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  • #61
    Originally posted by ez2cy View Post
    niki.

    I know you weigh yourself all the time. On this diet in your first week, did you weight yourself a lot as well...If so, when did you start to see the loss? I know you said you lost something like 8 lbs the first week. I'm just starting Phase 3 of the first week. For chits and giggles I stood on the scale this morn and I haven't lost anything.
    I did weigh myself every morning while I was following FMD. I lost weight every single day in week 1 and went from 199.0 to 191 in that week. During week 2 the weight loss was slower and I didn't lose every day. I tended to lose 2 pounds, then gain one or both back, then lose again, yada, yada, yada. I was down to 188.2 by the middle of week 3. I ended up going off the diet on July 4th. We had a party that day and then left to go camping and now I'm out of town on a business trip. This trip really sucks because they are "catering" breakfast and lunch every day, giving me no say at all in what I'll be eating and making it basically impossible to stay on FMD.

    I plan to start up again next week though.

    I wasn't super low-carb before I started FMD. I was having around 100 grams a day. The rice and oatmeal definitely scared me but I did it anyway. I think the cycling combined with no alcohol is what made this work for me. It was also much lower fat than I had been eating (in phases 1 and 2). I just hope I can get results by starting FMD up again next week. I still have a lot to lose and I definitely gained a couple pounds back while camping due to all the snacks and alcohol. Oh well...

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    • #62
      Well, this has been a bust for me. On second week, just finished phase 2 again and have not lost any weight or inches. Oh well...I tried.
      55 yr old male


      07/01/2013

      Weight; 199
      Chest; 41.5
      Waist; 42
      Hips; 40
      Thigh; 22.5
      Calf; 15
      Bicep: 13
      Forearm; 11.5
      Neck; 17

      07/20/2013

      Weight; 200
      Chest; 42
      Waist; 42.5
      Hips; 39
      Thigh; 23
      Calf; 15
      Bicep: 13
      Forearm; 11.5
      Neck; 16

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      • #63
        What sets this program apart from many other diets is that it focuses on improving the metabolism rather than simply cutting back on calories. Those who follow the program are supposed to eat three meals and two snacks every day, which should "retrain" the metabolism that has become sluggish due to crash diets and poor eating habits.
        Last edited by FitnessLady; 07-12-2013, 10:08 AM. Reason: grammar

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        • #64
          Originally posted by FitnessLady View Post
          What sets this program apart from many other diets is that it focuses on improving the metabolism rather than simply cutting back on calories. Those who follow the program are supposed to eat three meals and two snacks every day, which should "retrain" the metabolism that has become sluggish due to crash diets and poor eating habits.
          which means that ending it after only 2 weeks or any other short time is fruitless

          i'd give it at least 2 months, but that's me

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          • #65
            Ok...but when you've had no loss what so ever, when everyone loses quite a bit in the first week.....do you continue?
            55 yr old male


            07/01/2013

            Weight; 199
            Chest; 41.5
            Waist; 42
            Hips; 40
            Thigh; 22.5
            Calf; 15
            Bicep: 13
            Forearm; 11.5
            Neck; 17

            07/20/2013

            Weight; 200
            Chest; 42
            Waist; 42.5
            Hips; 39
            Thigh; 23
            Calf; 15
            Bicep: 13
            Forearm; 11.5
            Neck; 16

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            • #66
              Honestly, I would.

              When I started primal I decided to eat real food with wild abandon.

              Not binge on it, but just EAT it, and I did just that because I knew I needed
              the noooooootrients.

              Did that for about 3 months, and whilst I did pork up about 4lbs, man, I felt so much
              better rubbing up against a few vitamins.

              When I added a little calorie restriction and exercise back in, the 4lbs came off plus more.

              Just recently I said a big F-it to the gym, three months ago and got back to JUST walking.

              Dropped ten pounds.

              Could it be all muscle from not weight training? Dunno, don't care. Just feel good not killing myself
              at the gym every other day over training, ostensibly.

              Will I quit weight training forever? Hells no, but I'm going to wait to get back to it when the kids go
              back to school at the end of August.

              I think a 5 month break from weights will be just what the doctor ordered, and then I'll start back with
              the easiest, but heaviest regimen known to man, now that i've figured out I don't have to go BALLS OUT
              all the freaking time!

              Besides not losing inches or pounds, have you "felt better" doing this way of eating though?

              If so, I'd keep at it.

              Even if not, I'd keep at it just another week to see if you do.

              If it's all about healing hormones and adrenals, that could take a bit from person to person, so
              your inch/lb loss could take longer.

              I just think that any experiment needs a longer test time than 2 weeks to find out for sure.

              I know I personally get frustrated when I would go from one thing to the next and not see results,
              then I figured out that I just need to give stuff time. I mean, time is all I have, right?

              I spose. Takes a lot of introspection and it's taken me 44 years to get to this point, too. So there ya go
              for this oldie.


              Julia

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              • #67
                I started typing something similar, but then got sidetracked so now I don't have to It is a 28 day deal, 3 different phases in order to hit the different things that happen to your body during the month. And also, some of us are more effed up than others, so it takes us longer but we are still "healing".

                I normally gain during the middle of the month, and the 1st month on FMD, I didn't - I actually lost. The 2nd month during the middle of the month, I maintained, so I was happy with that. Even if it had been a gain, I am still happy because on some of the other days, it has has helped move the scale downward when nothing much else has since last year, and not from lack of trying.

