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    Drumroll, that makes sense. My brain often processes things in images. If I think of carbs, my brain thinks "dust" - easy to digest, fat would be "squishy like jello" - a little harder, and protein makes me think of a lean raw steak - the toughest of all. Also, somewhere in my past I learned that protein molecules were long complex chains - which would be tough to break down.

    Anyway, somewhere in my youth I decided I would rather look like steak than dust or jello, and started eating lots of protein. It's hard to kick those images when they've been in one's head for so long and they seem to work. That probably sounds crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
    Drumroll, that makes sense. My brain often processes things in images. If I think of carbs, my brain thinks "dust" - easy to digest, fat would be "squishy like jello" - a little harder, and protein makes me think of a lean raw steak - the toughest of all. Also, somewhere in my past I learned that protein molecules were long complex chains - which would be tough to break down.

    Anyway, somewhere in my youth I decided I would rather look like steak than dust or jello, and started eating lots of protein. It's hard to kick those images when they've been in one's head for so long and they seem to work. That probably sounds crazy.
    Well, calorie counting programs and most people budget the usual 4.5 calories from protein when calculating total calories for a day. So, if their goal is say, 1,850 calories and they ate 100 grams of protein that day in the process of reaching theat total, simply through the metabolic burn of processing that protein in their bodies alone, they managed to cut another 100 calories unbeknownst to them, which further drives their caloric deficit, increasing weightloss.

    As long as it doesn't go to starvation levels that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumroll View Post
    As long as it doesn't go to starvation levels that is.
    Primals don't starve, we fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
    Primals don't starve, we fast.
    Heh, I could use a little bit of that speed. *wink wink, nudge nudge*


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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
    I'm the opposite of eKatherine - higher protein seems to make me lose better, even given close to the same calories. Not sure why except everyone's different.
    I can eat a lot of protein without gaining. When at dinners, people raise eyebrows at the amount of meat I consume. I just shrug and say I'm eating for 2 (nursing, lol). But I do wonder sometimes if I'm consuming too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    Those calorie tracking apps use government data so they're always going to tell you that you get way too much fat, cholesterol and protein in your diet.
    The cholesterol % is off the charts everyday, but I don't pay attention to that. With protein, however, from what I read PB, it should be around 1g per lb lean body mass, right? That means around 80-90g for me. I easily eat double that.

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