[QUOTE=Kata;1079334]I know this is beside the point, but now I'm confused. I thought gluten free pizza was made from wheat flour with the gluten removed?[/QUOTE]
I have never heard of such a thing. Is that even possible?
From my experience, gluten-free pizza is usually made from alternative flours, such a rice, potato starch, soy (ick), tapioca, or almond meal.
[QUOTE=namelesswonder;1079351]I have never heard of such a thing. Is that even possible?
From my experience, gluten-free pizza is usually made from alternative flours, such a rice, potato starch, soy (ick), tapioca, or almond meal.[/QUOTE]
That makes more sense! Goes to show how often I buy gluten free stuff. Thanks.
I'll probably get "creamed" for what i'm gonna say... (Isn't that a GREAT primal way of putting it?).
I agree with what others have said so far, but you also might try upping the fat and protein a bit...or a lot. On days that i know will be difficult, I add more fat and more protein, depending on what appeals to me. But here's the deal--I find that, despite others' experience, I get wayyyy more oomph from protein than from fat. I tend to eat up to 2ce my lean body weight, almost every day--what feels right is more like 150-200 grams a day! My stats--i'm 58 years old, post-menopause, fairly active (i lift fairly heavy 2ce/week and do yoga 2ce/week, ski hard whenever there's snow(!), 5'8", 125# w/19% body fat. I've been primal for about 5 months, was a vegetarian for 10 years before that (until my son, an MDA follower, told me i was looking old!). My body took something like one second to taste meat and say "GIMMEE MORE OF THAT STUFF!". I dropped down a lot of carbs (love veggies but prefer greens anyway) simply because my body didn't seem to "want' them so much any more.
So when i say i eat that much protein, it is in as many forms of meat as possible, with some fish thrown in. Tongue? check. pork/cow feet? check. Liver? no prob. If i could get heart and brains, i would DEF go there... I have absolutely no idea why my body "wants" this much meat/protein, but i'm giving it what it wants. In these 5 months, have dropped about 3% body fat, feel MUCH stronger, skin MUCH clearer, brain MUCH happier, moods MUCH more stable, sleep MUCH better--you know the drill.
So perhaps what YOU need is more protein and/or more fat? You'll just have to experiment with it, playing with it until you get it "right." Don't be afraid of protein and fat--they ARE your best friends. (And yes, i was hardheaded and didn't believe all of you saying that...!)
[QUOTE=drjoyous;1079371]I find that, despite others' experience, I get wayyyy more oomph from protein than from fat. [/QUOTE]
I can't help but wonder if this is because your body is converting the protein to glucose and indirectly giving you the fuel source it prefers for immediate energy expenditure.
Add a sweet potato at night. Even if you're already eating sweet potatoes. I was tired all day and a nightly sweet potato fixed me right up.
[QUOTE=j3nn;1079411]I can't help but wonder if this is because your body is converting the protein to glucose and indirectly giving you the fuel source it prefers for immediate energy expenditure.[/QUOTE]
Thanks, you could be right, j3nn--i've thought of that. It seems to "like" protein better than carbs, even veggie carbs: i get hungry when i eat them. I'm assuming my body is simply "healing" from years of grain-abuse!
Anyway, i don't want to steal OP's question--but just a thought for her to consider...
You may not do well I that in between carb area. Getting enough carbs to keep you a sugar burner, but not enough to fuel your day.
Sandra - I'm in Australia - so it's summer
Kata - don't know what's normal, but this one is made with a mixture of rice flour, amaranth flour, and all the other replacements, and all the unfood extras that make it stick together like Gluten. (Much more crap than a nice wheat sourdough organic pizza base that is made locally, but unfortunately I am completely intolerant and probably an undiagnosed Coeliac, so I avoid gluten completely).
Yeah, lifestyle is taxing to say the least. I suppose I expected an improvement so many months after weaning the boys, and I also started feeling tired since low carbing.
My reasons for low carb count are really vain LOL I'm impatient and I want to lose weight.
I am actually only 65kg (145lb) and 167cm , so I'm certainly not huge, but I just have some baby weight I want to shift.
So maybe I need to take it a bit slower with the low carbs. I know more exercise would help, but it's so hard to find the time.
I have done a couple of sprint sessions, just running after a kid the other day got me started on that, he was heading for the road, and had a good start on me, so I bolted. made me realise that it feels great to run really fast now and then LOL
So maybe I'm being a bit extreme...?
ETA: wow that moved fast, I missed the second page. I appreciated the hijack of the OP, it sent the discussion in a meatier direction ;)
Ok, so I am subconsciously trying to lose weight faster than is healthy I think, without doing the exercise bit, because I'm busy.
I used to do long 45 min walks with the pram at least 4 x a week (they won't get in it anymore because they are "big kids"), that's one box ticked, and I also ran after kids probably on average every 7-10 days, next box ticked, so yeah, I think my exercise might be the issue. I need to stop trying to starve myself subconsciously to make up for the absence of the other PB laws.
I'm hungry now, but I am holding off because I am trying to do IF.
All an exploration I guess?
Thanks so much for the support.
[QUOTE=lala70;1079121]Running a business and 2 year old twins? That would do me in right there. :)[/QUOTE]
She has 4 kids and a business. I think she isn't tired, just lazy :) But it's still worth checking if something else is going on and probably adding some carbs.
Girl, you are running a business and you got 4 kids. Of course your tired!!!!