Can some maths whiz please check my figuring? I'm 5'5", currently 89kg, and mostly sedentary.
HSIS = 58kg, giving a protein range of around 52 - 63 grams of protein a day. (that's not much!) Carbs around 29 grams. The rest in fat.
I thought that when I've established my daily goals, I'd use a tracker to plan a few days of meals to see what I need to be eyeballing.
Started Feb 18 2011
"There's a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path" - Morpheus
this is kind of exciting. i've been at this properly for a week now as i had to get thru a holiday. i've not been counting anything as it gets too difficult so i have upped the fat, not had any carbs other than non starchy veges, i've tried not to eat too much protein. last couple of days i have tried the 2 cups of bullet proof coffee to get to lunch time. i've also only had one or two cups of caffeine coffee per day. i've been feeling seriously rinsed by mid afternoon and very spacey. last night i took the kids to the pub to watch the rugby. best choice beverage, long black with cream and lots and lots of water. i woke up this morning feeling awake and my pee is starting to smell funny.
I'm nearing the end of my first week of tracking calories and trying to reduce protein while increasing fat. I have been ranging from 1550 - 1900 calories typically. About 68% fat. Friday we had dinner out for DH's birthday, so kept it primal but OD'd on protein. And calories. Totaled over 2500 calories. The next day I was up 3/4 pound which didn't surprise me. Today I weighed in, and not only did I lose back the 3/4 pound, but another 3/4 as well! That really shocked me. It will be interesting to see where I am tomorrow.
Well now I know that you cannot eat all them way you want! I have completed the 21 day challenge and I feel good. I am lucky and get to go see my doctor tomorrow and see about blood suger levels. They should be way down due to no carbs (little) and no soda of any sort. Water only and coffee is a must for me. I look at it as a treat rather than taking it for granted. I was inspired my papa grok and he is my mentor I even put this in my online name. 50 lbs to go and need a little guidance in how to get there. Chicken, water and nuts are the things I mainly eat along with eggs and the occasional (bad) meats like hot dogs and sausage so any one that can point me into the. Next 50 lbs would be great. Grok on and thanks papa Dave.
Interestingly, Jack Kruse is saying that upping your carbohydrate level will raise T3, but that so will eating a low-carbohydrate diet, so long as it has sufficient iodine in it. This means seafood. He says what most people in paleo have missed is that we evolved in the Rift Valley and there would have been plenty of water-resources there. (I think his references do, indeed, sustain that. But they'd not be alone: Raymond Dart, and hence a lot people who accepted his general picture, missed that, too.)
It's interesting stuff, though seemingly not congruent with what Phinney says they saw.
Anyway, Jack's solution seems to be to eat carbs in the summer when they're there, but to go ketogenic (and particularly heavy on the seafood -- as the traditional saying has it, "oysters when there's a R in the month"[*] ) in the winter. And that probably gives the best match for circadian rhythms, anyway.
BRAIN GUT 12: DARE TO DISAGREE? | Jack Kruse
I always quite liked that solution when it was offered in Lights Out. It seems to make sense at a lot of levels.
Of course, people whose metabolism would seem basically to be broken, like Jimmy Moore, are probably sensible to go ketogenic regardless of seasonality.
__________________________[*] That was actually probably because they more likely to be off in the warmer months, and is probably a reflection on how careless people were about keeping inshore waters clean in the last couple of hundred years.
I would absolutely have to agree with you here and this is coming from someone who has an addiction. altho if i make the effort to avoid caffeine, i can cope on decaf beans as it is more the flavour i cant seem to shake. i also saw the effect those wonderful caffeine filled fat burners had on me and it was scarey.This is my own personal opinion and I get nailed to a tree around here every time I dare speak it but.....I really think caffeine is poisonous if you are drinking enough often enough to *need* it. Mark says it is OK with the big caveat that everyone ignores "As long as it is not being used as an energy crutch".
I read somewhere that the closest thing in composition to our blood is sea water. I love swimming in the sea and always feel so much calmer and balanced after. I have also read stuff about skin absorption of magnesium being the best way and magnesium deficiency. As in we used to swim alot in the sea so our skin absorbed alot of magnesium from there. I try to have seafood several times a week but then we live right next to the water so i can forage shellfish and sea veges easily. the environmental impact of commercial fishing is a problem tho.Regardless of Jack Kruse, I do think that there is a lot of merit in seafood being a significant part of our diets. People go and settle where there is water. Rivers, coastlines, lakes. I think a lot of our evolution would have taken place in these areas. Sea veggies are also a good addition to the diet. I would much rather have a tasty seaweed salad than an iodine pill.
read on here, i think, that we evolved to absorb magnesium transdermally. although i take magnesium supps, eat grass-fed dairy and have bone broth regularly, i cannot believe how much better i feel after a magnesium salts bath. 1000% better than a soak in just a hot tub.
most days am doing better with less protein and higer fat but work has been so hectic i haven't been as compliant as i'd like. no pounds gone this week, but inches for sure. a couple skirts that haven't fit since last year are going right on and my blouses are looser. i also feel very energetic and so much better all-around.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway