Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Fibromyalgia and Fat - Tomi's story

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • What are you going to have on hand to snack on? I also recommend planning out your meals, so you have everything there. I've gone to a defrost bowl in the fridge ala Nom Nom, so I never have to worry about frozen proteins.
    Female 55
    Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
    Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

    With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

    Comment


    • Ya, I haven't figured out the snacks yet. I'm thinking apples with almond butter - but almond butter is a CRACK food for me so I have to be very careful how much and how often I eat it. Maybe I'll try to find some cantaloupe and grapes that aren't too expensive.

      Any suggestions? I can't do pork rinds anymore....... turns my stomach!

      Maybe I will try some new paleo recipes that will add fat -- something with the coconut cream. Time to call in help from the websites.

      I have to take mom to a 9 am doctor appointment tomorrow - so I'll be holding off breakfast until I get home. Any time I eat it triggers the digestive tract to start moving and I don't want to have an urgent need for a bathroom while I driving the 20 miles to get her. I think I'll take a couple of anti-diarrhea pills before bed tonight.
      1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
      2. Eat to heal
      3. Move to live
      4. Embrace today
      5. Live with intention
      6. Respect my body
      7. Cultivate joy
      8. Find my passion
      9. Meditate on peace in my soul

      Comment


      • Bacon, guacamole, can you do spiced nuts, kale chips, Brussels sprout chips. Check out Nom Nom.
        Female 55
        Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
        Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

        With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

        My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

        Comment


        • I'm not a huge fan of guacamole --- but if I make the shakes on the Virgin diet - it has 1/2 an avocado in it - so there is some good added fat!

          Yes, going to Nom Nom and several others.
          1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
          2. Eat to heal
          3. Move to live
          4. Embrace today
          5. Live with intention
          6. Respect my body
          7. Cultivate joy
          8. Find my passion
          9. Meditate on peace in my soul

          Comment


          • Okay, you must not have had good guac!
            Female 55
            Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
            Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

            With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

            My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

            Comment


            • Probably........... got a recipe???
              1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
              2. Eat to heal
              3. Move to live
              4. Embrace today
              5. Live with intention
              6. Respect my body
              7. Cultivate joy
              8. Find my passion
              9. Meditate on peace in my soul

              Comment


              • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                Probably........... got a recipe???
                Mine is super simple. One or as many avocados as you want to use- mashed with a fork. A goodly squeeze of fresh lime, but of cumin, splash of worchestershire sauce, squirt of hot sauce (tabasco, or other hot pepper sauce, to taste). Mash all together with a fork. Adjust seasonings to taste. Easy peasy, less than 5 minutes. No bad reviews so far.
                My musings

                The old stuff

                Comment


                • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                  Probably........... got a recipe???
                  3 avocados (haas)
                  1/2 red onion diced very small
                  1-2 serrano chilis diced very small (depending on how hot you want it)
                  1 small tomato, diced (remove seeds)
                  cilantro, chopped (to taste)
                  juice of 1-2 limes (to taste)
                  salt, pepper, cumin, perhaps some paprika (smoked, semi-sharp) to taste

                  Mix all together in a bowl with a fork, smooshing avocados to desired texture. I like mine a touch chunky.

                  Comment


                  • Avocado, lime, lemon, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Adjust to taste.
                    Female 55
                    Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                    Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                    With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

                    Comment


                    • Are you not hungry for more at mealtimes? If I wasn't getting enough calories, I wouldn't be looking at adding a specific macro, just more food in general. How much protein do you get per day anyway?
                      Depression Lies

                      Comment


                      • Basically mash an avocado with your favorite salsa is what I'm gathering for guac...

                        I'm with Tasha on the added food if you're not meeting your calorie needs.
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



                        Comment


                        • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                          Basically mash an avocado with your favorite salsa is what I'm gathering for guac...
                          oh hells no. If it were that easy I wouldn't get to mumble about how good my recipe is while giving nasty looks to people who just mix salsa and avocado.

                          Comment


                          • lol
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



                            Comment


                            • Oh hell - I just typed out a long response and it disappeared! DAMN!

                              lets see...... highlights were something like this:

                              Thanks for the gauc ideas - I'll try to give it a shot this weekend. We're having all our kids over for dinner on Sunday and I can some kind of appetizer thing with guac.

                              Overall calories -- 1200-1500/day - with the occasional low day, maybe once a week I only hit 1000ish. and the occasional higher day that is upwards of 2200 -- that usually means rum calories on a weekend. I'm perfectly satisfied at 1200-1500 calories. If I eat cheats its not cuz I'm physically hungry......... its because I'm craving sweet or salt. Or its because I just got home from work and there is nothing healthy to nibble on so I go for the unhealthy. That's just poor planning and preparation on my part. Since learning SOY could be my nemesis I am making sure to have good stuff on hand for afternoon nibble time. I bought some apples today and I found a wonderful SOY free Dark Chocolate Bar that is to die for!!!! I bought the Coconut version.

                              Protein averages 100-120 g/day. I should decrease that a bit and increase fats a bit.

                              I'm reeling in the all or nothing mentality........... it never works anyway. So if I'm going by the Virgin Diet -- I'm making a few tweaks............

                              Here's my plan:

                              Soy - 100% NO
                              Gluten - 100% NO
                              Corn - 100% NO
                              Peanuts - 100% NO
                              Sugar/fake sugar - Severely limited
                              Dairy - Limited butter only
                              Eggs - Free range only

                              What do you all think?
                              1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                              2. Eat to heal
                              3. Move to live
                              4. Embrace today
                              5. Live with intention
                              6. Respect my body
                              7. Cultivate joy
                              8. Find my passion
                              9. Meditate on peace in my soul

                              Comment


                              • I think you should try to stick to the program as much as possible. if she says no eggs, she says it for a reason. Pastured or caged, they will likely cause issues if you're intolerant. I'd even skip the butter and use ghee instead, especially since you can make your own and it's just as tasty. And if you're going to SEVERELY limit sugar, you might as well eliminate it all together. It's only 3 weeks.

                                You're never going to know if it will work for you if you don't do it right. You can't half ass things and expect 100% results, right?

                                I would HIGHLY recommend you do the plan as written. But don't think of it like you have in the past - don't think of it as restriction. Think of it as a test... A serious test where you are testing an idea. A real scientist wouldn't take shortcuts... you shouldn't either. Your body is the lab, You are the scientist.

                                ***

                                what worries me most is that you're already "giving up" in a sense by not doing it as written. If you already won't commit to doing it as written, it's hard to believe you'll last the whole 21 days without stepping off plan.

                                So the question is: Do you REALLY want to find the cause? Do you REALLY want to feel better? In order to answer those questions with a YES answer, you have to be willing to fight off the sugar demon, with all it takes, and stay the course with the program as written.

                                It's hard. VERY hard sometimes. But you CAN do it - if you really want to.

                                Just take it one day at a time. Complete day 1, then move on to day 2. You don't have to tackle all 21 days RIGHT NOW. Just work on day 1 - as written. Say to yourself - I will not drink rum today. I will not eat sugar today. I will not eat eggs today. And then do that every time you're faced with a Today. B/c it's really only 1 day, repeated 21 times.
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X