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So has anyone read The Primal Blueprint..I am on Marks Daily Apple blog ...reading about intermittent fasting...it's an interesting concept. Anyone have any thoughts on it?


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I've done fasts for years and really enjoy them. They make me feel 'lighter' and more energetic and just all around make me feel good.
I don't do them exactly as it's done in primal living.
A couple times a year I do a 3 or 5 day detox fast (not an 'eat nothing at all' fast). I do a few different plans but my last fast was Day 1- fruit only, Day 2- veg only, Day 3- protein only. These are in restricted amounts. Lots of water.
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Hmmm...ok. I am thinking of incorporating them occasionally. I've been listening to a lot of podcasts on primal eating and most say about something about ketones...getting ur body to burn stored fat as opposed to glucose. So I had a big breakfast at like 1pm, (I work nights and don't get up early) I'm gonna have a light snack around 6pm and will have some almonds up until that point but no food after 6:30. Won't eat again until breakfast tomorrow at 12:30. Plus i had a carb slip last night with late night cereal...feel like crap now...maybe the fast will help my system. I may try to do it weekly.


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Fast went well. I made it thru. I also realized that if I stop snacking so much..even low carb snack... ie almonds and string cheese...that I'll be fasting for about 14 hours daily. So the whole eating small healthy meals every few hours was bull! I feel pretty good today after my 18 hr fast.


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Back on Cones,so now my routine is,wash with Deva No-Poo every other day or so. Occasionally use 365 sulfate free,maybe use low sulfate shampoo mixed with conditioner once every two weeks are longer. I condition with Aussie Moist or HEHH. I style with a little GF TN,and finish up with tons of GN Pure Clean Smoothing Cream. No frizz...slippy, happy hair.
^ Depends on the person. I've been eating 4-6 meals/snacks a day for decades and it's what works best for me. We just have to experiment til we find what works for us. And even when we find what works, it might not work a year later. Our bodies change all the time so we just have to listen to them.
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I use Splenda for all my cooking and baking and it holds up well for me.
I used my basic meringue recipe and just replaced the sugar with granulated Splenda.
I have 35-40 of my favorite low carb recipes with pics in PDF form if any of you would like some recipes to try. All are quite easy with easy to find ingredients. Just send me your email address in a pm and I'll send them right out to you.

MERINGUE COOKIES
3 Egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup granulated splenda
Beat egg whites til stiff, then slowly add other ingredients.
Drop by teaspoonfuls (or pipe thru a Ziploc bag with the corner snipped off) onto parchment lined cookie sheet.
(if wanted you can sprinkle tops with cocoa or cinnamon mixed with some splenda)
Bake in 300 oven for 20 minutes. Turn off oven and leave cookies inside til cool and dry.
Makes 3 - 4 dozen.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
Thanks for posting this. I tried the Splenda website recipe...it just wasn't quite right, plus I ruined it further by adding maple flavoring. They were very brown and had a faint burnt taste. I also think I used too much sweetener because there was a very strong aftertaste. I combined an arbitrary amount of Truvia and SomerSweet in with the Splenda. Nonetheless, hubs seemed to like them! I think I'm just being a meringue cookie snob.

I'll give it one more try with this recipe and stick to the recipe this time. I've been letting wheat and sugar sneak back into my diet, and I'm feeling the effects...stalled weight loss, intense sugar and carb cravings. Must get back on track! Summer is coming and I'm not quite where I want to be yet.
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I'm doing better Concentrating on just ingesting less carbs during the day while keeping up with more intense exercise. I'm sit around 141 to 142...I'd like to be sitting at 140...so hoping this will work.

My biggest thing is to keep low carb snacks around...otherwise it goes in another direction. I"m doing better at drinking more water...even though I haven't decreased my coffee intake.
So since cutting out wheat...and lowering my carbs....I've lost about 6 pounds just since the end of February...I am so happy! Summer here I come!!!!


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I have also read from some people following Paleo diets that their hair has improved...less falling...better texture. Some have even said less grays. I heard better skin too...just thought id let y'all know.


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I think I'm pretty much over all of this. I think that some peoples' bodies/metabolisms just have a set point and whatever you do to move away from that, your body will compensate twice as hard to take you back there. Your set point may come from a medical condition or having been an overweight child--which is when you body makes all the fat cells--adults do not make more fat cells, they simply make the ones they acquired in childhood larger. This is what I learned in my medical studies, anyway. And, I was that little fat-bellied kid whose parents never taught her about food boundaries and restraint. Now, it's a continuous lifelong struggle that I'm beyond sick of.

I officially weigh 10 lbs more today than I did about a month and a half ago at my lowest weight since last summer. And, I'm still leading the same low-carb and daily exercise (HIIT/Tabata/weights) lifestyle. I still wear the same size, though things seem a bit tighter. I just *feel* heavier, and I knew that when I got onto the scale this morning, I wouldn't like the number.

