04-13-2013, 07:25 PM
Congratulations Pebbles! I get giddy over .2 pounds, lol.
04-14-2013, 08:52 AM
Paula, it takes me that long as well. While I love vacations, I always know that getting off the 2-3 additional pounds will be time consuming. My goal is to be true to plan during events like business trips and vacations. I do much better preparing all of my own food.
Congratulations on your progress!
04-15-2013, 04:12 AM
I'd like to introduce myself and jump on this n=1 experiment.
I'm from Czech Republic (I'm sorry for my bad English), I have been paleo from January 2012. It was great for half a year, I lose some weight but then it stopped for 3-4 months - plateau. Nothing helped and at the end I fell from wagon heavily for few months. Then I tried almost everything to get myself in order, except conscious low carb. I think that now it is the time to try it.
Height 181 cm
CW - 95-100 kg (I just guess, I don't want to track my progress with scale)
GW - 75 kg (for this purpose only, my real "goal weight" is to be satisfied from what I see in the mirror)
carbs 38K max
calories 1800 (my Daily Caloric Needs is 2300)
I'm using paleotrack.com for tracking, I like that it shows the fiber, percentage and also carbs in every food.
I'm trying this few days, started from low carb without counting and now I try to squeeze my daily intake into those numbers. It seems that I have opposite problem to many of you. I'd like to eat more food than I should (inkl. fat) and for the first days I was very hungry. But today (cca day 5 of low carb) seems to be better and I'm more satiated and overall I feel better. I'm also nearer to the numbers, but I'm still eating more protein and less fat in given calory intake than I should. But I'm getting there
04-15-2013, 05:26 AM
Welcome SugarfreeLife! I think it took most of us a good week or so to get our appetites and numbers in order. Remember that a cup of hot bouillon or salty broth will help alleviate any symptoms you get from going low carb. Many of us resisted that but in the end were glad we added it.
04-15-2013, 05:33 AM
This is most definite the truth. I'm hoping that by the end of the month, I can be back on board with this by the end of the month. I start a new job that day so hopefully this will relieve my stress.
Originally Posted by demuralist
04-15-2013, 08:56 AM
Welcome SugarFreeLife!! Yes, my appetite was sort of raging the first week, but it normalized a bit after that. My appetite suppression after that first week really kicked in and it was a lot easier to restrict what needed to be restricted.
04-15-2013, 09:10 AM
Welcome, Sugar Free Life! Eat as much protein and fat as you need to get solidly on the program, then tighten things up when you are ready.
04-15-2013, 10:35 AM
Thank you all!
252dlp - I hope that this will happen to me too
Right now I cannot wait for my farmer veggie box arriving. I plan to make big salad with avo and high fat sour cream, yumm!
04-15-2013, 10:02 PM
Hi all! Hope it's not too late to join(leap) in!!
I'm new to EMF and am thinking as a post leptin reset / post hcg diet that LCHF would be a great landing platform. I still have 10-15 lbs to go. I've slowly weaned myself onto primal and off of grain&suagr over 2 years.
Naturally this all started when I suffered acute adrenal fatigue meltdown. Docs tried to prescribe antidepressants. I said: I'm here because I have no energy, no sex drive, and am overweight and can't loose even when triathaloning - and you want me to go on anti-dep Rx that will have the side affect of weight gain, depressed sex drive and maybe a wee bit more energy??? No wont do it. And I went off on my own quest to heal thyself. And like the rest of us here found primal. My energy is still not 100% and libido still weak. But mental fog is gone and now I'm starting to connect dots on fats. (You won't be surprised to learn I was a 22 yr vegetarian).
Well tmi but just felt compelled to dish my history. I didn't find the leptin reset miraculous but can't say it was a failure either. Just need to tweak the components. Like less protein- which is what intrigues me about trying EMF/LCHF with the strict guidelines.
I'm 5-6in // 155lbs.
Goal wt I kg=70
Protein = 70 g
Carbs= 35 g
Fat= 175g or 245g??????? It's where I'm confused. What sounds right to start with?
BMR- 1427 so my calories should be 1712-sedentary or 1962 light activity.
If that is off or miscalculated I'd greatly appreciate some helpful hints.
(On leptin reset I hit 118g fat // 110 G protein // 45 g carb as a sample day. After 8 weeks of leptin no weight loss but weight fluctuations -/+ 5 lbs. annoyingly.
Ok thanks all!!! Cheers for all,
04-16-2013, 12:48 PM
Oops, today I went to poweryoga back therapy class and in the last third I almost fainted and my muscles didn't obey me. I mean, this is really easy yoga workout that I'd normally do without any problem.
Do you adjust meals any way according to workouts? Or is it carb flu and I shouldn't worry?
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