Good link, thank you. They were for anxiety and depression.
It makes me happy to see more health professionals coming round to "alternative" ideas. Sometimes, with all of the reading I'm doing, it makes me wonder why this hasn't caught on more. I don't think I know anyone, besides some bodybuilders I know, who pay attention to carbs/protein/fats or how their diet may be affecting their health. Sometimes I wonder "am I really searching for biased information without realising it?" which would be why all my research gives me the same conclusions... but no, my searches are often generic... the evidence just all points to the same things a lot of the time!
I think you're right, I need to be stricter. I have probably only had grains twice in the last 3-4 months, but I should make that zero. Perhaps I'll do the whole30, or just continue as I am but with no deviations from primal, and see how I feel after 4-6 weeks.
I would assume a lot of posters here are very educated and do lots of research on this subject matter. The very fact that a lot of people have chosen to go primal here speaks volumes already. I am an A-type personality. I am extremely meticulous when it comes to counting calories and i KNOW for a fact that based on my BMR calorie calculator, even when I ate under my recommended daily allowances and exercised copious amounts per week, I would NOT lose weight when my non primal carb count was high. OBVIOUSLY I did not know THEN that it was the reason I was not losing weight. I am almost done reading Sisson's primal blueprint and now know that was the reason. I was fit af but could not lose weight and it stressed me out so much not knowing why I was not losing. I have other slight med issues mostly iron related I do not care to divulge but now I am clearer than clear that the calories in vs calories out mantra DOES NOT APPLY to my personal life situation.
Go have several seats.
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I'm glad you two agree with me that he was being belittling, condescending and patronising - I thought I might be over reacting.
His replies are like he didn't even read my post.
How did he think I knew my cal ratios and my daily carb intake if I wasn't tracking??
I won't say much more because I don't want this thread to be personal attacks, but I hope primal pete realises he's not some holier-than-thou guru and we're all idiots. No suggestion he provided has given me any insight whatsoever, I'm already doing everything he suggested. I said I don't want to count forever, not that I wasn't counting. Tracking meticulously for 30 days has given me great approximation skills, and I still track every second or third day just to be sure. The primal lifestyle, to me, will eventually be intuitive and I will maintain my health and eat at appropriate levels once my health is more optimal and I can control my hunger.
Lawyerchick your post could've come out of my own mouth
I would make a couple of suggestions:
-it is not uncommon for weight loss to periodically slow down or stop and then start again. You could just try to be patient for a bit and see if it starts up again. In the mean time, focus on getting good sleep and playing.
-dairy and nuts can be a big issue for lots of people. Especially dairy for women. I would eliminate them for a few weeks.
-make sure you are getting plenty of nutrient dense foods. Liver at least once per week, brazil nuts (good for thyroid function), oysters for zinc, sea veggies for iodine, and bone marrow and bone stocks. I cannot lose weight unless I am healthy so it is important to keep nutrient dense foods in my diet. Did I read that you are on metformin? It can cause B12 deficiency so make sure you are eating liver and/or taking a subligual methylated B12.
-I think it is a good thing to eat more carbs a couple times a week. So I would not suggest NOT tightening up things to much on the weekends.
-How is your snacking? I find intermittent fasting to be a great way to eliminate snacking, increase the size of my meals, and naturally cut calories.
ETA: Oh yeah - please make sure your vitamin D3 levels are good and that you are getting plenty of magnesium
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Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )
beating systemic infection isnt easy. but doable. your guts are an open wound... literally. what would you do if you could see them
wash and dress them right.
well here is the wash for the gut. magnesium citrate
here is the dressing, coconut oil.
just like bleeding off the excess glocose you do the work and then wait for the results and i am sorry to say this wont happen in the snap of your fingers. I track people who do this and i posit your best recovery time at 6 months.
realize that introducing coconut oil will alter other things like cholesterol and ketogenisis, so you may as well get all your bangs for your buck and ride that wave.
i left you a list of steps that i can elaborate on if you wish, but basically get the stuff out, stop putting the stuff in and wait for it to die of its own accord.
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