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Old Thu, Jan-20-22, 06:22
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Plan: P:E/DDF
Stats: 225/150/169 Female 5' 9"
BF:45%/27%/25%
Progress: 134%
Location: NC
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The first of 7 Data Driven Fasting programs this year starts this Saturday in the new community. As always, the 160 page explanation of blood glucose, nutrient dense foods and how to lower BG by doing a DDF program properly, is FREE. You can join the community at:
members.optimisingnutrition.com/share/d3A0K_0b4-fRtnlS


- If you've already joined DDF, work through the Getting Started Guide at https://members.optimisingnutrition...6083080/content
- If you haven't yet, you can sign up at https://www.datadrivenfasting.com/optin
If you're a DDF Unlimited Member, you should have received an email invite.
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Old Wed, Jan-26-22, 05:55
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Plan: P:E/DDF
Stats: 225/150/169 Female 5' 9"
BF:45%/27%/25%
Progress: 134%
Location: NC
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Marty Kendall added a new post to his blog about the DDF App (available if you do a challenge) and explains in great detail what impacts BG (it's not only carbs). This free book is now 186 pages long in an FAQ format, so you can easily find answers to understanding why your waking BG is not going down, etc. here by chapter.

https://optimisingnutrition.com/the...en-fasting-app/

Also posted free on his blog is the new 109 page book on Optimising Nutrition, why being deficient in micronutrients impacts both health and weight, and how to get optimal levels without taking supplements.

https://optimisingnutrition.com/mac...class-overview/
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Old Tue, Feb-01-22, 05:04
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Plan: P:E/DDF
Stats: 225/150/169 Female 5' 9"
BF:45%/27%/25%
Progress: 134%
Location: NC
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And the final book on Micronutrients in the new Masterclass format is being loaded now….you can read all sections of a detailed guide to micronutrients for free.

It is especially interesting if you have wondered about getting enough Micronutrients in your diet (be it low carb, vegetarian, or a number of others)

Starting Jan 31, 2022, the Optimising Nutrition blog is adding all the Sections of its new Micronutrients Masterclass. Eight parts are there already today (2/1/22 ) but it appears there will be more. Reading How the Micronutrient class works, you can see how with the right data, you can craft a Micronutrient rich diet based on your own diet and food preferences, that meets all Optimal levels (not just RDI) of 34 necessary vitamins and minerals, without using supplements.

Find all sections here: https://optimisingnutrition.com/blog/

Today's post, Micronutrient Deficiencies in Popular Diets. ( including low carb)
https://optimisingnutrition.com/mic...-popular-diets/

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Old Fri, Feb-11-22, 03:47
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Plan: P:E/DDF
Stats: 225/150/169 Female 5' 9"
BF:45%/27%/25%
Progress: 134%
Location: NC
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The 4 week MicroNutrient class starts tomorrow…this is where the rubber hits the road on understanding Nutrient Density. The entire MicroNutrient Manual is available free at https://members.optimisingnutrition...3A0K_0b4-fRtnlS

Or you can download parts of it on the website blog and work through it in sections. If you are low on various micronutrients, you can learn how to correct by adjusting the diet you currently enjoy without supplements.

This new article on What Does Insulin Do in Your Body? is very helpful…

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To help you move beyond the over-simplified carbohydrate-insulin belief, this article will:

give you a deeper understanding of how insulin works in your body, and
show you how to reduce your insulin, blood glucose, and weight to healthy levels through improved food choices and optimised meal timing.


https://optimisingnutrition.com/wha...ody/#more-26618
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Old Wed, Mar-16-22, 08:53
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Plan: P:E/DDF
Stats: 225/150/169 Female 5' 9"
BF:45%/27%/25%
Progress: 134%
Location: NC
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A new podcast with Holistic Nutritionists, interviewing Marty Kendall about the basics of DDF, how it works with various diets including High Protein. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podca...i=1000553129208

There is also a new series on his Blog about Satiety. Satiety per Calorie is key to weight loss. Ted Naiman's upcoming book is on this topic as well.

