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  • Wednesday I had my colonscopy. The results were so amazing that I was allowed to go home and throw out my steroids, and my pills (16 years on those pills) Im not kidding,it was like looking at some one else's colon!
    I give the credit to paleo eating for 9 months, and removing stressful people from my life, and changing jobs. It was very stress related.
    The test required 2 full fasting days. I thought a lot about fasting during that time. I dont like it, I dont want to do it.

    I am now trying the fast 5. Since Thursday morning, i have lost 3 pounds.
    No counting, no worrying about what to eat on dd. No meal planning, no sitting while my family and friends eat. 2 paleo meals a day, thats it. Easy easy. No snacks.

    My 5 hour eating window is 1 to 6. I have dinner and lunch daily. I feel hungry 11 to 1, and not all day.

    From what i read, it will have the same benefits as caloric restriction from JUDD. It is also real easy on my digestive system.

    This seems really sustainable, (for myself) unlike JUDD.

    Does this mean I have to find a new place to post? Or would you all like to hear from me as to how this is working in my life?
    I hope so, because i have NEVER posted to anything ever, except this forum, and I have found a feeling of community here
    Primal 90% from sept. 2012
    looking to alter ulcerative colitis

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    • Originally posted by Gladmorning View Post
      dad looked at me and said "I can't believe how strong you've gotten this year. I know you wouldn't have been able to do this last year. You have surprised me!" That meant a lot coming from him. He used to be one of those Gold's Gym meat heads back in the day.
      How very fun and amazing!!

      Originally posted by TerriAnn View Post
      Does this mean I have to find a new place to post? Or would you all like to hear from me as to how this is working in my life?
      I hope so, because i have NEVER posted to anything ever, except this forum, and I have found a feeling of community here
      I know I'd be interested to hear about your journey so I'm definitely okay with you posting here. I think a lot of us are tweaking the JUDDD thing anyway, so I say okay!
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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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      • Hey guys, I was wondering if this is a horrible idea for down/fast days: A liquid fast (that is, no solid foods, but I can drink to my heart's content (e.g.: coffee with heavy cream, milk, water, etc)) during the day, and breaking the fast with a normal dinner. I don't usually eat breakfast, so this would only be skipping one of my meals. Good? Not enough? Suggestions?
        The Age of Strife- My continuing journey to a happier, healthier, more natural lifestyle.

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        • Well (and consider the source since I have a hard time staying under 500 kcal on a down day)...I would think it depends on how much cream you use and how much milk and how much it takes for your heart to be content, lol. Those plus dinner might be hard to keep down to 500-600 calories. I'm not opposed to a liquid diet because I have a medical condition that warrants it from time to time, but I do think it's easy to drink way more calories than one can eat. That said, many of us have been tweaking what we have on a down day, and if it can work for you without going over the down day goal, go for it. I'm still struggling with that, 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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          • That's a good point. Guess I'll just have to be careful in what I choose to eat. As for the drinking: I really just have one or two cups of coffee a day with some heavy cream. If I'm worried about calories, I can switch to tea (I don't put anything in my tea). And of course, water. Delicious, filling, water.
            The Age of Strife- My continuing journey to a happier, healthier, more natural lifestyle.

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            • Well, I'm all for personal n=1 experiments, so if it works great, if not, then try something else.

              Looks like MY n=1 experiment of drinking raw milk for a couple of days will have to wait until next week. I completely forgot that the Farmer's Market was cancelled this weekend because of a special event in the little downtown area near my house. Oh well, at least I got a good little walk out of it. And since I stopped at Walgreens on my walk, I have two nice new lip glosses to try out.
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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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              • Strife- I second that- it might be hard to keep under 500K with cream an a 'normal' dinner. What's 'normal' for you? How much cream?

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                • My Up Day yesterday was unsatisfying. Looking forward to my next one on Monday. Enjoying my Down Day today, as I till feel stodgy from yesterday.

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                  • Terriann~ congrats on your great test results! Also I'm very interested in hearing how the fast 5 goes for you! I've never heard of it but I gather from what you said you eat within a 5 hour window daily? And no calorie counting? I guess it would be hard to over eat in a 5 hour time frame but I'm sure if anyone could itd be me lol!

                    It's a dd for me and I was really hungry by 11 am which didn't bode we'll for my day but now I'm ok. Gonna have salmon and cole slaw for dinner. I really dislike having dd's on the weekend but don't want to slow the weightless down by not doing it every other day. Anywho almost 1, that means only 4 more hours till dinner, yes it's one of this watching the clock days for me!
                    Veronica
                    High weight: 263.8 lbs
                    Primal start weight 1/26/13: 233 lbs
                    ADF start weight 10/12/15 : 188.2lbs
                    Current weight: 177.6 lbs
                    Goal: 145 lbs

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                    • I did a fast-5 protocol for a while. I had to stay conscious of what I was eating though.