This isn't living...this is obsessing over every single bite of food I put into my mouth. Watching and obsessing over other average-sized or thin people eating "normally" and wondering how they do it and why can't I? I don't think I can do this anymore. I can't eat any less. I can't exercise any more. What's the point? This isn't even a plateau--this is a free-fall. My "new muscle tissue" doesn't seem to be helping to raise my metabolism profoundly either. Another factoid that only seems to work for other people.

Clearly it's possible to lose the weight, but I don't think it's always possible to keep it off. Not while leading a somewhat "normal" existence. Yes, some people do, but I think those are most likely the people whose weight only ballooned in adulthood. Nothing is absolute--I know that. But my personal experiences all point to the conclusion that fat kids, make fat adults...period. I have a FB friend who is morbidly obese, his wife is morbidly obese, their 5 yr-old daughter has that same fat-bellied appearance I had as a youngster, and every picture or post he makes regarding feeding both kids contains junk food. Tater tots, hot dogs, hamburgers, Doritos...I want to reach through my computer and slap this isht out of him. He wasn't fat as a child...I don't know what happened to him, but they're setting her, and maybe their younger child too, up for a lifetime of weight and health issues.
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I think I'm pretty much over all of this. I think that some peoples' bodies/metabolisms just have a set point and whatever you do to move away from that, your body will compensate twice as hard to take you back there. Your set point may come from a medical condition or having been an overweight child--which is when you body makes all the fat cells--adults do not make more fat cells, they simply make the ones they acquired in childhood larger. This is what I learned in my medical studies, anyway. And, I was that little fat-bellied kid whose parents never taught her about food boundaries and restraint. Now, it's a continuous lifelong struggle that I'm beyond sick of.

I officially weigh 10 lbs more today than I did about a month and a half ago at my lowest weight since last summer. And, I'm still leading the same low-carb and daily exercise (HIIT/Tabata/weights) lifestyle. I still wear the same size, though things seem a bit tighter. I just *feel* heavier, and I knew that when I got onto the scale this morning, I wouldn't like the number.

This isn't living...this is obsessing over every single bite of food I put into my mouth. Watching and obsessing over other average-sized or thin people eating "normally" and wondering how they do it and why can't I? I don't think I can do this anymore. I can't eat any less. I can't exercise any more. What's the point? This isn't even a plateau--this is a free-fall. My "new muscle tissue" doesn't seem to be helping to raise my metabolism profoundly either. Another factoid that only seems to work for other people.

Clearly it's possible to lose the weight, but I don't think it's always possible to keep it off. Not while leading a somewhat "normal" existence. Yes, some people do, but I think those are most likely the people whose weight only ballooned in adulthood. Nothing is absolute--I know that. But my personal experiences all point to the conclusion that fat kids, make fat adults...period. I have a FB friend who is morbidly obese, his wife is morbidly obese, their 5 yr-old daughter has that same fat-bellied appearance I had as a youngster, and every picture or post he makes regarding feeding both kids contains junk food. Tater tots, hot dogs, hamburgers, Doritos...I want to reach through my computer and slap this isht out of him. He wasn't fat as a child...I don't know what happened to him, but they're setting her, and maybe their younger child too, up for a lifetime of weight and health issues.
Originally Posted by Honeycurls
I think some people are naturally thin and have fast metabolisms. I think some people naturally have small appetites and a low desire to eat.

Some people have a slow metabolism and like to eat, or are prone to overindulge. Some people just have to make a lifestyle out of focusing on watching their diet and portions and choices. For some that's natural, for some it takes more work.


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Of course basal metabolic rates vary from person to person and for many reasons we know and don't know. I'm frustrated by the fact that no matter WHAT measures I take, my body wants to be fat. And, if that's indeed the case, then I want to be fat and happy, not fat and obsessive and miserable yet still busting my ass every day working out and depriving myself of the only real true joy I've ever known--eating.

It's not even that I've hit a plateau and am maintaining my weight loss in spite of my efforts...I'm friggin' gaining weight again, and it's not muscle weight!

I've tried doing all of the right things, and my body still just tries to reset itself to the highest weight it's known to date. All the literature that purports that "muscle burns more calories than fat" and "eating protein raises your metabolism" and "exercising raises your metabolism for the entire day and high intensity supercharges it even more" forgot to mention, "Well, except for you, Honeycurls." That tells me that there's more at play than just simply doing all the right things. There should be no reason that my body should be able to reach and maintain the same weight it did when I was sitting around 10+ hrs a day, not exercising even for a second, stuffing my face with whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted it. There is no logical reason that with all the lifestyle changes I've made since that time, I should even be in the same weight neighborhood, yet my body keeps trying to drive back to the old house time and time again.

