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    insulin resistance/ low carb and weight loss

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    Ok I must be doing something wrong, or something is wrong with me. I am IR and since finding out I went VLC on Jan 4th 2010. Since then and March I dropped 36 lbs. I have been stuck ever since, even with eating low carb and being active, running 3x a week.
    Latelt (last 2 weeks) I have stopped running and started doing Krav Maga 3x a week. For food I eat 3 eggs and 6 turkey sausage for breakfast every day. I don't eat lunch and work out fasted ( on M-T-W only) for dinner, 3 pork chops and big bowl of broccoli. Friday, sat and sun I eat the same breakfast, but I will eat a lunch and dinner will be either steak and veggies or chicken and veggies. I will from time to time have a few glasses of wine on the weekend but not all the time. I also will from time to time get munchies like cheese and peporoni once in awhile too for late snacking if we are watching a movie.
    I just cut out drinking coffee as of last Thursday to see if that will make a difference. Other than that can someone tell me what I am doing wrong? I feel fatter, my clthes are fitting more snug around the belly. I weigh 6 lbs heavier too.
    I thought that once I went LC I would not gain unless I was over eating but I am not coming close to over eating. Please help!

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    I'm having the same issue. Stresses me out big time. I'm starting to do IF's and see if it makes a difference. During an IF is the only time I feel normal and not bloated and weighty. The second I eat something, even if it is an egg or other no carb food, I feel horrible. Clothes are fitting tighter too. Maybe thyroid problems? Have no idea, hopefully someone can help. I also have a calorie deficit so theres no reason for the weight gain that I can see.

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    Megan... what other foods do you eat? I know that I had a lot of the same issues (bloated every time I ate, etc.) For me, i had to get rid of soda/alcohol and a lot of other foods (some dairy like cottage cheese). I did an elimination diet and that helped a lot. Even eating pretty primally though, things like soda react immediately. And I've noticed it takes some time to heal, so the longer I do without all of those things that were irritating my digestive system, the better I feel and the less one little slip feels awful.

    I am hypothyroid as well... but haven't really noticed much correlation between that and the bloated feeling-- although yes on the weight gain. Back a few years ago when I thought I had an issue (but my doctor was in denial), I was walking an hour a day, eating between 1200-1300 calories a day of good (at that time) food... not much bread or rice, mostly veggies and chicken and such. I was either staying put or gaining the whole time. Frustrating.

    Anyway... on the bloating/weighty my guess would be something you're eating is irritating you. I know that gluten can do that for people that are super sensitive, even just a tiny bit, and it can hide really well in stuff. It also takes a while being totally without for the gut to heal up. I take L-glutamine in my water in the mornings every day... it helps with gut health, and also a good probiotic will help too.

    Just some suggestions... from someone who knows exactly how it feels...
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    what do your ratios look like Rob?

    are you eating enough calories to maintain the workouts that you are doing?

    Are you shaking things up a bit? You listed your foods there, but one thing I noticed with myself is that if I eat the same thing day in and out, your body adapts and maintain.

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    Rob, megan, fiddle with the fat and get checked for coeliac/hypothyroidism/ food sensitivites/ lactose intolerance.
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    ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH OMEGA 3? Your omega 6 would be huge with all of that turkey, eggs and pork.

    http://journals.cambridge.org/action...ct?aid=2128808

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...6/?tool=pubmed

    http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.co...d-insulin.html

    http://www.jbc.org/content/274/42/30059.long (a lot of omega 6 creates a lot of interleukin 6 which triggers molecules that block leptin signaling)

    http://omega-6-omega-3-balance.omega...s/Obesity.aspx

    Too much omega 6 in excess of omega 3 causes leptin resistance (not being able to burn fat), insulin resistance, and a variety of degenerative diseases. Turkey and eggs is not a good weight loss breakfast. Low carb is really only one piece of the puzzle.

    You're also likely to be severely deficient in many nutrients because muscle meat + some broccoli doesn't exactly cut it for nutrition. This isn't Atkins. You should make sure to get all of the nutrients you need and to balance your omega 3:6 ratio which is going to mean a lot of fish/fish oil and very little omega 6 until your tissue concentrations are at optimal levels.

    Best of luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stabby View Post
    ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH OMEGA 3? Your omega 6 would be huge with all of that turkey, eggs and pork.

    http://journals.cambridge.org/action...ct?aid=2128808

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...6/?tool=pubmed


    http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.co...d-insulin.html

    http://www.jbc.org/content/274/42/30059.long (a lot of omega 6 creates a lot of interleukin 6 which triggers molecules that block leptin signaling)

    http://omega-6-omega-3-balance.omega...s/Obesity.aspx

    Too much omega 6 in excess of omega 3 causes leptin resistance (not being able to burn fat), insulin resistance, and a variety of degenerative diseases. Turkey and eggs is not a good weight loss breakfast. Low carb is really only one piece of the puzzle.

    You're also likely to be severely deficient in many nutrients because muscle meat + some broccoli doesn't exactly cut it for nutrition. This isn't Atkins. You should make sure to get all of the nutrients you need and to balance your omega 3:6 ratio which is going to mean a lot of fish/fish oil and very little omega 6 until your tissue concentrations are at optimal levels.

    Best of luck.
    I did buy Omega 3 eggs to try and get that # up. The problem is I stay out of town for work M through Thursday. I can and will eat more fish on the weekends then- I will have to read your links as this interest me greatly. Thanks for posting them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robmedina View Post
    I did buy Omega 3 eggs to try and get that # up. The problem is I stay out of town for work M through Thursday. I can and will eat more fish on the weekends then- I will have to read your links as this interest me greatly. Thanks for posting them!
    Probably better (and even easier) to just get a good fish oil and take that every day. Most of us end up wiht a lot more Omega 6 than 3, and fish oil definitely helps temper that a bit. Plus it's easy to have on hand...
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    Someone posted this on another site, but it correlates. Good luck, I know it can get frustrating.

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    Hidden in plain sight. Nothing to do with omega's, thyroids, macronutrient ratios, or other arcane matters.

    You didn't tell us your height and weight, or how much you still want to lose, but it looks to me like too many calories. THREE PORK CHOPS???? (Sounds like me once upon a time.) That alone is 700 calories or more, depending on the specifics of size, fat content, etc. Butter on the broccoli perhaps? Turkey sausage is of almost the same calories as pork, only the marketing makes you think otherwise.

    I, too, stalled for a long time. What changed that was recording my food again and this time being honest about my alcohol. I also added 600 mcg. chromium picolinate (??) and 4 gms. CLA. Chromium tunes up you insulin response at the cellular level. It's cheap, so why not? Also, and I think this is the most important, started bike riding while on an empty stomach. Easier than I thought. Nothing extreme and not of huge caloric issue, but getting my genes to readily access the fat stores. The first few rides were tough, but now E-Z P-Z. Def metabolic changes.

    I lost 16 pounds in the last month. Granted, I topped out with water weight, the easy to lose part, but I'm certainly happy.

    If your coffee is black, it doesn't matter.

    Good luck!

    If you are trying to lose weight, and aren't, it is imperative to record food consumption of fitday.com or similar.

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