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  • Originally posted by demuralist View Post
    Geo, I think that the point of all of this is to get to a point where we can reliably listen to the body, and when I am sick, non-fat saltines are all I can stomach. Throwing up calls for a BRAT (banana, rice, applesauce, toast) diet, or nothing at all. I am thinking about you, hope it passes quickly.
    I only threw up the one time yesterday. I really truly think that the bone broth I had was bad or my body just doesn't tolerate it. I'm able to eat without issues now. I just don't want a lot of fat right now. I'm leery towards dairy since it can exacerbate any asthma or mucous in my body so I am trying to avoid it.
    Georgette

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    • You can google it. I found a nice spreadsheet that I use that calculates it for me when I enter my measurements.
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • I was doing so good yesterday............... then I found the rum. Rum and 6 oreo cookies took down a perfectly primal day. CRAP.

        4 thick sliced bacon
        3 XL eggs - fried in bacon grease
        6 oz pan fried salmon
        2 TB Guy Fieri sauce
        11 oz (raw weight) sweet potato baked with no butter

        Good food - but my macros were all wrong. Dang sweet potato had 62 carbs! I finished the day with 115 carbs! and way too many calories.

        Its a new day - I will do better today. I'm not buying any potatoes of any kind while I'm trying to do this LCHF thing.
        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

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        • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
          Okay, I'm so juvenile, that when I realized the BRAT diet without the toast would be a BRA diet, I had to laugh.
          That is classic. My Dr always said BRATT - banana, rice, apples, tea and toast. I think the tannins in the tea helps with an upset stomach too - but I do like the BRA expletive !!!! LOL
          "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

          ...small steps....

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          • Originally posted by Annlee View Post
            We have a biometric impedance scale - stand on it and it reports your fat%, lean body mass, bone mass, etc. HOWEVER - since going low carb it is not reliable. Here's why:
            Thanks so much for this! We are doing a weight loss challenge here at work until March and the "wellness coach" is using one of these scales for all of our info. I've saved your explaination to give him after the next weigh in.

            A huge majority of the participants also got lectured at the first weigh in for having a low hydration % (he wants us at least 50% according to the scale).

            - Robin

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            • Originally posted by TaliaK View Post
              Thanks so much for this! We are doing a weight loss challenge here at work until March and the "wellness coach" is using one of these scales for all of our info. I've saved your explaination to give him after the next weigh in.

              A huge majority of the participants also got lectured at the first weigh in for having a low hydration % (he wants us at least 50% according to the scale).
              - Robin
              If it helps, our scale is a Tanita (a popular brand for that sort of thing) and I dredged through Tanita's website looking for papers on their methodology. They basically ran multivariate regressions - I read the papers. A multivariate regression takes the form:

              y = b0 + b1*x1 + b2*x2 + b3*x3 + ...

              In this case, you input height, age, and enable/disable a factor for athletic (which they define as 60+ minutes of exercise per day). The height and age can apply to the organ mass, the athlete setting increases the coefficient applied to muscle and bone, thereby decreasing fat mass on the assumption that athletes are more muscular for a given weight than the average individual. Given what we've all seen as the skinny fat person, if they walk an hour a day they would qualify as "athlete" for this purpose.

              If you really want to know fat%, the only reliable measure is DEXA. I'm thinking of getting one ... I figure in 3-4 months I'll have persuaded the other half ....

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              • Geo.. like you if I am not better by Tuesday I am headed to the doc's. The coughing and wheezing is unbearable at times. I sound like a dang smoker. However, I am thankful I do not have the upset stomach part of it.

                I am still on plan and am doing good food wise. I look at these days before Jan 1st as trial runs..lol So far so good.. not many mishaps.
                Karin


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                What am I doing? Depends on the day.

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                • I'm considering these December days trial runs as well
                  -- Ruth

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                  • I think I'm considering these last December days as a last hooray... I've been eating like crap all day!! Ugh!
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • Originally posted by athomeontherange View Post
                      Geo.. like you if I am not better by Tuesday I am headed to the doc's. The coughing and wheezing is unbearable at times. I sound like a dang smoker. However, I am thankful I do not have the upset stomach part of it.
                      I did end up at urgent care and have a mild upper respiratory infection. I'm on the beloved prednisone(for my asthma). Since that causes me to want more food than usual, I am restarting EMF in the morning. When I cough, I sound like a damn smoker and that's even healthy. I've lived with smokers all my life so yeah.
                      Georgette

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                      • oh yeah.. love that prednisone.. I am apprehensive about going in because I KNOW they will put me on it. The down size is I eat and eat the plus size is I am like a worker bee on crack.. always on the go..lol Feel better geo!!
                        Karin


                        Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Calorie Counter

                        What am I doing? Depends on the day.

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                        • can I jump in here? been stalking your posts (all 21 pages worth haha) and I think its great!! got some more inspiration and ideas for upping my own fats.

                          i'm 5'7" 155 lbs, heaviest I've ever been, and looking to get back down to 130-135. I'm vegetarian primal with unlimited eggs and lots of full fat dairy. Since I don't eat meat, I do the occasional non-primal muscle milk shake but other than that I rely on lots and lots of fat.

                          also, I'm a broke college student so I don't get to have fancy organic eggs or organic dairy most of the time but I'm saving up and do what I can!

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                          • So I've been having more fat - adding cheese to my eggs, having a handful of raw macadamia nuts, enjoying the sour cream and guac and cheese with the taco bowl & kale chips (recipe on MDA - it's pretty awesome, and my family loves it). I haven't stopped drinking wine yet - today's my last day for a while - and I've been enjoying my Haagen Daz full-fat ice cream (with allllllll that sugar) far too much. But starting tomorrow, no more wine, no more ice cream. Still not exercising (ugh) because of the torn ACL, but tomorrow I will meet the PT. I hope I get lots of approved exercises, along with the ones I need to strengthen the knee. Fingers crossed I'll be on the exercise bike soon!

                            Tomorrow: measurements and scale!
                            F, 44 years old, 111.8 lbs, 4 feet 11.5 inches (yes, that half inch matters!)

                            **1st place sparring, AAU TKD regional qualifier, 2/15/15 - It's damn good to hit like a girl!**

                            **First-ever 5K race 11/28/13: 37 minutes, 18+ seconds, no stopping**

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                            • tomi, giving up all alcohol? Good luck!

                              I am on vaca, so getting fat is easy! Keeping out of the sugar-so far so good, keeping out of the alcohol-not so much, but so far my only indulgence.

                              I am just going to do the best I can and not fret too much, while on vaca and after. I have been working on some plan for over 40 years now, I am tired of fretting over it.
                              Chris
                              "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
                              Unknown

                              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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                              • Originally posted by demuralist View Post
                                tomi, giving up all alcohol? Good luck!
                                Yup........ its the only way I'm going to get this weight off by my birthday - July 25. I told the hubs last night - he said he would also - except during our vaca in feb - I told him I'd do that if he would agree with me for the rest of the year - or at least until the weight is gone.

                                Yesterday while watching the football game (Oregon State) I made us a perfectly primal spread to munch on! Pork rinds dipped in crab dip made with cream cheese, carrot sticks dipped in garlic sour cream, deviled eggs made with bacon and hubbys homemade jerky! It was awesome and I could eat all I wanted without any guilt! I didn't eat too much - all that fat filled me up really fast!

                                So Tuesday we all go strict primal - LCHF! One more day to indulge in stuff we won't be having in a while! Enjoy! I have a piece of cheesecake waiting for me to eat on New Years Eve.
                                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

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