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  • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
    Yoga, I agree. At 50-75g I would not think it is carb flu, unless you are very sensitive to carbs. Do you have any of the other symptoms of carb-sensitivity- cravings after carbs, water retention, sleepiness. (Forget the others, but a quick search should pull them up for you.)
    h.
    Originally posted by Gladmorning View Post
    So, I miscalculated this morning. I have been primal since February first. This week makes 13 weeks, not 17. The first two months I lost 35 lbs, so about 15 pounds in four weeks from ADF.

    Sabine, I'm not super sensitive to all carbs, but definitely wheat (which I stay away from), corn and yams I'm ok with, but I rarely eat. Maybe it's bananas... You know what.. I did eat Grapes the day before my DD was just awful and grapes have a TUN of sugar in them... hmmm.. maybe i'm grape sensitive it's sugar, not grain. (still carbs).. I remember getting this kind of hang over (not the alcohol kind) a couple months back from a birthday i went to and had a some icing and I had a crazy headache the next day. I'm not really sure it's the sugar, but that is the only thing I can think of.

    Gladmorning, congrats! that is super amazing! I have a question about your weight goals (of course only if you want to share them), where did you start and where are you now? Go YOU!

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    • Originally posted by Gladmorning View Post
      So, I miscalculated this morning. I have been primal since February first. This week makes 13 weeks, not 17. The first two months I lost 35 lbs, so about 15 pounds in four weeks from ADF.
      !!!

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      • Veronica: Glad you came in at a loss for the week!

        Sabine: You're not raining on my parade! LOL - I've been losing weight long enough to know that I'm not going to lose 5 pounds every week! You gotta take the bad with the good - as long as the general overall trend is downward, I'm happy. Good luck on your weight in tomorrow.

        Gladmorning - WOW! Those numbers are awesome!

        Yoga - I hope you figure out what's causing the symptoms.

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        Today's a down day and I'm feeling pretty good. I'll have a snack for lunch and then dinner later, that seems to be working for me. No workout tonight, since I've worked out every day this week and I have a heavy lifting day set for tomorrow. Even after my up day yesterday I'm only up .4, so I'm pretty happy about that. The other thing I'm super happy about is my sleep -I have been sleeping SO WELL since I started ADF. I mean, ridiculously well to the point where I wake up, fully refreshed, without the use of my alarm clock. I'm kind of amazed and I hope it continues!

        I hope everyone has an excellent day!

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        • Originally posted by Yoga11 View Post
          I did eat Grapes the day before my DD was just awful and grapes have a TUN of sugar in them... hmmm.. maybe i'm grape sensitive it's sugar, not grain. (still carbs)..
          There are people who react to grapes.

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          • Oh sure thing. I'm 6 ft tall with a large frame. I started at 315 february 1st today I weighed in at 265. I would like to reach 200 and access my body from there before making another goal.
            The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

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            • Hi everyone!!! Wow, it looks like everyone's having such great progress. I'll be starting ADF on Monday. (Monday will be my first DD.) I had been planning on starting a week from next Monday, but I don't think I can wait any longer. (Whenever I decide to do something, I always have a hard time delaying it, always want to jump right in, lol!) I'll post my stats next week and let everyone know how my first DD goes. So excited!! It's time to lose some weight.

              My journal

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              • Somebody STOP me!!! Its a DD, and I'm at 700 cals. I could still eat a horse!!!
                I can't seem to stop myself. Sheesh.
                Coming to the board and reading all your successes has seemed to set me straight. I wish i had turned on the computer earlier.
                What is it that sometimes i just let go?
                Maybe i didn't have enough calories yesterday?
                Have i sabotaged myself by going to 700 calories? if someone tells me yes. I'll just eat that horse- I swear.
                Posting has helped. I am calm, I have GOT THIS!!! (again)
                Thanks goodness youre all here, being successful and motivating me (and each other)

                Take good care
                Primal 90% from sept. 2012
                looking to alter ulcerative colitis

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                • Yesterdays UD was weird. I got hungry around 9am and prepared 2 bacons, 1 oz sausage patty big potato and two eggs. I ate it with a glass of milk. Wasn't hungry the rest of the day. I was munchy and snacky around bedtime, but there was literally nothing to snack, so I just went to bed. It will be interesting to see how far I make it today before the first hunger pangs appear.