                With FMD, some days (weeks) I lose, some I don't but overall, I think it has really helped me.
                65lbs gone and counting!!

                Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey

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                • #68
                  I don't feel any different at all eating this way. I have been doing Primal for quite awhile, so I've been eating well. I exericise all the time. I"ve just hit a wall.....can't get the weight to come off lately no matter what I do. Just frustrating when you read people losing like 8 lbs in the first 4 days and I've lost nothing. Been looking at the Shangrila? last couple of days. I 'm lost
                  55 yr old male


                  07/01/2013

                  Weight; 199
                  Chest; 41.5
                  Waist; 42
                  Hips; 40
                  Thigh; 22.5
                  Calf; 15
                  Bicep: 13
                  Forearm; 11.5
                  Neck; 17

                  07/20/2013

                  Weight; 200
                  Chest; 42
                  Waist; 42.5
                  Hips; 39
                  Thigh; 23
                  Calf; 15
                  Bicep: 13
                  Forearm; 11.5
                  Neck; 16

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                  • #69
                    I am interested in this thread as the FMD has been recommended to me by someone. I don't have weight to lose but definitely fat! My main problem is if I look at or think about carbohydrates I gain weight! I have to stay around 1500 cals (according to my measurements and activity level I am supposed eat 1700 cals to maintain) and less than 60 ish carbs or I gain. My food allergies/sensitivities are endless and it feels very discouraging!
                    I don't want to lose weight necessarily, but I want to eat and not gain. I want to eat and not have to think about every single macronutrient every day without gaining the next. Make sense?
                    Love to hear your thoughts/opnions

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                    • #70
                      I have tried everything else without success, so I might start this one next week. Tbh, I have a feeling if you ate clean it's not gonna do anything for you But what the heck.
                      My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                      When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                      • #71
                        Leida, did you start this? If so, how's it going?
                        I started carb cycling instead-eating higher carb twice/wk on my heavy workout days. I also put the scale away as it was getting very discouraging!!

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                        • #72
                          No, not really. Just tried to keep to high carb-lower fat (particularly on my 4 lifting days), with some exceptions & fast more. I dunno, I have read the book, but the fitness regimen is blah & I have hard time picturing how eating normally while doing yoga for 3 days in a row without gaining 3-4 pounds in the process. I have hard time picturing the diet working for me.

                          I also have hard time trying to fit the days in. I have aikido mon and wed (say slow motion = yoga), and hapkido on Sunday (say, intense cardio), so I can't fit the succession of 2x HC/LF with intense cardio, 2xLC/LF with weights, and 3 days of no macros/yoga into my week. And if I modify, what's the difference with what I do now?

                          Maybe I can try in September when I drop aikido and stick to hapkido, and consider one of hap ki do as a yoga session....
                          Last edited by Leida; 08-12-2013, 05:27 AM.
                          My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                          When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                          • #73
                            Scratch it... I hurt my back yesterday, so I am thinking gonna freeze my kefir grains (again) today, finish as much of quark as I can, and give a shot to it:

                            Wed, Th - cardio days (HC/LF)
                            Fri, Sat - lifting days (HP/LC/LF)
                            Sun, Mon, Tue - Low impact, pool, steam room days - and hapkido... (normal)

                            I will need to write down the meal plans because she wants all those combinations (and this, and that...) type of thing.

                            Or maybe not. Browsed the fora, and it looks like the rules are trickier and trickier when one digs deeper and food restrictions are hilarious (like no cauliflower during LC phase... or beans being protein). I just don't know...
                            Last edited by Leida; 08-13-2013, 09:10 AM.
                            My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                            When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                            • #74
                              I am 65 female with over 40 lbs to lose - I take synthroid =T4 (thyroidectomy), micardis (blood pressure), alendronate (bone loss), ibuprofen (aches) and supplement with MSM and Biotin for skin, hair, and nails.
                              Before the Fast Metabolism Diet I worked out with weights and performed cardio on alternating days at a gym.
                              During FMD I followed the instructions - P1 one day of cardio, P2 one day of weights, P3 never got to here - read on -

                              P1 lst day - I am stuffed to the gills
                              2nd day - couldn't finish the Dinner - 3/4 more bites (felt like choking)
                              P2 Meat, meat, meat, beans, yuck after two days - and I usually eat lowcarbing - I should be loving this
                              P3 1st day - In the evening my stomach felt upset - took a long time to settle (if it ever really did)
                              2nd day - Couldn't eat all required Breakfast (oatmeal, nuts, berries, coconut oil, cucumber slices) - felt sick to my stomach (would I vomit?) YUCK! Well, I did - TWICE! Don't remember the last time in my life. Spent the morning either trying to nap or in the bathroom. Finally settled enough to take Pepto-Bismol equivalent(generic store brand). My esophagus felt like acid. It took until noon to feel well enough to move around - felt lightheaded and weak all day. Needless to say, I didn't eat on schedule.
                              END OF DIET
                              So, currently I am eating carefully, planning to follow the prescribed routine 2 days carbs, 2 days protein, low carb, 3 days fats and I will pick the Phase appropriate foods from the lists. (Might make some additions like Whey low carb protein powder with fruit, oil, grain as appropriate for the phase).

                              I understand the concept of filling up on certain nutrients at specific times and in the sequence of the Phases. I think the quantities are just too much as prescribed. The book does not account for your overall size. Would someone who is 5'2" 50lbs overweight eat the same quantity as someone who is 6'2" 50lbs overweight? Would male be the same as female? I don't know the answer.

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                              • #75
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