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Old Wed, Mar-03-21, 07:10
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Froka Froka is offline
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Plan: Carnivore & IF
Stats: 357.0/336.8/170 Female 5' 8"
BF:
Progress: 11%
Location: San Diego, CA
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3g carbs yesterday and I stuck with meat, eggs, dairy, spices, and water.

Carb habit days successful: 73/90 (started 12/10/20, ends 03/09/21)
Carnivore: 9/90 (Started 02/23/21, ends 05/23/21)

I had a large lunch and ended up skipping dinner. I had a lot of energy yesterday and it kept up until I dropped quickly to sleep, which is awesome, because I rarely fall asleep fast.

lol Kristine, eh... that's life I guess. But I'm not giving it up juuuust yet. But I think that's where I'm headed. I'll get used to it.
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  #287   ^
Old Wed, Mar-03-21, 07:20
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Plan: HP/MF/LC
Stats: 265/223.6/199 Male 5' 5"
BF:
Progress: 63%
Location: The Land of Cheese
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Habit 1: Eating Less than 200 calories after 7:00 PM
Exception: Eating Dinner if delayed due to schedule/conflict
Timeline: Dec 7th - March 7th
Days On Track: 83
Days Off Track: 2
12/13, 12/20, 12/27, 1/4, 1/11, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/7

Habit 2: IFing for 12 hours each day.
Exception: None
Timeline: Feb 12th - May 13th
On Track:19
Off Track:0
2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/13
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  #288   ^
Old Wed, Mar-03-21, 09:21
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Posts: 8,155
 
Plan: My own - < 30 net carbs
Stats: 440/240/210 Male 5' 11"
BF:Energy Unleashed
Progress: 87%
Location: Central Virginia - USA
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Goals for January 2 through March 31

1) Stop eating whey protein
2) Avoid all snacking between meals & after dinner
3) Get most of my fat from food (limit the added fats)
4) Basically return to the < 30 net carb, high fiber diet I was doing in 2016.
5) Eat less at dinnertime (Starting February 1)

Met all goals: 55 days
Off Target: 5 days

Tuesday I was OP with my food. I didn't log, but portions at each meal were on point. I plan to log food today.

My daily step count is on the rise (15K yesterday) and I did my weight lifting at the Y without my gym buddy Kelsey. She had a mandatory business dinner to attend after work. That kind of sucks for her, but I was rather proud of myself to sticking with my gym regimen in her absence. She won't be home forever, so I will need to find the will to keep doing what I need to do when I'm flying solo.

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Originally Posted by Kristine
Jess, sympathy: I would cry if I thought I had to give up dairy.

Ken, did you ever get around to trying pea protein? What did you think? I got a little bit at our bulk store to try. It smells a little weird, almost like baby formula. I put some in my chaffles, replacing half the whey, and they tasted about the same as usual, so it gets a so far.


For my last 30 days I too will be cutting the cheese. I'm looking to increase my daily consumption of body fat and to do that I need to eat less fat. Much of my dietary fat is coming from dairy and I tend to be too liberal with my daily cheese intake. So dialing back the cheese will surely help move the needle on the scale. I will miss my brie, though. I've grown rather fond of that moldy cheese.

I do need to keep my protein up to support my strength training. I will likely sub in more lean meats for some of that cheese that I won't be eating. I'm still avoiding whey protein for its insulinogenic effect, but I did recently buy some pea protein on Amazon to try out. A 2 tbsp serving provides 16g of protein for less than 2 carbs. It is supposed to be great for muscle building and less insulinogenic than whey protein isolate.

I've used the pea protein several times over the past few weeks. My thoughts...

The flavor is definitively less appealing than whey protein powder. IMO whey actually adds to the flavor of a protein shake. When I make my typical protein shake (SF almond milk, protein powder, cocoa, PB powder, chia seeds, SF sweetener and a dash of HWC) the whey protein version is yummy - while the pea protein version is drinkable, but that's about it.

When I add 2 tablespoons of pea protein to one of my seed & nut flour based mug muffins the weird flavor of the pea protein is masked much better. LC mug muffins have have been a regular part of my diet for years - mainly for the fiber provided. They taste better when i add more fat, though, and that too has been part of my problem with weight creep. So now I'm tweaking my recipes a bit to make them higher in protein and lower in fat. This is likely how I will be consuming my pea protein going forward.

