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Deborah105, keep doing the bouillon it will help. Also, in the beginning I was a little bit looser with the calorie count as long as I kept the ratios in tact. It didn't take more than a week to feel comfortable dropping to where I wanted to be calorie wise. And it kept me from feeling like I was on a diet or deprived and thus triggering a binge.
Nice job Pebbles! I'm also reading Phinney and Volek and finding it interesting.
I caught a cold and dropped out of ketosis last week (maybe Nyquil?) so I took a little break from tracking the blood ketones. I also took a break from the scale because it seems like when I take anything (advil, aleve, tylenol sinus), I gain weight. Maybe water retention?
Anyway, reading through the book has been helpful but the podcasts have been great for me. I have quite a commute so I just listen to various low carb podcasts and before I know it, I'm at work. I'm planning to start back on the measuring of ketones next week. A few things that Dr. Ede mentioned in response to one of my questions had me thinking so I'm going to mess with those also. For example, she thought maybe exercise was lowering my ketones on the following day. She also thought that maybe dairy fat was causing my ketones to drop. So, I'd like to test each for one week but I need to get a week long menu ready so I can keep things the same.
Looks like everyone is doing well. I've been following the thread, just not posting. Still trying to kick this stupid cold.
Ddraig Goch I need my Lean Body Mass guru(ette) I posted this in my journal, but in case you miss it.
I have done 9 days at the 65 gram level and have seen no marked change in my FBS. I think in order to reach Dr. Seyfreid's ideal FBS level, the second part of the formula has to be low calories. Dr. Ede got to the ideal FBS and the 4.0 mmol ketone level (and was miserable) eating around 1000 cals and 50-60g protein. I do not see that as smart or necessary for me at this time.
This week I gained 1.5% body fat, but still lost weight. My fluid intake was steady. This tells me I lost lean body mass, not fat. (Ddraig Goch, I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.)
^. Pebbles - didn't you up the sodium this week? So, if fluid stayed the same, but body had to adjust to sodium, wonder if that could impact things?
you know, organizing or cleaning as long as you are in there is not a bad way to spend a trip to the fridge. And if you have to do that every time you open the door I can guarantee that, unless you enjoy cleaning your fridge, it will cut down on the trips you take there.
I don't do the fridge though, there isn't anything fast and off plan in there, I am usually prowling the pantry where all the fast carbs and nuts are.