3 years "low carb" Primal.
Dietary hierarchy is: Fatty and gelatinous meat/eggs/seafood/offal > raw and fermented dairy > nuts and seeds > fruit > starch > veggies > everything else.
Backyard permaculture, gardening, and fermentation as healthy hobbies. Lift heavy stuff and move a lot.
I think you'd be WAY better off eating cheese for protein (regardless of if its "paleo" or not) than sardines in rancid oil. If you were eating cheese before and doing fine, by all means, go back. My personal sob story about gaining fat/losing muscle tone after going paleo is similar. Eventually I realized it didn't matter if my food choices fit neatly into the diet trend du jour if it was causing me to eat more than I need or wasn't giving me the energy I needed for my activities I had to admit it wasn't working and do something different. For me, that meant listening to my body and cutting way back on meats and fats and eating more fresh and dried fruit and dairy. It's just a combination that satisfies me with less food. I was told that eating more fat and more protein would do that, and while that may be true for a lot of people, it just wasn't true for me. I'm a 34 year old female, ex vegan, fwiw.
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Try eating more animal/protein, replace dried with fresh fruit, stay off fattening types of fats like avocado/nuts (replace with butter and eggs) and I bet you will become leaner in no time.
Whatever you decide, listen to your own body (and scale) more than what some Diet Dogma tells you is *supposed* to be working. You'll even notice on this forum everyone is following their own plan, constantly twerking, because there is no One Right Way.
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I agree with moluv.... To a degree. You need to figure out what works for you, but you should follow a certain way of eating for at least a few weeks to see if it works. If not, tweak again.
Also, if it is relevant at all... Here is my personal experience on plant fats:
-every time I add nuts in I stall weightloss or (if I eat more than 1-2 servings) I get fatter.
-the period of time where I changed nothing except I ate a whole avocado instead of eggs for snack i gained fat. Once I cut it and went back to animal fats I leaned out again.
-I stopped counting calories for the first time in 2 years after cutting out all plant fats except coconut oil/cream and maintained leanness.
-I gained fat when I ate "healthy" combo of quinoa/corn/tons of veggies/ 1tbs olive oil/half an avocado/some chicken and tuna... While working out. I lost fat when I participated in the steak & eggs challenge on tons of butter/6+ eggs a day/fatty steak and nothing else.
When all is said and done, lying to the patient about what a drug can and cannot do is one of the more irresponsible things that doctors in routine practice do. Patients aren't necessarily going to be in a position where they understand the intricacies of the medications they're being offered. And by lying to the patient about the nature of the side effects, the doctor is taking the power to avoid the side effects away from the patient.
This isn't a side effect that a patient is going to be unable to monitor and cope with like some of the medication metabolism issues that crop up, this is something that patients can manage on their own when provided with accurate information. And it's intellectually dishonest to suggest that metabolism changes are just in response to medication. A person's metabolic rate is constantly changing over the course of his life, in response to things like temperature changes and food intake. Holding medication to a higher standard than other causes of metabolic change is absurd.
In the case of the OP, she's trying to do the right thing, and people are suggesting the medication is to blame. The medication isn't likely to blame, and placing blame on that is, at best, going to lead to a sense of hopelessness. Now, it might be the case that there's something going on here that she can't deal with, but until other options have been exhausted, it's premature to blame the medication.
As far as warnings go, during drug trials the researchers don't always know what is and isn't the result of the medication. Trials aren't done on people that are locked up on a research facility, so there's no way of determining what precisely it is that the subjects are coming into contact. Consequently, a lot of those warnings don't necessarily apply if you're using the medication properly or are the result of some quirk in genetics that only apply to a small group of people.
If you choose to believe that conveying to patients that a pill is going to do this to them is appropriate medically, that's your prerogative. Just don't insult folks intelligence by rationalizing why this is somehow magically different than the other myriad ways in which ones can wind up being overweight. It all comes down to proper diet and exercise, the pill is just a convenient fixation.
If avocados caused inflammation, my CRP would have been high. It's not, and I often eat one a day.
Shocked and slightly embarrassed at the sight of Larry in a towelTurquoisepassion:
Knifegill is christened to be high carb now!
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