I have never heard of such a thing. Is that even possible?
Originally Posted by Kata
From my experience, gluten-free pizza is usually made from alternative flours, such a rice, potato starch, soy (ick), tapioca, or almond meal.
That makes more sense! Goes to show how often I buy gluten free stuff. Thanks.
Originally Posted by namelesswonder
I'll probably get "creamed" for what i'm gonna say... (Isn't that a GREAT primal way of putting it?).
I agree with what others have said so far, but you also might try upping the fat and protein a bit...or a lot. On days that i know will be difficult, I add more fat and more protein, depending on what appeals to me. But here's the deal--I find that, despite others' experience, I get wayyyy more oomph from protein than from fat. I tend to eat up to 2ce my lean body weight, almost every day--what feels right is more like 150-200 grams a day! My stats--i'm 58 years old, post-menopause, fairly active (i lift fairly heavy 2ce/week and do yoga 2ce/week, ski hard whenever there's snow(!), 5'8", 125# w/19% body fat. I've been primal for about 5 months, was a vegetarian for 10 years before that (until my son, an MDA follower, told me i was looking old!). My body took something like one second to taste meat and say "GIMMEE MORE OF THAT STUFF!". I dropped down a lot of carbs (love veggies but prefer greens anyway) simply because my body didn't seem to "want' them so much any more.
So when i say i eat that much protein, it is in as many forms of meat as possible, with some fish thrown in. Tongue? check. pork/cow feet? check. Liver? no prob. If i could get heart and brains, i would DEF go there... I have absolutely no idea why my body "wants" this much meat/protein, but i'm giving it what it wants. In these 5 months, have dropped about 3% body fat, feel MUCH stronger, skin MUCH clearer, brain MUCH happier, moods MUCH more stable, sleep MUCH better--you know the drill.
So perhaps what YOU need is more protein and/or more fat? You'll just have to experiment with it, playing with it until you get it "right." Don't be afraid of protein and fat--they ARE your best friends. (And yes, i was hardheaded and didn't believe all of you saying that...!)
I can't help but wonder if this is because your body is converting the protein to glucose and indirectly giving you the fuel source it prefers for immediate energy expenditure.
Originally Posted by drjoyous
Add a sweet potato at night. Even if you're already eating sweet potatoes. I was tired all day and a nightly sweet potato fixed me right up.
Thanks, you could be right, j3nn--i've thought of that. It seems to "like" protein better than carbs, even veggie carbs: i get hungry when i eat them. I'm assuming my body is simply "healing" from years of grain-abuse!
Originally Posted by j3nn
Anyway, i don't want to steal OP's question--but just a thought for her to consider...
You may not do well I that in between carb area. Getting enough carbs to keep you a sugar burner, but not enough to fuel your day.
Sandra - I'm in Australia - so it's summer
Kata - don't know what's normal, but this one is made with a mixture of rice flour, amaranth flour, and all the other replacements, and all the unfood extras that make it stick together like Gluten. (Much more crap than a nice wheat sourdough organic pizza base that is made locally, but unfortunately I am completely intolerant and probably an undiagnosed Coeliac, so I avoid gluten completely).
Yeah, lifestyle is taxing to say the least. I suppose I expected an improvement so many months after weaning the boys, and I also started feeling tired since low carbing.
My reasons for low carb count are really vain LOL I'm impatient and I want to lose weight.
I am actually only 65kg (145lb) and 167cm , so I'm certainly not huge, but I just have some baby weight I want to shift.
So maybe I need to take it a bit slower with the low carbs. I know more exercise would help, but it's so hard to find the time.
I have done a couple of sprint sessions, just running after a kid the other day got me started on that, he was heading for the road, and had a good start on me, so I bolted. made me realise that it feels great to run really fast now and then LOL
So maybe I'm being a bit extreme...?
ETA: wow that moved fast, I missed the second page. I appreciated the hijack of the OP, it sent the discussion in a meatier direction
Ok, so I am subconsciously trying to lose weight faster than is healthy I think, without doing the exercise bit, because I'm busy.
I used to do long 45 min walks with the pram at least 4 x a week (they won't get in it anymore because they are "big kids"), that's one box ticked, and I also ran after kids probably on average every 7-10 days, next box ticked, so yeah, I think my exercise might be the issue. I need to stop trying to starve myself subconsciously to make up for the absence of the other PB laws.
I'm hungry now, but I am holding off because I am trying to do IF.
All an exploration I guess?
Thanks so much for the support.
Last edited by Aylaway; 01-31-2013 at 04:25 PM.
She has 4 kids and a business. I think she isn't tired, just lazy But it's still worth checking if something else is going on and probably adding some carbs.
Originally Posted by lala70
Girl, you are running a business and you got 4 kids. Of course your tired!!!!