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  • You do know that you are a "normal weight" right? It is always harder to lose "vanity" weight opposed to an actual overweight person. It is going to take longer and require more effort. I would most definitely include weight/strength training into your routine NOT added cardio. This will help to re comp your physique.…
  • Many years, have no idea how many. I love lemons. They are refreshing, cleansing and aid anyone with liver and or adrenal issues. I do the True lemon when i can't tote the fresh. Although these days i drink my lemon with green tea and stevia. ...i don't drink a gallon of water anymore. I had my gall bladder out when i was…
  • i log mine but it's a personal thing EXCEPT the omega 3's...if you are taking them in the form of fish or flax oil then a tablespoon is gonna be a bit over 100 cals and i think that to be significant enough to log.
  • Daily dark chocolate consumption here, must be 60% or higher cocoa. Why? Because it's bitter. I tend to have a fatty liver, no gall bladder and a long history of diabetes... Along with the flavonoids and all that they can do in/for the brain; eating bitters regularly has been shown to: Curb sugar cravings Soothe gas and…
  • I would ask for ultrasounds of your liver, pancreas, kidneys and gall bladder. Have you had them? I'm guessing your liver and pancreas are fatty (or were prior to the weight loss) and your kidneys and gall bladder may have stones due to the weight loss. You may have low acid stomach and some fruits and veggies are not…
  • Excellent write up; very encouraging and proof that it has to be a way of life, not a diet mindset. The weight falls off if i eat at 1200 or even 1500. But anyone who has lost some weight before knows that as soon as you eat over that, it's all coming back and does so seemingly rather much quicker than it felt like…
  • @abatonfan, yes insulin is continuously in the body, agree with you. I'm referring to Leptin, Ghrelin, Adiponectin, CCK, Epinephrine, Growth Hormone, along with Glucagon. As a type 1 diabetic, your pancreas is already asleep. This is a whole different thing going on. This needs to be addressed differently albeit injecting…
  • @sijomial, no need for personal attacks. I have done much research in the area of hormones and for many years. What in the above is not correct? If you are going to attack please at least have the decency to back up your words. Timing of meals may or may not be for the OP. But in my case and the case of many others (do…
  • WOW, i didn't mean to offend anyone! Sheesh. Agree with JanetYellen, sleep is just as important! Lots of stuff going on there with the hormones as well. The pancreas makes insulin and insulin responds to sugar or anything that turns into sugar (ie. glucose/starch). Insulin is there to go into your cells and remove the…
  • Contrary to the above posters, there is evidence that since the body releases certain hormones (ie. insulin) when digesting a meal there are indeed benefits from increasing time between meals. All 6 fat burning hormones are completely blocked by this hormone insulin. This is why Intermittent Fasting has become a popular…
  • Put in a garden (or start a windowfarm for the urban). If you are blessed with the land, then not only will you be feeding yourself wholesome real food but burning calories too. It's a win/win.
  • Have you had your body fat% tested? A DEXA scan or purchasing a body fat caliper is your best bet, if you are that concerned. However, you look amazing!!! IF you lose more body fat, than you're also gonna lose some of your curvaliciousness which makes us *female, imo and many guys agree. ;o) ANYWAY even at my lowest body…
  • Body image is real. The first step is acknowledging that you may have an unhealthy relationship with yourself...which is very proactive on your part! So good for you!!! The battle begins in the mind and it doesn't correct itself just because you achieve a certain number on the scale. What about positive affirmations?…
  • Hi, i'm new to EM2WL but have been a keto-er for a couple years now. I believe these two can work together. In fact many seek a keto diet because they don't want to restrict calories. The keto-er's goal is to consume more fat and is ideal for those with high insulin levels or already experiencing PCOS or some other…
  • Hi Ang! I'm with you; I'm trying to figure out how many carbs i can live with *and* achieve the same vitality and endurance i have being in ketosis. B/c it just isn't realistic for me in the long run either. My macros were the same as yours. But I just changed them to 60%fat, 30% protein and 10%carb....I think this is…
  • Surely you don't look 10 years older!!! A well deserved celebration; your hard work has produced much fruit! Congratulations!
  • Wow, thanks for all the links! I love how this group is so knowledgable and informative.
  • Thanks ya'll. I would like to go with metabolizing fat b/c i would rather get the carbs out of my life; they dont make me feel good and they also tend to be addictive for me. As for my pregnancies, carb cravings seem to only be in the beginning and end of the pregnancy. (I'm currently 4.5 months) This is my second time…
  • Great perserverance! You desrved the "warrior" compliment of your MIL. :smiley:
  • Someone kindly posted this calculator a few days ago and it has helped me out a bunch to get my macros optimal. http://www.flexibleketogenic.com/ I also do not eat pork, obeying biblical instruction. Just remeber that if your subbing turkey (bacon, sausage, pepperoni, etc.) for porcine in regards to following a recipe,…
  • I am also eating between 1200 and 1500 calories, 4 months pregnant and bfing my 11 month old 2-3 times a day (which happens to be my 8th exclusively FOD breastfed baby (today also eating solids). In addtion i do HIIT with weights on a daily basis. I know this is going to be controversial b/c i have people commenting on my…
  • Awesome view, Fantastical workout, may you achieve your goal this year. You can do it!!!
  • @dragonwolf, i am sorry but i just don't think a person's health is as black and white as that. Yes, a person could indeed be HA deficienct. But the root cause *could be* that the person was first magnesium or zinc deficient therefore making them inable to synthesize hyaluronic acid or produce very low levels of it. And if…
  • @Dragonwolf, I never said HA *causes* cancer, I specifically stated that there are claims (studies as well) that report it multiplies cancerous cells, when one already has them. And i do feel this is important to note. I never meant to discredit your experience with HA. I even mentioned that it is proven effective. But…
  • Hyaluronic Acid is naturally found in bone broth, Shirataki, and Satoimo Root. Our bodies however need magnesium to synthesize hyaluronic acid. People with zinc deficiencies produce low levels of hyaluronic acid. Many people use cortisol or hydrocortisone to reduce inflammation note that these both stop the body from…
  • @mpantsari, of course consuming less to no high gi carbs is ideal hence the fact she is in this group to begin with. postpartumprogress diet in the evening was absolutely better than during the day however note that she also consumed potatoes with the sausage, turkey bacon and eggs. This is why i would not rule out a…
  • I noticed you felt better after eating the banana. Bananas are fairly high in magnesium and potassium. Like wambester tossed out there, micronutrients are important too... Especially while bfing. I'm thinking you are eating a lot because you are not only giving yourself nutrients but another too! And if you are not getting…
  • Yes interesting article indeed, thanks for sharing. I am still trying to find the right amount of protein for me. And as one becomes leaner i personally feel protein should slightly increase in order to maintain muscle. I would like to note as a woman, it is constantly changing for those child bearing... when i am pregnant…
  • @GrannyMayOz, you might be correct but i'm thinking that it could simply be due to sugar stabilization. My mom has always suffered from anxiety attacks and can't really handle life, period. (She is carb addicted, obese, diabetic, and now has heart disease.) That is fantastic that you are experiencing a peace/calm these…
  • Definitely agree, adrenal fatigue becomes an issue when very low carb and being active. I love to run but I am nursing, pregnant, raising 8 children and low carb. The first week running i feel great but then my knees and legs begin to weaken, like my body is eating my muscles...next i'm waking up at 3-4 a.m. which makes…
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