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  • When I started back, 10/15, I was 209, highest I have ever been not pregnant. So glad to be getting back on track and feeling back in control. 10/29 205 11/05 200 11/12 11/19 11/26
  • Back to LCHF/Keto after a long, long break. Started back LC on 10/16 and dared the scale recently...ugh...happy to be part of a group for accountability again: 10/29 205 11/05 11/12 11/19 11/26
  • I don't understand your question about the diary. If you have customized your macros to reflect your LC preferences, but don't want to worry about calories, then focus on hitting the macros and ignore the calories. Regarding your fat aversion, please get yourself over that. Read "The Obesity Code" or "Why we get fat" to…
  • Please continue to do your own research. As stated above, these "health educators" are only allowed to "teach" the SAD and for weight loss, low fat/high carb, which has proven to be devastating to most people. You've already lost 15lbs, and since you are already a month in, have probably gotten past the worst of the…
  • I am not sure what you mean by Cherry Packing, but will take it literally that you are taking on a job that involves harvesting and packing cherries. Starting out with walking is going to do a lot for your endurance and stamina, but you are also going to need core strength and the ability to lift and move (I assume) crates…
  • @hulesjames sorry you feel that way, but I've had great results with J. Michael videos, though not sure if it's different on the xbox. The first levels are usually much slower as she talks a lot about form and breathing, and then the next levels (depending on which series you are following) pick up the pace significantly.…
  • Take your measurements, and stop eyeballing. But honestly, it's very unlikely that squats and leg presses are making your thighs bigger, although after working them you will see some swelling as the muscles heal. Muscle is much more dense then fat, so if you feel you have bigger legs, working them will slim them down…
  • LCHF is one of the best diets for anyone who is diabetic, pre-diabetic or insulin resistant. Carbs turn into glucose in the body, glucose is basically poison to the above mentioned individuals, your body struggles to pull nutrition from it, and when it can't, it lets it float around in your blood or stores it as body fat.…
  • I naturally fell into a 16:8 IF pattern when I started LCHF and then transitioned into keto. Over the past two months I have decided to be more intentional in fasting and have incorporated longer fasts into my routine. I read that the 18 hours fasting is ideal for health benefits, but I am also working on weight issues, so…
  • Yes and it's great to learn more about how hormones affect weight and hunger. It's much less technical then Phinney and Volek's "the art and science of low carb living"...but so insightful. I also read and highly recommend Taubes "why we get fat". I read both Taubes and Fung back to back within a few days and reference…
  • Two weeks and 4lbs is a great start, but this is where you really show how tough you are. Buckle down and don't be permanently taken off course by a temporary satisfaction. If you need to, throw it away. If your kids are like mine, they are not even going to miss them.
  • @SamandaIndia , I do the same, all the time. @GaleHawkins, I found the same freedom from cravings, in an office environment stuffed with constant carbs! I too find I can delay eating much longer now then ever before in my life. If I forget to bring lunch, and get too busy to go out, I am never tempted to hit the break room…
  • Some form, forever. Weight loss is what brought me to LCHF and eventually Keto, but how well I feel eating this way AND with all I have learned about the dangers of sugar to MOST people, eventually; and the way food manufacturers and the government were complicit in making us dependent on processed foods, I am more then…
  • This is awesome, @FIT_Goat! I love the "meat feast" as opposed to the "meat fast" terms...Anyway, I love this idea, especially seeing the losses you've had. Where are you at now?
  • MFP has many great LCHF and Keto groups with lots of supportive and smart people. Do your research there, read lots of (The Obesity Code and Why We Get Fat) and google You tube videos, and talk to your doctor and try to find a Keto Nutritionist. Best of luck!
    in Keto Diet Comment by DAM5412 March 2016
  • MFP counts sugar as food additives and what's in fruits and vegetables. While many people will advocate that "sugar is not evil", there's just as many who will tell you the opposite. The only one who knows how it will/does affect you, your health and fitness goals is YOU. So having access to the data in MFP to see how much…
  • @KnitOrMiss, yes it's definitely a slippery slope. You have been shared many of your stories/lessons learned, so I know the one thing you do really well is FIGHT for what's best for yourself.
  • It's great that you are so in-tuned with your body to know what foods make you feel poorly. For me, a cheat is just not worth it. I feel like I am "cheating" my health and I just don't want to that.
  • I don't plan "cheats", I mean, what are you cheating on? If you've researched and determined a particular way of eating is needed for you to reach your goals, what are you accomplishing by "cheating" especially if you're finding out that your plans lead to a binge? I just don't get the whole concept, personally, so I avoid…
  • Hmmm, I have two today. 1st My skin is amazingly healthy and soft 2nd Went to the market this morning, in hour 22 of my 24 hour fast, and wasn't a bit hungry! I mean, I couldn't even really shop because nothing appealed to me...at least not until I got to the meat case! I stuck to the list, mostly snacks for the kids who…
    in NSV's Comment by DAM5412 February 2016
  • Krikor, any opinion or links to information which outlines what would be considered too steep of a deficit? Not being a smart *kitten*, just curious as I've been experimenting with IF and find those days very difficult to eat enough. So I'm taking in about 500-600 calories less then the deficit that I already have set to…
  • I sent you a friend request! I have been back in full steam following keto since the end of December and am recently learning about IF, so my food log is a little weird, but it's open for you to look at. Good luck!
  • My most recent NSV is that yesterday I tried my first fast and not only made it to my goal of 18 hours without food, but actually went to 19.5, felt great. I ate yesterday between 1:30 - 4:30 pm only, and actually had a really hard time falling asleep last night and was up this morning at 5:00 am, with less then 6 hours of…
    in NSV's Comment by DAM5412 February 2016
  • I've done WW about 4 different times for 4-6 months each time, and NEVER lost more then 3 lbs...and that would yo-yo up and down during the entire time. I see these people who attend the meetings and they are so gung-ho with buying the premade foods and starving themselves (seriously, I had friends who wouldn't eat…
  • I don't really think you are fasting if you are drinking BPC or other fatty drinks between meals...I just started learning about this, but most things which I've read only allow about 50 calories during the fast in order to stay in fasted state. Please continue to do your research. I am SOO not against BPC/Buttered Tea,…
  • Awesome work and update!! Keep doing what you're doing and enjoy the benefits, but remember, not all weeks, especially for us girls, are that good. Stay the course and keep pursuing your goals!!
  • I don't think walking is having a negative impact on your weight loss, more so the fact that you have very little to lose, compared to many others who post about significant drops in their first few weeks. I'd take a closer look at your nutrition, before making any changes to a current walking routine. Also I wonder how…
  • EMCCLAIN951, I don't have any advice, but can let you know that you're not alone! My diabetic mother was told last week that she has renal manifestation, which is early stage kidney failure. I have struggled with helping her to understand how her lifestyle choices (ie diet and lack of exercise, as well as smoking) have…
  • Congratulations on making such an important decision about your health. I love the way I feel and look when I am following this woe, but I always slip up because of alcohol. My socializing has always been based around it so that has been the hardest lifestyle change. You are doing the right things, making plans, prepping…
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