If you dip into my journals (links below), you will see the kinds of foods I eat. Even I myself have only the vaguest idea on quantities as I don't really measure anything, but I can count eggs and bananas etc so here is an estimate.
Breakfast: Three button mushrooms and one leaf of silver beet sliced and fried in "about" 1tsp butter. Two eggs beaten with "some" (maybe 1/4 C?) raw whole milk, and seasonings. Scramble the eggs, top with the veges and sprinkle with "some" (maybe 1-2 T?) grated cheese.
Lunch: Two thick slices of ham (? 125g or likely more) with chutney (perhaps 1T), six slices of cucumber each with a piece of cheese on top, three or four strips of capsicum. A handful or two of raisins and some pieces (?6 or so during the afternoon) of dark chocolate.
Dinner: Pumpkin soup made with onion, ginger, garlic, cumin, pumpkin, salt, pepper and real chicken stock, garnished with fresh cut chives and a drizzle of coconut cream. I ate two bowls perhaps equivalent to two or three cups. Absolutely no idea how many calories or carbs etc in it! To be honest I was still a bit hungry so I snacked at supper which I usually don't - chunk of cheese (?25g or more), a small apple, small apricot, couple more squares of chocolate. None of this I would have done during weight loss phase, but I am trying to maintain now.
This probably not much help, but who knows? All the best
PS Also there was a bit more ham in the pumpkin soup, about half a slice cut in chunks and then divided among several servings so I didn't personally get much, lol.
Annie's Primal Highlights
What Annie Did Next
Starting Weight: 197.5
Current Weight: 123
Lost 75# eating low carb (20-40 g) and then MDA primal low carb. Tried many other options but only LC helped me lose weight and improve health. Now at a good weight, I find my body can tolerate a few more carbs but rarely go over 100 g.
Hey, Screamer, I do not have PCOS but I actually found that bicycle commuting triggered weight gain for me, as did jogging (or sometimes I would do both!) All it did was make me really hungry. I know some ladies can get really thin running, but I'm not one of them. I lift weights and sprint now and even though that also makes me hungry, the result seems to be that I just build a little muscle and otherwise stay about the same size.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 162.5 x 2
yeah you are
somethings happening to my dangus!
How much iodine are you taking daily and what co-supplements are you taking? I have asked you before and you have yet to answer.
The iodine doctors have years of proven success with iodine, and we have testimonials reporting one success after another with iodine, see Cysts & PCOS.
Also, several good books on this subject written by doctors:
Dr. Buist writes:
Best to you,Iodine and human nutrition. How much iodine do we need? What are the best sources? What happens if we don't get enough iodine?
Iodine has been effective with hypothyroid and hyperthyroid conditions, goiter, fibrocystic breasts, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, brain fog, constipation, obesity, diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, arrhythmias like atrial fibrillation, and detoxification issues (mercury, perchlorate, fluoride, bromide).
Iodine is in every cell in the body and is essential in pregnancy. It is found in high levels in the thyroid gland, breast, ovaries, prostate, liver, lung, heart, stomach, and adrenal glands.
There is currently a great deal of research on iodine and cancer, including cancer of the breast, colon, lungs, ovaries, pancreas, prostate, stomach, and thyroid.
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The difficulty in saying any one thing treats PCOS is that no one knows what causes it, it is not the same in every woman and we all respond to treatments differently. What treatments are used also depend on where you are in life and your age.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Symptoms, Causes, Treatment - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) At A Glance - MedicineNet
I take metformin for my PCOS and have had good results but I know of women who it didn't work for. Inositol, either type, did not work for me but it worked wonders for others.
Taking mass doses of anything is not good for you, in my opinion. Our bodies like balance and work hard to keep it. And taking extreme doses of anything throws off that balance. I know that is a very simple explanation but I am a simple person. If you want to increase your iodine, try doing it with food first as it is far more difficult to overdose that way. Foods High in Iodine
The symptoms of iodine poisoning are similar to the symptoms of iodine detox so you could be oding on it when the iodine pushers are telling you to just iodine harder. Iodine poisoning: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
If women want to try massive iodine supplementation, they should do it knowing that it is not a cure and it has risks. The stories of cysts that disappear are probably not related to iodine because as those of us that get them on a regular basis know, most cycts resolve on their own without intervention. I have had four this year that went away on their own.
I would also recommend reading the lengthy iodine thread for the good, the ad and the ugly on iodine. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread45205.html
am also of a mind that supplementing with mad doses of iodine pose more risk for harm than good. i do eat seaweed several times per week and do supplement with k2, magnesium and d3. the first two are tough to get enough of with modern food and as for enough d, i live in new england, so that. those 3 are super important for other bodily processes to work well and as intended.
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– Ernest Hemingway
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Radio Interview with Lynne Farrow, author of The Iodine Crises.
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