04-16-2013, 01:34 PM
Are you drinking enough? Doing the bouillon? Eating up to the calorie limits?
Again Pebbles does some pretty significant work outs, so she should be able to chime in here. Mine are never taxing enough to make any kind of difference.
04-16-2013, 02:13 PM
Sounds like low sodium. Drink the bouillon! You need 5000mg sodium per day.
04-16-2013, 02:40 PM
I had the bone broth soup for lunch and salty pork rinds for snack. Other than that I don't use much salt, that's true. I'll add a cup of broth for breakfast too and I'll see. Thank you very much!
demuralist - yes, I'm drinking enough (finally, I had problems with it) and eating too (slightly above limit)
04-16-2013, 02:55 PM
if you are making your own bone broth, it may not be enough salt. 5000mg is a lot, and it makes a huge difference! I add a bouillon cube to my cup of bone broth.
04-17-2013, 12:57 AM
I'll look for some organic bouillon cubes without weird ingredients, hope that I'll find something
04-17-2013, 05:41 AM
Rapunzel brand from Whole Foods, just make sure it isn't low sodium.
04-18-2013, 07:45 PM
I have started reading thru this thread and very interesting..but I have a question..does adding more fat only work if you really lower your carbs? I am eating approx 75-80 carbs a day so would adding more fat and decreasing my protein work? According to the keto stix I am in a med purple..
this is my average breakdown
41g fat 34%
78g carbs 21%
113g prot 42%
with my fit bit I am burning around 2100-2400 calories a day?
I am 5'2" 160lbs and would like to be maybe 130?
04-19-2013, 04:14 AM
mailladeYou would have to do your own experimentation. Most NK experts believe that you need to stay under 50g carb/day. Some people who eat lots of calories can get away with more. If you lower protein however, you should up fat to replace these calories.
Fat should be at least 65% of calories.
Last edited by Pebbles67; 04-19-2013 at 04:17 AM.
04-19-2013, 04:17 AM
Red Sorry that we did not respond to you. Your macros look good, but I would start with fat at 2x protein which is 140grams. Honestly, I have never eaten 2.5-3 times fat as recommended by the optimal diet.
04-19-2013, 12:50 PM
Hi All! I'm also joining after reading through quite a bit of the thread. Started my LCHF journey on 4-15 and have lost 6lbs since then, woo-hoo! It hasn't been difficult at all. Sure I have had some cravings but have found a couple things that fill the gaps.
Differences I've noticed:
1. Hair much less greasy
2. Skin is glowing
3. Started my period 2 days after beginning diet (very irregular before)
4. Better sleep
5. Some energy shifts, but not bad
6.Abdominal fat becoming "softer" and stomach flatter
7. Almost no facial acne (2 pimples) with period (usually know I'm going to start because of zits!)
That's about it, but it's enough to keep up the experiment. Trying to find some half-way decent fill ins for bread. The only thing I'm truly missing. Figured out a way to have pizza...place pepperoni in a pizza shape(place one on cookie sheet and then keep going around that pepperoni until you have a small pizza) cover with cheese and cook on 425 for a few minutes. Let it cool a little then slice up...delicious!
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