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  1. #21
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    Nov 2012
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    I'd say if you can't lose weight on low carb, you probably have some liver problems and toxicity. That too, can be fixed- with herbs.

  2. #22
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    Oct 2012
    Northwich, UK
    Wow... thanks for all the advice folks. Appreciated. I'll have a look at how I can replace the baked potato. It was about the lowest carb item at the works canteen. Maybe tuna mayo baked potato... hold the potato
    Embracing my inner Caveman since Sept 2012
    Age: 45. Height: 5'9". PW: 234. SW: 215
    Start BMI: 31.9 (if include "bigbone" 10% allowance: 28.7)
    Start Waist: 40in

    CW [06/Aug/13]: 198lbs. Current Waist: 36in. BF%: 19.6%. Various Calcs
    BMI: 29.2/26.3 BF%: 16.45% Naval Research BF Method

  3. #23
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    Jan 2011
    Orem, UT
    If it helps at all, I'm a T1.5 diabetic and I IF almost daily with no blood sugar problems. Also I'm 9 months pregnant. Cut out some of the treats, eat a little more fat and protein to remain stable. If I can do it, you can too!
    --Trish (Bork)

  4. #24
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    Oct 2010
    Tucson, Arizona
    Have you had your Vitamin D3 blood level checked?

    D3 deficiency can definitely hinder fat loss and most folk in the UK are deficient. You can get a test kit here if the NHS doc won't order the test.

    More info here. Also do a search on the blog for other articles on Vitamin D.

    Make sure you supplement with Magnesium as well and are getting enough A & K2 from your diet.

  5. #25
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    Oct 2010
    Tucson, Arizona
    Have you had your Vitamin D3 blood level checked?

    D3 deficiency can definitely hinder fat loss and most folk in the UK are deficient. You can get a test kit here if the NHS doc won't order the test.

    More info here. Also do a search on the blog for other articles on Vitamin D.

    Make sure you supplement with Magnesium as well and are getting enough A & K2 from your diet.

  6. #26
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    Apr 2012
    I would experiment with Ketosis for a while, to get the weight-loss going. That's usually not exceeding 50g of carbs for most people. Your menu sounds like it's well above that threshold.
    Then you can gradually add more carbs. Just my 2cents.

  7. #27
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    Aug 2010
    New York, NY
    My first impression of your daily meal was too much sugar/starch, not enough nutrient-rich veg.

    I'm not really familiar with "Tuna Mayo baked potato" but I'm guessing it is probably questionable fish, with questionable oil in the mayo, with a baked potato that you probably shouldn't be eating if you're trying to lose weight on a primal WOE.
    Firstly, I try to avoid anything with mayo, whether it's eating out or at a friend's home, because 99.99% of mayo is canola oil based.
    I know firsthand how hard it can be when you have to deal with a work canteen - do they have burgers or sandwiches, or even a salad? I'm a master of modifying things to make myself a near-primal meal... I might get a burger (without buns - throw them away, give them to a friend, ask them not to put it in the bun to begin with) with extra lettuce, tomato, etc... voila, burger salad. If they have sandwiches, find out if you can get some of the meat and cheese and lettuce/veg - voila, a "chef salad" Also avoid any pre-made dressings... they are usually canola oil based as well.
    Can you take the extra 5-10min to pack a lunch for yourself?
    Would you be open to trying IF (as many people have pointed out, being diabetic doesn't automatically mean you can't IF), and would it be socially acceptable in your work environment?

    I usually only eat 2-3 meals a day - my "meal plan" is: eat when you're hungry, don't eat when you're not hungry.
    try to have veggies at every meal. I LOVE fresh and cooked veggies - kale, spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, arugula (rocket), brussels sprouts, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, asparagus, artichokes, cabbage, mushrooms, peppers... I eat more vegetables than most vegetarians I know.