I am soooooo frustrated right now. I just don't know what to do. I can't imagine what an unhealthy beast I'd be if I stopped doing what I'm doing. I don't think I could emotionally tolerate being that way again.
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You can be fat and fit.. there's nothing wrong with that. I am fat but fit. According to the "experts" at my height of 5'3" I should be about 120-130 lbs. For MY body that's just not realistic. I am at my personal "ideal" weight, when I'm 155-165 range. Some folks are just bigger, and these days with hormones, pesticides, genetically modified foods, etc. you have no idea how that is all interacting with your personal body chemistry. So I agree with you Honeycurls, that you can just be "fat and happy" as well as fit.. I consider myself to be a fat/fit chick.
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Honeycurls- if you haven't already done so, check with your doctor to make sure you don't have a thyroid condition or some other medical reason you can't lose weight. It's so frustrating to not get the results when you're working so hard. For me, as I approach menopause, my hormones and metabolism are all wonky. I'm just doing the best I can to make healthy choices most of the time.
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Honeycurls- if you haven't already done so, check with your doctor to make sure you don't have a thyroid condition or some other medical reason you can't lose weight. It's so frustrating to not get the results when you're working so hard. For me, as I approach menopause, my hormones and metabolism are all wonky. I'm just doing the best I can to make healthy choices most of the time.
Originally Posted by 2poodles
Thanks, 2p, I had it checked near the end of 2011--"unfortunately," labs were fine! No help there!

I've been doing some reading and some introspection and have determined two things:

I'm not being completely honest with myself about my diet

The diet I've been following isn't all that supportive of sustainable weight loss.

I've been reading up on the Caveman diet and learned some interesting things about the "healthy" foods I've been eating--rather the way we've been eating/cooking them. Also learned some things about how easy it is to sabotage your own weight loss efforts--and they're all things I've been doing. We get complacent about our diets and start slipping other foods or larger portions in here and there without even realizing we're doing it.

Also, since going back to school, I'm doing a lot more sitting around every day studying and doing homework. I don't know what I can do to combat that, but it definitely is a factor.

I did a little reality check on myself, and now I need to figure out if I'm willing to do what it takes to stay on track because as we age, it does get progressively harder to stay ahead of the fat monster.
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Honeycurls,

Have you ever heard of or tried intermittent fasting? I've read about a lot of people who had come to stand-stills in their weight loss efforts (low carb in particular) who incorporated this method with great results.

There is tons of info on Marks Daily Apple blog and lots of threads about it in his forum.

Another diet that employs this strategy is the Alternate Day Diet (also called the Johnson Up Day Down Day .. or JUDDD Diet).
Honeycurls,

Have you ever heard of or tried intermittent fasting? I've read about a lot of people who had come to stand-stills in their weight loss efforts (low carb in particular) who incorporated this method with great results.

There is tons of info on Marks Daily Apple blog and lots of threads about it in his forum.

Another diet that employs this strategy is the Alternate Day Diet (also called the Johnson Up Day Down Day .. or JUDDD Diet).
Originally Posted by LAwoman
I've done that a little.....it certainly does jump start the weight loss. Like if u've plateaued...u can get the weight coming off again with a little fast. I will eat breakfast one morning and not eat again till breakfast the next morning. I'll do that like once a week.


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Honeycurls,

I'm having the same issue...I'm up to 146..not sure what is going on. I thought I was eating better...but it seems my weight is just flying up... I'm about to go crazy.

I've been working out more...I'm not sure if I've got a layer of muscle under the fat...so I'm just weighing more? What is weird is one day I way 146 and the next day is 142...maybe it's the weather and I'm just holding water.

Any thoughts I would be greatful. I feel like it's all in my stomach...my new pants fit...but feel snug.
I've decided that I am really sensitive to starches - particularly breads and pastas. If I eat them, I retain fluid - especially in my face and belly. I can retain as much as 3 - 5 pounds overnight. I don't think I was as sensitive to them when I was in my 20's and 30's. But now that I'll be 50 soon, I can really see the relationship between eating starches and being bloated....at least for me.
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Honeycurls,

I'm having the same issue...I'm up to 146..not sure what is going on. I thought I was eating better...but it seems my weight is just flying up... I'm about to go crazy.

I've been working out more...I'm not sure if I've got a layer of muscle under the fat...so I'm just weighing more? What is weird is one day I way 146 and the next day is 142...maybe it's the weather and I'm just holding water.

Any thoughts I would be greatful. I feel like it's all in my stomach...my new pants fit...but feel snug.
Originally Posted by inheritedcurls
hey there, i can't recall but what exactly are you doing for exercise? reason i'm asking i've been wearing a heart rate monitor and really seeing the impact of exercise on my weight loss. i was talking to one of my members yesterday and she was saying when her heart rate is around 130-140 she burns more fat. not so much if she's lower or even in the higher range. i think she has a point. i've been doing zumba a lot and my heart rate is around the upper 130's as average. i've really kicked up my weight loss but moreso, i feel flatter in my tummy area.

also, how are you doing with dairy? dairy and dairy products can inhibit weight loss.
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