did you think your success with all your fantastic weight loss was from potato hacks or ADF?
were you downdays potato hack days or did you take a week to do the potato diet?
if you ever see a page to the scientific reasons for it please forward! i couldn't find any... other then you aren't eating anything but potato so it makes you lose weight.
you success is very inspiring to me! especially in the time you did it. UGH i would LOVE to find what does that for me!
Last edited by Yoga11; 05-02-2013 at 05:39 PM.
For the potato hack-i suspended my rotations and just did tbe potato thing, and I never did it more than three days at a time. I also always went into it from an ud and then came out of it with an ud. Even though I ate more calories on my potato days, the hack acts like dds in a way.
Do you take vitamin/mineral supplements while potato hacking? I don't know how I could cope without leafy greens in my diet.
Also, a friend posted this on her Facebook and I nearly choked on my tea:
Down 13 lbs in 27 days. Still haven't lost waist inches or dropped any pant sizes yet. -sigh-
First of all, amazing work, well done! May I ask a question? With your UD calculation, did that include or ignore any exercise you did? I.e. was your goal based on a sedentry lifestly or your estimate activity? And if it was based on a sedentry lifestyle, was that 1700 that you ate net? I.e. you may have actually eaten 1900, but exercied 200, therefore net was 1700?
I am eating 1800-1900 total on my UD, but with exercise this may get down to 1400-1500. Not sure whether I should be eating my exercise or not.
I did absolutely no exercise during weight loss (or beforehand). It was too overwhelming for me to do weight loss and exercise at the same time, and it was mostly during winter time so walking was out. After I hit goal I started walking several times a week, for two miles at a time. Since then I've logged around sixty miles over the past couple months, and have really noticed a difference in my legs My walking goal for May is 50 miles/10 miles a week. I also started Mark Lauren's Body By You strength training program three weeks ago and LOVE it! It's only three times a week for thirty minutes a time, but I can already see a difference, especially in my arms and stomach. I also love that there's no equipment you need. Best $16 for a book I've ever spent
Someone asked about vitamins- the only thing I take is a D3, 4000 dose per doctor's orders, since I'm D deficient. Started this last month. Otherwise I take a baby aspirin, also per doctor's orders, to help prevent another blood clot (had one in my leg last year).
As for green veggies-I actually am not a fan of vegetables, and it's a struggle for me to eat them. That's one of my biggest challenges transitioning to primal eating. While I was doing JUDDD/SAD I ate very little veggies.
It is funny that it can be so hard to 'eat up to your calories' on Up Days. Almost the first thing I hear everyone say about ADF is, 'don't you just overeat on the eating days, and wipe out the fasting?' But the plan is right, it IS hard to consistently eat 150%. And there's more to ADF than calorie reduction. I think the SIRT1 action often gets overlooked.
Well I'm up 2.2 after my ud, had about 120 g of carbs yesterday because I had an over ripe plantain I needed to use so I fried for breakfast. Completly forgetting I was make tostones( fried green plantains) to go with the Puerto Rican pork roast for dinner, and I stupidly ate a baby banana at lunch. So yeah all primal but high in carbs! Hope its gone by tomorrow. Dd today, so well see.
High weight: 263.8 lbs
Primal start weight 1/26/13: 233 lbs
ADF start weight 3/5/15 : 174.8 lbs
Current weight: 161 lbs
Goal: 145 lbs