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  • Those fruits can kick the carbs up pretty quickly.

    To get the 7, first do you actually have 7 in the house you want to eat? Is there some way you can puree a bunch of them and add them to something (make a spaghetti sauce? put over baked chicken breast). Maybe you could not necessarily have a whole serving but just get the variety (toss a few mushrooms, a bit of spinach, a couple of broccoli florets into an omelet). Make a BAS as a side to dinner every night, use mixed greens, carrots, celery, cukes, avocados, etc. then put your protein on top.

    Just a few ideas.

    Sorry about the stress, and sleep issues lack of sleep makes everything harder.
    Chris
    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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    My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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    • Sooooo..IF 'd breakfast..got busy IF 'd lunch..was not even hungry..feeling fine..then..binge and over on everything after dinner..craaaaap.

      Tomorrow is another day..
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      • EEEK!, I feel your pain. Do you remember when you were Ifing breakfast, but getting in a good lunch and dinner? That is what I am doing now and it is working. I used to think "How does Karin not eat until lunch and not murder her students?" lol
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        • So far every time I have IF'ed breakfast, whether on purpose or by accident, it has ended in a frenzy that started mid-afternoon and generally lasted past dinner. Even when I didn't realize I had missed breakfast, so it is not mental. Now, it may be that as my body heals and does a better job of handling sugar and its spikes this won't happen. Not sure when that will be though. I am not willing to give up my morning coffee/HWC, I don't 'need' it, but it sure makes mornings nicer.

          As you noted, it is another day. Good Luck!
          Chris
          "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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          My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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          • Paula- I had kids in at lunch and was working with them so did not eat.. forgot even, just was not hungry. I was getting only a little hungry at dinner and then I dont know what happened.. I lost my mind and went binge crazy. You know the funny thing is, I had a perfectly good primal lunch ready to go. Guess whats for lunch today.. maybe..LOL

            Chris- on occasion I have coffee with HWC in the AM. Because it does not affect my blood glucose level I still consider it an IF.

            Well, due to madness last night, I had a protein rich breakfast this morning and will eat 3 good meals today. Then I think I can go back to IFing breakfast and eating a good lunch and dinner. Somehow I think having 3 good meals today will "reset" what broke. Probably faulty thinking, but I have no users manual.
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            • 3 meals today sounds like a good plan to me. I may have to start doing speaking testing on my lunch. : (
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              • I wonder if it wouldn't help to alternate days of 3 good meals, and days of IF. I may actually be willing to give that a shot if I could do coffee. Maybe even a 'lighter' version of BPC as 'breakfast'. I don't really use much coconut oil, so a tablespoon at breakfast would probably not be a bad idea.
                Chris
                "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                • I had my coffee black with a lot of stevia this morning. It was good. I think the above plan would work because it would keep the body off balance.
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                  • I may give it a shot. Tomorrow a BPC, with just a tablespoon of the coconut oil, and maybe 2 of the HWC. Then my lunch at my normal time- around 1pm. We will see how it goes.

                    I could more easily do without the stevia than the cream, although I see no reason to do without either!

                    p.s. I found a blog I had not seen before, I am at work and can't remember it exactly, but it was with "2 meal Mike" "The IF Life". Interesting. I am planning to try his 'burst workouts" ahh someday. anyway, here is the link to his blog if you are http://www.theiflife.com/the-2-meal-philosophy/interested...
                    Last edited by demuralist; 05-16-2012, 08:22 AM. Reason: add info
                    Chris
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                    My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                    • "They" say that in order to get the full benfits of the fast, you need to avoid anything that would raise insulin.
                      I was putting 1 tbsp of CO and 2 tbsp CM in my coffee which came to 180 calories. I honestly don't think it made a difference, but I feel less sluggish today. It will, however, make it easier to keep my fats down to 75g.
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                      • what is CM?

                        never mind, I am thinking it is Coconut Milk. And I found the link in which "2Meal Mike" gives an explanation of what you can eat/drink (and why) before you break your fast....http://www.theiflife.com/what-drink-...re-first-meal/
                        Last edited by demuralist; 05-16-2012, 08:51 AM. Reason: add stuff
                        Chris
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                        My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                        • ok...spot check on nutrients today after brekfast and lunch:

                          984c/1400
                          59g fat/75g
                          47g carb/50-75g
                          66g protein/75g

                          3 fruits n veg/7
                          Last edited by athomeontherange; 05-16-2012, 09:33 AM. Reason: forgot to put in coffee with hwc in the count
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                          • Originally posted by demuralist View Post
                            what is CM?

                            never mind, I am thinking it is Coconut Milk. And I found the link in which "2Meal Mike" gives an explanation of what you can eat/drink (and why) before you break your fast....Dear Mike: What Should I Drink Before My First Meal (Fasting)? | The IF Life with 2 Meal Mike
                            good article Chris. Fast 5 talks about the same stuff. Though fast 5 is all about eating in a 5 hr window and eating large quantities of food.. I just could never "get it".
                            Karin


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                            • The stuff this guy says makes some sense to me, so I am going to give it a shot. Given that I do a walk every morning, I am sure that I need to do something afterward or it makes my tummy not feel good. But a reduced version of BPC should fit the bill. I really do mentally want to do strength training, but generally despise doing it. Thinking maybe his burst workout may work for it, it is at least short. I could do it one day a week to start, and use it as a substitute for the treadmill, probably on my day off. The thing about deciding to do it on my day off (Monday) is that is is far in the future. We will see what happens on Monday!
                              Chris
                              "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
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                              My "Program": doing my version of a 4:3 - 3 day fast diet with real food every day, with a little twist of anti-inflammatory mixed in.

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                              • Yes, good article. BTW I was a little wound this morning. My students were looking at me funny.
                                I will not give up coffee entirely. :P
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