    As for "I don't want to give up fruit" - apples, grapes (raisins), and bananas are some of the sugariest/starchiest fruits out there... go for some berries (frozen berries are fine as long as they don't have anything added) or even melons. Try to find some dried, unsweetened/nothing added cherries or blueberries to replace your raisins... it's not about giving anything up, it's about being concious of what you're putting in your body.
    Also, giving up bananas, apples, and raisins would not necessarily mean that you'd have to take a supplement.

    here's some hypothetical PrimalMama days of meals (which hopefully gives you some ideas):
    Day 1 (weekday)
    Breakfast: a bulletproof coffee.
    Lunch (2pmish): 5 guys "burger salad" (bunless burger [4oz, I think?] with extra veg: lettuce, tomato, pickles, jalapeņos, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms), ice water
    Dinner (9pmish): Seared Salmon (6-8oz or bigger) with a kale salad (handful of bite-size kale, whatever other veg is in the fridge, homemade dressing), 1C roasted brussels sprouts, and 1/4-1/2C sweet potato, bubbly water with a splash of unsweetened cranberry juice.
    Dessert/Snacks: a few squares of 87% dark chocolate.

    Day 2 (weekday):
    Breakfast: none
    Snack (noonish): 2 hard boiled eggs with (no sugar) hot sauce, 1/4 C trail mix (raw nuts/seeds, unsugared/unsulfured dried fruit, dried coconut)
    Lunch (3pmish): Chipotle carnitas bowl - Romaine lettuce (1.5C), Roasted pork (the only meat they have NOT cooked in soy oil - about 4oz), Pico de Gallo (tomatoes, onion, pepper, cilantro), sour cream (2T?), cheese (1/4C?), and Guacamole (1/3c?), unsweetened iced tea with lemon.
    Dinner (9pmish): Spaghetti Squash (about 3/4C) with homemade tomato sauce (crushed tomatoes, garlic, onion, spices - 1/2C) and hot italian sausages (no sugar added - 1.5 sausages per person), Arugula side salad w/tomatoes, cucumber, and olives, homemade dressing. water.
    Snack: 1/2 bottle kombucha, a few cubes of pineapple.

    Day 3 (weekend):
    Breakfast (whenever I wake up): Bacon (2 slices), 2 Over-medium eggs, veggie sautee (onion, garlic, carrot, red cabbage, cooked in bacon grease - 1C), Coffee with full-fat grass-fed cream.
    Snack: homemade (oven) Kale Chips
    Supper: 16 oz. bowl of leftover crockpot beef stew (grass-fed beef shank, onions, carrots, cabbage, crushed tomatoes, broth)
    Snack/Dessert: smoothie with coconut milk, frozen berries, ice.
    Dinner: Grass-Fed steak (8+oz), Asparagus (6+spears) w/ grass-fed butter + lemon, hunk of sweet potato (1/2C), glass of red wine.
    Dessert: a couple squares of dark chocolate, espresso.
    I tried to put in quantities so you'd have an idea how much food it is, but I don't actually measure stuff, usually. As you can see, both my weekdays include eating lunch out. You'll also notice I eat more on the weekends (lol?)

    Re: swimming... I HEAR you. I do all-out breast stroke 1/2 mile "sprints" - each takes about 20min. There are always people who sit around the pool chatting for 10min, do a lap or two, chat s'more... and they try to tell me I haven't done enough of a workout. I'm ready to DROP by the time I'm done, so... yeah, no, I'm doing plenty, thanks.
    HOWEVER, I think building muscle is important too. I hate going to the weight room because people stare and try to tell me how to work out (when I usually have better form and knowledge than they do). So I do a lot of bodyweight stuff (either at home or at the playground), plus I have adjustable 5-25lb weights, exercise ball, etc. at home.

    okay... long ramble done, hopefully something in there helps.

  8. #28
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    Mar 2012
    Southern California
    You don't mention whether you're using store bought dressing and mayo. Potatoes, mayo, dressing, raisins...I would guess you are far above 50g of carbs daily.
    F 28/5'4/100 lbs

    "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath; do your research."

  9. #29
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    Oct 2010
    There's no miracle... if it isn't working for you then perhaps try something else. As much as vegetarians are made fun of on this forum, it can yield many positive benefits. Do what's right for you, and not what seems right for you.

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Pacific NW
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    I don't see where anyone mentioned having your thyroid check. Have you had a good blood workup lately?


    Testosterone (if you're a guy) didn't see where you said male or female.

    Any of those can have an impact on weight loss.

    Good luck. In my opinion - don't go the vegan/vegetarian route.......... are bodies need MEAT!
    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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