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  • I use an Excel spreadsheet to track my calories and macros. Its easy to set up the formulas so it calculates everything as you go. I put in total calories, then grams and have it set to do all the math for me. easy peasy......... let me know if you want more details or instructions.
    1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
    2. Eat to heal
    3. Move to live
    4. Embrace today
    5. Live with intention
    6. Respect my body
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    • Oh that would work - 7 cals protein and carbs, 9 for fat? I use the Lose It app to get the breakdown of things, which seems fine, probably a bit inaccurate since it seems to think everything a person eats is low fat or reduced fat, but I can usually find the right foods.

      So back to my question of the % of fat in diet being % from calories or % from macros, was I wrong that it's from macros then?

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      • Nope 4 calories for protein and carbs and 9 for fats I use calorieKing.com also fitday is a good one. Lots of people use sparkpeople - I think thats the right name?

        %age of total calories.

        At least thats how I do it. I track calories, then grams of carbs, fats and proteins ......... I convert the grams to calories, then divide by the total number of calories for the day.
        1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
        2. Eat to heal
        3. Move to live
        4. Embrace today
        5. Live with intention
        6. Respect my body
        7. Cultivate joy
        8. Find my passion
        9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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        • OK sooo by my calculations with 4 cals for protein and 9 for fat my ratio
          last week was: P/C/F at 26%/27%/47%
          This week so far: P/C/F at 25%/26%/49%

          So improvement needed but not quite as bad as I thought!

          Thanks for the help!

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          • you need to up the fat and reduce the others. shoot for 20% protein, 10% carbs and 70% fats. I rarely make those numbers but thats my goal, and I'm usually pretty close unless I happen to have a sweet potato or squash for dinner. A good way to eat more fat is to have avocado in your salad - or make a spread for veggies. Almond butter is a good source - I always have a snack of almond butter in the afternoon or evening - just don't overdo it! It can really pack in the calories! Healthy oils, butter and ghee ---- load up your veggies! Eat fatty cuts of beef, salmon or sardines - and make your own broth without skimming the fat off. yummy! some people eat coconut oil by the spoonful - or put it in their coffee - icky. Some people say it gives them a good pipe cleaning! I don't really care for the taste of it myself.
            1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
            2. Eat to heal
            3. Move to live
            4. Embrace today
            5. Live with intention
            6. Respect my body
            7. Cultivate joy
            8. Find my passion
            9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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            • Originally posted by tomi View Post
              ...some people eat coconut oil by the spoonful...
              That would be me. It's not so much that I love the taste, I just want the brain health benefits, but I'd rather cook in butter.

              Yeah, not so much on the taste. For me, it tastes like grey.
              Durp.

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              • Originally posted by RitaRose View Post
                That would be me. It's not so much that I love the taste, I just want the brain health benefits, but I'd rather cook in butter.

                Yeah, not so much on the taste. For me, it tastes like grey.
                Grey with a side of nasty coated mouth and tongue! eeewww....... I rub it on my feet every morning before I put on my socks - do you think I'm getting any brain benefits through osmosis? I do have really soft feet
                1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                2. Eat to heal
                3. Move to live
                4. Embrace today
                5. Live with intention
                6. Respect my body
                7. Cultivate joy
                8. Find my passion
                9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                • Originally posted by noodletoy View Post
                  did you go low-carb? if so, you're possibly in ketosis and have whacked out your electrolytes. you need to replace the sodium and potassium. have broth with some salt. have an avocado. there are junk-free electrolyte waters. and drink way more water than you think you need.

                  it will pass.
                  This must be What has happened to me. I went off plan last weekend and since Monday have been very strict (whole 30 style) but have found myself quite exhausted.
                  I have some chicken broth in the freezer will be defrosting that for afternoon snack today, thanks Noodletoy
                  link to my journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread97129.html

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                  • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                    I rub it on my feet every morning before I put on my socks - do you think I'm getting any brain benefits through osmosis?
                    No, but you made me snort-laugh, so you DO get bonus points~!
                    Durp.

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                    • Originally posted by tomi View Post
                      I use an Excel spreadsheet to track my calories and macros. Its easy to set up the formulas so it calculates everything as you go. I put in total calories, then grams and have it set to do all the math for me. easy peasy......... let me know if you want more details or instructions.
                      I truly am not a stupid person but I just can't figure out how to do this? Can you provide very simple one syllable step by step instructions??
                      You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.