Low Energy Density Foods and Recipes: Will They Help You Feel Full with Fewer Calories?
(Including the lists of the best foods for satiety at the lowest energy)

https://optimisingnutrition.com/low...or-weight-loss/
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Old Wed, Mar-16-22, 09:47
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Plan: vLC/GF,CF,SF
Stats: 197/136/150 Female 66 inches
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Progress: 130%
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Good articles, but I will not be making the Quick Mackerel Salad - it conjures up WW's Fluffy Mackerel Pudding recipe from the 1970s. https://vintagerecipecards.com/2014...ckerel-pudding/
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Old Wed, Mar-16-22, 10:07
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Plan: P:E/DDF
Stats: 225/150/169 Female 5' 9"
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Progress: 134%
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Good articles, but I will not be making the Quick Mackerel Salad - it conjures up WW's Fluffy Mackerel Pudding recipe from the 1970s. https://vintagerecipecards.com/2014...ckerel-pudding/


Sounds yum, the soup too. The first time I joined WW was 1986, so I missed this recipe, Thanks for sharing.
Mackerel is satiating..mixed with eggs, egg whites and vegetables I can tolerate it.
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Old Mon, Mar-21-22, 05:54
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Plan: P:E/DDF
Stats: 225/150/169 Female 5' 9"
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Progress: 134%
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Along with the New Satiety series, Marty is updating his Nutrient Density series. Each Micronutrient gets a long article about bioavailability, sources, recipes.

This is the new Calcium post, but there are many more.

https://optimisingnutrition.com/cal...nutrient-guide/
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Old Tue, Mar-29-22, 16:17
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Plan: DDF
Stats: 220/147/155 Female 5'3"
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After reading Jey100's Success Story posted here, I went down the rabbit hole of reading about Marty Kendall (and Ted Naiman). Excited to keep learning and get started. I signed up for the April DDF challenge. Going to go look for a glucometer this evening. Thanks for all the great info everyone.
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Old Tue, Mar-29-22, 17:45
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Plan: P:E/DDF
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Progress: 134%
Location: NC
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Great! See you in the April challenge.

The glucose meter recommended for both accuracy and lower cost is the Contour One Next. You do not need a prescription, you can buy it on the shelf in Walmart, etc. On Amazon there are also suppliers for the strips at a lower cost, but you will likely need to start.with a kit with lancets.
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Old Wed, Mar-30-22, 08:29
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Plan: P:E=>1 (Q3-22)
Stats: 168/101/82 Male 182cm
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Great! See you in the April challenge.

The glucose meter recommended for both accuracy and lower cost is the Contour One Next. You do not need a prescription, you can buy it on the shelf in Walmart, etc. On Amazon there are also suppliers for the strips at a lower cost, but you will likely need to start.with a kit with lancets.

Agreed! Mine working great and the most consistent of the few that I've tried. Also small and can carry strips, poker and meter in small pouch, which you might need to do for the first portions of DDF. I didn't have the most compliant session last month but I think i'm back on track now with the protocol. I'll likely continue to work on pre-meal numbers hopefully down into the lower 80s without feeling hunger - but you never know hunger his part of the protocol - you just need to be at or slightly below your current BG number more often than not to make some progress.

Hoping to hone that hunger signal(s) and eat to appetite life long goal - no meters or counting - just good food choices.
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Old Wed, Apr-06-22, 12:03
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Plan: DDF
Stats: 220/147/155 Female 5'3"
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Currently staring down the lancets over here.

What are the best lancets for the less-brave-type people?
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Old Wed, Apr-06-22, 12:35
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Plan: vLC/GF,CF,SF
Stats: 197/136/150 Female 66 inches
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Progress: 130%
Location: Alberta
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What are the best lancets for the less-brave-type people?
Ones that come with a spring-loaded pen-shaped dispenser work well. They typically allow you to set the depth of penetration; start with a lower or moderate depth and only turn it up if you need to. Mine is similar to an Accu-Chek softclix. You just press a button to initiate the poke, no stabbing motion and no worry about stabbing yourself too hard or too lightly to draw blood.

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Old Wed, Apr-06-22, 13:50
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Plan: P:E/DDF
Stats: 225/150/169 Female 5' 9"
BF:45%/27%/25%
Progress: 134%
Location: NC
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What Deirdra said^ Most lancet pens are similar in design and Thin Gauge lancet refills easy to find if the regular ones hurt. Poke away from the tip of the finger, some members even use the palm instead, but on sides of finger, I barely feel it if the depth setting is good and lancet newish.
Edit: you have good answers from the community, I’m still working my way through a big bag of lancets that came with one of the kits, and mostly change it when the 35 count glucose strip bottle runs out

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Old Thu, Apr-07-22, 05:07
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Plan: P:E/DDF
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Progress: 134%
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For Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Blood Glucose, Marty has updated the DDF Manual yet again. It is now 194 pages!!, available free in the community. Revision Date is April 2022on bottom of page so you know if you have the latest.

It is also available in Ten Parts posted on the ON Blog.
https://optimisingnutrition.com/wha...1-2/#more-23088

Next DDF starts Saturday! Lots to read ahead if you wish…or can take the short Daily Lessons day by day to not overwhelm.
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