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    Hi!

    I'm obviously new to this site. I bought PB last week, finished it by last Thursday night and did my best to start Friday morning. I am having a little issue dropping all of the dairy, namely cheese. I am of Norwegian descent and have no issues digesting dairy. Not sure if that's pertinent, but hey I don't know.

    Anyway, I am looking for as much help and guidance as I can get. I am willing to change just about, well, everything. I currently use MyFitnessPal.com to track my intake, and I have a membership at LA Fitness that I have been using 5-6 times a week. I started at 315lbs on 1/1/11 and I currently weigh 253.2lbs. I started last Friday at 258lbs and have lost just shy of 5lbs all ready. This was after being stuck the last three weeks and gaining one pound prior to changing my diet. I am working towards a better than 80% adherence. I would like to get as close to 100% as possible.

    Let me know if you have any suggestions or questions.

    Matt
    "If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is."

    My Journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30234.html


    Starting weight prePB - 258 lbs on 5/6/11

    244.2 lbs on 6/3/11 (28 days in!)

    240 lbs on 7/1/11 (59 days in!)

    234.2 on 7/15/11 (73 days in!)

    228.2 on 8/12/11 (101 days in!)

    224 on 8/28/11 (117 days in!)

    220.6 on 9/14/11 (134 days in!)

    Goal weight PB - 205 lbs

  • #2
    You're doing great so far. Welcome.

    Re. the dairy. The issue for some people is lactose intolerance. The issue for others is how calorically dense cheese is. If you want to drop weight, you might need to reconsider eating cheese. Or have it once in a while as a treat.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by belinda View Post
      You're doing great so far. Welcome.

      Re. the dairy. The issue for some people is lactose intolerance. The issue for others is how calorically dense cheese is. If you want to drop weight, you might need to reconsider eating cheese. Or have it once in a while as a treat.
      +1

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      • #4
        Welcome.

        I don't know about dropping dairy. I tried it and it didn't do me any good. I've added whey and Greek yogurt back into my diet, and have been keeping a better eye on my calories and macros, and am finding it's easier to drop the weight again. Cheeses and ice cream are a treat on weekends only (I have goat cheese waiting for me in the fridge) and only within reason.

        Everybody is different. I'm sure if you want cheese you can find a reasonable way to keep it.

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        • #5
          The 5-6 times a week workout might actually be too much - depends what you're doing

          Dairy shouldn't be a problem, as others have stated. I too eat dairy, I eat dark chocolate almost every day, also eat nuts and maybe 1 piece of fruit a day - all the things that are the immediate "drop those" response from lots of people on here. I've been doing this for about 6 weeks and have dropped a clothing size (no idea what I weigh).

          So I guess it's a case of horses for courses. I decided to just cut grains for four weeks and not start to tinker until after then. The only thing I ended up tinkering with was adding *more* fruit (never was a fruit eater) to help clear up some fog and dizziness.
          My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread27363.html

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          • #6
            Thanks everyone! I look forward to learning more from everyone!
            "If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is."

            My Journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30234.html


            Starting weight prePB - 258 lbs on 5/6/11

            244.2 lbs on 6/3/11 (28 days in!)

            240 lbs on 7/1/11 (59 days in!)

            234.2 on 7/15/11 (73 days in!)

            228.2 on 8/12/11 (101 days in!)

            224 on 8/28/11 (117 days in!)

            220.6 on 9/14/11 (134 days in!)

            Goal weight PB - 205 lbs

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            • #7
              Just wanted to say Hi and welcome!
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              • #8
                Welcome! You are doing awesome Matt!

                The cheese is your choice. I say keep it. The key is to eat slowly, chew your food and stop eating when you are satisfied. Simple!

                I have been primal for 13 months and have found that I enjoy eating 100% primal. I don't stress out about it. When I am home I make primal food and nothing else. When I am away from home then I do the best I can. At a restaurant I will order 100% primal food.

                I am all about feeling awesome. Steak makes me feel awesome. Eggs to do. Non primal food makes me feel like shit. So why would I eat those foods? Its easy to do after a year!
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                • #9
                  Welcome! I'm pretty new too. I also use MFP to get a general overview of macronutrients, specifically protein, though I find their goals are off the mark (if you use the free version that only tracks the default settings, which I do). I agree that if cheese makes you happy (and the world would be a worse place without cheese), eat it. If you're serious about losing weight, your weight loss isn't going to hinge on just one thing. I'm also noticing a rapid weight loss in my first week, which is probably water weight for the most part, but it still feels good. I'd be happy to be a friend on this site if you're looking for one!

