felt like I was being dragged irresistably toward the dreaded 200. Then I discovered CAD and CALP. I could see that it was consistent with the Protein Power low-carb principles, plus gave me a new tool to manage my carb cravings - the wonderful Reward Meal! I started on CAD/CALP in August 2009 and have been very slowly losing weight since then. I recently started Slow Burn exercise program as something I could commit to that would improve my physical fitness but not too demanding in terms of equipment, time, or gym memberships, etc. This whole HIP (Health Improvement Plan) is a lifetime project!

I'm 50 and 70lb over weight.I need all the encouragement I can get and I think this website will help greatly. I'm very frustrated about my weight, and have tried many diets.


I'm 52, married with 2 grown children, 4 grown step-children. I've tried lots of diets and have a pretty good knowledge of nutrition. I am a person who has lost and then gained extra weight back many times. Like the saying goes, I have dieted my weight up this number! I'm back to low carb as this makes sense to me and I lost weight before on this program.

My name is Linda and I just turned 47. I've tried several diets in the past, lost about 20 pounds with Adkins, didn't stick with it for the long haul. I actually bought CAD book years ago and never really got started. I need to lose 55 lbs. to get to my goal of 150. Ive been ready Teri's site and it is very encouraging to say the least. I have a hard time sticking to any one diet for any length of time. I think with the support and encouragment I can do this. looking forward to sharing this journey with you. Thanks

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