Started Feb 18 2011
Tried basic primal and almost everything else in pursuit of IBS control, mood stability, and weight loss.
You you please drop me a link or two?
Edit: Found this link. It appears the bulletproof coffee increases mTor and raises your BEE.
Last edited by magicmerl; 09-20-2012 at 09:43 PM.
Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.
Griff's cholesterol primer
5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
bloodorchid is always right
are you getting the organs and the fat? or do you get it all neatly chopped into cuts? if you get the fat, render it down to tallow. the scratchings it leaves are so nice. dad used to make lamb curry when i was a kid by chopping the fat off the lamb shoulder and rendering it down and then cooking the lamb in its own fat. we used to fight over the scratchings.Oh yeah, I have a whole lamb on order to be picked up in about a week
"Science is not belief but the will to find out." ~ Anonymous
"Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart." ~ Gandhi
"The flogging will continue until morale improves." ~ Unknown
I believe that is true for the UD2.0. I think I minimized the impacts of the ups and downs going to the white potato as source, but they still will be there. However, if I do manage to get the ketonic right, and sustain it for a while, and keep the calories reasonable, but have no success with fat loss, I will have to go to the carb-up, i.e. UD2.0. I know my body does respond to Ud2.0 by dropping fat. So far, I cannot judge fully ketonic, because even though I was under 40 g total carbs and under 30 g net carbs for almost 2 weeks now, my proteins were high. And, I re-gained all the weight this morning, swinging back up to almost 126 lbs. And that's after I had a good cardio session, not just sitting on my bum and walking. The regain can be a blip of digestion & metabolic process, but it also could be the body readjusting to the low carb intake and happily shifting water balance to where it was, i.e. no fat loss. Only the time will tell if my body will function correctly on a ketonic diet.My only reading about the UD2 was chaco's journal and he did go face first into the cake in a big way. That diet would cause nothing BUT mood swings. Your blood sugar levels would be all over the place. That IMO is just dangerous. Especially to someone like yourself who has a history of dealing with such ups and downs.
Low carb keto is the most stable source of energy you can get that doesn't leave you vulnerable to those roller coaster highs and lows.
My concerns with the ketosis are that I eat very little actual food volumetrically, if I try for reduced protein and 70% fat. I am concerned about the very small vegetable intake, and restricted variety of the vegetables - mostly cabbages, celery and cucumbers, with avocado, pepper and tomato, rarely. I so far was unable to include beets, turnips or rutabagas. Volume seriously suffers once the higher carb vegetables show up. Yesterday, I drunk butter tea, had a handful of macadamia (1 oz), 2 eggs poached in broth, a tiny bit of salmon (4 oz), a green smoothie (< 2 cups = 2 cups spinach, 1/4 avocado, 1/2 baby cumber, a stalk of celery and 2 tbsp tomato paste) and bowl of fresh cabbage with two tiny dishes of coconut milk and crumbled cheddar. That's from 4 am till 9 pm. So, only 2x a day I actually experienced what I would call 'eating'. I looked at my nutritional profile, and it doesn't look horrid, but I am low on iron for the first time in forever. So, I am a bit less concerned with low volume of vegetables.
Last edited by Leida; 09-21-2012 at 06:54 AM.
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When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Still chugging along here! I am just entering week 3, and starting to feel a boost of energy. I also have not worked out as strenuously this week, so that may also play a role!
Yesterday was a crazy day at work, and I teach a 2 hour class from 1-3 in the afternoon, with a 45 min drive to get there. I had breakfast at 7 am (2 mini sliders, coffee with cream), but was not hungry (and running really late) at noon when I had to start driving. So, skipped lunch and plowed through class and post class review until 4:15. All of a sudden, I was REALLY hungry! Stopped at a little produce shop, and was looking around trying to figure what I could eat on the 45 min drive home. Limited options, until I walked by the dairy case: Good Heavens they had pastured cream! I bought an 8 oz container, and proceeded to drink it teenager style straight out of the carton. I must confess I made revelled in the luxury/forbiddeness of it!!
Yes, it brought me to the max of fat grams for the day, but I ate a small dinner, and my ratios ended up at 80/15/4 for the day. I also slept 9 hours straight through last night. I can't remember the last time I did that.