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  • Karin, I don't want to high jack this thread, so I will keep it short.

    Basically, you take an tasteless oil shot an hour before eating/drinking with taste or an hour after eating/drinking anything with taste. Somehow, the tasteless calories from the good oil (extra light taste olive oil, coconut oil or MCT) help squash appetite. Yes, it's weird. Yes, it sounds deranged, but it's working. This method was developed to help trick the bodies "setpoint." I use it to kill appetite for early work days. It's definitely worth looking in to. The first page or two of the shangri-la setpoint thread has the most info. Don't bother reading the whole thread unless you get really interested.
    The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

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    • On a thread that is normally so happy and cheerful, I'm going to do my part to make it that today. I MUST share...it's gonna get long so there's your warning.

      Yesterday, I finally hit -100lb lost since I had my son almost 8 years ago. At first I was excited, then I was slightly embarrassed because it's taken 8 YEARS!!

      In the last 8 years I've tried everything. I remember finding out I had PCOS and thinking I wouldn't be able to have a child. My doc suggested low carbing since it was also determined/assumed that I was insulin resistent. I did low carb (and charted, etc) and it worked and I got pregnant...not quite that quickly and easily, but you get the idea. I had the worst morning sickness for most of my pregnancy and found that oyster crackers helped...so I ate 2 or 3 at a time, for most of the day. I kept my calories low (around 1400) but was gaining weight so quickly. I was exercising and couldn't figure it out. By the time I had my son I was closer to 400lbs than 300. I now know that I was eating things that MY body didn't like.

      So, I went to war with my body after I had him. I was back in the pool 2 weeks after my C-Section swimming laps. Back in the gym doing the ellipical a few months later. I watched my calories and even signed up for weight watchers. I ended up with extra points every day. I did Medifast (under 1000 calories a day) for 6 months and lost 6 lbs (my dad lost 36 in 6 weeks and we ate EXACTLY the same). I was told at the time that I needed to stop exercising for it to work but refused and should consider gastric bypass. I tried UltraMetabolism (no gluten, no dairy, some starch, mostly organic) for costrocondritis (inflammation around the sternum) and had some success but after about 20 lbs, it stopped. I felt like I was on to something with those 20lbs though so gluten free I went and lost more. Stalled after 2 years of being gluten free, exercising and keeping my calories around 1200 per day. So, I decided to try Primal because I thought I might need to be dairy free too. Ultimately, I wanted to lose weight and reduce inflammation...I've always been willing to try anything. I started Primal and started following this thread and saw results right away! I found this forum (this board specifically) and the thing that stuck out the most to me besides the support that was offered to ANYONE was the belief in N=1 and the understanding that my N might be different than yours. You mean medifast and weight watchers don't work for everyone? You don't say!!

      Not once in all the weight I've lost have I gained more than a lb or 2 back without losing more a little later. I ran my first 5k EVER in July of 2011 and did my first triathlon in July of 2012. Even though I played college ball, college rugby and professional football, running was never my strong point even though I never shyed away from exercise in general. Most of you know the quest I'm on to figure out my N with my blood ketone monitor and my charting and graphing and I'm determined to figure it out. Do I like the idea of bacon, sirloins versus tenderloins, heavy whipping cream and real eggs? No, I don't always like it and sometimes allow myself to get concerned about it but almost 400lbs was pretty concerning too. I make sure the carbs I do eat are from veggies and keep my sugar to a minimum...THAT can't be more unhealthy then some of the weight that we're all trying to lose.

      This whole N=1 thing and the support the board offers is what makes me continue to come back. I don't sit and read all the posts so that I don't have to exercise and I certainly don't read the posts eating bon-bons. We all know this! We're all trying to find what works for us and our bodies. Period!

      Thank you ladies and gentlemen for helping me on MY journey. Happy Valentine's Day.

      Megan
      Last edited by mks8500; 02-14-2013, 02:29 PM.

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      • Megan, in the last 8 years you lost 100 pounds!!! OMG, congrats is not enough! I am thrilled for you, and want to remind you that this is a marathon not a sprint to the finish. The time is not nearly as important as the fact that you did it.

        also, I have heard tell that going slower reduces your chances of loose flesh.
        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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        • mks8500- Congratulations on the 100 mark!! I am proud and happy for you!
          Karin


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          • 100 pounds? Who cares if it takes 80 years, that is great!

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            • Originally posted by mks8500 View Post
              On a thread that is normally so happy and cheerful, I'm going to do my part to make it that today. I MUST share...it's gonna get long so there's your warning.

