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Old Tue, Jun-18-19, 08:16
SilverEm SilverEm is offline
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Plan: LC RPAH/FailSafe
Stats: 137/136/136 Female 67"
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Progress: 100%
Location: Maintenance since 2001
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For me, the ideal calorie [energy intake] deficit comes from adjusting the protein, fat and carb amounts and ratios.

Enough protein to feel strong enough to do what I need to do and, to feel well. 50-60g a day is my usual. Too few and I feel weak. I rarely go higher than 70.

Carbs, not too few, so that my body does not struggle. And not too many, so that I do not get carb cravings. I usually run 35 - 45g/d these days. Occasionally, less or more.

Fat is the easiest to vary. I lose weight and feel better with tallow than with butter and cream. [Butter and cream are my indulgences, but they are not necessary]. I try to keep fat between two and two-and-a-half times the amount of protein, by weight in grams. Sometimes I go lower or higher.

To lose weight, I have to stay at the lower end of my ranges.

The content matters as much as the amounts and ratios.

Organic, grass-fed. Low-heat cooking, not overcooking helps me, too.

Best wishes.
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Old Tue, Jun-18-19, 18:37
ireactions ireactions is offline
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Plan: Keto w.Bulletproof Coffee
Stats: 205/188/145 Male 5'8
BF:25.1
Progress: 28%
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I think it was the dextrose in my stevia that was messing up my appetite and making me keep eating well after I should have felt full. I felt completely satisfied today on 500 grams of chicken and some broccoli for dinner.
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Mayflowers Mayflowers is offline
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Plan: Atkins/LCHF
Stats: 205/165/150 Female 5'6"
BF:35
Progress: 73%
Location: Jersey Girl
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I think a lot depends on your metabolism. If I was younger, I'd drop weight easily not counting calories. Dr. Westman said if you're doing everything right and still not losing to look at the calories. I had to start doing that now that I'm older and its working much better for me.
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