My calendar is trying to tell me something...
Last edited by Dragonfly; 06-03-2013 at 04:31 AM.
DragonFly can you tell me how you do your math and arrived at 55 Grs of protein with .8 of 152? I took 152 ideal weight X .8 and got 112? If you could just show me your formula it would surly help give me some direction. I just want to get this.
As far as upping the fat when needed and lowering my protein...I got a good feeling about this. I remember, last year when I was on HCG with 500 calorie a day I couldn't get below 155 for 2 weeks after being on the program for 6 weeks from 182. I was trying but not budging and stuck to it like a saint but I was miserable. Then one day I bought myself some coconut butter to have for my upcoming transition from Phase 2 to Phase 3 but I didn't even make it home with that jar. I sat in the car, open it and right there ate more than a 1/4 of that jar and LOVED every bite of it. My body was starving, seriously, starving for it. The next day I was rewarded with a 3 LB loss. I couldn't make out what had happen but I know one thing looking back today...that worked! Similar to what you are all doing here.
At this point, I just got to lower my protein. My carbs have been in the low 20 range so that is easy. Fat I can easily up when needed for hunger. I'll eat more of that Cocunut butter...lol. I hope this is the ticket for me.
As far as exercise, it varies from Kettle Bells, walks, runs, weights, etc...I try to switch it up everyday and last week went on a sprint....i felt great.
I am on a month now of sticking to primal and slowly tweaking it here and there...Not an ounce of sugar or bread and feel terrific. My main goal is to lose weight (slowly is ok) but at least see progress. I am hoping this will be the way to go for me and I got a good feeling...
I'm in menopause now at the age of 51....and things are not like they use to be. Everything takes more time (weight loss) and I take a thyroid pill everyday too. That too happen a few years ago as well.
It's great to read all these responses too...so happy I found this post.
Welcome to the thread.
Dragonfly first converted your weight from pounds to kilograms then multiplied by .8
Did anyone get insanely hungry on TOM? I got full early yesterday and was about 400 cals under my limit and today I got my TOM and I cannot stop eating! Its like I have a wooden leg or something.
I drank a lot of water so I'm not thirsty.
Other than that TOM snuck up on me 2 days early. Mildly anti-social and a few cramps here or there but nothing terrible.
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F 5'9" | 32 yrs old | small frame | HW: 187 | CW: 182.5 | GW: 135
Pebbles and others, I have been scanning the post for a couple of days and saw that NK wasn't working for some of you, Do you have a minute to explain? Thanks
Albany area here..........
I am also from South Africa. You can find Coconut milk and Coconut Cream from Checkers. It is a Pot'o Gold Brand.
Why I am not Keto anymore...
NK worked great for weight loss. I lost 30 lbs in about 3 months. It also got me back on track after a year of gaining weight due to uncontrolled binging.
But, though it lessened the binges, it still didn't end them. I would eat clean NK for a couple of weeks and then have a sugar free for all. The extremes were causing severe health issues. I was also having really bad mood swings surrounding my period. I am perimenopausal. It is possible that NK might be better for me after menopause.
I believe that my binges are mostly hormonal and nutritional. I decided to follow the recommendations of Julia Ross "The Diet Cure" for healing binge disorders. Now most days I eat 75-100 grams of carb. 2-3 days a week I do get into ketosis with an IF until dinner. I have been doing this new plan for about a month and it was the right move for me, but that should not deter anyone from doing their own self experimentation with NK.
PS DBMX925, I'm near Kingston...practically neighbors. : )
Last edited by Pebbles67; 06-04-2013 at 09:39 AM.