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  • #46
    70/20/10? Reduce fat intake significantly. You can't burn stored fat until you burn through dietary fat, so the more dietary fat you consume the more you will burn and the less you will store. Purchase leaner meats, use less oil, and most importantly, don't replace it with other stuff.
    Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
      70/20/10? Reduce fat intake significantly. You can't burn stored fat until you burn through dietary fat, so the more dietary fat you consume the more you will burn and the less you will store. Purchase leaner meats, use less oil, and most importantly, don't replace it with other stuff.
      This has def. been my n=1. Ketosis is not the way for me to go. And more fat is not the way for me to go, not at this point anyways. I think the only reason I lost any weight at higher fat, was because I was full much faster, so overall not consuming very many calories so my deficit was always there. But the higher the fat %, the less weight I was losing.

      So, it is kind of a trade off. With more fat, I was full on less, but not losing as much. Now with less fat, I need to eat more often it seems though yesterday it was just 3 times, but if I make it less fat, then I am losing weight again. I was trying to not make this a "diet" but rather a lifestyle change, and it was nice to not eat as often or as much and it was nice to eat things that I never thought I could - like butter and cream etc, but for right now, I just want to get the weight off, and then I can go back the other direction and find my macros for maintenance.

      I do remember when I made the switch to primal, it was a relief, as before that I was eating every few hours it seemed, and it was just wearing me down thinking about it. I was constantly trying to figure out what to eat next and how to make it work in my macros and calories. I was hungry all the time, and going to bed hungry, waking up hungry. So the higher fat and primal was a nice switch for a change. The difference now in taking the fat back out, is that I have a good grip on my hunger. I know more what I can and can't eat, and maybe that is why eating potatoes is working well for me. Since I just started making this transition back, it is easy to just eat taters and not think about it. Anyhow, I dont feel the same this time as I did before I went primal. I've got a good grip on what I need to do and I have no cravings or desires for bad stuff. Before, I wouldnt leave the house without packing snacks, like I was going to be gone for a week. Now, missing a meal or two is no big deal so this second half of my journey, I am hoping should be a breeze I wish I had figured it out months ago, but I might not have been in "this place" months ago. So anyways, I am here now
      Last edited by gopintos; 10-08-2012, 01:34 AM.
      65lbs gone and counting!!

      Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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      • #48
        Eating potatoes would not work for someone like me. I happen to be extremely sensitive to carbs and do best without any sugar, grains, or starch.

        I lose by eating Primal but with lower fat than most--and watching my calories.

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        • #49
          this thread hints at one larger truth... caloric deficit... whether you do it with a ketogenic diet, a pure starch diet, you just can't escape the ultimate reality on this one. people shout, pout and do the craziest shit. but a mild caloric deficit, built around healthy foods, is what works.

          also, don't eat raw potatoes - antinutrients abound. cook 'em.
          Last edited by jakey; 10-08-2012, 01:39 PM.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
            70/20/10? Reduce fat intake significantly. You can't burn stored fat until you burn through dietary fat, so the more dietary fat you consume the more you will burn and the less you will store. Purchase leaner meats, use less oil, and most importantly, don't replace it with other stuff.
            Actually that sort of ratio works for me. I was averaging 1.25 pound per week loss until I upped the fat and reduced both carbs and protein slightly. Now I am able to lose 2 pounds per week, at least for the time being. Perhaps you have to tweak your diet at different points in your weight loss program.

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            • #51
              Late to this party but I am so intrigued by this potato thing!!

              Is it something magical about the potatoes? I don't think Lousia (or myself) would be at a caloric deficit by eating that many potatoes as I don't think either of us go too much higher than 1300 calories.

              So... some potatoey magic is going on? :P I want to try it but my boyfriend is quite convinced I will fall over over. (He shares the same conviction re: me not eating lunch aka IF)
              yay!

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              • #52
                [QUOTE=qqemokitty;973669]Late to this party but I am so intrigued by this potato thing!!

                Is it something magical about the potatoes? I don't think Lousia (or myself) would be at a caloric deficit by eating that many potatoes as I don't think either of us go too much higher than 1300 calories.

                So... some potatoey magic is going on? :P I want to try it but my boyfriend is quite convinced I will fall over over. (He shares the same conviction re: me not eating lunch aka IF)[/QUOTE

                Qqemokitty: I'm on my first full day of the Potato Project and here's my observations thus far:
                - I ate normal Paleo yesterday, but had full potatoes for dinner. I went to bed hungry after eating <1lb potatoes. I woke up not terribly hungry, and made potato latkis (potato pancakes). Then I walked for 10 miles and was a little hungry, so had anther bowl of mashed potatoes. I'll have another few potatoes for dinner (baked)...and likely go to bed a little hungry. I am feeling the cold more today (I have a sweater on and the fireplace on), however, the temp is down to 1 degree C today, so the climate is getting colder. I do miss my fat, but I'm disciplined to go the full 7 days of this P. Project and see what happens. Looks as though my daily caloric intake is going to be between 600-900 because I'm feeling very FULL on potatoes and I don't care for them all that much. My husband watches this scenario unfold with interest and humour. Here's my before/after pics: Pictures by Lou655 - Photobucket
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                F, 48, 5'10"
                Start Date: 25-06-12 @ 161lbs
                Goal Reached: 30-09-12 @ 143lb. Now bouncing between 145lb - 149lb. I'd like less bounce and more consistency :-)

                Started Cross Fit 20.12.12 ---- Can't wait to submit my success story on the 1st anniversary of starting primal.

