Lower Protein Experiment Day 2
Macros 150/59/20 grams 1676 cals
Wt. 226.6 (same)
FBS 96 (Y 104) Finally in normal range.
Ketones small 15mg/dl (Y trace) 15mg/dl = .8 Mmol
4 clean hflc days
Felt great all day, even after my big gym workout. I have DOMS today due to heavy lifting. Zero urge to binge.
Neg: Dry mouth at night continues. I think I will test my BS at that time tonight.
Last edited by Pebbles67; 02-24-2013 at 04:07 AM.
Hi, I lost 8-10 pounds in 7 weeks. My husband on the other hand has lost 24 in the same timeframe. I was perfect on PB until 2 nights ago (a one night slip), but I am back on track. The slip was a result of being in a work situation with no primal food to eat. Poor planning on my part.
I am really happy eating PB and don't have cravings to eat sugar or breads as I did before. I would like to drop 10-20 by June and plan to EMF to realize that goal, but I can't start EMF until March 15 as I am traveling constantly until then. I will stick with PB until then then switch over with all of the knowledge I am gaining now.
Thanks for all of your help.
I have to go to food tradeshows and the food on the floor is never primal and the hours are long so it's tough. You're right, I will have to better plan and take food along with me. I don't always rent a car when I travel so can't always get to a grocery store. When staying in a hotel sometimes they have a refrigerator sometimes not. Perhaps a sack of macadamia nuts to keep close by will help.
This coming week I have a 6 day work week and 5 days I'll be away from home.
I just have to figure out what works and do it!
Primal Leaf, I plan to stay in ketosis for life. Ditto Pebbles reasons, yes I want to lose fat, but really the health reasons (some of which are complicated by the excess fat I carry around) are the reason I am doing this.
Itchy, Welcome. If you track your food, many of us are on MyFitnessPal and friended each other so we can peruse daily diaries. Would love to hear of benefits you are feeling besides fat loss.
Thanks! I think I'll proceed feeling less obligated to manufacture a break in ketosis then and just let it happen naturally. Appreciate the input!
Hi everyone...I've been unofficially following this thread and trying my own experiment with high fat and I have to say that I think it's working! Thanks to everyone for this thread! I started the PB on February 1, but really haven't lost any weight--I did lose right away, but gained it right back--I think I was overeating both protein and carbs which were up near the 100 g mark. I started the PB at my highest weight ever, 182.6 pounds (female, 5'4"). I've been trying to gain a mental edge by getting below 180, but just haven't been able to do it. So, a few days ago I decided to give the higher fat, lower carbs/protein thing a try. I'm happy to say that I have finally dropped below that 180 mark. Yay.
I still have a few non-primal things to get out of my diet, but I'm making progress and you all have helped.
I can't seem to find my paper which has the exact figures, but I estimated that I need somewhere around 60 g of protein (max, but I've been eating around 100 g), around 39 g carbs (I've been eating more around 90-100 g), and the somewhere way over 100 g of fat. Wish I could find that paper, lol. It must be at work.
Question here . . . is this meter you're using the same as diabetics use to test their blood? Actually a family member has one at home. Are the strips the same as what he uses to test his blood - when he bothers, he's just pre-diabetic. As far as the Ketosticks go, I can't seem to get above the color tan.
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