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    In which I EAT MORE FAT! (Nutritional Ketosis)

    Hello all!

    On/off PB for about a year. Had good results, then got derailed by a family health crisis and a wicked bout of depression.

    High weight: 184
    Low Primal weight: 163 (December 2013)
    Most recent weight (a few weeks ago): 183

    I've been following a ketogenic diet for a week now. I haven't weighed yet, but I've lost 11 inches! I'm very clear-headed and grounded.

    Delicious things I'm eating in keto:
    Cowboy bacon
    Wild salmon basted in butter and fines herbes
    Spicy Italian sausage
    Whipped cream
    Blueberries and whipped cream
    Bacon Caesar salad
    Eggs sunny side up with avocado slices
    Pepperoni crisped in the toaster oven
    Brie

    I am 5'9" and I eat about ~2000-2200 calories a day, with an 80/15/5 split.

    My older brother was diagnosed with an Astrocytoma grade 2 tumor in February and had a craniotomy to remove it. Since then we've been reading everything we can about what he can do to slow or prevent regrowth. A ketogenic diet keeps popping up. It also comes up as beneficial for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Bipolar, and depression.

    Depression!

    I don't lost weight easily and I'm prone to depression! Since I've started I've lost weight easily and my depression has abated. . I have two weeks to go into deep ketosis, and I'm interested to see what that feels like.
    Last edited by kalli889; 06-06-2013 at 09:52 PM.
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    You've lost 11 inches in a week?

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    Hips: -2"

    Waist at navel: -1"

    Waist at narrowest point: -3"

    Chest: -2"

    Bust: -2"

    Thigh: -1"

    We could say 12", if we count both legs. My size 14 pants are hanging on my hips.
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    I made deviled eggs today. I found out that I don't love them the way I used to. Bummer!
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    Bacon Caesar salad, that sounds tasty; must work that into this weeks menu.
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    Bacon Caesar salad is amazing. After a while bacon and breakfast sausage gets too rich sometimes. The lettuce is a nice complement and the Caesar dressing mellows it out. Delicious!
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    I can get through my whole Precision Yoga The Method yoga DVD now, tried Yoga Burn and only made it 12 mins out of an hour. Mini-goal, complete the hour.
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    Wide awake. That's one issue with ketosis that I've yet to resolve. Can't fall asleep until sometime between midnight and 3am. Some people suggest melatonin, others suggest magnesium. Hmmm...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalli889 View Post
    Wide awake. That's one issue with ketosis that I've yet to resolve. Can't fall asleep until sometime between midnight and 3am. Some people suggest melatonin, others suggest magnesium. Hmmm...
    I suggest both. I use Natural Calm Mag powder at night along with 5htp which is a precursor to melatonin. : )

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    I've seen the same with sleep. I awake every morning before the alarm and am bounding with energy. I feel refreshed and don't get tired so aren't worrying about length- I seem to be getting high quality
    When I'd had enough of the grain and starched based 'diabetic eating for health' diet (eating for health, my ass!) my weight was 242.5 lbs. On starting primal- 18th April 2013 weight : 238.1.
    27th July 2013. weight after 100 days 136.9 weight lost 101.2lb ; that's 105.6lbs since I stopped the 'diabetic eating for health'
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