                  I lifted weights yesterday. Hahaha, no, I actually didn't. I was just cleaning out the barn, which felt like lifting weights and pulling a heavy cart. I deep bedded my barn this winter. Meaning instead of continuously cleaning it out, I just kept adding bedding. It makes a great compost starter for the spring, but also means digging through and cleaning out about 12 inches of hay and manure. Yay!

                  Hope everyone has a great day, and here's to a good DD
                  The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

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                  • I've been doing that steak-and-eggs challenge. Steak, eggs, and butter 6 days, then low fat and carbs on Sunday. Yesterday I felt like having a down day and ended up just not eating anything.

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                    • Originally posted by TerriAnn View Post
                      Somebody STOP me!!! Its a DD, and I'm at 700 cals. I could still eat a horse!!!
                      I can't seem to stop myself. Sheesh.
                      Coming to the board and reading all your successes has seemed to set me straight. I wish i had turned on the computer earlier.
                      What is it that sometimes i just let go?
                      Maybe i didn't have enough calories yesterday?
                      Have i sabotaged myself by going to 700 calories? if someone tells me yes. I'll just eat that horse- I swear.
                      Posting has helped. I am calm, I have GOT THIS!!! (again)
                      Thanks goodness youre all here, being successful and motivating me (and each other)

                      Take good care
                      On those extra hungry days... I think it's one of 3 things... 1. you are about to have a WHOOSH! (i think thats how you spell it)
                      2. You didn't eat enough yesterday on the DD 3. (I include myself in this) too much carbs not enough fat and not enough calories.
                      I think your post was from yesterday, now it's an UD for you! I hope you are feeling better...
                      I had the worst DD a few days ago... I posted and had serious carb flu or symptoms... and it was bad... I made an puree of veggies and made a soup. low in calories and held me over nicely. i could have like 3 cups and still have my "dinner" I also have to eat earlier.. i can't wait till night... my dinner is at like 11-4.



                      Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
                      I've been doing that steak-and-eggs challenge. Steak, eggs, and butter 6 days, then low fat and carbs on Sunday. Yesterday I felt like having a down day and ended up just not eating anything.
                      Hows is that going for you? notice a difference? give us the details!
                      Last edited by Yoga11; 05-11-2013, 10:38 AM.

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                      • Steak and eggs diet progress

                        The Sunday before last I started Canuck416's steak-and-eggs 70s bodybuilder diet. It's supposed to be a 4 week crash diet styled after a classic Vince Gironda diet which Gironda used to assign to his champion bodybuilders during that era. What we were trying to do is eat a fatty 12-16oz steak and 4-6 eggs any style each meal, with butter as desired. Then Sunday is carb refeed day, when we eat low fat protein with lots of primal carbs.

                        When I started I had a whoosh, then the weight crept right back up. I was eating way too many calories. So I decided to eat no more than 1700 calories on refeed day, and cut way back on other days, too. After refeed day I wasn't hungry, so I only had one evening meal. Other days I was eating two smaller meals. Yesterday I fasted, so that makes today an up day.

                        When I started eating steak Sunday before last I weighed 147. Today I weigh 141.2. overall I'd say the diet is a smashing success. I expect to stay on it for the next two weeks, then maybe take a week off and eat stuff I can't have on it (like cheese and bacon), then do another cycle. At that point I would probably be at or very near my goal of 125 pounds or so.