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                • #53
                  Very intrigued by this whole potato thing. I am thinking about giving it a try for a day or 10..... We'll see how the first day goes. I haven't eaten potatoes for so long (just not a huge fan unless they are fried in terrible oils that I don't know how well I'll do. I have about 10 lbs to lose as well so we'll see. I will weigh in tomorrow and then start some time afternoonish with 2.5 lbs or so.
                  F/37yr/5' 5"
                  SW: 154 March 2011
                  CW: 140 July to Oct 2011
                  PB: 145 gained 5lbs in first 4 months March to July 2012
                  With a combo of PB and IF-ing 5 days a week (1 x 1200 calorie meal per day) I have lost 15 lbs PB/IF = 130 lbs July 2012 to current
                  GW: 120
                  Ultimate Goals ar to be: Happy/ Fit/ Energetic/ Feel great/ Balanced/ cure my thyroid and adrenals

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                  • #54
                    I find, now that I've lost the easy weight, that I can spend a couple weeks doing just about anything and then I get hungry and have to change to something else. Nothing ever results in weight loss anymore. I probably lose at about 1/4 lb per month now regardless of what I do. Maybe more like 0.1lb/month.

                    I was able to do high fat low carb for a couple weeks. Then I did salads for a couple weeks. I kinda want to try the potatoes but I couldn't bear the teasing I'd get. I did IF every morning for 2 weeks, now I am hungry first thing in the morning. I really want to do mostly meat again, my sort of default place. I kinda miss the meat and I think my fats were getting out of balance with the salads. My feet hurt this morning for no reason, and even my chest and shoulders were popping and snapping doing pushups this morning. Need more/better fat.
                    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                      I find, now that I've lost the easy weight, that I can spend a couple weeks doing just about anything and then I get hungry and have to change to something else. Nothing ever results in weight loss anymore. I probably lose at about 1/4 lb per month now regardless of what I do. Maybe more like 0.1lb/month.

                      I was able to do high fat low carb for a couple weeks. Then I did salads for a couple weeks. I kinda want to try the potatoes but I couldn't bear the teasing I'd get. I did IF every morning for 2 weeks, now I am hungry first thing in the morning. I really want to do mostly meat again, my sort of default place. I kinda miss the meat and I think my fats were getting out of balance with the salads. My feet hurt this morning for no reason, and even my chest and shoulders were popping and snapping doing pushups this morning. Need more/better fat.
                      When doing the salad thing were you using fatty veggies and/or olive oil, coconut oil, salad dressings with oil? Or was it literally just low-carb veggies in a bowl?
                      "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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                      • #56
                        I was doing a big salad of romaine and red leaf lettuce, beets, shredded carrot, tomatoes, peppers, fresh figs, onions, olives, a can of sardines in olive oil or some other meat and my own olive oil and vinegar. Sometimes I just buy a Greek salad on campus and that includes artichoke hearts and a tiny bit of feta cheese (they're really chintzy on the cheese) and to that I'll add the sardines in oil and maybe some chopped up tomatoes and avocados from home. Whatever goodies I've got, basically, and I wouldn't say fresh tomatoes, figs, carrots or beets are particularly low carb.
                        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                          I was doing a big salad of romaine and red leaf lettuce, beets, shredded carrot, tomatoes, peppers, fresh figs, onions, olives, a can of sardines in olive oil or some other meat and my own olive oil and vinegar. Sometimes I just buy a Greek salad on campus and that includes artichoke hearts and a tiny bit of feta cheese (they're really chintzy on the cheese) and to that I'll add the sardines in oil and maybe some chopped up tomatoes and avocados from home. Whatever goodies I've got, basically, and I wouldn't say fresh tomatoes, figs, carrots or beets are particularly low carb.
                          If you stuck to low-fat veggies only, I bet you'd hit macros very similar to what is presented in Otzi's potato method. And you micronutrient levels would be a LOT better. Could be a good "hack" to the hack.

                          Big ass salads ahoy!

                          Though steaming without butter or oil added might work too.
                          "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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                          • #58
                            Are you serious ?

                            I don't see how eating only low fat veggies for 10 days is more primal than doing it when you're eating a SAD/CW diet most of the time.

                            It's called a crash diet.
                            In terms of muscle retention, hormonal health and overall health.
                            It's nothing more than that.
                            Sure you'll loose weight.

                            Don't eat nothing for 10 days and you'll loose weight, guaranteed
                            It's not just because you do so "in the name of paleo" that it miraculously becomes right.
                            Are you that desperate ?
                            Very sad to see this on this community.
                            Young self-caring Paleo-eater from France.
                            (So please forgive the strange way I tend to express myself in your beautiful language )

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Daydreamer View Post
                              Are you serious ?

                              I don't see how eating only low fat veggies for 10 days is more primal than doing it when you're eating a SAD/CW diet most of the time.

                              It's called a crash diet.
                              In terms of muscle retention, hormonal health and overall health.
                              It's nothing more than that.
                              Sure you'll loose weight.

                              Don't eat nothing for 10 days and you'll loose weight, guaranteed
                              It's not just because you do so "in the name of paleo" that it miraculously becomes right.
                              Are you that desperate ?
                              Very sad to see this on this community.
                              Nobody said I was actually going to do it. Quite the contrary. I have no intention of attempting the potato diet either.

                              I was just postitulating and theorizing for my own amusement. If other people do it, then that is on them. I have has great success with irregular fasting and eating a healthy diet of meat and veggies, so I see no reason to change that. All this talk of fat busting is, for me at least, just an activity to amuse my mind for a bit.
                              Last edited by Drumroll; 10-09-2012, 11:41 AM.
                              "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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