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    @canuck - good work! I think I'm going to incorporate some low heart rate jogging as well. It's been hard knowing what kind of cardio to do for burning fat optimally. I think sprinting was too intense for my adrenals because I really tried it for two months and I don't think it was good for me - definitely didn't notice any weight loss, so what's the point? I want to stay in the parasympathetic zone and concentrate on fat-burning alone.

    @ lois - Glad you're feeling better! I have to say I overall feel 100x more energetic than before I started eating this way. I think I was having a lot of hypoglycemic slumps because there were times when my eyes just wanted to roll back while at work or school. That doesn't happen anymore. On the acne thing, stress definitely exacerbates and it sounds like that's probably what happened to you. And then of course stress usually messes up diet and sleep which makes it worse.

    You're right about the thinking about food thing. It's worth it to invest some time in carefully thinking about it as you transition into a new eating lifestyle. It's like we've still got the training wheels on our bikes. Can't wait for the training wheels to come off! In the meantime, I'd love to see some photos of the market!
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    Good day today The sun was shining for once so I took the opportunity and took my friend's dog out for a walk. We walked for about 12km overall, about 7.5 miles I think. I felt really good afterwards and hungry for dinner. I remembered to take photos of all three meals today so i'll try and figure out how to upload them tomorrow.

    Food for today:
    B/L: Omelette with ham and veg, side salad
    Afternoon: Tin of tuna with sacla sauce, extra virgin olive oil, half a grapefruit, a couple of strawberries
    D: 2 bowls of prawns, sacla sauce, bean sprouts, courgettes and tomatoes stir fried in coconut oil.
    Evening: 2 squares hazelnut choc, some more strawberries.

    Managed to up my carb count today with some more fruit rather than starchy veg. I got a stomach ache after eating dinner, which must have been the bean sprouts so won't be eating those anymore. I just had a bit of a lightbulb moment- i'm presuming that bean sprouts follow the same rule as beans? As in they're legumes, and therefore not allowed? Or are they ok because they're sprouted?

    If it's sunny again tomorrow I may go for another walk.

    Thoughts for tomorrow:
    B/L: Usual
    Afternoon: broccoli or green beans with tahini/seeds/strawberries/grapefruit/boiled eggs
    Dinner: Chicken breast in nutritional yeast, mashed parsnips with butter, green beans/broccoli


    No one dies of a bread deficiency.

    Samuel Beckett's, as well: 'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.'

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    Food photos for yesterday:

    Brunch:
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    Afternoon:
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    I appreciate the tuna looks more like catfood :P but it's hard to make tuna look appealing. Tasted good though!

    Dinner:01-05-12 D.jpg


    No one dies of a bread deficiency.

    Samuel Beckett's, as well: 'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.'

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    Food for today:

    Brunch:

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    Usual omelette and salad with bacon

    Afternoon:

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    Steamed broccoli with tahini. Was really tasty but not sure if the tahini agreed with me. Gave me a bit of a bubbly stomach, but I thought tahini was good for people with bad digestion because it's meant to go straight through and not need a lot of digestion.

    Also had a small bowl of strawberries- about 5. Strawberries this time of year are so juicy and sweet.

    Dinner:

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    Chicken breast coated in egg and then nutritional yeast, parsnips mashed with butter, roasted pepper and raw spinach drizzed with a little e.v. olive oil. I've had this meal before but it was better this time. The parsnips were from the farm shop and so much tastier than the supermarket variety. Will definitely buy those again!


    No one dies of a bread deficiency.

    Samuel Beckett's, as well: 'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.'

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    I also thought i'd post a few photos from the walk yesterday. It was a beautiful day for once, and the countryside just looks stunning.

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    I hope the sun comes out again soon, it's been horrible today! Typical English weather!


    No one dies of a bread deficiency.

    Samuel Beckett's, as well: 'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.'

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53914-4.html

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    Oh and have to post this one, it's my favourite

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    I've got a plan to explore all the fields in that area between now and the summer. Every time I've walked the dog i've gone a different route (much to his confusion- his owners always take him the same way!) and I love finding new viewpoints along the way.


    No one dies of a bread deficiency.

    Samuel Beckett's, as well: 'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.'

