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    Becoming Fat Adapted

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    My dearest fellow primalers,

    I am on a mission to become fat adapted this week. I want to be able for my body to relearn true hunger signals, which I have messed up by becoming a frequent overeater the past few months. Therefore, I am doing a modified fat fast, which means I'll be adding in a little more protein and a few vegetables. Think it will work?

    Today it all began with 4 slices of bacon, coconut oil mixed with macadamia nuts and cinnamon, and a bit of romaine with bacon dripping dressing. Later, I had a small bowl of chicken soup, half an avocado, more lettuce with evoo dressing, some pumpkin with coconut oil, and a brazil nut. I punched in the numbers on Cron-O-Meter, and here's my results: 1584 kcal with 84.6% lipids, 8.6% protein, and 6.8% carbs. I'm a bit annoyed, because most of those carbs came from cinnamon and fresh lime juice. Hello, I need some flavor too!

    This is 584 kcals more than the regular fat fast. And still I'm hungry. I wonder how long this retraining will take?

    (Edit: I stayed up late studying, and I had a snack of 1/2 a cucumber, some pumpkin, and chicken. It wasn't a whole lot, and still kept my macros fine, I think.)

    Tomorrow, this is what I shall eat:
    Breakfast 3 slices of bacon, chicken with evoo in romaine
    During the day 2 ounces of macadamias ground in the food processor with 2 tbs coconut oil, cinnamon, vanilla, and celtic salt to make an AMAZING cookie.)
    Dinner a slice of smoked pork shoulder, a small bowl of cream of pumpkin soup; a salad made with baby romaine, avocado, rutabaga, and cucumber, with some sort of evoo based dressing. I also had some of the pork before dinner, as it was cooking. Also, a few pumpkin seeds. Then I had a little more of everything, since everyone was having ice cream and hot chocolate....

    My calories are 1876, fat 77.2%, protein 16.7%, carbs 6.1%. Too many carbs!
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    Today's macros: 77.2% fat, 13.2% protein, 9.6% carbs. I consider today a fail in this experiment. More calories than I need (2026), and 66.6 grams protein? That kicks me right out of ketosis!

    Well, the weekend is over, and I can certainly be strict a lot easier. On the plan tomorrow: Lamb stock and coffee with coconut oil for breakfast, a snack of macadamia cinnamon balls at 12:30, then an early dinner (4:30?) of butter lettuce salad (with evoo dressing) and pork shoulder. That would be 1082 calories; 84% fat, 10% protein, and 6% carbs. Perfect!

    EDIT: I came home and ate dinner - a few small pieces of pork, chicken and broccoli, lettuce with evoo dressing, and cocoa mixed with coconut oil, xylitol, and some vanilla. Totals for today: 1497 calories; 80.5% fat, 12.1% protein, and 7.4% carbs.

    Making it a rule to not eat after 5 - but making an exception Monday and Tuesday nights, when I don't get home from community college 'till late.
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    I felt awesome and was losing weight since eating mostly fat - and really didn't have to stuff myself to feel satiated.

    Until yesterday and today. Major faileo with carbs and almonds and Breyers ice cream. I feel fat, tired, and have a headache. Back to ketosis! I never said this journal would report only perfection.
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    This sounds interesting alg2435 - I haven't come across this approach before. Is the plan to stick to less than 6% carbs? and keep the protein down a bit also? I'd like to know more as I'm not having any success with weight loss so far and it's really frustrating!

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    Yes indeed! For weight loss, its recommended to keep fat high, protein moderate, and carbs as low as possible. Many people have had lots of success with this...Paleobird, for example.
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    Ok - thanks. I'll have a look for her? thread. Cheers

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    Back to it today! Raw cream, coffee, and egg yolks until my early dinner - brussel sprouts, garlic, and chicken, fried in coconut oil and thickened with macaroon coconut. Chocolate made with cocoa butter, cacao powder, egg yolk, xylitol, and vanilla for dessert!
    85.6% fat, with only 35.6 grams of protein (I'm thinking that its probably too little), and more carbs than desired: 39.8 grams. Feeling really good, though!
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