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Old Fri, Aug-18-17, 15:24
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Plan: Ketogenic (LCHFKD)
Stats: 227/186/185 Male 6' 0"
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Progress: 98%
Location: Herndon, VA
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Sunday will mark two weeks. Today I started only eating when I actually feel hungry. I did eat 2 eggs for breakfast just because I had to help my daughter move into the dorm and did not want to suddenly be starving in the process. I came home and had two of the chicken cheese roll-ups, (~2 carbs each) and skipped dinner - I just don't feel hungry but I have felt great all day!

Bill

Excellent! This is exactly what you want, and it becomes self-reinforcing.
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Old Sun, Aug-20-17, 09:51
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Plan: Atkins 72 with real foods
Stats: 470/462/199 Female 5'3"
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Progress: 3%
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Wrap some raw bacon around those dills and bake em. 350F till the bacon looks cooked.
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Old Sun, Aug-20-17, 09:59
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Plan: ≤ 20 carbs & IF
Stats: 292/241/170 Male 72 Inches
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Progress: 42%
Location: Tucson, AZ
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OK well, today marks exactly two weeks consuming 20 carbs or less per day. I did not lose as much during week 2 as I did during week 1, but I have gone from ~274 to precisely 272.2 - a good solid 2 to 2.5 pounds I figure. My BG has also gone down a bit more, but again not as much as it did during week 1, average about 130.

I continue to take my oral medications but hope to be able to quit them completely at some point.

My plan at this point is to continue induction at no more than 20 grams of carbs per day.
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Old Mon, Aug-21-17, 03:44
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Plan: IF Fung/LC Westman/Primal
Stats: 222/171/169 Female 5' 9"
BF:45%/25.3%/24%
Progress: 96%
Location: NC
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That's great progress.
After that large whoosh of water/edema you had the first week, settling into a 1-2 pound loss of actual fat weight. Often week three has no loss, so if that happens, don't get discouraged. Why the Scales Lie: http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t=365499

You probably feel great already but may not be fully "fat adapted" yet, that is estimated to be more like 4-6 weeks. http://www.tuitnutrition.com/2016/0...-a-ketard1.html

Good plan to stay at 20g, Consider staying there until BG is under 100 consistently. Dr Bernstein keeps diabetics at his 6-12-12g meals forever.

From an average BG of 250 to 130 in 2 weeks...guess this low carb thingie works
Keep doing what you're doing.
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Old Mon, Aug-21-17, 07:56
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Plan: Ketogenic (LCHFKD)
Stats: 227/186/185 Male 6' 0"
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Progress: 98%
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Agreed, this is great progress. You don't always see progress immediately because your metabolism is going through a lot of adjustments. The numbers indicate this. Stay the course, don't vary, and don't give up, don't ever give up!!!
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Old Mon, Aug-21-17, 09:10
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Plan: Dr. Bernstein
Stats: 188/160/135 Female 5 ft 4 inches
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Progress: 53%
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Agreed, this is great progress. You don't always see progress immediately because your metabolism is going through a lot of adjustments. The numbers indicate this. Stay the course, don't vary, and don't give up, don't ever give up!!!


Progress in health is odd. I've been stuck at my weight for a while now (not complaining - it's lower than it was a couple of months ago!), but this week my bg is better & I'm able to wear some clothes I had gotten too fat for.
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Old Mon, Aug-21-17, 09:22
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Plan: Real Human Diet
Stats: 206.6/161/150 Female 65.5"
BF:much better
Progress: 81%
Location: USA
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Steve Cooksey, Diabetic Warrior has been doing nearly zero carbs for 5-6 yrs now and reversed his diabetes. He's always experimenting and blogging about his results.
I Believe in Meat

He has nothing else better to do in life than experiment on his body....
And his results are easy to follow and understand.

Check him out. He keeps surprising me.

