but when you pee them out and can measure with a stick, isn't that the transitional stage and when you go into complete ketosis you really don't excrete them in your urine.
just want to know as I read something along those lines, here I think it was.
Here are some really good articles on ketosis:
The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.Can your food make you fit? » The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.
The authors of these two blogs both stay in a almost permanent ketogenic state.
Just a reminder before I get flamed, PB and Paleo in no way have to be as low-carb as what I eat. I eat this low because I naturally gravitate towards high-fat foods and away from tons of fruit and vegetables. I also have trouble staying Primal in some of the work settings I am in (I am often in work camps where I have no control at all over what is available), so I started IFing and supplementing MTC oils as strategies to skip meals when needed. Now I skip meals all of the time even when I am home, then eat large meals when I do eat.
One more thing, I don't really give advice as to what others should eat. I really think that we are all different, and we should find an individual way to eat that suits our needs. This way is working very well for me. Some of what the CI=CO crowd is saying is valid, just incomplete. Calorie counting works for many people, and is a good starting point. Same thing with Primal/Paleo - it works for many people without counting anything, and is again a good starting point. I like to read lots and tweak things - its my nature.
"It's a great life, if you don't weaken.". John Buchan
oh dear God
I havent read this all, but I did read the first half dozen pages fairly well. And now I have a knot in my gut. I have been eating under my BMR for over a year, with the exception of maybe a dozen days.
Weight loss is none existent anymore. And I still have plenty to lose. Changing macros hasnt helped. Changing calories hasnt helped. From low to even lower to not quite as low as before. Ugghh I start to think something is working again when I lose a pound, then gain a pound, lose a pound gain a pound. I am so happy to see the activity and then I realize I am not making any ground. Even now, I think I might be gaining ground but hard to tell because I added in activity. Now I read this don't eat below BMR thing. ugghhh
Could trying so hard to be a good girl be my complete demise? I just wanna puke.
Gopintos, it's really very easy depending on how much you have to lose:
1. Eat between 0.5 and 1.0 pound of LEAN meat or fish per day.
2. Eat as much raw or cooked fibrous vegetables as you like.
3. Eat one spoonful of fish oil, one multivitamin, and one cube of broth.
4. Drink unsweetened coffee, tea, or DietCoke, Icewater. A little lemonjuice or milk allowed.
No counting of calories necessary, when you are leaning out you can start implementing starches and fruits back into your diet again...
It's a wonder how in the world I ever even lost 70lbs.
Just when I think I have this figured out, I realize I dont have a clue.
Last edited by gopintos; 02-21-2013 at 02:36 PM.
Gopintos, if you are still losing weight just continue to do what you are doing...