                      Age 48
                      height 5'3
                      SW 215 lbs
                      CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
                      LW 172 lbs
                      GW 125ish lbs

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                      • Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                        Mine doesn't share the details of his, unless the sounds of it can be considered sharing. He's pretty well ashamed. I'm pretty certain he's got the worst case of IBS anyone has ever had. But he won't do a 30-day trial or anything like that. Modern CW has all the answers as far as he's concerned.
                        My hubby is allergic to dairy but also had problems for years with many other foods such as corn, berries, beans, etc, etc....so many it was hard for him to eat. His main symptoms were tummy discomfort and diarrhea for months on end. Because of years of diarrhea, he developed an anal fistula, not fun.

                        After experimenting, he finally figured out that drinking any kind of carbonated soda irritated his intestine. After cutting out sodas 100% his food choices are greatly increased instead of ever-dwindling. He had a colleague with similar issues who was also helped by quitting sodas. My hubby's doctor was no help for that issue, he still doesn't believe sodas could cause that problem. The fistula finally healed on its own. In any case, it's worth trying to eliminate something that seems "harmless" just to see.

                        Follow up note: drinking iced tea all day is not a good alternative. He recently had a big kidney stone that had to be removed, probably caused in part from drinking not-fully-diluted iced tea, about 5-8 glasses worth in 3 glasses per day. Tea has oxylates plus is a diuretic, so oxylates + dehydration = kidney stone

                        Edit: Oops, it was an anal fissure, not fistula
                        Last edited by Energy!; 10-15-2012, 04:13 PM.
                        Age 55, post-menopausal, primal since August '12 with some dairy, lots of seafood, following PHD and the 5 Leptin Rules. Taking ThyroGold, eating RS and zero wheat with great results. My Primal Journal

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                        • Originally posted by RitaRose View Post
                          That would be me. It's not so much that I love the taste, I just want the brain health benefits, but I'd rather cook in butter.

                          Yeah, not so much on the taste. For me, it tastes like grey.
                          Have you tried different brands of coconut oil? My fav so far is Dr. Bronner's Fair Trade Organic at Whole Foods. They had the 30 oz size on sale last week so I bought 2. Some brands taste weird to me. I also like the ground coconut butter that's 100% coconut if I need a snack (not too often, fortunately) by Tropical Traditions, tho other brands are good, too.
                          Age 55, post-menopausal, primal since August '12 with some dairy, lots of seafood, following PHD and the 5 Leptin Rules. Taking ThyroGold, eating RS and zero wheat with great results. My Primal Journal

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                          • Originally posted by Energy! View Post
                            Have you tried different brands of coconut oil? My fav so far is Dr. Bronner's Fair Trade Organic at Whole Foods. They had the 30 oz size on sale last week so I bought 2. Some brands taste weird to me. I also like the ground coconut butter that's 100% coconut if I need a snack (not too often, fortunately) by Tropical Traditions, tho other brands are good, too.
                            Other than going through Amazon or something, I haven't found a whole lot of quality ones out here yet. Right now I'm finishing up a jar of Spectrum Organic before I open up the Carrington Farms that I got a little while ago from Costco. I'll probably make some coconut oil/almond butter/cocoa poweder mix tonight, and that ought to finish it off. I'll see if there's much difference in the taste then.

                            Dr Bronner's sounds good, though. I love their soaps, and I've heard they're very vocal about food quality and GMOs, so I might look into that next time. I just hate going into Whole Foods, though. Such an attitude every time.
                            Durp.

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                            • i make little coconut oil/kerrygold/cocoa bites that i sprinkle with kosher salt before they set.

                              i have found that a VERY high fat start to my day really helps get my fat percentage up there without going over on protein. low-carb is easy for me -- i've been eating this way 3+ years, but finally -- DUH -- realized i was having too much protein. once i made that adjustment i started losing again.

                              usual first meal is bone broth with like 3 tablespoons of kerrygold and some seaweed, sometimes one egg. if i'm hungry but eating with the b/f later, i might have some melted brie with chopped avocado on top for lunch. this way i can have a decent serving of protein for dinner.

                              i shoot for about 100 gms of fat each day and about 60-70 protein. if you use a program like fitday or cronometer it will calculate everything for you and you don't need a spread sheet.
                              As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

                              Ernest Hemingway

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                              • I like Nutiva Coconut Oil. I remember reading one of Mark's articles (or perhaps it was in one of his books) where he mentioned Nutiva as his favorite. That may or may not be the case any more, but it seemed like a good one to start with. And I like it very much, and thus, have never tried any other producer. I got mine at Whole Foods. I try to just eat one small spoonful (still trying to work out my optimum intake, etc.), but I find it tasty, and I do use it to cook with.

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