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                      • Originally posted by TerriAnn View Post
                        Wednesday I had my colonscopy. The results were so amazing that I was allowed to go home and throw out my steroids, and my pills (16 years on those pills) Im not kidding,it was like looking at some one else's colon!
                        I give the credit to paleo eating for 9 months, and removing stressful people from my life, and changing jobs. It was very stress related.
                        The test required 2 full fasting days. I thought a lot about fasting during that time. I dont like it, I dont want to do it.

                        I am now trying the fast 5. Since Thursday morning, i have lost 3 pounds.
                        No counting, no worrying about what to eat on dd. No meal planning, no sitting while my family and friends eat. 2 paleo meals a day, thats it. Easy easy. No snacks.

                        My 5 hour eating window is 1 to 6. I have dinner and lunch daily. I feel hungry 11 to 1, and not all day.

                        From what i read, it will have the same benefits as caloric restriction from JUDD. It is also real easy on my digestive system.

                        This seems really sustainable, (for myself) unlike JUDD.

                        Does this mean I have to find a new place to post? Or would you all like to hear from me as to how this is working in my life?
                        I hope so, because i have NEVER posted to anything ever, except this forum, and I have found a feeling of community here
                        Congrats on the results!! you must feel amazing!! GO YOU! its so wonderful to hear people really changing there life, life you, job, stress, eating etc.. it's inspiring! I'm in the middle of changing my job my last day is June 25th and it's already changing my life! anyways, back to you... CONGRATS!!
                        Yes, I hope you keep posting on here! Inter fasting didn't work for me... but ADF is. What ever works for you do it!

                        Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                        My Up Day yesterday was unsatisfying. Looking forward to my next one on Monday. Enjoying my Down Day today, as I till feel stodgy from yesterday.
                        I hate unsatisfied UP and DD! I had a pretty bad DD yesterday... I went golfing and biking with friends all day, of course they wanted Korean BBQ and I was like, "does it have soy sauce or sugar in the marinade ?." Sometimes, I dread ordering in front of other people. I need to get over it and BE PROUD. I am a WHOLE FOODS eater and I'm proud! haha I know at korean `BBQ I probably went over 500 cals... but it was the best I could do. Eating at home is WAY easier and I end up eating always satisfying foods. Mark just wrote an article about that too just this week. I only feel good about eating out if its a steak house (which is not often enough!) or breakfast. I've got it down "what i can eat" at every kind of food place.. alright I'm ranting..

                        Happy SUNDAY everyone.

                        Since all of us are ADF... I was think we could all do something as a group together... like a collective downday experiment.. such as the Steak and tomato day (for 3 DD, during ADF) and all post are results. OR something like a 7 day nut, dairy, and fruit fast! (during and including ADF of course) anyone interested?

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                        • I like doing group projects, but I don't know if we could find something that would suit us all. It seems that what works for us is wildly different. Not to mention tastes.

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                          • Different people could "sponsor" the group project each week based on their personal preferences. Participation would of course be optional.

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                            • on my fast 5 days, i eat paleo lunch, then nothing for 5 hours, then paleo dinner. Thats it.
                              No snacks between meals, no after dinner snacking.
                              Theres no doubt about it, weight loss is hard.

                              I am still doing the pill less happy dance up here. I feel wildly successful. It has been a 3 years concentrated effort to get really well and get on top of my disease.

                              I guess with the elation is a tiny bit of fear ~ 16 years on those pills, what might happen without them?

                              Today i had 16 people over for lunch, (at 1 pm for my 5 Hour window) Its a long weekend in Canada, The old queens birthday. Big parties everywhere tonight,- firewrx. By the time they left, it was 5 pm. I wasn't really hungry, so i ate cheescake! Not very paleo of me huh?

                              That's ok, 19 hours from now, I will have paleo lunch and be right on track again.
                              Primal 90% from sept. 2012
                              looking to alter ulcerative colitis

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                              • Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                                I like doing group projects, but I don't know if we could find something that would suit us all. It seems that what works for us is wildly different. Not to mention tastes.
                                ya, I totally agree. I was just curious if anyone was interested in the one's that I posted... thats all

                                Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
                                Different people could "sponsor" the group project each week based on their personal preferences. Participation would of course be optional.
                                Ya, totally!!



                                If anyone is interested in one of the couple I posted up on page 106 let me know!!
                                Or i'm open if someone else has one....

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