Start Weight:(07 Aug 14) 174.0 lb
Current Weight:(22 Aug 14) 173.2 lb
Goal Weight:176.0 lb
following: Muscle Building
performance: losing 0.4 lb a week

I don't diet, I eat to achive my goals. Right now I am in the process of adding muscle mass by eating 2800+ calories and working out in my home gym 3 times a week.

My name is Brent. I am 42 years old and live in central Texas. I found out in 2013 that I am pre-diabetic. My doctor told me to cut the carbs and sugar and I didn’t hesitate to listen. So here I am, as of September 20th 2013, living a controlled carb lifestyle and tracking everything I eat here on fatsecret. I try to eat very little sugar and wheat.

Before I eat something I ask myself a simple question. "Am I about to eat nutritious real food, or is this something that is "food-like" which I just want to eat because it tastes good?" If I can’t honestly answer the question with "nutritious real food", then I don’t eat it!

As of October 5th 2013 I am completely off my prescriptions of prilosec, metoprolol and simvastatin. My blood sugar is much better. It’s usually around 100 when fasting now a days. My blood pressure averages around 110/70.

Previous Diet: Ketogenic low carb diet. 7 month duration, 46 pounds lost.

Current diet is now customized for strength training with a little more carbs to feed the hungry muscles.

• Fat loss to 10% body fat (or less)
• Gain muscle mass
• Gain strength
• Balanced nutrition
• Optimum health (blood pressure, lab results)
• Blood sugar control

FatSecret member since: 02 Oct 13

bigbassbrent's Weight History

bigbassbrent's Latest Member Challenges

  maintain or lose through the holidays 2013
status: Completed
ended: 02 Jan 14
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  10 lbs loose by november 25 2013
status: Completed
ended: 22 Nov 13
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Me at 216lbs, this is the "fattest" pic I can find of me.
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8 Months Progress - Flexed
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8 Months Progress - Relaxed
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5 months progress. No more pear shape! Feeling great!
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bigbassbrent's Cookbook

cals: 221kcal | fat: 17.30g | carbs: 8.70g | prot: 9.55g
Mock Potato Soup II
It looks like and tastes like potato soup, but it's cauliflower.
cals: 321kcal | fat: 22.46g | carbs: 5.86g | prot: 23.37g
Ham & Pepperoni Pizza
Low carb pizza that can be topped with your favorite toppings.
cals: 257kcal | fat: 10.74g | carbs: 2.76g | prot: 36.06g
Tuna Bites
Delicious small tuna cakes packed with flavor and good nutrients, that are very low carb.
cals: 96kcal | fat: 7.15g | carbs: 7.62g | prot: 2.85g
Classic Mashed Cauliflower
A great substitute for mashed potatoes.
cals: 313kcal | fat: 25.08g | carbs: 0.41g | prot: 20.21g
Breakfast Meatballs
Low carb meatballs with pork, beef, cheddar, egg and onion that are perfect for a meaty breakfast or any meal.
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bigbassbrent's Latest Posts

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Ed, your message gave me chills because I can somewhat relate to how your feeling. I was never obese but I was quite overweight and had the same feelings about my life. I was also feeling run down and tired all the time. I drank too much because it made me feel better. I was taking several prescriptions for various ailments every morning and every night. 8 months later I had lost almost 50lbs and got off all my meds. I give this site a ton of credit for helping me get there. I feel better now than I did 10 years ago. It's the best feeling in the world. You can do it. We are all here for you! Add me as a buddy if you would like. I would be happy to help in any way that I can.
posted 25 Aug 2014, 17:28
Okay. I'm fed up!
I use the one on I don't know if I can link here but I will try:

posted 18 Aug 2014, 11:00
In the Android app is possible to access recipes in My Cookbook?
Mine was kinda fixed with this last update. My app no longer crashes when I click on a recipe item in my food list. However, I still can’t add items from the cookbook to my food list without visiting the website. I am running Android Kit Kat on a Samsung Note 3.
posted 16 Jun 2014, 09:57
I'm going to be hungry
I'll fourth the higher fat diet. I DO s**t rainbows a lot of the time because I feel so much better every day than I did 50 pounds ago. One thing I'd like to mention on consuming more fat, that should be mentioned, is that you should not combine high fat and high carbs. This is what causes health problems. If you raise the fat you need to lower the carbs and as HtownMedicineWoman said, keep the protein moderate. Olive oil, avocados, cheese and heavy whipping cream are great sources of fat that will keep you going for hours. Also check into coconut oil, it is an excellent source of fat energy. Good luck!!
posted 04 Jun 2014, 14:28
Method to my Madness - NorthernMusician's musings.
Good read NM. Thanks. I think macos would be a good follow up to this post.
posted 16 May 2014, 15:31
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27 August 2014

Almost exactly one year ago my doctor told me I needed to make some serious changes or I would become diabetic. From that day forward, I changed my life. ...
on diet Muscle Building  

22 August 2014

173.2 lbs, down .4 lbs 104/70 Blood Pressure 72 Pulse 99 Blood Sugar Body Fat Calipers 11mm, 23mm, 7mm = 13% Week in review: Average calories: 2791 ...
on diet Muscle Building  losing 0.4 lb a week

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