                        Everybody seems to be going their own way on this. Most people have modified the diet so as to include different meats, vegetables, and other things. I can't eat egg whites, so I'm only eating egg yolks. One of the online references was by a guy who sort of followed the diet for 2 months, allowing himself wine every night and then cheating hard 3 times a week. He was on this routine for 2 months, and lost 30 pounds.

                        I've got a food porn journal going here with photos of steak and eggs.

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                        • Wow that's intense.. great that it's working for you. I'd get SO bored! haha but wow 6 pounds 2 weeks go you!
                          although, I will say steak makes me feel really good. When I eat it it's like a took the magic pill. I drop weight when I eat steak.

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                          • It's getting back to the point of feeling effortless again. Eat one day... don't eat the next. Lately I have found myself nibbling on things through the day on DD. Yesterday I had 5 pecans at work. Milk in my coffee and two babybel cheese thingers. I'm sure all this adds up in the end to somewhere between 250-400 calories. Whatever. Woke this morning to another whoosh down to 263.6.

                            I was wondering to myself this morning if it will ever start to slow down. I mean, I still have a lot of weight to lose. My next main goal being 220 lbs, that's another 43 lbs. I still probably need to lose another 30 after that to get to an ideal weight. Of course, medical charts say I should weight between 159-169. I don't ever see my body being that light. I just don't think I'm cut out for that. I am a large woman. Big freaking man bones. I mean, seriously, nothing dainty here. There are some lucky tall women out there that have nice little woman frames and bones.... and then there are gals like me with some serious German and Welsch roots that resemble men... with boobs.... So, I just cannot imagine myself weighing 160 pounds. 180-190? Maybe. I remember being 200 way back in the day. I had fat, for sure, but mostly in my belly. In fact, I've always had a belly roll. I'm actually quite interested to see if that ever goes away, or if I will be stuck with a belly roll forever. I suppose I can deal with it. As long as it's not as big as it is today!

                            Ok, I'm ramblin'

                            Point is, right now this is feeling really easy again, and I am so happy. A few weeks ago I felt like I was in constant torment. Took a few free days, and jumped right back on board, which is amazing. Any time in the past I would "take a few days off" and continue with days off
                            The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.

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                            • Originally posted by Gladmorning View Post
                              It's getting back to the point of feeling effortless again. Eat one day... don't eat the next. Lately I have found myself nibbling on things through the day on DD. Yesterday I had 5 pecans at work. Milk in my coffee and two babybel cheese thingers. I'm sure all this adds up in the end to somewhere between 250-400 calories. Whatever. Woke this morning to another whoosh down to 263.6.
                              Glad to hear you're back in your comfort zone.

                              I was wondering to myself this morning if it will ever start to slow down. I mean, I still have a lot of weight to lose. My next main goal being 220 lbs, that's another 43 lbs. I still probably need to lose another 30 after that to get to an ideal weight. Of course, medical charts say I should weight between 159-169. I don't ever see my body being that light. I just don't think I'm cut out for that. I am a large woman. Big freaking man bones. I mean, seriously, nothing dainty here. There are some lucky tall women out there that have nice little woman frames and bones.... and then there are gals like me with some serious German and Welsch roots that resemble men... with boobs.... So, I just cannot imagine myself weighing 160 pounds. 180-190? Maybe. I remember being 200 way back in the day. I had fat, for sure, but mostly in my belly. In fact, I've always had a belly roll. I'm actually quite interested to see if that ever goes away, or if I will be stuck with a belly roll forever. I suppose I can deal with it. As long as it's not as big as it is today!
                              The thing about it is, you can always reach a point where you say, "This is it." You are always free to reassess your goals at a later point. So it's not a big deal.

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                              • Congratulations Veronica, Lilac and Gladmorning!!! Great job!

                                I had fun on vacation, but was 3 pounds heavier this morning. I'm hoping it's mostly water, though don't see how it could be, but it also didn't seem like I overate, but I surely did have me some great gluten free desserts! I woke up this morning not feeling very hungry, so I'm going with that and jumping right back into ADF with a down day today.
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