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    Maybe low protein might be ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Had my version of a "carb up". Won't do it again; immediate bloat, probably from the banana.

    B: salmon salad with olives, banana chocolate cream pudding
    L: cottage cheese and banana chocolate cream pudding
    D: pork tacos, glass of red wine
    Banana chocolate cream pudding!

    I'd be fine with it without the bananas, which I don't like. It's funny how we just like or don't like things. No real reason for it. How we're made I guess. I do love plantains. Do you find these give you problems?

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    I haven't had plantains for about a year! Super yum, but I imagine these would bloat me, too.

    I think am just more carb-sensitive than I realized, so it's not the bananas, per se. I looked exactly like I have for the past 2 years on 70-100 gms. Until I dropped my carbs, I had no idea how much water weight I was carrying.

    I ate ~ 70 gm of carbs yesterday. Back down to under 20 so far today and feeling much lighter.

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    Last night we went out to dinner. I ordered ribs (glazed in a sugary sauce I'm sure but not too bad) and salad. Replaced fries with brocolli and cauliflower and it was delicious. I couldn't finish more than half the ribs. In the old days I would have consumed everything including fries. As it was, I took almost half the ribs home and they weren't that meaty.

    I just don't have the appetite I used to, thank goodness.

    Allergies were bad and I took an anti-histamine, alas. Just no way around it. I'm sleeping less which is good. Probably slept 5 hours which is a good sign in my book.

    I continue feeling great physically and mentally. What is striking is much greater mental focus. And fewer ups and downs, both emotionally and physically. I can concentrate more easily.

    It is a HUGE effect. This is why I am not tempted to cheat. That, and I am still trying to figure out how to conquer the remaining inflammation as evidenced by allergies and a bit of stool issues.

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    Yeah my sleep is pretty up and down during this transition. I still manage to get 8 hours in two chunks. My body gets really hot in the middle of the night, light my fat-burning engine has been turn waaaay up. Getting hot is what wakes me up--and having to pee all the time!

    Yesterday's food:
    L: eggs w/pastured bacon, dark chocolate
    D: cottage cheese w/cream, bacon slice, dark chocolate

    Yeah, not many calories yesterday--and I wasn't hungry! Maybe 1000-1200.

    I'm starting to enjoy the taste of ketosis--is that wierd?

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    Allergies were bad and I took an anti-histamine, alas. Just no way around it. I'm sleeping less which is good. Probably slept 5 hours which is a good sign in my book.

    I continue feeling great physically and mentally. What is striking is much greater mental focus. And fewer ups and downs, both emotionally and physically. I can concentrate more easily.

    It is a HUGE effect. This is why I am not tempted to cheat. That, and I am still trying to figure out how to conquer the remaining inflammation as evidenced by allergies and a bit of stool issues.
    Why would you want to sleep less? I really like the rest and repair time for autophagy and fat-burning.

    FWIW Richard, my allergies decreased dramatically once I got my D3 blood level high. It took about a year, after getting my level up, but no seasonal allergies at all this spring. I also take 1000 mg of krill oil and 1000mg of C, which may have helped. C has an antihistamine effect.

    I keep my D3 blood level just above 80 ng/ml, which completely eliminates my asthma symptoms. Takes me 8,000 IUs in winter/spring and 6,000 IUs in summer/fall to achieve this blood level, but D3 is so much cheaper than asthma meds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Why would you want to sleep less? I really like the rest and repair time for autophagy and fat-burning.

    FWIW Richard, my allergies decreased dramatically once I got my D3 blood level high. It took about a year, after getting my level up, but no seasonal allergies at all this spring. I also take 1000 mg of krill oil and 1000mg of C, which may have helped. C has an antihistamine effect.

    I keep my D3 blood level just above 80 ng/ml, which completely eliminates my asthma symptoms. Takes me 8,000 IUs in winter/spring and 6,000 IUs in summer/fall to achieve this blood level, but D3 is so much cheaper than asthma meds.
    Wow, that's very very interesting. I'm taking D3 every day, quite a bit, 10,000 or 50,000 units a day. Haven't noticed anything that I can point to. I only have seasonal nasal allergies at this point in my life.

    I don't believe the sleep dogma. If you need less sleep you are healthier, I believe. As you build up to higher and higher levels of health, you breathe less, and sleep less. I hope to get back to 5 hours a night routinely. I was in that before I got seasonal allergies.

    My levels of inflammation this year at this time are FAR lower than last year though. Perhaps it is the D3, who knows. I know this though because my dental visit was SO easy this time, and last year at this time I had a tougher visit with more inflammation visible and evident in my gums, which are a very good barometer of internal inflammation. My nasal allergies were far worse last year, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Yeah my sleep is pretty up and down during this transition. I still manage to get 8 hours in two chunks. My body gets really hot in the middle of the night, light my fat-burning engine has been turn waaaay up. Getting hot is what wakes me up--and having to pee all the time!

    Yesterday's food:
    L: eggs w/pastured bacon, dark chocolate
    D: cottage cheese w/cream, bacon slice, dark chocolate

    Yeah, not many calories yesterday--and I wasn't hungry! Maybe 1000-1200.

    I'm starting to enjoy the taste of ketosis--is that wierd?
    Peeing often...I wonder what that's about...?

    If you're open to a suggestion, you might try leaving out the chocolate. This has an effect on a lot of people as a "new world' food, sometimes as bad or worse than nightshades. I personally can't tolerate chocolate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard View Post
    Wow, that's very very interesting. I'm taking D3 every day, quite a bit, 10,000 or 50,000 units a day. Haven't noticed anything that I can point to. I only have seasonal nasal allergies at this point in my life.

    I don't believe the sleep dogma. If you need less sleep you are healthier, I believe. As you build up to higher and higher levels of health, you breathe less, and sleep less. I hope to get back to 5 hours a night routinely. I was in that before I got seasonal allergies.

    My levels of inflammation this year at this time are FAR lower than last year though. Perhaps it is the D3, who knows. I know this though because my dental visit was SO easy this time, and last year at this time I had a tougher visit with more inflammation visible and evident in my gums, which are a very good barometer of internal inflammation. My nasal allergies were far worse last year, too.
    Are you supplementing Magnesium, too? I can't remember from your previous posts. Curious what your blood level is with that much D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard View Post
    Peeing often...I wonder what that's about...?

    If you're open to a suggestion, you might try leaving out the chocolate. This has an effect on a lot of people as a "new world' food, sometimes as bad or worse than nightshades. I personally can't tolerate chocolate.
    Oh the peeing is just dropping water weight/electrolyte balancing. I think women may have this more than men due to our hormonal profile.. I started vlc less than a week ago, so I expected this. It will slow down soon.

    Thanks, Richard! I do fine with dark chocolate, and it is one of my few carb sources, since I am FODMAPS intolerant. I only do 30 g/day, in any case.

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