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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    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.
    ah, yes, this is a very diuretic way of eating for awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Are you supplementing Magnesium, too? I can't remember from your previous posts. Curious what your blood level is with that much D.
    I am supplementing a small amount of magnesium citrate, probably 200mg (I use a powder.)

    I haven't had a test done in many years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard View Post
    I am supplementing a small amount of magnesium citrate, probably 200mg (I use a powder.)

    I haven't had a test done in many years.
    I generally recommend 400-600 mg to all of my clients, especially that amount of D. Unless they eat a lot of seafood or nuts.

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    why does high D3 supplementation call for more magnesium?

    I find that much gives me too loose a stool for sure.

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    Magnesium is a cofactor for D3 and most folks are deficient in it. Mag citrate has a bigger laxative effect than Glycinate or Malate, so you could switch if you think you need more.

    Read the first answer in this link for a decent explanation: Vitamin D Without Magnesium = Weird Side Effects? - PaleoHacks.com

    And I think high D3 supplementation without testing is not a great idea long-term. Vit. A and D3 compete for some of the same receptors and if you have a D3 blood level at a much higher than a physiological range, I think you are creating an unnecessary imbalance for your body.

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    thanks -- maybe I'll up my magnesium a bit.

    I do take A sometimes, and K3 every day.

    Some days I skip D3, some days I take 5000 or 10,000 units, somedays 50,000 units.

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    Cravings


    Last night I went to a party. I was strict with VLC. I ate some beef, a bit of chicken, and some delicious home made dip my wife made that was loaded with cream cheese, artichokes and spinach.

    I didn't cheat but I ate maybe 40g or protein.

    Today I had much greater cravings this morning for more food. But I ate 2 butter eggs, butter tea, and a bunch of asparagus salad that I made with olive oil. And some macadamia nuts when I was still hungry.

    Anyway, do you notice much higher cravings if you have greater amounts of protein than the "deck of cards" size portions?

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    The same day I ate more carbs recently, I also ate more protein, so hard to tell.

    I made a chocolate cream jello yesterday. Pretty good and very satiating.
    Was hoping for more of a pudding without having to cook, but I will have to reduce the gelatin next time.

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    yeah, I'm not eating any food that is like a baked good or dessert. It triggers me too much...

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    I hear you, Richard! This is so low sugar, that it doesn't trigger me, fortunately. I am avoiding any baked goods, though.

    B: eggs cooked in lard, sour cream and salsa. Tea w/ cream, dark chocolate
    D: burger with Dubliner cheese and spinach, kombucha, dark chocolate
    S: chocolate cream jello

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