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  • Come move to Florida!! Has going grain free helped with all the allergies? I am sorry. That is frustrating!

    Originally posted by geostump View Post
    Because of my allergies and asthma, I am not much of an outdoorsy person anymore. I used to be majorly into the outdoors when I was younger, but now not so much now. I'm hoping that EMF will change a lot of this for me. I have never been into puzzles. In regards to boating, I live in the middle of damn Ohio. My dream is to live by the water one day. I love the beach and swimming.
    You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

    Age 48
    height 5'3
    SW 215 lbs
    CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
    LW 172 lbs
    GW 125ish lbs

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    • Originally posted by valmason01 View Post
      Come move to Florida!! Has going grain free helped with all the allergies? I am sorry. That is frustrating!
      How will that help? I went to University in Gainesville and my allergist said that 20 year allergy shots are only good for 6-8 years in Gainesville given how allergen heavy the town is. Great town but sucks for the old allergies.

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      • Originally posted by athomeontherange View Post
        thats what you bring in!!
        hahaha Had I not been adamant about keeping my keto, I would have totally indulged in something like that. I think what "allowed" me to make this choice is that earlier today I used a ketostick and it was negative for everything - not even a trace - after my binge on coco-chocs Tuesday night. I think I rationalized it in my head that it was Valentine's Day, I hadn't had a cookie since Christmas, they were "gourmet" sugar cookies (and beautiful, I might add), and my keto was gone anyway...

        I will probably avoid VLC this weekend, but will work to remain primal. Dinner out with Brad tomorrow night for V-day. We're going here. I haven't eaten here for YEARS! He just discovered it, so of course, it's the most amazing place on the planet. Not sure what I'll get yet. Was hoping for a baked sweet potato, actually, so maybe I'll see if he wants to go here instead.
        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
          How long have you been using this method? I know when I was going through the initial shock of VLC I felt hungry ALL THE DAMN TIME! And tired. Oh was I tired. But after about 10 days it seemed to go away. I wasn't hungry all the time (just had that emotional need for munchies b/c it was a certain time of day, or whatnot) and I stopped feeling exhausted. It might just be that you legitimately need a bit more time for things to balance out.
          Hi Jenn - yes, I'm new to VLC - I've been lowish carb for the past year, but with lots of relapses. Even at VLC I'm still not below 50g of carbs. It helps to hear you were hungry at first. Yesterday, even though I had consumed 1800 calories and over 100g fat I was sooo hungry I couldn't sleep and had to have some carbs to get to sleep. And I was also absolutely exhausted for several days, but that's better now. I will keep at it and try to lower my carbs gradually.

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          • Haha, Jenn. I think boyfriend and I are going to Texasroad house on sunday for a social thingy. Probably going to have a potato.
            The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

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            • Originally posted by demuralist View Post
              A few things...


              Gigi, when I first started I kept my carbs up to a higher level, was careful to keep protein in check, but was diligent about keeping the fat level up. As I got used to that I have slowly lowered my carb level. Without seeing the actual numbers on your breakfast, I am going to guess that the fat and protein are about equal (in grams) and really your fat should be double your protein in grams (give or take). Yes it will take time, but my suggestion is to make sure you are not getting too much protein and too little fat.


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              You are good! My fat was 60g and protein 53g. I still feel weird eating so much fat but will experiment with having double the fat and see how I feel. I had some success with the big protein breakfasts when I was doing the leptin reset a year ago and went back on that with my attempt at VLC. I'll see how it is when I cut down on the protein a bit.

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              • I am feeling the need to be absent from the forums for a while. Yesterday really got to me. I will be sending positive wishes everyone's way and will be back to celebrate victories and cheer on progress later.

                Have fun!!
                Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                • Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                  hahaha Had I not been adamant about keeping my keto, I would have totally indulged in something like that. I think what "allowed" me to make this choice is that earlier today I used a ketostick and it was negative for everything - not even a trace - after my binge on coco-chocs Tuesday night. I think I rationalized it in my head that it was Valentine's Day, I hadn't had a cookie since Christmas, they were "gourmet" sugar cookies (and beautiful, I might add), and my keto was gone anyway...

                  I will probably avoid VLC this weekend, but will work to remain primal. Dinner out with Brad tomorrow night for V-day. We're going here. I haven't eaten here for YEARS! He just discovered it, so of course, it's the most amazing place on the planet. Not sure what I'll get yet. Was hoping for a baked sweet potato, actually, so maybe I'll see if he wants to go here instead.
                  Okoboji looks interesting!! Texas roadhouse is good but I can not go anymore I am allergic to peanuts and between them being in the room and the dust from them, well its not good on either allergy or asthma and I HATE the emergency room!
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                  • hey chicka..dont stay away long!
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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.
                      You might be surprised. I sent a bunch of them to my boyfriend's ex-wife's house for their superbowl party, and the people there gobbled them up. They thought they were great.

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                      • Originally posted by athomeontherange View Post
                        hey chicka..dont stay away long!
                        this

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                        • I want to thank everyone for a great thread. I am just completing my fourth day eating low carb/high fat. I started eating primal in December of 2011.

                          My targets are: 53g protein, 29.5g carbs, 118g fat and 1600 calories per day. Eating low carb isn't as hard for me as not eating as much protein as I was. My goal is 59kg and I'm 5'2-1/2".

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                          • Day 2 of my 3 day Fat Fast & IF n=1

                            Planned: Cals 1000 Ratio 8-3-89 Actual: Cals 1000 Ratio 8-3-89 Sleep 3.hr dog loo break 1.5hr Went to bed very late which didn't help. Not tired this am though.

                            Menu:
                            Feta Omlette – 2 egg yolks, 20g unsalted butter, 12.5g feta cheese
                            Hot Chocolate with 2 tbsp double cream
                            Hot Chocolate with 2 tbsp double cream
                            Chicken & Mush Soup using homemade stock with 20g unsalted butter
                            Coconut Oil 30g -

                            Exercise: Took dog for 30min walk

                            Weight: 174lb BMI: 28.03 BF:40.8% Water: 42.1% LBM 5.8%

                            No weight loss but 0.5lb BF loss & 0.5lb LBM gain. Was a bit hungry last night & very hungry this am but will wait until the allotted time before eating. Stuck to the menu OK. Started eating at 9:30, finished at 17:00 feed window 7:30. Wouldn't want to do this for more than 3 days, especially for so little result. Feel OK mood wise just disappointed in the weight loss.
                            Last edited by Ddraig Goch; 02-16-2013, 12:11 AM. Reason: can't add up

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                            • Ddraig Goch, Out of curiosity, what are you using to measure BF% and LBM?
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                              • Friday Report I am up 2 lbs this week after having 2 binges and one permissive eating day.

                                Last weekend, I noticed that I was very fatigued. I posted in my journal for some advice because I knew being tired could cause a sugar binge. I figured out that I was likely dehydrated so I upped my water intake and restarted drinking bouillon.

                                Unfortunately, my husband and I had plans to go to a party on Sunday. Primal food was scarce. Add to that the fact that we argued before we left home and you had a recipe for a binge. It was my 25th clean day.

                                Monday was clean, but Tuesday I had a sudden onset night binge. One minute I was sitting in the Living Room, and the next I was in the kitchen shoveling food down my throat. Not sure what happened there. Wednesday, I allowed myself to eat whatever I wanted.
                                Believe it or not, yesterday was clean.

                                This week I plan to drink plenty of water and get back into NK. Binges are a part of my life, but at least on lchf there are fewer of them.
                                Primal since 9/24/2010
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