01-20-2013, 04:30 PM
Today is the first official start for me and I have to say it was actually hard to stay on track. I've been eating closer to what The Perfect Health Diet (until today) suggests and I feel ravenous today. I haven't felt this hungry in a LONG time. I know I just need to stick to it for a few days and that feeling will go away. I suspect I'm feeling that way because its that TOM for me and I always binge on carbs until it ends.
I have a question about the bouillon, does it matter where it comes from? What I mean is does it matter if it's just generic store brand bouillon, or should I find some that's gluten free and organic? I don't use bouillon much anymore because it has MSG in it and it scares me. Either way, I'd like to start drinking it (I used to drink it a LOT), but I want to make sure what I have on hand will work. I think it will help get me through the times when I feel hungry and want to eat a bunch of carbs.
Also, do we have to stay so low carbs? I know I read somewhere on here that ketosis can happen under 80g of carbs and while I don't want to go that high, I might do a little better with closer to 50g. I'm just wondering how that would affect everything. Oh, I almost forgot, even though I've been doing PB for over a year now, is there a possibility of me going through another carb flu? I feel so scatter-brained and just icky lately and wondered if it could be that.
01-20-2013, 04:33 PM
Cholesterol 430 mg
Sodium 2322 mg
acheived purely by eating when not hungry. I guess this is where I am right now. I am glad I'm not starving but geez not hungry at all ever. I never thought I would have the problem of needing to find ways to get in more calories than I am hungry for. Maybe I am still recovering from the flu and my system is out of whack. I have not recovered my energy level back to normal since being sick.
My fat is softer too, I think it is from water being released from the fat cells or something, it's related to eating low carb.
01-20-2013, 04:33 PM
I hope you can come to a point where it feels like its working for you soon
Originally Posted by Urban Forager
01-20-2013, 04:47 PM
The level of carbs at which you will be in ketosis is individual, and you'll have to find it. Most of us are taking our desired weight in kilos, subtracting 100, and that's our protein grams for the day, +/- 10%. Half that much in carb grams, and twice that much in fat grams.
Originally Posted by ErinF
THIS IS A RULE OF THUMB ONLY - take any rule as a starting point and determine what works for you.
01-20-2013, 04:56 PM
This was the formula I used from page one. I don't think you subtract 100 from the kg.
your Ultimate HSIS (Hot Stuff In Swimwear) weight.
HSIS weight in kilos plus/minus 10% = range for protein grams/day
HSIS weight in kilos divided by 2 = upper end for carb grams/day
The rest of your diet is fat. HSIS weight in kilos x anywhere from 2 to 3.5 depending on your weight goals (lower to lose, higher to gain)
Last edited by Primal123; 01-20-2013 at 06:08 PM.
01-20-2013, 05:02 PM
I used that same formula, I think I'm just extra grumpy today because of the lack of chocolate and/or carbs. I'll stop whining and stick to this for a while before I make any adjustments.
01-20-2013, 05:20 PM
Good luck with it Erin.
it is a little experiment within the macros, you may find you need more carbs, I know I do much better under 20 g per day.
01-20-2013, 05:23 PM
You're right. I think the confusion here is the the Optimal Diet writer's formula for finding your ideal weight was taking your height in cm-100. Don't know about anybody else but for me that number ends up being way bigger than I want to be.
Originally Posted by Primal123
The HSIS designation is something I made up as an alternative way of determining "Ideal".
01-20-2013, 05:26 PM
That is an interesting formula PB, but that would make me 58 kg (127 lbs) It does seem so far away, but probably realistic, but for my height (158 cm), I think I can be as low as 53 kg (I am a med frame), if I was a small frame as low as 49 kg
How tall are you again PB?
01-20-2013, 05:28 PM
That formula is way more for my husband like you though.
He is 172 kg, but weighs 61 kg.
He did start primal at 72 kg though, but lost that weight just by dropping grains and packaged foods. Trying to help him maintain at this weight, don't want him to lose more.