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                  • #10
                    Sounds like you are doing great to me.

                    Try grating or shredding the cheese and use as a topping like you would a seasoning. You will still get the taste of the cheese without all of the dense calories.

                    I love cheese just like you, and believe me, it would be nothing for my OLD self to sit in front of the TV or Computer and devour an 8 oz block of cheese.
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                    05/18/11 - 253 lbs
                    05/24/11 - 249.8 lbs
                    06/10/11 - 240.2 lbs
                    07/27/11 - 224.4 lbs

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Kaeferin View Post
                      The 5-6 times a week workout might actually be too much - depends what you're doing

                      Dairy shouldn't be a problem, as others have stated. I too eat dairy, I eat dark chocolate almost every day, also eat nuts and maybe 1 piece of fruit a day - all the things that are the immediate "drop those" response from lots of people on here. I've been doing this for about 6 weeks and have dropped a clothing size (no idea what I weigh).





                      So I guess it's a case of horses for courses. I decided to just cut grains for four weeks and not start to tinker until after then. The only thing I ended up tinkering with was adding *more* fruit (never was a fruit eater) to help clear up some fog and dizziness.

                      I am starting this week to limit the workouts. I want to have a little more energy for all the work I have to get going on this house. Thanks for the suggestions!
                      "If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is."

                      My Journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30234.html


                      Starting weight prePB - 258 lbs on 5/6/11

                      244.2 lbs on 6/3/11 (28 days in!)

                      240 lbs on 7/1/11 (59 days in!)

                      234.2 on 7/15/11 (73 days in!)

                      228.2 on 8/12/11 (101 days in!)

                      224 on 8/28/11 (117 days in!)

                      220.6 on 9/14/11 (134 days in!)

                      Goal weight PB - 205 lbs

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Hedonist View Post
                        +1

                        And welcome!
                        Thank you!
                        "If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is."

                        My Journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30234.html


                        Starting weight prePB - 258 lbs on 5/6/11

                        244.2 lbs on 6/3/11 (28 days in!)

                        240 lbs on 7/1/11 (59 days in!)

                        234.2 on 7/15/11 (73 days in!)

                        228.2 on 8/12/11 (101 days in!)

                        224 on 8/28/11 (117 days in!)

                        220.6 on 9/14/11 (134 days in!)

                        Goal weight PB - 205 lbs

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Diana Renata View Post
                          Welcome.

                          I don't know about dropping dairy. I tried it and it didn't do me any good. I've added whey and Greek yogurt back into my diet, and have been keeping a better eye on my calories and macros, and am finding it's easier to drop the weight again. Cheeses and ice cream are a treat on weekends only (I have goat cheese waiting for me in the fridge) and only within reason.

                          Everybody is different. I'm sure if you want cheese you can find a reasonable way to keep it.

                          Thanks for the suggestions and the welcome!
                          "If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is."

                          My Journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30234.html


                          Starting weight prePB - 258 lbs on 5/6/11

                          244.2 lbs on 6/3/11 (28 days in!)

                          240 lbs on 7/1/11 (59 days in!)

                          234.2 on 7/15/11 (73 days in!)

                          228.2 on 8/12/11 (101 days in!)

                          224 on 8/28/11 (117 days in!)

                          220.6 on 9/14/11 (134 days in!)

                          Goal weight PB - 205 lbs

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by azara12
                            Hi
                            I m azara.
                            i m new here...
                            Thanks...
                            Hi Azara!
                            "If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is."

                            My Journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30234.html


                            Starting weight prePB - 258 lbs on 5/6/11

                            244.2 lbs on 6/3/11 (28 days in!)

                            240 lbs on 7/1/11 (59 days in!)

                            234.2 on 7/15/11 (73 days in!)

                            228.2 on 8/12/11 (101 days in!)

                            224 on 8/28/11 (117 days in!)

                            220.6 on 9/14/11 (134 days in!)

                            Goal weight PB - 205 lbs

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Zophie View Post
                              Just wanted to say Hi and welcome!

                              Hi zophie! Thanks for the welcome!
                              "If a man has common sense, he has all the sense there is."

                              My Journal - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread30234.html


                              Starting weight prePB - 258 lbs on 5/6/11

                              244.2 lbs on 6/3/11 (28 days in!)

                              240 lbs on 7/1/11 (59 days in!)

                              234.2 on 7/15/11 (73 days in!)

                              228.2 on 8/12/11 (101 days in!)

                              224 on 8/28/11 (117 days in!)

                              220.6 on 9/14/11 (134 days in!)

                              Goal weight PB - 205 lbs

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