Saturday report: I am back down to my LCHF low after Easter vaca binge fest. Interestingly, my BF% is lower than on 3/22 and I lost more inches in waist and hips. Macros approximately 1700cals 8%carb (35g) 13% protein (60-70g), 75%fat (140g). I am 5'10" and exercise daily, 3 days heavily.
In defense of the optimal diet macros in the first post As the OP on this thread, I feel the need to tell you that that formula does work. I have lost 27lbs since January (Not counting the pounds I have relost after binges). Many EMF participants have begun to use intermittent fasting or super low calorie alternate days to spark weight loss. I and a few others have pretty much stayed on our first page macros. Both systems seem to work, but for me a steady flow of calories daily is essential. This is especially important for me due to my binge eating disorder. BTW my binge days are down to 5 a month rather than 15. Therefore, I am back to losing weight. My point is, try the formula on the first page first and stick with it (faithfully)for at least 4 weeks. Also, make sure that your calories are coming from solid food as much as possible. Protein shakes and bullet proof coffees are nice once in a while, but should not make up a large percentage of your calories.
Julia Ross' Diet Cure Due to the fact that I still have binge issues, I decided to work on adding supplements recommended in her book.
I am now taking 3 doses of 1000mg l-glutamine for sugar cravings
2 doses of 500mg l-tyrosine for energy
2 doses of 500 mg of l phenylalinine for low endorphins
1 100mg dose of 5htp derived from l- tryptophan for anxiety and sleep issues
Also on her recommendation, I am taking 200mg of chromium picolinate for blood sugar issues and a combo of herbs for women in perimenopause.
I have had few cravings to binge this week, but I'll have to give it more time to tell if these supplements are really making a difference. My longest stretch without a binge on LCHF was 25 days. I am only 5 days clean at this point.
Have a great week!