              Yesterday, I finally hit -100lb lost since I had my son almost 8 years ago. At first I was excited, then I was slightly embarrassed because it's taken 8 YEARS!!

              ...

              Thank you ladies and gentlemen for helping me on MY journey. Happy Valentine's Day.

              Megan
              Amazing Valentine's day for you Megan!

              And a bit of a gift for me too, because you shared it.
              TY.
              “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
              ~Friedrich Nietzsche
              And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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              • Congrats Megan!!
                Georgette

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                • Well said, Megan, and congratulations on such a tremendous weight loss!
                  Primal since March 5, 2012
                  SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                  • Megan, Thanks for sharing. Awesome!
                    Primal since 9/24/2010
                    "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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                    • I am Katherine and I am here because I was losing weight on a low calorie diet that turned out to be low in protein, but as I started to exercise more I found my recovery was poor and I lost lean body mass. Eating more protein gave me back my energy, but eating even more has consistently resulted in weight gain or stall no matter how few calories I consume. I am back losing weight now. Or at least I feel I am, but I don't have a scale on the road. In any case, my pants are not tighter. When I get home on Friday I will go back into ketosis and finish off my weight loss.

                      Goal: size 8, a size I have never been before. Presently: 10 or 12, or a M or L, depending on the brand.

                      Tonight I am making dinner for my daughter and son-in-law. I made an SCD hazelnut cake, and pot roast. Since I am cooking I got to leave out the potatoes.
                      Last edited by eKatherine; 02-14-2013, 02:40 PM. Reason: Obsessive compulsiveness

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                      • Gave in to the frosted sugar cookies... they're by far my favorite cookie EVA... *hangsheadinshame* I hate working in this office b/c people are ALWAYS bringing in cookies and cupcakes and all that jazz b/c my boss absolutely loves them and they want to butter her up. The problem is, instead of just bringing her ONE cupcake or cookie to butter her up, they bring a DOZEN!

                        Anyhow... my tummy hurts now. And later, so will my gut. (have no fear... I had already lost my ketosis by eating entirely too many coco-chocs the other night).
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • Perhaps if you bring your own cookies. I made chocolate chip cookies from almond flour, eggs, and a little butter, hardly any sweetening. They were "sweetened" with a few dark chocolate chips. They were tasty and satisfying, but not addictive.

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                          • Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
                            Perhaps if you bring your own cookies. I made chocolate chip cookies from almond flour, eggs, and a little butter, hardly any sweetening. They were "sweetened" with a few dark chocolate chips. They were tasty and satisfying, but not addictive.
                            They would be satisfying to us, but to those who are used to commercial cupcakes with a 3 inch tall mound of frosting, they would be yucky, I'm sure. I don't need cookies anyway.

                            I ate three. I went back for a fourth but my tummy hurts so badly now from all the sugar that I walked away. The crunch of a perfectly baked cookie is not worth it. And to be honest, I ate them too fast to tell you if they were good or not. It was more a texture binge than anything else.

                            I haven't had any measureable sugar since Christmas so the sugar is really not making me happy. *sigh*

                            And the gut ramifications I'm sure to experience later tonight or tomorrow have me concerned as well - but what's done is done. Damn these holidays! Why must our society use baked goods to celebrate? Why not chocolate covered strawberries or something?
                            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
                              They would be satisfying to us, but to those who are used to commercial cupcakes with a 3 inch tall mound of frosting, they would be yucky, I'm sure. I don't need cookies anyway.

                              I ate three. I went back for a fourth but my tummy hurts so badly now from all the sugar that I walked away. The crunch of a perfectly baked cookie is not worth it. And to be honest, I ate them too fast to tell you if they were good or not. It was more a texture binge than anything else.

                              I haven't had any measureable sugar since Christmas so the sugar is really not making me happy. *sigh*

                              And the gut ramifications I'm sure to experience later tonight or tomorrow have me concerned as well - but what's done is done. Damn these holidays! Why must our society use baked goods to celebrate? Why not chocolate covered strawberries or something?
                              thats what you bring in!!
                              Karin


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                              • Just pick up and move on, jenn. Not worth fussing over. I was just sitting here fighting a battle against potato chips. Those are my comfort. Mom always has them in the house. It has mostly passed now. I was just sitting here think how I may have some at a social event this saturday. Then I thought I probably wont want them by then anyway. Besides. I know I would not just be able to have a handful. It would be the bag. So it's easier to just not go there.
                                The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

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