Comment: The older you are

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The older you are

the fewer carbs and calories you can take in. If I want to lose five pounds I have to restrict my diet to no more than 1000 calories and 20 grams of carbs. That's it. I can normally take in up to 1200 calories, but if I consistently take in more, I gain weight.

My opinion is that the diabetes and obesity problem in this country is caused by high fructose corn syrup. Stay away from it and it is in almost everything in a regular grocery store. I shop health food store, but if I buy anything in a regular grocery store I read the ingredients carefully.

The Atkins diet works. The candida diet is the Atkins diet on steroids. Both work, but I can't stay on them for more than 3 months at a time because it is torturous...can't eat much. But if you want to lose weight, go for it.