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  • #61
    Thanks Ruth, that makes sense. It does take some thought to get the healthy whole food fats without getting protein. I am going to ignore the calories, and try to focus on percentages. Actually basically say twice as much fat grams as protein grams and half as many carb grams as protein grams, so more about ratios than percentages, which may work out to the same thing but are, for me mentally easier to figure out.
    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 "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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    • #62
      I'm all for not limiting the fat at first. When I first switched to low-carb, and then primal, what worked best for me, was eating as much as I wanted of the good stuff, until I was used to the program, before worrying about calories. And you know what, I felt better right away, and even lost weight, too. For many people, the calories DO count, but not counting them until you get to the fat-adapted stage is a good thing to try.

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      • #63
        Since I will be away on the 1st, I am going to go ahead and put my stats in now....


        Weight: 268.8 Goal 160ish or to be able to get into my wedding dress, I don't really care what the scale says!
        Neck: 14.5
        waist:41

        r. bicep below top muscle:15.5
        r. forearm:12
        Chest (with bra): 45
        hips:52
        r. thigh (at finger tip):30
        r. calf:17

        These are actually from December 15, but they will work for my purposes since the change over the past year has been negligible.
        Last edited by demuralist; 12-22-2012, 02:30 PM. Reason: add goal weight
        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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        • #64
          I'd like to try to understand this whole fat/protein/carb issue better. Since February of 2011 I've lost 114 lbs. It will be 2 years soon and I have about 5 or 6 lbs to go. The weight loss took so long because I spent many months in a wheelchair waiting for a broken femur to mend. (Who said libraries aren't dangerous?) I tend to get obsessive about things so I've not calculated calories, percentages or carbs, etc. I'm pretty sure my carbs fall below 50 grams but I don't really have numbers. Is there a simple way to calculate all this so I'll be able to keep a check on my fat and protien percentages. If I'm not careful, I'll find myself running numbers for every mouthful. For example, I'm the type that backs the car down the driveway, stops and runs back to the house once or twice to make sure I locked the door. By the way, what are macros? Google is vague.
          Last edited by Rosemary 231; 12-22-2012, 03:29 PM.

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          • #65
            Hi Rosemary, and welcome! First you are in great company when it comes to being obsessive!

            Macros are macro-nutrients, which are carbs, fat, and protein. How have you lost the weight?

            We can calculate for you if you give us your goal weight.

            p.s. congrats on your loss, fantastic!
            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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            • #66
              Originally posted by demuralist View Post
              Hi Rosemary, and welcome! First you are in great company when it comes to being obsessive!

              Macros are macro-nutrients, which are carbs, fat, and protein. How have you lost the weight?

              We can calculate for you if you give us your goal weight.

              p.s. congrats on your loss, fantastic!
              Thanks, I lost the weight eating primal. It was easy and I'm rarely hungry. I'm 5'4" and weigh 130.6 lbs., down from 244.8. I'm guessing that 125 lbs is about right for my height. Even if I know the percentages, I want to try not to get caught up in weighing and measuring everything. I know me and I don't want to get crazy. Or, am I just being lazy?

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              • #67
                Rosemary, First of all Welcome.

                Second, Why would you change anything now? You seem to be doing amazingly well as it is. I would just keep on as you have been. You seem to be doing the right thing intuitively, which is where we are trying to get.

                I've been Primal for almost 2.5 years and still have half my weight to lose.
                Primal since 9/24/2010
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                • #68
                  Originally posted by demuralist View Post
                  I added it to the LCHF recipe group
                  Where do I find that group?

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Pebbles67 View Post
                    Rosemary, First of all Welcome.

                    Second, Why would you change anything now? You seem to be doing amazingly well as it is. I would just keep on as you have been. You seem to be doing the right thing intuitively, which is where we are trying to get.

                    I've been Primal for almost 2.5 years and still have half my weight to lose.
                    I'm sort of anxious to get the weight loss part over so I can continue my life just eating primal and feeling good. You can imagine I have a huge amount of loose sking "hanging around". I've been taking 1 TBL of unflavored gelatin twice a day to see if it won't help tighten the "flapping skin".

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                    • #70
                      Rosemary, welcome. I'm so impressed with your weight loss! I've gone from 240 to 162 (or so), but it's taken YEARS!

                      To find the group, you go up above and click on the arrow under "community" and then click groups. You should see our LCHF recipe group. You can then join and see what we've posted to date. Some good stuff there!
                      -- Ruth

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by RMS123 View Post
                        Rosemary, welcome. I'm so impressed with your weight loss! I've gone from 240 to 162 (or so), but it's taken YEARS!

                        To find the group, you go up above and click on the arrow under "community" and then click groups. You should see our LCHF recipe group. You can then join and see what we've posted to date. Some good stuff there!
                        Thanks, so much.

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                        • #72
                          I forgot to take measurements.. I will do it tomorrow. There is a lot of self talk to stay off the scale. I may need to just put it on a high shelf in the garage.

                          Day 1 and I am tracking just to get a sense of the numbers. So far so good. Paula, I had some broth and it takes the edge off some not to mention its nice to sip when you feel less than 100%. So I have allowed myself @1700 calories along with my macros and here is what I have so far:

                          B/L,D totals: 101g fat, 64 protein, 12g carbs and 1281 calories.. there is that darn 1200 the doc wanted!!! I am going to make some fat bombs I think.
                          Karin


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                          • #73
                            I think I will do a version of this as well. I'm having surgery on 1/2/13, so I'll be in full recovery mode for 8 months (ACL reconstruction). Sounds like a great time to eat more fat. I may not hit the full macros, but I'll aim for high fat, moderate protein and low carbs (not counting salad/raw veggies). I will take the next few days to read through all the posts.
                            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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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by Rosemary 231 View Post
                              I'm sort of anxious to get the weight loss part over so I can continue my life just eating primal and feeling good. You can imagine I have a huge amount of loose sking "hanging around". I've been taking 1 TBL of unflavored gelatin twice a day to see if it won't help tighten the "flapping skin".
                              Can you exercise now? I found that to be the most effective in body re composition. I think you are right, the high fat component will help with that too. When I hit my lowest Primal weight a year ago, I was eating a decent amount of fat, but was not low carb. I was surprised at how little hanging skin I had on my abdomen.
                              Primal since 9/24/2010
                              "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by JackieKessler View Post
                                I think I will do a version of this as well. I'm having surgery on 1/2/13, so I'll be in full recovery mode for 8 months (ACL reconstruction). Sounds like a great time to eat more fat. I may not hit the full macros, but I'll aim for high fat, moderate protein and low carbs (not counting salad/raw veggies). I will take the next few days to read through all the posts.
                                Excellent Jackie! That sounds like a complicated surgery.
                                Primal since 9/24/2010
                                "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

                                Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Weight Loss Tools
                                MFP username: MDAPebbles67

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