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  • Originally posted by Urban Forager View Post
    I think I need some help. I used a couple of sites to calculate my daily calories to loose weight and the average seems to be around 1000, I normally consume about 1400.

    Here's what I've had for breakfast and I'm already up to 516:
    coffee
    2T butter
    1 cup bone broth
    1 tsp coconut oil
    3 hard boiled eggs

    I haven't had my 2T of oil as per SLD if I add that in it leaves precious little for food for the rest of the day. I was planning on having a grass fed burger with caramelized onions and avocado and a small helping of home made Caesar salad.

    BTW my pants are tighter, what am I doing wrong? I think tomorrow I will skip the bullet proof coffee and have black tea instead.
    The problem is that those websites you're using are following CW guidelines.

    what is your goal weight?
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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    • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
      The problem is that those websites you're using are following CW guidelines.

      what is your goal weight?
      I think maybe 110-112. At the beginning of January I weighed 117 now I weigh 120. What I really want to do is loose a pant size, I now wear an 8 (4 on top) and would like to wear a 6. Size 8 doesn't fit that great, baggy in the legs and butt, but a 6 is too tight on my stomach.
      Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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      • Originally posted by honeybuns View Post
        I'm still trying to figure out if I'm getting enough fat or too much fat. I know I should be tracking. If I hold steady or gain weight I am probably getting too much, right? If i continue to lose I'm getting enough?
        ok so maybe while you are trying to get the hang of the whole tracking thing you could just try to figure out your fat grams? You can google "nutrition data" and a site powered by "self" (magazine I think) will give you very precise information on just about anything you want it for. If you hold steady or gain it could be too many carbs or too much protein is slowing the move to NK. Lets try this...list what you eat on a typical day, or yesterday, or today and we can help you figure it 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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        • Originally posted by Urban Forager View Post
          I think maybe 110-112. At the beginning of January I weighed 117 now I weigh 120. What I really want to do is loose a pant size, I now wear an 8 (4 on top) and would like to wear a 6. Size 8 doesn't fit that great, baggy in the legs and butt, but a 6 is too tight on my stomach.
          So essentially you want to weigh 50kg...

          Using easy rounding (so my brain doesn't have to work too hard)...

          Protein ~ 50g = 200calories
          Fat ~100g = 900 calories
          carbs ~ 25 g = 100 calories
          Total = 1200 calories
          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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          • Demuralist, that's the macro breakdown I originally calculated. 1200 calories sounds much better then 1000. So according to those macros I've had about half my amount of protein and fat for the day and have only consumed 2g of carbs. This eases my mind, I think I can work work with this. Thanks.
            Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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            • So glad your stressors have gone Pebbles, im sure it won't be long till you are a fat burning beast again
              Chris I will give up on the pork for now, but it tastes sooo good LOL. But its not anything spectacular, so not eating it will not deprive me of anything. Its just weird that I can eat bacon without feeling sick though. I am so happy I can add eggs back in though.
              I cook my bone broth in the slow cooker on low for at least 24 hours , sometimes longer.
              Jenn that is awesome, you are doing so well I too feel skinnier every day LOL, its weird, the scale hasn't moved that much yet, but things still seem to be shifting. Its weird, but good.
              I too occasionally miss energy drinks (V, 24g carb in one can, crazy!). Having a small amount of sweet potato occasionally wouldn't put you over. Does it make you want more starch though?
              HB if you are losing, then you are probably getting enough, but maybe track for a couple of days just to see?
              YAY for another loss Tomi. Yes sorry I realised after I posted I read your post wrong Interesting that your body feels better on just a little carbs over none, thats great you realised. Some days I have 0 and feel fine, but I am learning to listen to my body now, so it seems to tell me if I need some.
              UF it could be the BP coffee. I have one every morning, but I am still unsure about it. Although I am losing still. But it is a large amount of fat (1/2 my intake), so can be tricky to get the rest in if you still need to eat more (I eat one other meal).
              Following those macros posted, should help

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              • Alright everyone, looks like we are all chugging along nicely, I am feeling good every day, and still cannot believe this lack of hunger and being able to eat just what I need to get through the day. Food does not rule me anymore. And I did slip up with that coconut sugar the other day, but I was able to grab a hold of it, and not end up out of control. So I call that a win.
                Just over 2 weeks till my big boy starts school, and I am not looking forward to it He is so that is the main thing. Ill have to hold myself together on that first day. My husband has the day of work for me thankfully.

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                • I just entered what I planned on eating for dinner into my sparkpeople calculator and that would put me 133 calories over what I should have, that's including the 2T of oil for SLD and NO snacks. Seems like the easiest thing to do would be to not take the oil but I was hoping the the oil would help me to eat less, even though it doesn't feel like I'm eating all that much. Black tea tomorrow for sure. Thanks for being patient with me this whole tracking thing is new to me.
                  Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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                  • Originally posted by demuralist View Post
                    So essentially you want to weigh 50kg...

                    Using easy rounding (so my brain doesn't have to work too hard)...

                    Protein ~ 50g = 200calories
                    Fat ~100g = 900 calories
                    carbs ~ 25 g = 100 calories
                    Total = 1200 calories
                    This is also what I was going to do for you, UF. I hope it proves successful for you.
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • Anyone seen this book yet? Wondering if it's worth the purchase price.

                      Eat Well Feel Good - Practical Paleo Living
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • so here is an idea UF, just do one T of the oil? For the BPC in the morning use less of the fats. Now granted I get more food than you do, but I put 1T of butter and 1T of MCT total in my morning drinks (as well as 2T of HWC) but obviously I could use half that if I wanted to save fat for later.

                        Also, I usually track my whole day first thing to make sure I can eat what I want for dinner. I usually eat the same breakfast and the same lunch most days, it makes it easier to know what I can have for dinner
                        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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                        • I have not seen it but have seen a few recipes that look really good from her.

                          I am thinking about Nora's book, Primal Body Primal Mind, but hate the idea of buying yet another book that fits in with my current tweak that I think is my final tweak
                          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
                            I have not seen it but have seen a few recipes that look really good from her.

                            I am thinking about Nora's book, Primal Body Primal Mind, but hate the idea of buying yet another book that fits in with my current tweak that I think is my final tweak
                            Nora's book was very science-y if I remember correctly. She focuses on low carb, yes. But she talks about how it's so much better for our minds as opposed to weight loss. I might have to look at it again, though, b/c for some reason I'm recalling it was more involved than that. I never finished reading it b/c I moved on to another book ("What's Eating Your Child", I think, which I also didn't finish b/c while I agreed with some of her ideas, she kept including whole grains as part of a healthy diet - while earlier indicating that gluten is bad... wtf?). Anyhow, I don't think PBPM is a bad read, even if it is the same thing you're doing now. It never hurts to read more - you could possibly stumble upon something you didn't know.
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • I just sort of wondered because she is apparently of the mindset that 25g per meal/eating is the upper limit on what our body uses as protein and converts the rest. As opposed to a daily limit. I have just started trying to use that as a guide and it actually is what helped me to hit my protein goals for the day.

                              the truth is I would be unlikely to finish it as well. I do better with blogs, but hers is rife with "buy my book for the complete information" type of stuff. I don't blame her, mind you, but I am looking for free info. I have already spent a small fortune in my life time trying to lose weight.
                              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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                              • I would love to lend you the book, but sadly I bought it on my Kindle. Did you check a library for it? Maybe you can borrow it from one?
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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