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  • #31
    Originally posted by CaptSaltyJack View Post
    How so?
    Not enough protein + not enough calories on a low carb diet will inevitably result in muscle loss.
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    • #32
      with 15%+ protein on a mainly non exercising person she is far away from fearing that

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      • #33
        Originally posted by MichaelA View Post
        with 15%+ protein on a mainly non exercising person she is far away from fearing that
        That's 67.5 grams of protein a day. You do realize that while on low carb, you actually need more protein to cover the amount of glucose that your blood and brain needs? That's a recipe for muscle wasting.

        And losing weight without exercising? Come on, are we getting lazy? There is no shortcut. Ketosis is not an easy way out.
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        • #34
          Cool, good to know I'm getting enough protein then.

          And rphlslv, remember body comp is 80% diet, 20% exercise. A person can shed a lot of fat weight through diet alone, AND keep it off. Not to say exercise isn't important, because while I'm fairly slender, I'm horribly out of shape, which is bound to become a dangerous situation as I get older.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by rphlslv View Post
            That's 67.5 grams of protein a day. You do realize that while on low carb, you actually need more protein to cover the amount of glucose that your blood and brain needs? That's a recipe for muscle wasting.

            And losing weight without exercising? Come on, are we getting lazy? There is no shortcut. Ketosis is not an easy way out.
            I dissagree here with you. For a small lady like the op is, 70g of proteins a day is pretty good. Lack of exercise is due to a neuro-muscular issue she has, not laze...

            On the other hand, to make this post helpful, the amount of glucose the brain needs a day is somewhere close to 25g of glucose. If you have that, you will avoid any muscular degeneration fears.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by rphlslv View Post
              That's 67.5 grams of protein a day. You do realize that while on low carb, you actually need more protein to cover the amount of glucose that your blood and brain needs? That's a recipe for muscle wasting.

              And losing weight without exercising? Come on, are we getting lazy? There is no shortcut. Ketosis is not an easy way out.
              After starting PB I lost about 40 lbs while rarely exercising. I'd do pushups once in a while and that was it. I exercise more now but by no means is exercise required to lose weight. Most weight loss is related to diet. And no, I didn't get skinny fat.

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              • #37
                >> I'd second what rphlslv said, except you mention that you need the almonds & seeds due to your disability. Would you mind elaborating a bit, if it's not too personal? I'd like to know why the almonds & seeds are important.

                ok, since you asked (hope this is not TMI): due to my disability, I only have the opportunity to use the restroom twice a day, since I can only use the restroom at my house, so I have to wait for around 12 hours between uses, using the facility before I leave for work and after I return. In order to avoid the restroom all day long, I need to absolutely deprive myself of any liquid before the mid-afternoon (when I eat lunch, which does include raw veggies). So, my breakfasts can never include fruits or veggies, but need to be completely "dry". My usual breakfast choices are either a hardboiled egg, some bacon or chicken breast for protein, and then some nuts (usually raw almonds) to balance out the protein (just eating protein runs the risk of causing diarrhea). Raw nuts and seeds are the best "dry" carbs that I've been able to identify...

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                • #38
                  Oh no worries, it's not TMI. This is somewhat of a health forum, you'd be surprised at some of the topics on here. We were just discussing floating poo in another thread.. hah!

                  Ok, so it sounds like you don't specifically need almonds, but you want some kind of nut. In that case, I'd definitely recommend macadamia nuts over almonds, as they are far healthier with their lower omega-6mega-3 ratio, and high dose of monounsaturated fat.

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                  • #39
                    thanks for the input. Does anyone know whether raw macadamias are preferable to roasted ones, or doesn't it matter?

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                    • #40
                      I don't think raw or roasted matters, but I may be wrong. I buy the roasted, unsalted macadamias from Trader Joe's. The cost is about $0.70 per ounce. It's difficult to find them much cheaper, unfortunately.

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                      • #41
                        I get a lot of my nuts & seeds at NutsOnline.com; I see that their raw macadamia nut pieces are $10 a lb... slightly cheaper than the typical $11+ per lb that whole ones typically cost. For your reference, here are some macadamia options at that site:

                        http://www.nutsonline.com/search_res...ml?q=macadamia

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                        • #42
                          Yeah, but shipping kills the deal, bringing it up past $1 per ounce. I did find that site before and was thrilled until they added shipping. I think my best option is to continue buying the roasted macadamia nuts from Trader Joe's, $6.99 for a 10oz bag.

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                          • #43
                            good point; I tend to ignore the shipping cost. For me, the convenience of big selection at NutsOnline trumps the shipping cost problem, but I'll have a look at Trader Joe's nut selection, as well.

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                            • #44
                              I just read about muscular dystrophy on Wikipedia. Some horrible stuff there! I hope yours is one of the milder forms.

                              It seems to me, while I profess ignorance of your situation, that the answer shouldn't be learning to do without a bathroom for 12 hours, but rather, figuring out a way you can use a bathroom (or some kind of equivalent) at work. Whatever your physical condition, I'm sure that chronic dehydration isn't exactly enhancing it.

                              I'm also having nerve problems, but compared to muscular dystrophy, I'd be ashamed to complain. I'm working my way through the aftermath of an unusual variant of Guillain Barre Syndrome, called Miller Fisher. It's a myelin damage problem, an immune system confusion which comes on very fast, eating the myelin sheath around the nerves. By talking about it here and there, and reading up, I've found various leads to try to shorten the healing time. Eventually most people get over most of this, with or without treatment, but some older people have lasting deficits. I'm 64.

                              I understand the tendency to take a lot of supplements, and I hope yours are working for you. I've been taking ashwagandha, rubbing progesterone cream around my semi-paralyzed eyes and hands with bad neuropathy, taking "Nerve Support Formula" containing benfotiamine and methyl B12 -- that's one VERY GOOD supplement for neuropathy! Benfotiamine (a form of Vitamin B1 which can be easily absorbed and persists in the body) is very good for preventing glycation (sugar combining with protein) as well as its effect on healing nerves. Methyl B12 is the form the body uses, and can be well absorbed in a sublingual tablet. Both B1 and B12 (in these very good forms) are helpful for preserving and healing nerves and myelin sheath. Also reading a good book called "Masering Leptin", and I will soon get another good book talking about the perils of fructose and uric acid.

                              No matter the problem, one can get distracted by one new study after another. It seems the discoveries come fas and furious, year after year.

                              I hope very much that you find the health you seek, Kate.

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                              • #45
                                Thanks for your input and kind words, piano-doctor-lady. Glad to hear that you've found some resources that are helping you!

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