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  • I am going to be hungry today, boiling a dozen eggs as I type this. I expect to peel and shuck them and eat half the yolks with or for lunch.

    I think all the bodyweight exercise I am doing (chinups, handstand) is interfering with my bench press recovery. Probably I just need to get a little less exercise, but I have so much energy that every time I go past the pullup bar I do one. (almost)

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    • I do that as well, thanks for the reminder, Z0oom! I started oil pulling several years ago, and switched to CO last Oct when I first started with primal. It's much more pleasant and really whitens the teeth. I can't make it ten minutes though...I start to gag. Five is a major accomplishment. My mouth is a real saliva-making machine. If spit ever becomes a commodity I'll be one rich woman.

      We have a mint plant on our back patio and I pinch off a few leaves every day and stick them in the pocket of whatever I'm wearing. Really does the job.
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      • I think I might have missed a page somewhere (HA!). I only took in approx 150 grams of carbs for my refeed on Saturday. Is that enough to reset everything for the coming week? I (and my son) did notice I was REALLY tired Saturday and was pretty grumpy Sunday. Might have to ramp up the carbs next time. Any thoughts?

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        • Originally posted by Navajo View Post
          I think I might have missed a page somewhere (HA!). I only took in approx 150 grams of carbs for my refeed on Saturday. Is that enough to reset everything for the coming week? I (and my son) did notice I was REALLY tired Saturday and was pretty grumpy Sunday. Might have to ramp up the carbs next time. Any thoughts?
          We're all on n=1 here. Just soldier on.

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          • Mint lowers testosterone. Avoid.
            Crohn's, doing SCD

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            • Try chewing on some cardamom, coriander, or fennel seeds or a combination thereof. Fennel is also good for digestion.

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              • Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
                Mint lowers testosterone. Avoid.
                Interesting, thanks for the heads up! Apparently mint is something that can be good form women and not so much for men. Although the studies indicate you need to be consuming a lot of mint to create a problem. Here's a link to an interesting overview.

                Mint Tea Warning
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                • Originally posted by Lynna View Post
                  Try chewing on some cardamom, coriander, or fennel seeds or a combination thereof. Fennel is also good for digestion.
                  Thanks for the suggestions Lynna!
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                  • Week 1 was atypical, because I ate far too much. Adjusting down my intake last week to closer to my hunger level, I found that the difference between the highest weight (post carb feed day) and the lightest weight was 5 pounds. I appear to be losing about 3 pounds a week based on week 2 data, but I don't have enough data to determine whether this is a trend.

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                    • Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
                      Week 1 was atypical, because I ate far too much. Adjusting down my intake last week to closer to my hunger level, I found that the difference between the highest weight (post carb feed day) and the lightest weight was 5 pounds. I appear to be losing about 3 pounds a week based on week 2 data, but I don't have enough data to determine whether this is a trend.
                      Based on my personal previous weight loss experience on this diet, once you have locked in your routine, typically you will drop 3 to 5 lbs Monday thru Saturday, gain 2 to 3 lbs on the refeed then drop 3 to 5 lbs during the next 6 days and so on. So over the 4 weeks your net weight loss would be 2 lbs per week or 8 lbs over the 4 week period. Of course each of us will react a little differently and the amounts lost and gained will vary, but the trends should generally be the same.
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                      • I have some unsolicited advice for anyone out there who's like me. If you want results on this diet:

                        Total Commitment.

                        Yes, this might not be true for many of you who will get lean as you sneak in some handfuls of dark chocolate or nuts or have some wine with dinner. This advice is not for you. This is for the men and women in here who can't eat 28 grams of walnuts or drink 5 oz. of red wine. This is the poor souls who can't go out to happy hour and drink iced tea and enjoy yourselves. You either go out and have a dozen hot wings and 4 pints of beer or you stay home and stuff bloody steak in your maw. When you play the game of steak and eggs, you win or you binge. There is no middle ground.

                        Don't sit there and ask if it's ok to throw some of your wife's sauteed mushrooms on your steak. Don't open the cabinet where the dark chocolates and dried fruits are. In fact, don't open any of the cabinets. You need the meat drawer in the refrigerator, the stove, a knife, and a glass to hold your water. You don't need sriracha, and you don't need those leftover asparagus from last weekend that are just gonna go bad anyway. You need to throw those away. You don't need herbs, but you can have those too. You don't need cream, but you're gonna be weak so keep that around anyway.

                        For these few weeks, your life revolves around bloody beef and runny eggs. You don't snack, you don't sample, and you don't try. You eat your meat and then you leave the kitchen. One sip of wine is poison. It is the first taste of failure and you cannot afford it. One bite of your husband's salad is treason. It will afford no lasting pleasure but will open the gates to rationalization and weakness. This is not hard. You don't know what hard is. Hard is waking up everyday with some malady you can't escape. Hard is climbing back up the trail after you've sprained your ankle and there's no help for you. Hard is losing a loved one. Drinking your tea without creamer is not hard and you bloody well know it.

                        You've chosen steak and eggs. Commit to steak and eggs. Commit to success, commit to consistency, and commit to yourself. And stay the hell away from the snack drawer.
                        I'm a weak man...If I give myself a few feet of leeway, I burst through all of my prohibitions.

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                        • ImageUploadedByMarks Daily Apple Forum1368466733.753896.jpg today is day one for me of the steak and eggs diet. I'm going to try it for 2 weeks to see how I like it, with no refeed day on the weekend. I am not lean enough for that, so I will push through until Memorial Day. This is a pic of lunch, I actually had a long enough break at work to be able to come home to eat. This is leftover prime rib from last night and 2 whole eggs scrambled in kerrygold. Yummmm!! Dinner will most likely be a grass fed ribeye with a few eggs after a work out. Hope everyone had a great weekend, I'm glad to be joining in the experient with y'all!!

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                          • I'll cop to having coffee with cream in it every morning. I'm not giving it up. I'm using this s&e challenge to bust a plateau and it's working really well. In a few months I'm sure I'll do this again; it seems to be a very effective tool. Other than the cream, I'm with you. Steak. Eggs. Steak. Eggs. Steak. Eggs. Steak. Eggs. And some anti-bad breath leaves

                            Parsley is also very good for bad breath. I'm glad I have an herb garden.
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                            • Bonded by the blood of the beef.

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                              • Originally posted by little vase View Post
                                I'll cop to having coffee with cream in it every morning. I'm not giving it up. I'm using this s&e challenge to bust a plateau and it's working really well. In a few months I'm sure I'll do this again; it seems to be a very effective tool. Other than the cream, I'm with you. Steak. Eggs. Steak. Eggs. Steak. Eggs. Steak. Eggs. And some anti-bad breath leaves

                                Parsley is also very good for bad breath. I'm glad I have an herb garden.
                                Yeah, honestly I put a splash of cream in my evening tea every now and again, but I know based on prior experience that this isn't a "gateway cheat" for me. Other, similar allowances are triggers though. For some reason when I put sriracha on my eggs, I think, "well I had something spicy. I need something sweet to balance out." And then I have some 88% dark chocolate. And then a few cashews. And then some chocolate. Rinse, repeat.

                                It's depressing how weak I can be sometimes. The only way I stick with it is hard rules and no exceptions. I did allow myself a few dashes of hot sauce on my eggs last night, with no ill effects. I suck at moderation.
                                I'm a weak man...If I give myself a few feet of leeway, I burst through all of my prohibitions.

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