In evaluating my plan for post-Christmas and reading Paula's journal, I have decided I will be doing a 21 DSD with a LCHF diet. I think they will fit well with each other and be a nice compliment that will make the 21 DSD easier to handle.
I used the formula that Paula posted on her journal to determine where I should be in regard to calories.
First, you take your goal weight and convert it to kilograms. For me, my goal weight is approximately 140, or 63.5 kilograms.
In determining protein consumption, you allow for 10% plus or minus of this goal weight in kilos. Which, for me, is between 58 and 70 grams of protein.
To determine carbohydrate consumption, divide the kilogram goal by 2. For me, my carb goal would be no more than 32 gm of carb.
To determine fat, you would take your goal weight in kilo grams and multiply by no less than 2, and up to 3.5, which gives me a range of 127 gm of fat up to 222 gm of fat. Fat chance that I'll ever get up to the top of that range.
So, in summary, I'm looking at this for figures:
Fat: 127 gm minimum
Carb: 32 gm maximum
Protein: between 58 and 70 gm
This gives me a calorie goal of 1503 at the low end of protein. My aim is going to be to focus on keeping carbs as low as possible and keep protein at 58 gm. The rest will be fat and if I keep the other two in check, fat should fall right in line with where I need it, provided I'm eating enough calories. (on the high end of protein, I will be at 1551).
I'm going to start experimenting with what fits where this week. My "go-live date" (as the Army calls it) is 30 December. I might even start playing around on MFP and see what foods have what values, just for planning purposes. To get me thinking about what foods to plan and think about.
And, I had an avocado on a salad once... it wasn't too bad, so I'm going to give avocado another chance. I saw something on a link I found in Paula's journal about the 10 best fatty food sources. I'm going to revisit that list and keep those foods in mind as well. I might use avocado with one of those fatty food sources too now that I know what it pairs well with, thanks to that article. Hold on... let me find it so I can share it with you all... Here it is.
So, that's my plan. I'll weigh in on the 30th, face the bitter truth, and start the new method of eating that morning. I'll work up to it now, hoping to ease the sugary stuff out (the only thing I have eaten today that isn't sugar laden is 3 slices of bacon and 2 eggs, but I've easily consumed over 1200 calories today, easily - all of it but those few being sugary calories) b/c this is absolutely ridiculous! It is absolutely ridiculous that I have gone back to eating this much sugar. There is no reason for it! None! And it is certainly not helping me to reach my goals!
With that, I'm going to eat some almonds to absorb some of this sugar b/c I can feel the sugar buzz... and I don't like it.