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  • #16
    Choco said it best (as always)
    orz (bowing to the man)
    --Trish (Bork)
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    • #17
      Thank you guys for all the advice, this really is a great community.

      It seems if I just concentrate on eating good quality meat, cooked in good quality fats, then I should be getting enough. I have just purchased some macadamia nuts on to keep on hand to eat during any meal which is lacking in fat (such as my chicken kebabs).

      Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post
      How do you feel?

      You shouldn't be trying to hit any kind of macros and just focusing on eating real food. If that's 80% ground beef, fine. If that's 95% ground beef and sweet potatoes, that's fine, too. Focus on eating real food, there's no amount of fat you should be getting or amount of carbs you should be getting.

      Some people that eat high protein diets that are low in fat and low in carbs will feel lousy. That's understandable because fat and carbs are energy sources, not protein. If you have blood sugar issues and your carbohydrate intake is too significant, that could be an issue as well. However, those people are a small minority.

      So again, do you feel good? Is your energy levels stable? Are you not crashing if you go 3-4 hours without food? Can you skip a meal without getting ravenous, irritable or get the chills? If you answer the first 3 questions with "yes," the 4th question with "no" and you're losing weight that you want to lose, you are doing it right.
      I feel groggy, have headaches (actually, no headaches this morning) and have a massive desire to consume loads of water. This is day 5 however, so I guess this can be attributed to some sort of carb flu. In fact this morning I felt pretty nauseous, and was craving a banana, so I chomped one down and feel a lot better. Do you think I could have been strolling into ketosis without knowing?

      Water weight is falling off as planned, I have lost 6lb so far.

      I can easily skip breakfast. I do feel hungry by lunch time (12:30), but it is a manageable hunger, if you know what I mean. I am pretty ravaged when it is time for dinner (19:00) but it does not take a lot of food to feel full (male, 5ft 7, 160lb). I am actually enjoying not having a bit bloated feeling, as in, I could eat more, but feel satiated. I could snack on some nuts or something, but I like the idea of just eating a couple of meals a day. I probably should look into having a more substancial lunch.

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      • #18
        Salt loss. Get plenty of salt and magnesium stat.
        Crohn's, doing SCD

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
          Salt loss. Get plenty of salt and magnesium stat.
          I'd say the magnesium is the more likely culprit (or at least more important) of the two IF that's what it is. Also, if electrolytes are the concern, upping magnesium AND salt (well, sodium) without increasing potassium is almost as bad. Electrolytes need to stay in BALANCE (harmony if you rather). Increasing amounts of one without thinking about the others can be just as bad because you can mess up your overall ratios.
          "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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          • #20
            We're all getting tons of potassium. Rare steak is a powerful source, as are most veggies. It's hard to be potassium-depleted on primal. Takes care of itself.
            Crohn's, doing SCD

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
              We're all getting tons of potassium. Rare steak is a powerful source, as are most veggies. It's hard to be potassium-depleted on primal. Takes care of itself.
              You can have electrolyte issues without actually being "deficient" in a single one. You can simply have bad ratios of each electrolyte to each other. I know because I've been through this. You can also CREATE an issue by trying to address one (when you think the issue is a single electrolyte rather than the overall ratios).

              If the recommendation is for "MOAR SALT" and then, sodium intake inches out of whack with the other electrolytes, you'd then need to adjust the other electrolytes to match. Electrolytes are tricky like that. Adjust levels of one, it effects them all. Electrolytes should optimally be considered together as a whole because they have such an intricate relationship to each other. It's almost silly to consider each electrolyte by itself.

              FWIW IMHO
              "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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              • #22
                Thanks for the advice.

                Would this explain why my eating of a banana made me feel pretty good within 30 minutes or so?

                What about a banana and fatty cream (with macadamia nuts) yoghurt for breakfast twice a week. While also adding a little salt into my other dishes?

                Should that help?
                Last edited by SmokingKipper; 11-16-2012, 04:52 AM.

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