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    Thanks everyone! Magnolia- I love Jen Sinkler! ...

    Thanks everyone!
    Magnolia- I love Jen Sinkler! Never had heard of her, but her meathods sound effective and fun. Did two fast lifting workouts this week.. feel sore all over in good ways.
    thanks!!
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    Need short effective stregth routine

    I'm not looking to get super muscular, or spend hours in the gym. I have gotten out of my strength routine b/c I'm so low on time.
    Can anyone give me a recommendation for a total body strength...
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    Yesterday was a snack-y day, which I hate because...

    Yesterday was a snack-y day, which I hate because I don't really know what I ended up eating! I was on the go all day, so snacks here and there:
    Bacon and coffee
    1-2TBS almond butter
    a few slices...
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    I sort of take it from the opposite direction- I...

    I sort of take it from the opposite direction- I put a meal together based on how hungry I am and what sounds good, chose mostly green veg for my carbs and then count those up. Yesterday I was at...
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    Today was clean and easy. 3 meals, green veg and...

    Today was clean and easy. 3 meals, green veg and protein source with some good fat. It's so nice being able to go 4 or 5 hours without eating! Even if I have one piece of fruit with a meal, unless...
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    Adventures in VLC (don't be a hater)

    So, i debated starting a thread under Nutrition called "keto chat and support" but then I figured I'd just do a little journal to spew my thoughts, and hopefully spark some supportive discussion. ...
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    I am actually constipated. I can feel the ick in...

    I am actually constipated. I can feel the ick in my tummy, sometimes sloshing around, mostly feeling clogged. I feel like I need to go, but there is no urge. Interesting about the excess veg....
    I...
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    What IS it about fruit??

    When I cut out fruit and starch in an attempt to slim down, the lowered insulin response makes me feel great- more in control, less starving, good sleep ect. (I'm very sensitive to carbs)
    ...
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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...
  21. 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!
  22. 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...
  25. 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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