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liv001

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Posted: 10 Feb 2013, 20:26
Group is quiet. We fat eaters need to stick together. Smile How about we introduce ourselves and try to check in daily?
Anyone be interested in that?
eKatherine

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 05:28
I'm Katherine. My present goal is to eat 70% fat, 25% protein, and 5% carbs. However, at the moment I am on the road and can't really track my food. I am eating meat, cheese, bacon, salad, and nuts (macadamia, pecans, and walnuts). I'll be able to start tracking when I get home.

I was inspired to do this by a couple of "Eat moar fat" forum threads on Mark's Daily Apple. I have been mostly low carb for a while now, but I suspect I was eating too much meat and not enough fat, as the days when I protein loaded I invariably gained.
liv001

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 09:56
Hallo Katherine. Sounds like you have a good plan there.


It seems to be a bit of trend lately to up fat. The Jimmy Moore experiemnt has inspired many. I did not know about the threads on the Daily Apple. I may look at them.
I discoved while doing Atkins that eating high fat works for me. I grew up in a society where fat was quite important and I really like to eat it. So this is not an issue for me. I enjoy my chosen way of life. (Although I have to admit that I kind of like all foods so I would probably enjoy most diets - except the ones that focus on moderation. I cannot do moderation)

Yesterday I got my fat from avocado, nuts and coconut oil, sesame oil, and coconut cream. I made Thai foods
Not sure what I will do today. Working schedule interrupts normal meals so I am eating more on the go. Which is not something I excel at.
liv001

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 23:02
So it turned out not to be too exciting
I ate an avocado shake (a common meal for me after exercise)
Left over red curry shrimp in coconut milk with some veggies
Nuts and some cheese
I joined a challenge to give up peanuts over lent. Too addictive for me as today proved as well. Although I stopped after one scoop (with my teaspoon but it was a generous scoop) Smile
eKatherine

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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 08:28
I'm at my daughter's house now. Unfortunately it looks like I'm not going to be able to stay VLC/HF without being obvious about it, which I don't want to do. So I'll see how low I can keep my carbs without looking like I'm doing something weird. I'll try to keep my protein in the range I need, and maybe sneak some butter or macadamias on the side if I need more calories. I'll be home Friday. Hopefully I can maintain my present weight or lose a bit more before I get home.

We had roast chicken last night. I could have eaten the entire skin myself. Unfortunately we were all skin-lovers.

People who are primal rarely eat peanuts, mostly because they are legumes. I do not have strong feelings about that. I do eat peanut butter or use raw peanuts in cooking sometimes. Perhaps it is the salt you are craving. I suspect that you would find unsalted peanuts way less addicting.

Nuts have to be limited no matter what, because they can so easily blow your calorie limit for the day. 8 ounces of nuts is at least 1600 calories, depending on what kind of nuts they are.
liv001

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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 09:39
So your daughter is not a party to your diet choices.
When I visited family I have also abandoned some principle of the diet. Though they know I do it. We sometimes have discussions about it. Mostly I do it because I do not want to burden anyone and they are gracious about shopping and cooking sometimes. It is not a big deal for me. I just go with it and then reassume control when I am able too. I work on practicing discipline and control of my foods kinds (but not limits) when I am able to.

I cannot wrap my head around primal. In the sense that I do not understand with some of the premisis of the diet. I guess I believe in evolution. But I often pay attention to the discussion around it.

Salt is a good point. It is appetite stimulating - which is a problem. I do not think I crave salt - I use it quite liberally with my food as I do not believe in the rationale to limit it for health reason. But definitly for snack reasons

I do use quite a bit of almond in my diet and some walnuts. Try to make them foods and not snacks though. And yes unsalted for sure.

Looking to have a good day today but not sure what I am planning. Perhaps egg for breakfast and steak for supper
Shabud

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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 13:03
Hi guys, as you know I am new to this type of diet but realised within days its the one for me. I'm still learning (mostly from you guys) and am glad you mentioned nuts and coconut cos I love em but have stayed away from them, I will add them to my diet now Smile

I told my colleagues about this diet and one told me I will have a heart attack but I know she is still of the belief that all that nasty carb food is better for you on a diet, which was my belief for years due to listening to multi billion pound food companies.

I note many people consult with doctors before doing it but I really dont feel the need, in fact I will be seeing my doc less I would think.