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53914-4.html

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    Beautiful photos! I need to start posting more of the same thing. I'm slowly but surely becoming more consistent with the food photos - I'm still forgetting every now and then. Your omelettes look yummy! Walk photos should definitely start happening too. I'm moving from the desert to the Pacific Northwest rainforest in the next week, so I've got a lot to document!
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    @Lex
    Yes it was a really lovely day. I thoroughly enjoyed my long walk with the dog! The next day that the weather looks sunny is sunday, but I think i'm helping my mum at a boot fair then. At least i'll be on my feet and active that day. I'm getting bored being inside the house so much. I love gardening so i'll definitely do that when the sun next decides to make an appearance. Yes please do upload some photos! Reading food logs is all good, but seeing photos of portion sizes, etc puts it in better perspective and we all love a bit of food porn! I'd love to see where you walk, it sounds so exotic :P

    Food for today:

    Brunch- Usual omelette with half a grapefruit and a side salad drizzed in e.v. olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

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    The grapefruit was amazing, so sweet. Then again, anything fairly sweet tastes super sweet to me now, I can eat 100% dark chocolate quite happily. My sweet taste buds have been muted, I rarely crave sweet things any more. The only thing I do crave is ice cream, which isn't the worst thing to eat but the dairy does make me break out. I won't be eating the grapefruit too often though, I think there's something like 13g of carbs in half a fruit.
    I think I was a little too vinegar happy this morning. Will definitely put less on tomorrow.

    Afternoon- I had a small cup of homemade root vegetable soup. My mum made it but I think it just had carrot, parsnip, turnip and curry powder in it. It was really warming and the perfect thing to eat when it's cold and rainy outside. She's doing this too, so wouldnt have put anything nasty in it.

    S- I try to avoid snacking, but we didn't have dinner until 9ish, which is rare for us, and i was getting really hungry. I had a slice of ham and a handful of sundried tomatoes.

    D- 2 pieces of cod baked with butter and e.v. olive oil, tomatoes, lemon, mashed parsnip with butter, green beans

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    It doesn't look that great but I took it in a dark room. It tasted amazing. The cod went really well with the buttery parsnip. Will definitely do this one again!

    I slept for ages this afternoon (not intended ) so I think I may struggle even more with getting to sleep tonight. It's already half 10 and i'm not tired at all. It took me a while to get to sleep last night. Probably didn't drift off until 1:30ish but I woke up quite late- around 10:30 so I got a good night's sleep. Did wake up feeling tired though.


    No one dies of a bread deficiency.

    Samuel Beckett's, as well: 'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.'

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53914-4.html

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    I've had a really bad day today. My gut seems to be getting worse, so that now pretty much everything I eat is giving me stomach cramp of some kind. I'm taking good digestive enzymes and HCL acid as well as L glutamine to heal the lining of my intestines and it doesn't seem to be helping. I also have adrenal fatigue, possibly still candida, acne, fatigue, a weak liver as well as wanting to lose a bit of weight and I just don't know what to tackle first. Obviously the weight loss isn't a priority at the moment, as much as I want it to be as my weight is in the healthy category so I don't have to worry about that too much. The acne and chronic fatigue are symtoms of the adrenal, liver and leaky gut problems. The problem is that i'm a student and have a limited budget as it is without having to constantly shell out for all these supplements. My health is the most important thing to me so I don't mind doing it, but when i'm going online to research and everyone's saying to take different things, I just can't afford to buy it all. The other problem is that curing the problems are contradicting each other, eg, i've read that with adrenal fatigue you should eat every 2-3 hours, but with leaky gut you should avoid eating between meals to let the food properly digest. At the moment im just listening to my body as much as I can and eating when i'm hungry. People are saying l-glutamine helps to patch up a leaky gut, and i've been taking that, but lots of people get constipated from that, and I have been feeling more constipated lately and constipation can irritate the intestines even more.

    One good piece of news is that I weighed myself this morning just out of curiosity and I was 148.4lbs, so i've lots about 2-3lbs in the last 3 weeks and i'm happy with 1lb a week loss, considering i'm not doing a lot of exercise at the moment. The bad news: my eating has been bad today:

    Brunch: Usual omelette with ham, pumpkin seeds, tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, courgette, huge side salad.

    Afternoon: bowl of blueberries, tin of tuna with sacla.

    Then the sugar cravings started kicking in and because I was having a crap day I wasn't strong enough mentally to block them out.

    Snack: Chocolate protein shake with a bit of coconut oil, square of dark chocolate with hazelnuts, too much haagen dazs ice cream, digestive biscuits (5 I think :O)

    Planned dinner: salmon fillet with veg- although unsuprisingly i'm not hungry at all.

    The amazing thing is that my stomach doesn't actually feel that bad. I thought it would be awful after eating the wheat in the biscuits. I'm over it now and ready to eat clean again, I won't be binging any more.


    No one dies of a bread deficiency.

    Samuel Beckett's, as well: 'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.'

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53914-4.html

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    I don't think i'll eat anything else tonight. I know my family will probably try and make me eat though.

    Just did a weightlifting session as I could feel the sugar working in my body and it was giving me loads of energy.

    I did the Call Me Maybe Squat Challenge
    Squats 12reps x 3 with 36lbs
    planks for 2 mins (personal best!)
    shoulder shrugs with 36lbs
    tricep work with weights
    Bicycle abs work
    Last edited by lolo66; 05-04-2012 at 11:23 AM.


    No one dies of a bread deficiency.

    Samuel Beckett's, as well: 'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.'

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53914-4.html

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