Member Spotlight:
Barbara F.

Name: Barbara Age: 58 Where do you live? Kenner, Louisiana Profession? Customer Service Account Representative Diet/weight history? I have tried many diets over the years and was not successful. I have been obese most of my life and my weight has been increasing every year…until I started Dr. Tro’s Weight loss program. Successes achieved on… Continue reading Member Spotlight:
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Member Spotlight: Gregg S.

Name: Gregg Schenck Age: 56 Where do you live?  Ponchatoula, LA – home of the Louisiana Strawberry Festival. Approximately 50 miles northwest of New Orleans. Profession? Oracle ERP Analyst / Developer Diet/weight history: My weight history can somewhat be described as a series of plateaus and failures.  When I was a child, my parents were… Continue reading Member Spotlight: Gregg S.

Member Spotlight: Beth

First name: Beth Age: 49 Where do you live? Charlotte, North Carolina Profession: Was in dentistry 16 years and now have gone into commercial banking as of July 11th. Diet/weight history: My entire life I considered myself fat, even at 150 pounds I considered myself heavy. My dad’s family are all morbidly obese. My grandmother… Continue reading Member Spotlight: Beth

Member Spotlight: Shannon

Join our community to interact with Shannon and others who are pursuing their weight loss journey’s First name: Shannon Age: 51 Where do you live? New Orleans area Profession? Customer Service Diet/weight history? I’ve done it all, and have gained, lost and gained back 75+ pounds three times in my life. In my early 20s… Continue reading Member Spotlight: Shannon

Member Spotlight: Sue

First name: Sue Age: 50 Where do you live? Cedar Falls Profession? Finance / Operations for a tech company Diet/weight history? I grew a foot between 4th and 5th grade, to my current height of 5’10”. I wasn’t fat but my height made me feel so much bigger than everyone else and I wanted to… Continue reading Member Spotlight: Sue

The Lying Liar: Learned Helplessness & Food Addiction

learned helplessness NOUN A condition in which a person has a sense of powerlessness, arising from a traumatic event or persistent failure to succeed. It is thought to be one of the underlying causes of depression.[1] What Is Learned Helplessness? Learned helplessness occurs when an animal is repeatedly subjected to an aversive stimulus that it cannot… Continue reading The Lying Liar: Learned Helplessness & Food Addiction

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Member Spotlight: Dee H

Name? Dee H Age? 52 years old Where do you live?  St. Joseph, MI (a little town on Lake Michigan) Profession?  Fundraiser for local Boys & Girls Clubs Diet/weight history?  First diet – age 8. I was a low fat devotee. Through high school and college I was always either dieting or eating junk. (Did… Continue reading Member Spotlight: Dee H

Member Spotlight: Julie

First name: Julie Age: 49 Where do you live? Bellingham, Washington Profession? Special Education Teacher (middle school for students with learning and behavioral disabilities) Diet/weight history? High fat carnivore (current); grew up in a unstable home environment; parents fed us vegetarian diet and restricted how much we were allowed to eat; competitive swimmer until age… Continue reading Member Spotlight: Julie

Member Spotlight: Lauren

First name: Lauren Age: 35 Where do you live? Niskayuna, NY Profession? CPA Diet/weight history? I’ve always loved food and have had an appetite. I was never skinny, but was always very active, played sports, and would not have been considered fat. I wore a size 8/ 12 in high school. In college despite being… Continue reading Member Spotlight: Lauren

Moderation is a Fairytale

At some point (likely many points) during your low-carb journey, you will encounter a tempting food that is off-plan, and something resembling the following will roll around in your brain:   “You can eat that — just have a few bites!! Go ahead! It’s fine! You’ve been so…good. You deserve a treat. You will get… Continue reading Moderation is a Fairytale

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New Study: Outlining the Impact of Low-Carb Diets on Cholesterol

A new paper recently co-authored by Dr. Tro Kalayjian, DO, found that having lower BMI and a lower TG/HDL ratio was associated with larger increases in LDL when beginning a low-carbohydrate diet. The paper also included a case series highlighting that this phenomenon may be at least partially reversible. According to Dr. Tro, “This study is the… Continue reading New Study: Outlining the Impact of Low-Carb Diets on Cholesterol

Member Spotlight: Bob H

Name: Bob Age: 55 Where do you live? Ellicott City, Maryland Profession: I worked as a writer early on after college. In graduate school, I had some severe medical problems that ended my academic career and actually prevented me from reading or writing anything for a year. This helped lead me in the direction of a… Continue reading Member Spotlight: Bob H

6/7/21 Group Meeting: Low-carb Cooking for Long-Term Success

In this week’s group meeting, health coach Amy Eiges talked to members about strategies they use to keep their diet sustainable long-term. Discussion: Low carb veterans Bob Collins and Vic Basmadjian fielded questions from other members about their approach to low-carb cooking. Bob has lost over 80 pounds and reversed many health issues; Vic has lost… Continue reading 6/7/21 Group Meeting: Low-carb Cooking for Long-Term Success

Why Are You Eating?

Every time my eating spirals out of control into a case of the “F-its” (also known as “F-it…I’ve screwed up, so I’m gonna eat all the things and start again on Monday”) it is food addiction talking, somehow convincing me that I don’t care. This all-or-nothing thinking tells me: “Go ahead, eat that. It’s no… Continue reading Why Are You Eating?

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Spotlight on Group Coaching Member: Bob Collins

First name: Bob Age: 58 Where do you live? Westchester County, NY Profession? Corporate Security (current); retired Law Enforcement professional (~25yrs) Diet/weight history? Pre-teen I was “chubby,” the term used in the 1970’s, especially at stores when they had clothes on display while shopping was “husky”; as a teenager I grew taller and thinned out,… Continue reading Spotlight on Group Coaching Member: Bob Collins