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  • #31
    DH is out of the country until Wednesday evening. I decided to go for an easy dinner: spaghetti alla carbonara (with bacon and eggs) for the kids and an omelet with bacon and spinach for myself. I think I had a little too much, but it was so good!

    Think I'll skip breakfast and maybe even lunch tomorrow....
    My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
    My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
    Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
    Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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    • #32
      Sounds like you had a real fine time this weekend. Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself. I'm really not to a point where I can skip meals yet. Idk, maybe I just don't eat enough.
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • #33
        If someone told me 2 months ago I would be skipping breakfast, or at least not get hungry before 11am I would have said he's crazy. If someone would have told me last year that I wouldn't mind feeling a bit hungry, that I would think it's just a "funny feeling in my stomach", I would have laughed and asked what he'd been smoking . But it's true for me now: since I realized I don't have to eat if I'm not hungry I don't have breakfast until I get hungry (I do have coffee with coconut milk when I get up). And I usually don't get hungry before 11am, and even then I can wait, because it really is just a funny feeling in my stomach. Back when I was 'sugar addicted" being hungry was painful, I would get all shaky and aggressive!
        You'll get there too, Jenn!

        I've been reading wineandcandy's journal, got to 2011 (page 66) . Bedtime now!
        My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
        My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
        Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
        Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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        • #34
          I always do coffee and cream first thing. Not because I have to have caffeine, but because I really like it a lot! So it is not technically considered an IF, but on my days off I usually end up not getting hungry till almost lunch time. In which case I have to decide if I am going to do lunch or breakfast. But I don't decide ahead of time to skip a meal as for me that feels like dieting, which I will never do again.

          I have gotten to where feeling hungry is no longer something to be feared.

          I had a friend years ago and we were having a conversation in which I made a statement about how hungry I was right as I was going to sleep and was too tired to get up and get anything so I just slept it off. And she said "didn't it feel great?" I was stunned that someone would actually think it felt good to feel hungry. We were both pregnant with our first, so that is 19 years ago, and I still remember the comment that is how stunned I was.
          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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          • #35
            I'm not really doing IF yet. I just decided to eat only when I'm hungry (and I mean hungry ).

            Got through the morning with a coffee and coconut milk, didn't get hungry until lunch time. Decided to have lunch with my kids: ate half a smoked mackerel and some smoked sprat and on of Batty's Blueberry butter balls (thanks to wineandcandy's journal; I made those yesterday evening/this morning; added 4 chopped medjool dates for my sweet tooth). I felt hungry half an hour later, but didn't really want to eat anything I found around the house. Decided to have a tablespoon of almond butter and yum, that stuff is so good! I had it in the pantry since months, but didn't eat it until now. Not hungry now anymore
            Dinner tonight will be pork ribs, they're cooking in the slow cooker (with pineapple and five-spice) right now . When my 2 youngest come home from school we're going to the forest for some play-time (including some sprints, jumping on-and-off benches and laughing a lot). Spring has finally arrived here in Belgium and I intend to get as much sun as my skin can take without burning .

            Got to page 96 on w&c's journal and even worked in between (or better, read the journal while waiting for the screen to refresh on the application I work in, it can be really slow, taking minutes to get from one screen to the next).
            My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
            My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
            Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
            Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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            • #36
              Back from our run/walk/play in the forest. We saw a rabbit and a squirrel, I love squirrels . I jumped on and off a bench 4 times, no more because my thighs and calves were burning after my running routine. I also did a sprint to our house, but had to stop just a few meters from home because my thighs were killing me. I'm kind of proud of myself, I didn't feel like running but I did (I did 1' running - 1' walking, 2' run 2' walk, 4' run 3' walk twice and finished with 5' run).

              Just put some fennels and sweet potatoes in the oven to roast (with cumin, sea salt, pepper and chili flakes and some olive and coconut oil) and when that's ready it's dinner time!
              My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
              My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
              Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
              Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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              • #37
                I am working on the sugar addiction. Today I feel less hungry than I did yesterday. Unfortunately, I had history class this morning and in order to stay awake, I munched on primal goodies.

