Joined January 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
231.0 lb
Lost so far: 1.0 lb

Current Weight
230.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
199.0 lb
Still to go: 31.0 lb
started diet at 272lbs June 2011.

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help with food
I make a huge salad (lots of greens, only small amt of higher cal & carb items) for lunch and sometimes for supper too. Or for supper I have meat and make a whole plate full of steamed veggies (non-starchy ones) and put some butter or a small amt of cheese on top.

I just started trying this; make hot flavored tea, mix in a tiny bit of Stevia, then add 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil and stir until melted. Sounds yucky but it was fine. I have had this right when I get home the last 3 nights and it really helped to curb my urge to stuff my face.

I think you can get away with higher calories if you keep it low carb.
Just started reading the book “Wheat Belly” and highly recommend it.
I try to measure my food once in a while to make sure my idea of the portion has not gotten “larger than life”.
I bring 4 bottles of water to work and keep them sitting on my desk all day so I reach for that instead of for a snack. I do put a little stevia and/or lemon in the water for taste.

posted 09 Mar 2012, 12:29
What Really Causes Heart Disease?
I recommend you read "Wheat Belly" and stop listening to Rush!
posted 09 Mar 2012, 12:12
Just started reading the book “Wheat Belly” and highly recommend you read it. I also read Primal Blueprint this fall and recommend it too. Restricting calories works for some people, but some people have a hard time with that plan. Some people do better on a low carb diet like the Paleo diet. Now that does not mean you can have 4,000 cal a day of no carbs and expect to lose weight, but I think you can get away with higher calories if you keep it low carb.
posted 09 Mar 2012, 12:09
Quick question - going out for dinner
I have learned to be very polite but firm when I order at restaurants. If the wait-staff is extra accommodating I make sure to tip more generously. Some restaurants are willing to be helpful and some are not. But I usually can get what I ask for. When I order I ask them to list EXACLTLY what is on the salad (or in the dish). If they give you a vague answer ask them please go find out the answer. If they are unwilling, make sure to get a different wait-person next time. When I order a salad I tell them I DO want x, x, and x and I do NOT want x and x. I always get the dressing on the side. If they are not accommodating I ask for a small bowl and pick out stuff I don’t want and toss it in my “discard” bowl. If the meat is breaded I ask if I can get it grilled or baked. If they give me grief I tell them I have food allergies. If they ask me if I am allergic to gluten I say “Yes, it makes my ass swell”…and then I give them a big smile. : )
posted 09 Mar 2012, 11:59
How to get past a plateau
I lost 40 lbs in 5 months, but for the next 3 months have been losing and re-gaining the same 4 lbs. BUT I can climb to the 3rd floor now without gasping for breath. So I trying to concentrate on the improved health and stamina and know that I will continue to eat this way from now on. The more I read about Paleo; the more I am sure it is right for me.

I was doing a little bit of I.F. (intermittent fasting - Google "Eat stop eat" ) and had not done that lately. I am trying to skip supper for 1 or 2 nights a week and that seems to help me a lot.

Something else I read just recently was to have a cup of hot tea with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in it. Sounds gross, but it was not yucky at all. I did this last night and tonight right when I got home (around 6pm) and it did cut down on my appetite.
posted 06 Mar 2012, 16:24
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