Paula: I know during an IF, lots of liquids, does that include broth or bone broth? Had not thought about this before and unsure if I should proceed. I IF lunch and dinner today- not a problem but I know broth is good for a cold.
awesome news Paula!!
Oh good, the fact that you can still work out together even though he doesn't work there will make a huge difference! that is totally doable and reasonable.
"We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit"
My journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread36279.html
My "Program": doing my version of a 5:2 fast diet with real food.
saw this and was not sure if you are interested
"It's not how many times you fall down that matters; It's how many times you get up."
I have come to the conclusion that I must accept myself the way I am right now. Right now I am in a period of my life in which bingeing now and then is inevitable, but I can do my best to minimize the damage by getting right back on the path as soon as possible.
On January 11th, I changed my program to strict Paleo. I dropped dairy, AS, processed meats and processed condiments. For a time the change seemed miraculous. I was able to withstand the urge to binge for 14 days-a longer clean period than I have had for months.. Unfortunately, in the last week (end of PMS start of TOM) I had 3 binge evenings. The good thing was that they were not consecutive.
So here I am again, feeling down about the impossibility of ever reaching my goal weight the way things stand. We can all say cavalierly that it is not about the weight but, bull****.
I am grateful to be healthier and more alive than I was 2 years ago. I guess that will have to be enough for now.
If you crashed, it's because something isn't right about what you did. I took some time and realized that I hit a wall because I simply wasn't excercising or giving my body enough calories.
I unfortunately am not qualified to give proper medical advice, seeing as I'm not a doctor, but I will say this.
12 hour IF and eating when I'm hungry is working very well. I climb a bunch of stairs fasted, RIGHT before I eat a big protein lunch.
I also have decided to only count my protein (wait what?)
80g a day seems just about right, as per recommendation by a doctor studying leptin (not jack kruise.)
I'm actually eating upwards of 125g of sugar a day and I have accelerated my own personal fat loss.
Don't settle, you can do it! It's going to take a bit more time than you thought. Don't just go in guns blazing without some rendered beef fat and some nuts to fuel your endeavors.I guess that will have to be enough for now.
One last thing, don't forget the bacon.
Josh, I thank you for your advice and thoughts.
I have been Primal for 16 months and have lost 65 lbs, but still have the binge issue. I have tried changing all the things you mentioned and more. I have come pretty close recently to hitting the sweet spot where I don't binge, but haven't found it yet and I am tired of always trying something new. I will stay with the changes I've made and accept a binge a few times a month. The big differences between the two of us is that I am a female, in my 40's and my binge issue is totally tied to hormones. What works great for you may not help me.
I have to find some nitrate free bacon