                It sounds like you had a great time with your kiddos. Take care of those legs!
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                • #38
                  I read about Bulletproof coffee in Spubba's journal, so yesterday evening I googled it and read about it. I thought I might give it a try, so this morning I had Bulletproof coffee (although I used the coffee beans I have now, don't know if they're good enough but I payed them enough so not planning on throwing them away :s ). I felt ok at first, but around 10h30 am I started to feel a bit faint. I only had half the recipe, so I thought I'd make myself another one.
                  I didn't get hungry, but around 11am I felt really faint and lightheaded. I had to go and pick up my little niece at school and felt so weak I was afraid I couldn't concentrate on driving the car, so I had 3 small dates (no added sugar).
                  Picked up niece, grocery shopping and I still felt a bit lightheaded, but quite ok.
                  Back home I made lunch for the kids (my niece and 2 youngest sons) and as I still felt quite lightheaded I decided to have lunch as well, although I wasn't hungry. I had some leftover ribs and roasted veggies from yesterday evening.
                  I treated the kids to a small easter egg and one dark chocolate one was left in the bag....I decided to eat it and enjoyed every bit of it .
                  I'm still lightheaded, don't know what this is....I'll be going to the park with the kids this afternoon, they can play in the playground and I can knit a bit in the sun, it's such beautiful spring weather!
                  My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
                  My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
                  Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
                  Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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                  • #39
                    I used to make a version of BulletProof where I used the full amount of coffee, but only half the coconut oil and butter, but then had figured out how to add a scoop of protein powder (which normally globs up, and I can't remember what I did so it wouldn't, but googled it) anyway, got the needed fat, and protein as well, and it made me feel much better. Just too much work for me in the morning! If you are interested I can see if I can find the instructions.
                    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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                    • #40
                      That would be great. I'm tracking my food in PaleoTrack and I'm a little high on fat today and quite low on protein :s . So I think the BP coffee is great when doing IF and not having lunch. But being home with the kids this afternoon (we're going to the park now) I needed to get my brain to work .
                      My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
                      My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
                      Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
                      Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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                      • #41
                        Feeling lightheaded is no fun. I hope everything rights itself soon. Have fun at the park! That's on our agenda today too, provided it doesn't rain.
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • #42
                          Ok, so this is multil step, so bear with me...

                          First start your coffee, then...

                          Go toBariatric Foodie: BF Basics: How to Make a Hot Protein Drink

                          and use her method to make a protein/milk pudding like paste.

                          Then, I added a tablespoon of kerrygold, and a tablespoon of coconut oil (didn't have MCT) and a few tablespoons of the hot coffee and used a stick blender to mix it all up until a bit frothy, then filled the cup with coffee and added a few drops of liquid stevia. I used Jay Robb chocolate whey protein powder. It has only a few ingredients, actually tastes like chocolate, and is from grass fed cows. Also, he uses Stevia as his sole sweetener in this protein anyway.

                          This version, has way less fat than the original, and of course more protein. and I think for a woman trying to lose weight is a better option, well lets say for me it was a much better option than the higher fat one. It stayed with me much longer, and I still got the energy kick from the fat. It also tasted heavenly!
                          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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                          • #43
                            Thanks Chris! Now I'll first have to look for the protein powder (will look for it tomorrow).

                            OK, great news (for me at least!): DH was working from home and when he came up for a cup of coffee he said he wanted to "try this eating like you do" (WOOOOOHOOOW!). His only concern is breakfast: he thinks he can't jump breakfast 'cause he's always hungry in the morning (so was I before going primal), and he gets bored of eating eggs. I told him about the 80/20 rule and that breakfast could be his 20. He always has muesli for breakfast, so I bought him a type with as little gluten as possible. He wants to try this, so I don't want to push/rush anything. He'll grow into it, I'm sure .

                            This morning I just took my coffee with a tbsp of coconut milk and ate one of Batty's Blueberry butter balls (I call them 4B's I added a few medjool dates to them as well). I wasn't lightheaded today, in fact I felt great .
                            Lunch was leftovers: roasted salmon and roasted fennel & sweet potato.
                            Dinner will be smoked fish (salmon, mackerel, matie's, trout) with a BAS and some guacamole. The weather is great, we had 20C (68F) today; the kids are playing outside now. I had to go shopping because I didn't have any clothes for this weather . Really! I had to give away all my clothes from the past years as I've lost 27 kg (60lb) since last year. I also bought some new lingerie.
                            OK, now I'm going to play a little with the kids!
                            My Journal: Candy in Primal Wonderland
                            My Blog: Candy in Wonderland
                            Goal for 2012: keep weight steady (+/- 74 kg): check
                            Goal for 2013: lose 10 kg and keep new weight (+/- 65 kg)

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                            • #44
                              Oh, Candy. Primal breakfasts are the best!
                              There are lots of recipes on site and the interweb for Primal granolas, which would be great substitutes for muesli. And there's nothing like protein leftovers, or even a fresh piece of meat for breakfast. One of my littlest's favorite breakfasts is a nice grilled lamb chop. Middlest loves soup for breakfast.
                              I'm excited for you that your husband wants to get on board. Easier for you, and improved health for him. And a double influence for your children!
                              I also remade the BBBBs with some added sweetener. I needed a little kick with them, and the blueberries just weren't enough.

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                              • #45
                                Muesli is so easy to make yourself....LCHF-breakfast in the summer | Dietdoctor.com

                                I used to make homemade 'granola' for my hubs, but he like bars better so I make those now, but the bars are not totally primal, working on the recipe just not quite gotten to where totally primal is a good substitute. But they are still better than any store bought versions.
                                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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