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    Primal Fuel


    Thank you all for the information. I really appreciate the love!


    it really is amazing. It is 3pm here and I just ate my second meal of the day. Normally I would be on meal 4 (or 5) for the day!


    I was doing a bit of reading on the fasting, and I was goint to try fasting in the mornings a few days next week, or eat breakfast, skip lunch, etc and then have dinner.

    Reading sassafrass, perhaps I should aim for a longer fast instead. I am willing to give it a try!


    Have a great day: thanks again!!


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    So the weekend is here and I think this way of eating is easier to stay on track for me.


    SAT

    m1:

    egg/veggie bake

    1/4 cup walnuts


    m2:

    2T coco oil

    2T almond butter

    pp

    2c spinach

    water/ice


    m3

    artic char

    green beans w/ oo and garlic


    wo: 3 mile walk


    hit around 10% carbs today....I may have been a bit over.

    Really going to try the IF this upcoming week. As of this morning I am down 2lb my first primal week!


    AMY


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    Went a little over 50g of carbs for yesterday, but all in all stayed primal for week 1!

    Glad the weekend is over and ready to get hard core.


    Goals for the week:

    1. stay under 50g for carbs

    2. IF one meal a day.


    This site has been a HUGE help for motivation and support.


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    Hi Amy,


    It sounds like you are doing great!


    I have been 100% Primal for one month now (have been about 75% the past three years, with several bouts of prolonged cheating, I have put on body fat). I found that after about 2 weeks on 1400 cal per day I got really really tired and was not feeling energetic enough to do anything high intensity. I am eating about 55-60% fat, 35% protein and 5-10% carbs. I would say that I have been at 25-40 g. of carbs on average. I am really not eating any fruit. I increased my calories by about 200-300 and feel much better. I have lost 5 lbs so far, most of this was in the first two weeks. I did not seem to be losing much while I was feeling tired. I also have not been hungry at all, no cravings and feeling very satisfied after I eat. I walk 2-4 miles per day with my dog, a few short weight workouts weekly. I have just started sprinting.


    Keep up the good work and I look forward to hearing how you are progressing. Like you, I have tried lots of other things and am so happy to not have to feel deprived or hungry. Last weekend we visited a local orchard and cider mill. I threw away my coupon for free cider and donut, not because I have incredible will power (donuts used to be one of my biggest problems), but I just did not WANT a huge sugar load. Gross.


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    Monday:

    wo: cardioX

    eats:

    pp/2cups spinach/2Tcoco oil/2 cups black coffee


    buffalo/egg/veggie bake

    1/4 cup blueberries and walnuts


    IF 9 hrs


    lemon and ginger pork

    brussel sprouts w/ 1/2T coco oil


    So, I managed to keep the carbs at 36g. Protein was at 101 and fat 91. today is similar and I am fasting from 1030am - dinner time (7pm).


    I may try to skip breakfast tomorrow and see how that goes....


    Trying to get the fat loss moving......

    Still not hungry and not experiencing any cravings: whoohoo!!


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    Tuesday:

    workout: 2 mile walk with the dog 45 intervals


    m1: 2c coffee/pp/2c spinach/2T coco oil/.25 frozen strawberries

    m2: buffalo/egg and veggie bake/.5 chicken sausage


    IF for 9 hrs: water/1c tea


    m3: chicken/salsa/zucchini/1 T coco oil (to cook)


    Kept my carbs at 34grams and was roughly 10%/30/60.


    today I am going to fast breakfast, and I am aiming for a 20 hr fast. I will not lift today, and will walk for a few hrs instead.

    Tonight I am making stuffed peppers. This is one of my favorite things to eat!


    Next week I am going to add sprinting into the mix, and up my weight training a bit more. After adding that into the mix, I will be PRIMAL!!!


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    Great to hear Amy!


    I need to get back into my weight routine again. I used to put the boys to shame in the gym! Now, I am gettin' flabby! ;-)


    You can also try a 'carnivore' only day (eat only meat & maybe a few eggs) all day like once a week, with a cycled carb re-feed day (berries, coconut bread, etc), then do another mostly fat, some veggies, no fruit and red meat day and then after that, go for a IF day.


    If find it keeps your body humming in the metabolic department!


    Keep it up!


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    thanks for stopping in SassaFrass! I will try a carnivore day sometime next week! Then maybe a day fast.


    Down another 1lb!! I am thrilled.


    So I fasted yesterday for 20 hrs, and feel great.


    In less than 2 weeks primal I already:

    sleep better

    feel better

    more energy

    less hungry

    less irritable

    no aches and pains

    no belly bloat: 1st time in 2+years!!!

    LIGHTER!!


    I feel like finally I have found something that works for me and makes sense!! I have always been carb sensitive, but perhaps more than I realized. I have kept my carbs below 50 since starting and it really has made the difference. Most days I am in the 20/30 range and that seems to work well for me.


    I am THRILLED!! I have had the books since it came out. I wish it didn't take me so long to finally read it. My husband has noticed the change in me too.


    My workouts have been less intense, and it has been such a joy to workout again. I will be incorporating the lifting heavy and sprints in next week, but it has been so nice to walk daily, and remove the intense cardio I have done for years!!


    Thursday:

    wo: 10 mile walk


    eats:

    IF 20 hrs: from 7pm Wed - 3pm Thurs

    m1:

    buffalo/egg/veggie bake

    sausage patty: GROSS!!!

    1T coconut oil

    1/4 c walnuts


    m2:

    primal stuffed peppers

    1/2 grilled summer squash

    1T butter


    SassaFrass: join me with the weights next week!!


    A


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    Dude. I'm soooo there! ;-)


    Here's my plan:


    Monday: Swim, Tuesday: Hike, Wednesday: Full-body Weights, Thurs: Swim, Friday: Hike, Saturday: Weights


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    Sassa: your plan for next week sounds great. I will check in with you next week for support!!


    FRi:

    4 hr walk

    Eats:

    m1:

    coffee/stevia

    pp/2c spinach/1/4 frozen straw/1T coco


    IF


    m2:

    pork chop

    side salad with oil/vinegar

    asparagus

    1T butter


    Managed to keep carbs33g/protein/95/fat89


    Calories on average this week have been in the low 1300 range. I feel satisfied, and hope that amount is okay.

    Really think the fasting was a great jumpstart for me this week.


    Need to go food shopping today. Grass fed beef, steak, eggs (need to eat more and learn to like the taste/texture) are low right now: need to stock up.

    My husband is slowly converting over his diet, and is enjoying all the beef we know eat!!


    Have a great Saturday!


    AMY


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