New Weight Loss Website Focuses on the Whole Person – Not Just the Diet

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A unique online forum provides interactive support for all food plans - including low carbohydrate and low fat lifestyles. Members have a healthy social conscience while providing support and humor through ups and downs of everyday life.

For most of us, being overweight is a result of overeating and eating too much of the wrong foods. Why do we make these bad choices? How can we stop the cycles we find ourselves in? How many times can we go through this: Starting a diet?

Doing well for a few days. Losing hope. And finally binging again and weighing more than when we started. The cycle seems unbreakable.

For the folks at http://www.LowCarboNostra.com, success comes from choosing the right diet plan and finding the right group of friends to cheer you on… and cheer you up when you feel like you might fail. At http://www.LowCarboNostra.com, the diet – or as they would call it, “Way Of Eating” (W.O.E) – can be low carbohydrate or low fat. The individual chooses which works best for their body and their lifestyle.

“Low-carb has had its ups and downs in the past few years,” says Galatea DeLapp, owner of LowCarboNostra.com and long-time Atkins dieter, “but it is a safe and easy way to lose weight for many dieters - especially for life-long yo-yo dieters and the seriously obese.” DeLapp lost 70 lbs on the Atkins diet. Most of the members have had similar success with low-carb diets. “Many people at our site are also having great success following lower calorie plans like Weight Watchers - we have an equal mix of low carb dieters and low calorie/low fat dieters. We support all plans.”

LowCarboNostra.com is a bulletin board website, with separate sections to deal with different issues. There is a light-hearted Italian “Godfather” theme to the board: for example, the “Witness Protection Program” is a place to post before and after pictures, so named because “it can be hard to recognize members of LowCarboNostra - especially if they became a traitor to Mr. Fat's organization and made a hit on him.” There are areas devoted to recipes, current research on dieting, exercise, menus, and other basic weight-loss topics. Although you can browse the site without registering, you must register in order to join in the discussion board conversations.

For the regulars, the most helpful part of the site is the “Boom Boom Room.” This fourm is where people come to laugh, vent, and share about life's events. “We are a smaller group than a lot of these Mega Diet Boards with 30,000 members,” DeLapp points out, “we know each other and help each other through the emotional issues that have caused us to overeat in the past.” In the Boom Boom Room, there is always a new “Welcome New Member' or “Happy Birthday!” posting each day. Recently, the board waited with anticipation for the birth of one member's new baby. “There is a wonderful social conscience with this group,” says DeLapp. Successful dieters post about clothes they no longer can wear and then send them to other members for the cost of shipping. When members are hospitalized, the site sends flowers. A current weight loss challenge has members sending a cow to a Africa through Heifer International. “As the challenge group 'loses a cow,' we commit to sending $1.00 for every pound we lose to purchase a cow for an African family in need."

“It's a unique atmosphere. We're like a family – which is why we chose the Godfather theme. We came together through our choice of diet, but have bonded well beyond that,” DeLapp says with a smile, “There's more to life than losing weight… and we have the best of both worlds at LowCarboNostra.com.”

Please visit http://www.lowcarbonostra.com for more information on low-carb diets and weight-loss support.

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