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Gabriella36

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Posted: 09 Jan 2013, 14:19
I'm looking at the weight loss results of most here and am extremely impressed with you all! I am recording everything - but still struggling in keeping carbs between 50-150/day. Not quite certain just what I'm doing wrong - unless not doing enough cardio. I do strive to walk approx 4 miles at least 5 x's per week up some steep hills but I guess that's not enough! Any suggestions?
Paronical

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Posted: 09 Jan 2013, 14:24
Don't panic about the carbs. My niece is doing the Atkins diet and she can't have over 20grams of carbs p/day. I am having around 100-120grams of carbs p/day and my trainer told me to have more. It all depends on your energy needs and size. You will find what works for you. It has taken me 3 weeks to work things out with my diet and I am learning new things every day. My trainer told me that wieght loss is 85% diet 15% exercise. Good Luck!! Smile
Start weight 20/04/2013 = 240kg Goal weight 120kg (total loss 120kg)

It won't happen over night, but if you don't give up it WILL happen.
eKatherine

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Posted: 09 Jan 2013, 16:30
Looking at the food you are eating, it doesn't look like the foods that are permitted on the Cordain Paleo diet. Most Paleo diets do not permit any sweetening, no cocoa, minimal fruit, no grains, no root vegetables, no beans, and no dairy. I suggest you locate a copy of the book and read what it permits.
Gabriella36

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Posted: 10 Jan 2013, 12:27
ok...stupid question....I'm seeing the updated list of our group and the pounds lost (or sometimes gained Smile but where do you update a post of your own?? I keep going back to my original post to see this box of "quick reply"!! Anyway....I think after rounding out week one, I am going to switch meal plans. Paleo is just not working for me! And I think it's because I'm consuming more protein than ever and on the good days, ok...but if I sway a teeny,tiny bit on let's say Day 6, I'm up a pound or two because of the high caloric protein I've been eating! Just not working! So....I'm going to count calories and probably follow Dr. Fhurman's meal plan with no more than 3 oz of meat, poultry per day (as he prefers high nutrition, complex carbs). Any comments from any of you?
dallas_parr

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Posted: 15 Aug 2014, 20:35
Ok listen... You are NOT eating enough fat... you are eating to MUCH carbs... Try for 23 weeks to just eat Fat... yes you heard me FAT... With that I want you to eat NON STARCHY veges and salad... as much green as you can. If you do that you will get the protein, get the low carb and get the fat... More importantly you will remove the need for your brain to want carbs (its hit) and start processing fat as energy. Don't get on the scales as this is a time for your body to go through a big change but after that perod if you have done what I have told you and eaten ONLY MEAT, BUTTER and VEG/SALAD with it your body will go into Ketosis... To get into that state you need 80% fat, 15% protein and 5% carbs... I look at your profiles and I see incomplete everything... You want answers you need to work with us and do the work... search the internet and research... set a start date and goal... do a meal plan and test it on this site to the correct ratios then do it. The difference is that you will have some knowledge and structure behind you... inbox me when your ready to have a fair go of it Smile
nb girl

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Posted: 16 Aug 2014, 03:06
I agree with Dallas_par, do a lot of research. There's no such thing as one-diet-fits-all.

Play around with your daily food diary, see what happens to your carb content when you counteract it by cooking your steak with a tablespoon of butter.

Was your tomato ketchup really necessary, the sugar in the ketchup is very expensive carb wise. If the ketchup is necessary, then have a go at making your own, do an internet search for a low carb or paeleo recipe. Commercial tomato sauce has high fructose corn syrup which is 'poison'!

Keep going and make your journey fun.

Focus on how far you've come - as this is Reality!

Focusing on how far you have to go is only expectation!
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 16 Aug 2014, 07:56
It doesn't look like you are logging all your foods. If you are you are starving your body. it's going to hold onto everything to survive. Figure out a plan that works for you. Log ALL your food. Take a good look at it and see how you are really eating. If you want to follow paleo, get the book, do your research then stick to it.

"Its not enough for the food to just be nutritious. It must also be delicious, or eating will feel like a punishment." Meg Galvin, Smartpeople Cookbook.

Jeri
rmorales2012

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Posted: 16 Aug 2014, 08:34
For me cooking my own meals has helped tremendously. Reason: even the most innocent looking foods at restaurants may be processed and full of preservatives. Fat secret unmasked this for me when I would punch in what I was thinking of eating verses with the healthy alternative. I realized I have been making so many poor choices. I also realized if I make my own meals I can actually eat more with less salt and bad fat and sugar. Yes there is such thing as good fat. With that said if your going to make your own food....seasoning and preparation is key to enjoying it. I steam almost all my meats with a lid and very little water. Oil is not necessary for any of the meals that I make. Start with figuring out how to prepare your meals.
Things I tell myself when I feel like I want to be weak and eat out:
A grilled chicken sandwich from Mcdonalds cannot compare to the health benefits of making one at home...less salt which equals less water retention and bloating.

Deserts made at home contain less sugar which equals less unhealthy fat.

Ketosis like the person before me stated works! I personally cut beef out of the equation and have focused on eating fish (It has protein and hardly any fat) and chicken(It has protein and hardly any fat) paired with vegetables (It has good carbs and hardly any fat) and :lintels, brown rice,red beans as they help give you enough fiber to process all the protein you are eating. I drink enough water for my body weight and coconut milk as it also helps process protein. As far as desert I dont deprive myself of that, just eat the ones with the least sugar. My deserts are yogurt mixed with fruit and home made smoothies without any sugar added. Maybe twice out of the week I will allow myself bread but only cornbread. I dont eat out at all during the week which allows me to go out to eat once on the weekend guilt free. I am careful that the other two meals I eat for the day are healthy. Never ever skip breakfast and its ok to have snacks in between meals as long as its not processed food, my rule of thumbs is : do not to eat anything out of a box or plastic wrapper..........This worked for me but Im not saying it will work for you....This site helped me because it enlightened me on calorie,protein and fat intake along with the amount of calories required for my body weight and activity. I was forced to think smarter as you can easily eat your required calorie intake in one meal by eating unhealthy..then its like no wonder I was gaining weight as the other two meals of the day would go double over that limit. Pay attention to the pie chart and fill out your profile completely...GOod luck!
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 16 Aug 2014, 09:07
Some of the chains post the ingredients in their foods. I had a free chic filet coupon, looked up the ingredients on their site, threw the coupon in the trash. McDonald's foods are loaded with msg. (used to be a manager). Salad bars are loaded with chemicals that the veggies are dipped in to keep them fresh.

"Its not enough for the food to just be nutritious. It must also be delicious, or eating will feel like a punishment." Meg Galvin, Smartpeople Cookbook.

Jeri
rmorales2012

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Posted: 16 Aug 2014, 09:36
Thanks and yup throwing stuff in the trash like that is so liberating!
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 16 Aug 2014, 09:40
It was all chemicals, little food. I'm a whole food cook, avoid chemicals as much as possible. I do rarely though do pick up a quick sandwich running to grandkids games when I have to leave for them from work. I try to pack food but sometimes I miss.

"Its not enough for the food to just be nutritious. It must also be delicious, or eating will feel like a punishment." Meg Galvin, Smartpeople Cookbook.

Jeri



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