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    On the menu today:
    Crio bru with heavy cream, bone broth
    Salad of a small tomato, a quarter of a cooked beet, an avocado, sundried tomatoes in oil, olive oil and homemade pesto.

    Don't know what's for dinner yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knifegill View Post
    Yes, dropping the protein is tricky! I don't succeed every day.

    Now 100% baking chocolate is tasting good. It has 4g of carb per serving, but no sugar. Win!
    you are totally there man!!!! when 100% is good you have arrived
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    I am feeling very good today, but had a pretty nerve-wrecking session in the gym yesterday. I had that faint dizzy sensation all through lifting, and was afraid a little. Good thing is it is the heavy week, so the number of reps was low. I actually almost felt like underlifting on the 1x138 lbs. I did drop my max on squat considerably from 'pre-vacation', so it is good news. I am totally jacking the weight by 5 lbs on the next 4 week cycle, and if it goes well, should restore my max on the squat by the end of October. Fingers crossed! Curious how I should do on the bench today. Interestingly, the cardio was swell, even though I had to peel myself off the mat and attach myself to the elliptical almost forcefully, once I broke the anabolic threshold, I started flying and then walked home spiritedly with the pack up the hill for another 30 min. Interesting that cardio actually cleared up the lifting symptoms. Porbably have something to do with the build up of LA in the muscles? Blood flow to the brain? I will try to remember it for tonight to make sure I do my 20 min cardio.

    As for the food choice, sbhikes, everyone, thank you so much for trying to come up with the suggestions! Heh, none of the things you mentioned are new to me, I ate like this from childhood on, and even on CW, more or less, with just fat reduction (which for me did not sacrifice flavor). I actually loved cookery without fat... BUT!

    To look at the BRIGHT SIDE, this style doesn't run with my natural taste in food, that is why it can be SUCCESSFUL (it's like me making chocolate based desserts or keeping chocolate for treats, takes no willpower to ignore it, since I don't like it).

    Since it is pretty much all low reward foods for me (salmon excluded), I can concentrate on food being food, not FOOD PORN.
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    You should lay off the lifting until you adapt. Eating low carb high fat isn't filling your muscles with glycogen and at the same time, since you aren't adapted, it's not really fueling your body's energy needs very well yet either. You are just going to frustrate yourself. Do some walking for a couple weeks and then get back to your normal activities when you feel your energy return. Otherwise, you are setting yourself up for a hard crash. Also, your desire to build bulky muscles might not work so well on a low carb diet, but it will work great if you are hoping to build actual strength, not just visible muscles. But then again, your two goals have always been in conflict. You can't be both thin and obsessed with being willowy and wispy and also be building bulky muscles.
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    I don't want to be thin, I want to be firm Muscle + Low BF = Firm. No conflict here, all works towards the same goal. My next week is deload week, and this one is based on dropped maxes, so I should do Okay. By the time next cycle runs around I should be fine.
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    Hey Paleobird thanks so much for the inspiration of this thread. I weighed myself after dinner --AFTER dinner!!-- and my weight has gone down. I'm at my lowest weight that didn't require a backpacking trip to achieve. I'm very happy to be moving ahead once again, both with losing this excess fat and with improving my fitness. It's good to have goals that actually get achieved.
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    Starting squat: 45lbs. Highest squat: 167.5 x 2. Current Deadlift: 190 x 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta View Post
    PaleoBird,

    How has the ketogenic diet helped with your seizures? I am using a ketogenic diet for my migraines. They have lessened in numbers and severity. I am looking forward to no more!

    Funny thing about the ketogenic diet for me is that I have always loved fats. One reason I liked toast as a child was because of the butter and use to get yelled at for using too much. Bacon, chicken skin, beef fat, olives....Yummy! Makes it so easy but weird to add fats in after so many years of avoiding.
    Well my seizure are under complete control with medication. The goal now is to be able to back off on the meds and maintain that control. So far 25% down on one of my two meds and feeling great.
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    This is the thread about it if you are interested to learn more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quelsen View Post
    you are totally there man!!!! when 100% is good you have arrived
    Yes! When Baker's Chocolate tastes good you know your taste buds have finally grown up.

    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    Hey Paleobird thanks so much for the inspiration of this thread. I weighed myself after dinner --AFTER dinner!!-- and my weight has gone down. I'm at my lowest weight that didn't require a backpacking trip to achieve. I'm very happy to be moving ahead once again, both with losing this excess fat and with improving my fitness. It's good to have goals that actually get achieved.
    Yay, SB. I'm so glad you came back from your detour into sweet potato land.

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    I gotta add that you yourself are a great inspiration, SB, along with Paloebird & others. I have always perceived the VLCs as something that is really hard to do for a female, so I really need that reminder in front of me to see it is actually cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leida View Post
    I gotta add that you yourself are a great inspiration, SB, along with Paloebird & others. I have always perceived the VLCs as something that is really hard to do for a female, so I really need that reminder in front of me to see it is actually cool!
    If anything I would say that it is easier to do for women than men because of our relatively higher body fat percentages. In the Phinney and Volek book on Low Carb Living, they tell the story of a hypothetical woman and a man left in a lifeboat with plenty of water but no food. The woman survives a whole lot longer.
    Also VLC is the best way to get rid of those sugar cravings that I know have plagued you once and for all. Once you have done this a while, sugar just doesn't appeal any more.

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