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  • Up day today. Not sure what to eat. I dashed two pounds of the three pounds of water weight from yesterdays down day.
    I enjoy weighing myself everyday on adf. Actually, in general. I like to track how things move throughout the days.

    Is anyone actually enjoying adf so far?
    The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

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    • It's working well. I am seeing my belly fat shrink and feeling my appetite reduce, yay!

      I need to focus on staying hydrated, but otherwise am feeling great! Keeping it relatively low carb and nutrient-dense, makes my dd easy.

      No counting or weighing here, which makes it really low stress for me.
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      • Originally posted by Gladmorning View Post
        Is anyone actually enjoying adf so far?
        Sort of. I'm not enjoying the down days yet, but I think I may actually get to that place. I've only done two down days, but so far both were manageable, and I'm figuring out that I CAN make it through the day on less food, lol.

        I AM enjoying my up days. I'm appreciating what I eat so much more than before. And, much to my surprise, I am not overeating on my up days.
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        Donna

        My current diary: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread100765.html
        My original diary: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread77760.html



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        • Enjoying? HUMMMMM.............. I'd have to say I'm enjoying doing something different. A change from the Eat More Fat mentality - which I'm still doing, but with less emphasis. I honestly didn't adhere to it closely enough to see if it would really work for my weight loss efforts. I wonder how long it takes the body to become "fat adapted"??? I've been doing the HFLC thing for probably 6 months. No weight loss. But, is my body now using fat as fuel? Purhaps if I feed it LESS fat, it will turn to its own fat stores for fuel now?

          Now - I'm just eating and counting - but not forcing the heavy on the fat thing. Especially on down day - because, with only 500 calories - I can have more FOOD as in protein and veggies, if I keep the fat count lower. I could easily eat 500 calories in butter alone on a given day! I mean, 2 TB in my morning eggs and there goes 1/2 my alloted calories for the day. So, on down day, I do low fat - think VOLUMN! Yesterday I had turkey and dark chocolate.

          I've decided for the first week I'm going to do 5 days of very low calorie - then eat normal over the weekend. I just feel the need to purge a bit. I might continue with the very low calorie for a second week as well. I'm sure our bodies were designed to go through periods of famine, when food was scarce and days of hunger were very normal. No matter which camp you're in (evolution or creation) both sides would have had times when there was no food to be had for days on end. Caveman would have had times when the hunting was going badly and the winters were long. Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden of Eden and forced to fend for themselves, toiling over bad soil and dry conditions -- so either side of the fence would have suffered times of hunger and want. If Sabine can do a 100% four day fast............ I can do five days of calorie deprivation ............. right?

          So, today I have planned salmon and roasted veggies for dinner. Hot tea through out the day, maybe some broth. It's 8:30 am, and I'm already very hungry - so today might be a tough one. UGH.
          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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          • That is awesome 252! Here is to hoping by your 3rd or 4th down day you'll find it easier and more enjoyable.

            I just feel like I have finally found my groove. I tried EMF which was fine, but I really had to work at it. I tried balancing macros- too much work. I don't feel like this is much work. I don't have to think about it. Ya know? A lifestyle, as far as eating goes, shouldnt tax me mentally. I shouldnt have to add, subtract and "balance." This... One day I dont eat, one day I eat primally. Doesnt matter what it is. One day it might be all veg the next up day, all meat. Fits my busy life perfectly.
            The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

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            • Originally posted by Gladmorning View Post
              Fits my busy life perfectly.
              Which is what it should do I enjoy the counting and the tracking and the spreadsheets and the nutrition charts --- but I hope to get to a place where that isn't a part of my day and I can just eat and be healthy. ADF is a good way to keep things in check.
              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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              • I love the tracking part...I've done that for years. Having something I can do the for the rest of my life easily, is a top priority for me. Primal fits that easily...pretty basic, eat plants and animals. I can do that anywhere. EMF fit pretty easily as well, though I think that could easily get out of hand where I don't have control over what types.

                I travel some when I can, and so having something I can do while traveling is a great thing for me. I wasn't sure about ADF, but I was thinking about it this morning, and really, when I travel and won't be able to track, on down days I will just go as long as possible between "meals" and then eat lightly and primally.

                And, further, that actually might relieve some of the stress that I've had about travelling because I just won't have to think about eating on down days, lol. I have Celiac, so for the last 7 years when I travel I DO have to be diligent about what I eat, and it's been stressful because of not knowing what to eat in strange cities, sometimes foreign cities. But if I don't eat at all, well, that takes care of it, lol.
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                Donna

                My current diary: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread100765.html
                My original diary: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread77760.html



                Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Calorie Counter

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                • Haha Tomi,

                  You crack me up.
                  The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

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                  • Always happy to give a giggle............. but what exactly did I say that has you cracked?
                    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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                    • Today is my second DD and it's kind of rough. I had a hellacious headache all morning but I drank a bunch of water and it seems to be going away on its own without even taking tylenol. Glad to hear they get easier. I never would have thought it'd be this tough. I've done 24 hour fasts that were a breeze. Weird!

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                      • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                        Always happy to give a giggle............. but what exactly did I say that has you cracked?
                        Just your reaction to my inquiry regarding enjoying ADF. Your writing style is particularly expressive.
                        The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

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                        • So, I had left over spaghetti meat sauce and some slices of turkey breast from Easter. I'm not hungry again, but I know I will need to eat before I go to bed. What, though? There aren't a lot of primal options in the house though, and I really don't want to make just eggs. WHAT DO I EATS?

                          Hmmmm Bacons?

                          I'm going back to my 4am shifts. It actually works perfectly because I get off at noon which is my eat time on up days. The only reason I don't like 4am shift is because I'm responsible for baking the doughnuts. They're so soft and warm and tantalizing when freshly baked.

                          Of course, all I must do is look on the ingredients list from the box they come frozen in. Gross.
                          The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

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                          • Tomi, I think you may be setting yourself up for some out of control eating on the weekends if you do 5 low-calorie days is a row, and then try to eat 'normally'. Especially considering the r** issue. Be careful.

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                            • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                              Tomi, I think you may be setting yourself up for some out of control eating on the weekends if you do 5 low-calorie days is a row, and then try to eat 'normally'. Especially considering the r** issue. Be careful.
                              Thanks for the concern I have also thought of that. I don't have issues with over-eating as much as eating the wrong things. My wrong things come in the form of ice cream or cheesecake or cream cheese clouds. I think it must be a mouth-feel thing with me. But even then, I don't binge or even eat to the point of being uncomfortable.

                              The r** is certainly what I need to avoid. Y'all probably think I'm an alcoholic! I have really cut back - just not cut out.

                              I've done 2 low-cal days now and I'm feeling fine. Not starving. I had planned salmon and veggies for dinner last night - but due to a change in plans I ended up eating a slice of bacon and 5 scrambled eggs with a little cheese. Calories ended up around 600. Tonight we're delivering the curries that we made last night (for an all city pastor's dinner on Thursday) so we'll stop at our favorite sushi place for dinner. A nice sushi roll will be a good meal!

                              I feel less bloated after 2 days of low-cal. It feels good.
                              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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                              • I'm doing a strange amalgamation of EMF, the warrior diet and this ADF, atm (don't we just love our acronyms?)

                                Not enough data yet to support causation but I have noticed that after each DD there is a small uptick in my weight as measured the next morning but after an UD, it is the opposite. Hmmm?

                                Anybody else notice this?

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