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  • ok.. I just entered a salad. My macro percentages are off. How important are macros at this point?
    Karin


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    • I am going to plan to just go low carb and hit the calories, then work on the macros just like when I first started the whole percentages thing. Only so many things you can do at once!
      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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      • Ok.. I figured low carb was first priority..
        Karin


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        • I am still going to try to keep the protein low as well, but yes for me the priority ranking is 1. calories, 2. carbs, 3. protein, 4. let the fat fall where it will. I am not worrying about percentages, just the numbers.
          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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          • Originally posted by athomeontherange View Post
            My macro percentages are off. How important are macros at this point?
            If you are worried about NK, then your absolute levels of carbs and protein are the most important - not the %s. Of course, this is assuming we know what our max protein and carbs are, which I know has been a challenge for us

            Originally posted by demuralist View Post
            I am still going to try to keep the protein low as well, but yes for me the priority ranking is 1. calories, 2. carbs, 3. protein, 4. let the fat fall where it will. I am not worrying about percentages, just the numbers.
            Yes. I'm now renewing my focus on protein (my carbs are always pretty low). I think I've let my protein trend a bit too high, but it was needed because I wasn't prepared for all my travel. I think, if I can get a week or two under my belt, I can keep the protein where it needs to be when I travel. My weight loss has been good, even with higher protein, but I'm worried about maintaining my LBM, which is why I'm concerned with NK. I need a monitor. Sigh.
            -- Ruth

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            • I am doing something with my weight charts that you might find helpful. On one chart I have a thin line connecting all my down day weights, and an overlapping one connecting all my up day weights. This way I do not have the continual zig zag, but rather two lines that are both going (mostly) down.

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              • I started tracking my weights from ud's and dd's on separate charts on MFP
                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 journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                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'm going to make my Excel spreadsheet soon and then try and figure out how to share it on google docs (or whatever that is).
                  -- Ruth

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                  • Originally posted by RMS123 View Post
                    I'm going to make my Excel spreadsheet soon and then try and figure out how to share it on google docs (or whatever that is).
                    great idea. I will share mine too

                    Originally posted by demuralist View Post
                    I started tracking my weights from ud's and dd's on separate charts on MFP
                    I did not know this was possible

                    Yesterday:
                    UGH.. crashed with my calorie/macros intake. Good grief! I will do better next DD. Today is an UD, hooray (even though yesterday was not TERRIBLE). However, because I crashed yesterday and succumed to chocolate my FBS this morning was 139. However, my weight was back down to 280 (-2).

                    I also got the biometric results I did before spring break and compared it to last year.

                    My weight was 10 pounds higher this year as to last
                    BMI last year 45.2, this year 46.8
                    BP last year 115/86 this year 113/81
                    Glucose was the same 91
                    Cholesterol last year 265 this year 275
                    Triglicerides last year136 this year 85
                    HDL last year 59 this year 64
                    LDL last year 179 this year 194
                    VLDL last year 27 this year 17
                    non-HDL last year 206 this year 211

                    my overall wellness score went from 70 to 62. They count weight, exercise, nutrition (CW), stress, tobacco, cancer, cholesterol and blood pressure as measures. It says I am high risk at weight and stress but at borderline for nutrition, cancer and BP.

                    Basically the report says I am in crap condition.

                    On a more positive note, I did start weight on arms this morning. I got an app on my kindle that has a video. You choose 5 min, 8 min etc. I did most of it but will do the whole thing tomorrow. My weights were 5 pound dumb bells but hope to work my way up.
                    Karin


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                    • you can track any measurement you want in MFP, just go to "check in" from the home page and at the bottom you can either edit a previous record or add something to track.

                      So you are doing the weights on your dd's?

                      Don't punish yourself today because yesterday was less than successful, if you do it will only make tomorrow harder.

                      wow, your triglycerides went down and your HDL's went up. The Paleo Premise: Troubleshooting High Cholesterol
                      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 journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                      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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                      • My first DD was 596 calories -- given that I'm supposed to be around the low 300 mark, it wasn't exactly stellar. But, I'm seeing consistent downward results, so I wouldn't sweat it!
                        -- Ruth

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                        • I am doing weights on my UD's. I thought doing on a DD might now be a good idea, unless its in the morning?? What do you think?

                          As for the blood work.. this is beyond my ken. Biology IS NOT my thing. I will read the article. I just hope my ADHD does not kick in so I can understand it. LOL
                          Karin


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                          • Truth is that on the JUDDD website the calculator allows for a higher percentage of calories on your down days, although they suggest that you hold to 500 in the first 2 weeks. That seems arbitrary to me, so I doubt it is set in stone. My dd's tend to be closer to 600.
                            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 journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                            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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                            • Originally posted by athomeontherange View Post
                              I am doing weights on my UD's. I thought doing on a DD might now be a good idea, unless its in the morning?? What do you think?

                              As for the blood work.. this is beyond my ken. Biology IS NOT my thing. I will read the article. I just hope my ADHD does not kick in so I can understand it. LOL
                              I just misunderstood when your dd was in relation to the LHT, I thought you said you did them yesterday and plan to do them tomorrow. I thought those were your dd's, I think weights would probably be easier done on ud's. Although, I feel pretty good (assuming sleep is up to par) on my dd's and it would give you something to do to keep your mind off of food. Maybe once you have done this for a few weeks and you can discern a pattern. Pretty brave to start a change in diet and a change in exercise on the same day.

                              the article has some deeper parts, but the important part about ratios is pretty straight forward.
                              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 journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html

                              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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                              • Lifting the morning of DD is probably great. You are still fueled from your previous UD.
                                -- Ruth

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