My son is currently 22 stone and bmi of 43. I am really worried about him, he diets all the time but fails quickly due to being hungry and obsessing about his next fix. He came to me last week and said he wanted to do this diet so hopefully he will realise quickly that the hunger disappears and he can start to drop the weight. He went to America for nine weeks 2 years ago to do summer camp work and put in 3 Stone !!!!!!! He put another 2 on since then so fingers crossed.

I'm really glad you set up the fat room chat room I know I will learn more in here about the food I should be eating etc Smile
"What we do in life, echoes in eternity"
eKatherine

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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 16:42
Good luck for both of you, Shabud.
liv001

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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 22:54
Hi Shabud. How wonderful that you joined.
You may be in the honeymoon period - Smile Hope it lasts a long time
I hpe it works out for your son. I think if you like the kind of foods of this diet you are OK.
Are you helping him with finding out what he can do?

Shabud

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Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 02:28
thanks Katherine.

Yes he texts me before every meal to check its ok, he is already feeling the effects but if he feels them the same way I did ( a sequence of sugar withdrawals) then I can reassure him every step if the way. He is on days 3 so hoping he can stick with it.
"What we do in life, echoes in eternity"
liv001

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Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 08:09
I had a good day yesterday with some solid fat choices.
I think I am in ketosis. I mostly tell but lack of cravings and lower appetite these days. My peanut "fasting" has begun
I need to find a good recipe for satay sauce without peanuts. I have seen some around. Experiment time coming up
Irishgirl57

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Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 09:51
I'm new to this group. Started doing Atkins back in Novenber, but reading about ketogenic and primal diets piqued my interest. I switched to a high fat ketogenic diet. I eat mostly whole foods and try to keep my fat close to 80 percent, protein less than 20 recent and carbs extremely low. Every day is a bit different, but seeing steady, although small weight loss most days. I know the slower the better and the scale doesn't always match what my clothes tell mr so I know changes are occurring too!

I do know that I feel better and can stay on this way of eating. I am gradually moving to a more primal philosophy but don't buy into all the rest, running barefoot, etc. I can't run anyway...yet!

Shabud

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Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 13:16
I'm in the 'cant run' group too Smile

stood in a room today for 3 hours with a plate of biscuits staring at me, I logged onto my phone (while the boss wasn't looking and checked the carb count for a chocolate digestive.............................OMG so not worth it, so I had a coffee instead, woo hoo. How good am I lol
"What we do in life, echoes in eternity"
eKatherine

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Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 22:14
Visiting my daughter, so I'm higher in carbs than I want to be, but I am managing to eat fat.

We ate lunch at an Asian restaurant that had gluten-free spicy duck on the menu. It was huge. I couldn't even eat a third of it.

Then tonight for supper we ate at one of those appetizer places that had roasted marrow bones, pork belly, you know, stuff like that on the menu. Again, they were highly knowledgeable about gluten, so everything was served to us gluten-free with the bread or crackers on the side. Pure fat is so tasty. Topped it off with a cheese plate, one of which was triple creme. Yum.

I may do a day of fat fast when I get back home again to kick me back into ketosis, if I am not in it when I get there.
Irishgirl57

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Posted: 14 Feb 2013, 09:23
Katherine, you are doing great with the challenge of eating while traveling. It's very difficult to stay on course!
Shabud

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Posted: 14 Feb 2013, 12:13
Feeling GREAT, Smile
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liv001

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Posted: 14 Feb 2013, 12:55
Valentines day today over here. May not be a European thing.
so there is chocolate everywhere. I do sometimes eat chocolate if it is almost sugarfee (so 90% cocoa) Maybe I will have a bite later.

Glad to hear you guys are all doing great.

Welcome Irishgirl to the thread. Great to hear about your journey. Primal sounds to me like good principles but I have not really applied them directly. Many things are similar to Atkins I think
Shabud

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Posted: 14 Feb 2013, 13:08
Valentines here too Liv but we only get chocolate if someone luvs us enough............so none for me lol

Oh well keeps me in check
"What we do in life, echoes in eternity"
liv001

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Posted: 15 Feb 2013, 08:49
Hope you all had a day.
My DH was nice and made a supper he knows I love. Steak with salad. It is one of my favourite things. So I enjoyed it a lot.
I did not record my food the last two days.
Had a bit of chocolate also -

I will try to do that today. I know not recording right now is an issue.

Shabud

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Posted: 17 Feb 2013, 11:50
I'm struggling with fatigue at the moment. Need a pick me up ? Any ideas most welcome Smile

"What we do in life, echoes in eternity"