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  • #61
    Welcome to the Scotch Egg Club! It's pretty sweet! I'll bet that's a good breakfast for a leptin resetter. But I can't give you much advice on that protocol yet. I just can't eat that much in the morning yet, so in the meantime I'm incorporating the other habits of not snacking, not eating too late and exercising after 5. Then when I feel I have the digestion issues under control, and if I'm not losing any weight, I'll start that 50 grams of protein breakfast. God, I want to steer clear of that - that's way too much for me right now. But maybe working out after dinner will eventually rev me up for it.

    More food for thought on the plateaus (not that we shouldn't continue trying to eat and exercise as healthily as we can) but I've read that with some people, they stall for a while, stick with it and then all of a sudden the fat-burning floodgates opened. I think I read something by Robb Wolf that said it may take a little while for our livers to heal from years of abuse and then all of a sudden they work and people start losing the fat. There might be a process of certain hormones correcting themselves before everything works right. Here's a link to the Mark Sisson/Robb Wolf interview:

    Guest Post: Robb Wolf Answers Your Paleo Diet Questions | Mark's Daily Apple

    and what he says about slow weight loss:

    Some previously obese folks struggle to get lean. What is the best strategy (carb refeeds, IF, calorie restriction?) to really lean out?

    Again, this depends. We have seen people eating an anti-inflammatory paleo diet for upwards of a year with little change in scale weight. They feel better, but weight is slow to budge. Then suddenly, “something” changes and weight loss is rapid and easy. I talked to several people at the AHS and I think severe inflammation is at cause here, and it may just take some time to turn things around. Here is a list of things to consider in general with weight loss:

    Sleep. Are you sleeping in a completely dark room, waking up without an alarm? No, then have NO expectations of fat loss. If it happens, you are lucky.
    Overtraining. Think that extra “cardio” is going to help you lean out? Have you ever heard of the “fat aerobics instructor” paradox? Less is often more here.
    Food intolerance. So you insisted on having cottage cheese and a piece of toast for breakfast, but otherwise eat “really clean”…food intolerance can fire systemic inflammation and stymie fat loss. Or, I just make all this up to be mean…
    Mouth or vacuum cleaner. A handful of almonds is fine. A 3 lb Costco container…not so much.
    So, I’d get that stuff squared away, make sure your vitamin D level is good, take some probiotics and give things at least 3-6 months. From here you may need to tinker with a little intermittent fasting (16 hrs is fine) and a bit of planned calorie restriction but the above should address the vast majority of folks.
    Starting weight: 225
    Current weight: 195
    Goal: One pull-up by December 31, 2012
    Method: Schwarzbein Principle II, program for insulin sensitive/burned-out adrenals
    My Primal Journey


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    • #62
      Thanks lex! I always love the info that you pass on. (Makes me wonder if I should get rid of the cherry tomatoes and green peppers because nightshades were listed as a potential problem. I think I'm going to give in and get a daylight alarm clock as well... I sometimes have to get up at ungodly hours for work. (Was up at 4:45am this morning, out of bed for 5:05)
      SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
      Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
      Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
      Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
      Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
      Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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      • #63
        I've always personally found that the nightshade restriction is a bit much but I would either remove as little as possible (and then keep taking away things one at a time) or remove everything at once and start adding things in one at a time. That way, I can always tell what affects me the most. If you remove the bare minimum and then take away things one at a time, it kinda works the same as the other way around :-). If that makes sense....

        On another note, the sunrise alarm clock is some of the best money I've ever spent. I highly recommend one!! Especially if you need to wake up at odd hours. That alarm clock will mimic the same kind of light no matter what time of day it is.
        Living the primal lifestyle and loving it! On a constant quest of optimal health and living life to the fullest :-).

        You can have excuses or results -- not both.

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        • #64
          CS! You've gotta pass me the model of clock you got. I trust your judgement on which ones are good.
          SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
          Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
          Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
          Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
          Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
          Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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          • #65
            Done and done!
            In Canada so your best bet is Amazon.ca -- Philips Wake-Up Light HF3470: Amazon.ca: Home & Garden

            You could pay a little extra and get the better version but I think it's a waste since I would never use the "dusk" feature (just the opposite of the sunrise feature) and I don't care about having it play music since the point is to wake up with light!

            Only 4 left in stock......
            Living the primal lifestyle and loving it! On a constant quest of optimal health and living life to the fullest :-).

            You can have excuses or results -- not both.

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            • #66
              I dunno... something about being able to control the time of dusk every day sounds beneficial. Especially in canada when dusk happens (at least in my area) as early as 4:15 in the winter and as late as 10:45 in the summer.
              SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
              Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
              Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
              Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
              Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
              Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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              • #67
                Yeah but if you're able to blacken out your room then the amount of light outside isn't as important. At least not for me :-). I think the version that does dusk is $40 more but do't quote me on that!

                Either way -- buy one. You seriously won't regret it!
                Living the primal lifestyle and loving it! On a constant quest of optimal health and living life to the fullest :-).

                You can have excuses or results -- not both.

