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Old Tue, Dec-31-19, 17:28
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I'm in my seventies, and I haven't lost any weight at all this past year - even gained a couple of pounds. I'm not as zealous about low-carbing, or watching calories, as I used to be, so I bring this on myself. Still frustrating, though.

Meg
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Old Wed, Jan-01-20, 06:44
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I went back and looked at my profile and the pictures I posted in 2007 when I lost 80 pounds on Protein Power.

Well, I gained back 30 pounds (or 20 as of today).

I have been "playing at" lo-carb all last year - carbs one day, abstinence the next - but got "serious" at the end of November.

For me - "serious" means weighing and measuring everything I eat and entering it into the computer program DietPower. The program graphs my losses and gains so I get a visual reminder of just where I have been and where I need to go.

At 86, everything slows down. But, I am hoping I can stick to it long enough to lose at least 20 pounds. That way I will be just 5 pounds heavier than my 2007 achievement.

My problem this time around is not being able to get enough daily protein. The last time I could eat a 7-8 oz steak - now I can only eat 3-4 oz at a sitting.

Also, as I have aged, I have developed food intolerances I never had before. Last time I ate a lot of Greek salad (sweet peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, olives) as a low carb choice - now I get severe GI symptoms as well as fluid retention. Thanks to this forum, I find the Greek salad is completely composed of lectins. Sigh. I love that salad!

Palm oil is another no no - creating severe GI symptoms. Even in the small amounts used in many products. Palm oil is ubiquitous.

So, aging is a challenge. No more soup beans - a winter staple. No more grains. No more lectins. Changing tastes in meats.

A journey of self discovery that takes time, patience, headaches, and new skills at handling enablers.
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Old Fri, Jan-10-20, 23:38
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Hello Benay,
I read in another thread your need for microwave meals, and then this post gave me an idea thatís been good for my mother (also mid-80s.) I read that whey protein is the easiest for older women to digest, and also easy way to get the extra protein we need post surgery. Iíve been making us whey protein smoothies. There are many brands available, and if you like a sweeter flavour, many are sweetened with stevia. Iíve found a couple of grass-fed whey protein powders, and use with water and a few frozen berries, it is easy and tasty and packs a protein punch.

Works with blender or one of those hand held wands.

If I find that other thread I will post there too. Maybe this would help your protein needs and also easier to make in a small kitchen where itís hard to stand.
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Old Sat, Jan-11-20, 04:42
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Thanks Blue Ruby
Yes I have whey protein in the house for shakes
What I found from being on the Eades\ "Six week cure for the middle aged middle" which focuses on shakes, that not only do I prefer to chew, but I feel more satisfied after chewing a meal than drinking one
That being said, yes a well made whey protein shake is a good way to get more protein.
(Lately, because I am lazy, I have been drinking the ready made protein drinks that say they contain 30 gm of protein and 3 gm of carbs when I feel hungry but don't want to cook)
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