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  • #16
    I'm new to this too, so feel free to take my advice with a grain of salt. Anyway, have you read PB? It has a list of "good" fruits to include, berries are at the top, I think. Also, how much fat are you eating? I've had very little feeling of lc flu for the past week, but when I do start feeling that way, I up my fat intake and that seems to take care of it.

    Good luck!

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Griff View Post
      The glycemic index is not based on science and shouldn't be trusted any farther than you can throw your car.
      so you wholeheartedly disagree with fruit belonging in the bottom of PB's food pyramid?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by atomickim View Post
        I'm new to this too, so feel free to take my advice with a grain of salt. Anyway, have you read PB? It has a list of "good" fruits to include, berries are at the top, I think. Also, how much fat are you eating? I've had very little feeling of lc flu for the past week, but when I do start feeling that way, I up my fat intake and that seems to take care of it.

        Good luck!
        i usually eat 4-6 eggs a day, plus butter+coconut oil when i make them, handful of almonds, steak on some days. 3-5 grams of fish oil. i guess i do need to up my fat intake, that doesnt add to a whole lot. whats been your go-to fat food?

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        • #19
          Originally posted by AntonG View Post
          man, how dissapointing. im such a fruit lover.

          so everyone here has suffered this flu and "broke through", and now feels 1000% better?
          I can't speak for everyone, but I got through it in about three to five days because I stopped eating all carbs for the beginning of my PB trek. My husband, on the other hand, dicked around and had a bit of fruit here and a bit of bread there and some corn chips and a few bites of a candy bar every few days, and it took him six weeks to get over the low-carb flu. You will break through, but you can't do it if you eat carbs right now.
          Primal eating in a nutshell: If you are hungry, eat Primal food until you are satisfied (not stuffed). Then stop. Wait until you're hungry again. Repeat.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by AntonG View Post
            i usually eat 4-6 eggs a day, plus butter+coconut oil when i make them, handful of almonds, steak on some days. 3-5 grams of fish oil. i guess i do need to up my fat intake, that doesnt add to a whole lot. whats been your go-to fat food?
            Oh, it varies day to day. Avocados are an easy (and portable) favorite of mine. Soaked and dehydrated pumpkin seeds. Smoothies with coco oil, coco butter, some berries and almond milk. I'll have lox for breakfast and a BAS for lunch with flax oil/olive oil dressing. I make sure dinners have a fattier cut of meat, too. I haven't really been needing to snack too often, to b honest.

            Have you seen the recipes for the butter balls? Those are on my list to try. I'm sweetener-free right now, but there are some pretty rockin' recipes floating around for faux mounds bars by combining dark chocolate w/ coconut oil and coconut flakes. Pre-primal days I made peanut butter cups the same way, and chocolate covered strawberries.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by AntonG View Post

              so everyone here has suffered this flu and "broke through", and now feels 1000% better?
              Everyone is different. I started reading this site in November or so, got and read the book in the new year and tried to apply the principals to myself. I stayed under the 50g, and would constantly fall off the wagon. I think I spent more time off than on honestly.

              After reading a ton on here, and asking questions of those who have successfully lost weight, I tweaked my personal eating plan, I changed supplements or added as necessary and all of a sudden BANG...I start to wake up feeling awesome. Although, I'm only on the 2nd consecutive day of feeling fantastic and never ending energy, so at the back of my head I'm kinda worried that tomorrow I'll be too exhausted to do anything but the bare minimum. I woke up at 5am this morning, way before the alarm, tried to get myself back to sleep and finally gave up and went to the basement to walk on the treadmill and do some weights. I would have preferred to go outside for a nice walk/sprint or something, but the husband is away.

              To answer your question, once I dedicated myself 100% it took about two weeks (BUT! After making a final tweak, I'd say closer to two days).
              SW: 235
              CW:220
              Rough start due to major carb WD.

              MWF: 1 hour run/walk, 1.5 hours in the gym - upper/lower and core
              Sat/Sun=Yard/house work, chasing kids, playing
              Family walk every night instead of everyone vegging in front of the TV
              Personal trainer to build muscle mass & to help meet goals

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