Welcome to the forum, Bill.
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Old Mon, Aug-21-17, 10:10
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Plan: IF Fung/LC Westman/Primal
Stats: 222/171/169 Female 5' 9"
BF:45%/25.3%/24%
Progress: 96%
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Pilot Gal, thanks for letting me know that Steve Cooksey is also doing a higher protein diet. I stopped following him that time he went crazy over Dr. Fung, so it has been a while. Good info, though Dr. Naiman's approach to a high protein diet is a teensy bit more liberal "sissy carnivore". My comment after only a week or so doing it...after moderating protein for years it is hard to increase protein to higher levels. Not getting close to the protein grams the macro calculator suggested, but think it will get easier as I keep messing with the meats. it is not much higher in protein than some meals I ate in the first months of NANY/Westman Low Carb plan before I even knew what a macro tracker was one reason to try this "hack" for a short time.

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Old Tue, Aug-22-17, 11:12
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Plan: ≤ 20 carbs & IF
Stats: 292/241/170 Male 72 Inches
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Progress: 42%
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Wrap some raw bacon around those dills and bake em. 350F till the bacon looks cooked.


Sounds weird... but since I'm making some baked cod today, I'm gona try it!
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Old Tue, Aug-22-17, 11:28
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Plan: ≤ 20 carbs & IF
Stats: 292/241/170 Male 72 Inches
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Progress: 42%
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Thanks all for the words of encouragement. I try to do a little online reading about my low carb diet and weight loss each day and I've added a couple things to my regimen.

I read that soaking in a hot bath before bedtime can help you lose weight, lower your BG and help you to sleep more soundly. I also started taking a small amount of ACV with water before bedtime which is reported to help a lot of things including edema.

Also I have adopted the "no eating anything after 8pm" idea. Even if I get hungry, I just put it out of my mind and go take my hot bath

I also discovered a new thing by accident. I had to take my dog to the vet yesterday and had to run some other errands and I'd skipped breakfast because I woke up late, but I really wasn't hungry anyway, but by noon I was starving. By the time I got home with the dog I was running late for another appointment and no time to fix anything so I just grabbed a couple slices thin roast beef and crammed them in my mouth and ran back out. 30 minutes later I was not hungry at all and felt like I'd had a full lunch & didn't get hungry again until dinner time. Cool.

I guess the moral of the story is you don't have to eat a full meal just because you feel like you are starving. (All I ate yesterday were those two slices and one bowl of low carb broccoli cheese soup which filled me up for dinner).

Lastly, this morning I weighed myself and I'm out of the 270's and into the 260's! I was 268.8 this morning! Seems odd, but I'll take it!

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Old Wed, Aug-23-17, 04:25
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Plan: IF Fung/LC Westman/Primal
Stats: 222/171/169 Female 5' 9"
BF:45%/25.3%/24%
Progress: 96%
Location: NC
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Ive never heard that about a hot bath but lack of sleep can effect BG. http://drhyman.com/blog/2016/04/13/...r-nights-sleep/ Many like a hot Epson Salt bath to relax and absorb magnesium through the skin (maybe) and that helps sleep for sure.
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Dr. Mark Hyman's Detox Bath

Take a hot salt/soda aromatherapy bath raising your body temperature before bed helps to induce sleep. A hot bath also relaxes your muscles and reduces tension physically and psychically. By adding one-and-a-half to one cup of Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) and one-and-a-half to one cup of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to your bath, you will gain the benefits of magnesium absorbed through your skin and the alkaline-balancing effects of the baking soda, both of which help with sleep


Dr Bernstein is not a fan of skipping meals, but Dr Fung is...if you read in his work, he describes hunger coming in waves. Beside the good protein you had which is satiating, you rode through the wave that comes at lunchtime (because you body is primed to have food then). Hunger doesn't continue to build up and get worse. Not suggesting you start fasting...but learning to Eat When Hungry, and what true hunger is, is "a good thing"

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Old Wed, Aug-23-17, 07:29
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Plan: ≤ 20 carbs & IF
Stats: 292/241/170 Male 72 Inches
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Progress: 42%
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Ive never heard that about a hot bath but lack of sleep can effect BG. http://drhyman.com/blog/2016/04/13/...r-nights-sleep/ Many like a hot Epson Salt bath to relax and absorb magnesium through the skin (maybe) and that helps sleep for sure.


There are a few articles out there about hot baths and BG, this is one with reference to a study:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/...evels-for-type/

I'm a believer in fasting (even though it's obvious I have not done much of that over the years lol). So far I have just been doing small fasts, such as skipping a meal when I don't feel hungry.
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