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                • #68
                  Does the light from the digital clock itself ever disrupt you?
                  SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
                  Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
                  Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
                  Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
                  Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
                  Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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                  • #69
                    All the best Ecks, I am sure you will get great results.

                    The Many stories from big guys here should show that very clearly!

                    And congratulations on taking the not very big leap into a very different, fun tasty way to live :-)

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                    • #70
                      I cover the light up with something for while I sleep (like a card, or any object I can put right up against it). But the digital clock light is adjustable and it can go very dim. As in, you can't see what it says unless it's very dark in the room :-).
                      Living the primal lifestyle and loving it! On a constant quest of optimal health and living life to the fullest :-).

                      You can have excuses or results -- not both.

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                      • #71
                        Hey Ecks,
                        Not sure if it's been mentioned earlier in this thread but have you tried bulletproof coffee? That might be a good way to get your spoonful of coconut oil in the morning. Plus....it's delicious and freaks people out when you tell them you take butter and coconut oil in your coffee :-).
                        Here's the link to the recipe: Recipe: How to Make Your Coffee Bulletproof...And Your Morning Too | The Bulletproof Executive
                        Of course... as it cools you might wind up with a layer of grease so I also recommend having a good thermos; This is the one I use -- keeps my coffee hot for a couple hours and warm for another 4! Thermos Vacuum Insulated Tumbler 470 ml - Mountain Equipment Co-op. Free Shipping Available (I'm sure Adventure Guide will carry them).

                        Also, there's LOTS on bulletproof coffee around the forum. I take about 1.5 tspn of butter and 1 tsp of coconut oil per cup but I might increase that as I get used to it.
                        Living the primal lifestyle and loving it! On a constant quest of optimal health and living life to the fullest :-).

                        You can have excuses or results -- not both.

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                        • #72
                          I love you guys! I had to go back 2 pages to edit yesterdays food post with what I actually had for dinner. The response and support you all give me is so much appreciated!!

                          Dodgeball is back on tonight. As sick as it is after all I put myself though last week with the airs quats workout I want to do it again after dodge ball tonight or possibly tomorrow morning.

                          Breakfast- 2 eggs with green onion, avacado, ground beef, and summer sausage scrambled in. 3 strips of bacon on the side. 1TBSP Coconut Oil

                          Lunch- Chicken garlic sausage, 1 scotch egg. Packed 2 cups of veggies (green peppers, celery, cherry toms and baby carrots) and 1 cup mixed berries (black, rasp, blue). Will likely eat half of the veggies and berries at lunch, the other half at dinner.

                          Dinner- Most likely going to finish off the goat and cauliflower rice.... I swear I made too much of each.

                          and CS. I'll get to trying your *ahem* coffee when I get to my next paycheck. Things are slightly tight right now.
                          SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
                          Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
                          Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
                          Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
                          Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
                          Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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                          • #73
                            Bulletproof Coffee only gets the floating fat problem if you use a tiny battery powered hand blender. The best flavor and texture comes from using a real blender, pre-heated with boiling water. That makes amazing creamy latte-like drinks that hold together very well, especially when a little high capric/caprylic MCT is part of the recipe. Coconut oil is 60% MCT, but there are 4 MCT lengths. It takes 6 Tbs of coconut oil to make 1 Tbs of this stuff. Plus, lauric acid (lots of the other 40% of coconut oil) floats and is hard to blend.

                            And yes, a killer thermos makes a big difference. Must make sure it's not coated with BPA or other plasticizers on the inside. You don't need estrogen blended with your morning awesomeness.

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by bulletproofexec View Post
                              High capric/caprylic MCT is part of the recipe. Coconut oil is 60% MCT, but there are 4 MCT lengths. It takes 6 Tbs of coconut oil to make 1 Tbs of this stuff. Plus, lauric acid (lots of the other 40% of coconut oil) floats and is hard to blend.
                              What types of oil have a high MCT? And for the rest of my leptin reset should I be taking a tablespoon of that oil over coconut?
                              SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
                              Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
                              Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
                              Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
                              Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
                              Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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                              • #75
                                So we're getting better at the whole dodgeball thing... Still haven't won a game but we're coming much closer as a team. Did 100 airsquats for time again this morning before work. 6:09? I believe was the time?

                                Breakfast- 2 eggs with green onion, green peppers, avacado, ground beef, and summer sausage scrambled in. 2 strips of bacon on the side. 1TBSP Coconut Oil

                                Didn't finish lunch (or even come close yesterday) so I pretty much took the same food back to work today (though needed to replenish coconut oil and scotch egg). Finished today

                                Didn't eat dinner yesterday so I had tonght what I had planned on yesterday (Goat and cauliflower)
                                SW (Nov 22nd 2011): 333
                                Current Weight as of Nov 25 2015: 248
                                Short Term Goal: Fit into the shirts I got on my honeymoon at disney and universal in august next year when I go back to for my 1 year anniversary
                                Met Goal: Be a 2x Shirt, Fit in a standard airplane seat belt without the use of a seat belt extension
                                Long Term Goal: 166lbs (One day!), Buy whatever cloths I want to wear.
                                Pain is temporary, quitting is forever- Lance Armstrong #NoExcuses

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