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    I'm in the same boat- looking to drop 5-10lbs of...

    I'm in the same boat- looking to drop 5-10lbs of fat. Just the last few days I've decided to buckle down, and like Silvergirl, clean up the diet- no picking at kids food, no nuts, limited starch,...
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    I've done a bit of IF- never really beyond 16hr...

    I've done a bit of IF- never really beyond 16hr fasts. And only could manage when I was VLC. Maybe my best bet is to get back to more strength training, VLC and some walks and hikes....??
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    I just finished a half marathon, so I've been...

    I just finished a half marathon, so I've been running a bit the last few months. It seemed to be slimming at first but once the mileage got higher, I added size. Not what I was hoping for! Maybe...
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    What would you do?

    I'm hoping for some good advice.

    I'm female, 5'7"
    Good amount of muscle
    about 10 extra pounds of fat I'd like to drop

    I have sensitive blood sugar (borderline pre-diabetic) so things like...
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    It really is such a conundrum for me.... too much...

    It really is such a conundrum for me.... too much fruit (or it seems like any carb) make me bloated, ill, uncomfortable. When I stick to veg, eggs, meat, I don't get those symptoms, instead it's the...
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    Sea- Wouldn't I have lots of gas and weight...

    Sea-
    Wouldn't I have lots of gas and weight loss? I have chronic constipation without much gas at all. Not trying to be difficult, I'm really trying to get to the bottom of my issues. And I agree...
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    Noodle- the nuts are prob not the freshest. I am...

    Noodle- the nuts are prob not the freshest. I am finding total lack of satiety with meat and veg hence the nuts. I need to ditch the nuts. Which leaves me just plain not satisfied. How, oh how,...
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    I woke up with a feeling of not quite clean...

    I woke up with a feeling of not quite clean stomach-intestines. Elimination not great. But better as day goes on with almond milk and gelatin, eggs, veg, salami, goat cheese....
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    Really???? The bacteria overgrowth would have...

    Really???? The bacteria overgrowth would have had to have started within the last three days, as that's when I started VLC, and and that's when the indigestion started. Does this make sense?

    How...
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    No- I've been low carb for years, on and off VLC,...

    No- I've been low carb for years, on and off VLC, but consistently lower than average diets.
    About a year a a half ago I got sick of it and added more carbs back in. Healthy stuff, fruit and...
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    Thank you gdot- I am suspecting I'm eating too...

    Thank you gdot- I am suspecting I'm eating too many calories, it's been just a few days eating this way, and I was encouraged getting a pink test strip, but I'm thinking I need to cut the nuts!
    ...
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    Ketosis- 2 questions

    The first question is about Ketosis Sticks. What exactly do they test for? Does a positive result (pink or purple) mean that the body is using it's own fat as fuel? Or just that there is no...
  13. Ok, thanks guys.... the protein content makes it...

    Ok, thanks guys.... the protein content makes it seem like a good way to get enough of it... I'll check the vid FF. Tx!
  14. Do I want Hydolyzed or Non Hydrolyzed Gelatin?

    I'm getting into using gelatin for protein a boost.... what type do I want for stirring into yogurt, making smoothies etc?
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    thanks! It sounds like the carb days are meant...

    thanks!
    It sounds like the carb days are meant to help add muscle. If I'm not looking to add much muscle, more maintain and lean out, I wonder if I should skip the carb load days all together?
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    best way to carb load

    I'm trying a VLC approach and planning to do some carb loads. Best to do a carb meal in the evening a couple of times a week? Or a huge carb day once a week?
    I'm female, looking to lean out about...
  17. How to replenish glycogen without over doing carbs

    I do better on a lower carb diet 75g/day or so, I'd guess.
    I also like to workout, and I'd like to figure out how to get JUST enough carbs to fuel workouts, without having too much excess. For...
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    P90x 3- any input?

    Has anyone done P90x 3? I've had success with P90x, but it's too damn long. #3 is just 30 min.....
    Thoughts?
  19. Need quick, tough, efficient workout for on the road

    I'm in the process of moving cross country, and won't be able to get weight workouts in. Does anyone have a recommendation for a tough, quick workout with no needed equipment? I do well with dvd's....
  20. Laz, I agree that 25g/day for ever is rough. ...

    Laz, I agree that 25g/day for ever is rough. I've done it a couple months at a time. The cycling thing is probably a good way to go, every time I've tried in the past, the one carb load turns into...
  21. I'm naturally quite muscular, at 17% or so (I...

    I'm naturally quite muscular, at 17% or so (I don't know if I've ever been at 15?) I weight around 130/135 and I'm 5'6". So, not really skinny, but def a 4 pack. I don't look scrawny, just toned.
  22. I've been eating something like: smoothie with...

    I've been eating something like:
    smoothie with almond milk, berries, prot powder, flax seed
    chick breast, carrots, celery, apple
    hb eggs with apple, maybe some nuts
    lara bar
    salad with protein,...
  23. That's just it, knife. Eating this level of...

    That's just it, knife. Eating this level of carbs seems to make me crazy hungry. I white knuckle it all day, carefully tracking everything I eat. Maybe I'm WAY off, but from what I can determine,...
  24. Thanks everyone- I agree I need to let the...

    Thanks everyone- I agree I need to let the running go. I'm hard wired like the rest of the world that running is king! It makes me so damn hungry and yes, I've been spreading out my macros, lots of...
  25. But I'm gaining! I'm not 20% now. My clothes...

    But I'm gaining! I'm not 20% now. My clothes aren't fitting, and I'm addin fat on this diet. 20% is great, but I'm going the wrong direction!
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