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Old Fri, Aug-18-17, 14:24
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Plan: Ketogenic (LCHFKD)
Stats: 227/186/185 Male 6' 0"
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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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Plan: Atkins 72 with real foods
Stats: 470/462/199 Female 5'3"
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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 Yesterday, 08:59
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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 Today, 02:44
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Plan: IF Fung/LC Westman/Primal
Stats: 222/172/169 Female 5' 9"
BF:45%/25.3%/24%
Progress: 94%
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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 Today, 06:56
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Plan: Ketogenic (LCHFKD)
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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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Plan: Dr. Bernstein
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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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Plan: Real Human Diet
Stats: 206.6/172/172 Female 65.5"
BF:much better
Progress: 100%
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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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Plan: IF Fung/LC Westman/Primal
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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 I like Dr. Naiman's approach to a high protein diet more. My comment after only a week or so doing it...after moderating protein for years it is hard to increase protein to high 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 than some meals I ate in the first weeks of Low Carb, one reason I wanted to try this "hack" for a short time.

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