I'll have to trust the science in so far as pea protein's support for my muscle building plans. There is no good way to know how much of an effect the pea protein will have on my progress.

Last edited by khrussva : Yesterday at 10:11.
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Old Wed, Mar-03-21, 11:30
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Posts: 6,707
 
Plan: Eat B4 Noon (2020 Q4)
Stats: 342.2/191/000 Male 182cm
BF:
Progress: 44%
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Practice Plan Thru March 31

Protein: <200g/day
No LC Sweeteners (drinks, bars, sprinkles, etc.)
Study DDF and perhaps implement: https://www.datadrivenfasting.com/home

Tracking below.

X = Practiced all of the above
O = Did not practice all of the above

MTWTFSS
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OXXOOOO
OOXOOOO
OOXOOOO
OO

Notes:
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Old Yesterday, 02:38
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Posts: 22,196
 
Plan: Primal/P:E
Stats: 171/155/155 Female 5'7"
BF:
Progress: 100%
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
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Dec 30 - March 30 * Protein prioritization and strength training

Yesterday: 2/2
Successful protein goal days: 64/64
Successful workout days: 56/64

Ken & Jess - if/when you've given up dairy and you decide to reintroduce it, a lot of people seem to do well with fermented dairy. I think it's WereBear here on the forum who can handle the fermented dairy well.
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Old Yesterday, 08:49
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Plan: Carnivore & IF
Stats: 357.0/336.8/170 Female 5' 8"
BF:
Progress: 11%
Location: San Diego, CA
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6g carbs yesterday and I stuck with meat, eggs, dairy, spices, and water.

Carb habit days successful: 74/90 (started 12/10/20, ends 03/09/21)
Carnivore: 10/90 (Started 02/23/21, ends 05/23/21)

I'm coming up on the end of my carb count habit - back when I made this goal, I didn't know I would be turning to carnivore, so it's been pretty easy to hit it each day. I will be switching that habit to cutting out dairy.

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Originally Posted by khrussva
For my last 30 days I too will be cutting the cheese. I'm looking to increase my daily consumption of body fat and to do that I need to eat less fat. Much of my dietary fat is coming from dairy and I tend to be too liberal with my daily cheese intake. So dialing back the cheese will surely help move the needle on the scale. I will miss my brie, though. I've grown rather fond of that moldy cheese.


Good to know I'll have a dairy buddy for some of my new habit

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kristine
Ken & Jess - if/when you've given up dairy and you decide to reintroduce it, a lot of people seem to do well with fermented dairy. I think it's WereBear here on the forum who can handle the fermented dairy well.


Good to know, I'll check it out. I love fermented foods anyway but I don't think I've ever even tried fermented dairy.
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Old Yesterday, 10:15
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Posts: 6,707
 
Plan: Eat B4 Noon (2020 Q4)
Stats: 342.2/191/000 Male 182cm
BF:
Progress: 44%
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Practice Plan Thru March 31

Protein: <200g/day
No LC Sweeteners (drinks, bars, sprinkles, etc.)
Study DDF and perhaps implement: https://www.datadrivenfasting.com/home

Tracking below.

X = Practiced all of the above
O = Did not practice all of the above

MTWTFSS
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OXXXOXO
XXXOXXO
XXXXXOX
XXXXXXO
XXOOOOX
OXXOOOO
OOXOOOO
OOXOOOO
OOO

Notes:
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  #293   ^
Old Yesterday, 10:32
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Posts: 8,128
 
Plan: HP/MF/LC
Stats: 265/223.6/199 Male 5' 5"
BF:
Progress: 63%
Location: The Land of Cheese
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Habit 1: Eating Less than 200 calories after 7:00 PM
Exception: Eating Dinner if delayed due to schedule/conflict
Timeline: Dec 7th - March 7th
Days On Track: 84
Days Off Track: 2
12/13, 12/20, 12/27, 1/4, 1/11, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/7

Habit 2: IFing for 12 hours each day.
Exception: None
Timeline: Feb 12th - May 13th
On Track:20
Off Track:0
2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/13
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Old Yesterday, 11:22
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khrussva khrussva is offline
Posts: 8,155
 
Plan: My own - < 30 net carbs
Stats: 440/240/210 Male 5' 11"
BF:Energy Unleashed
Progress: 87%
Location: Central Virginia - USA
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Goals for January 2 through March 31

1) Stop eating whey protein
2) Avoid all snacking between meals & after dinner
3) Get most of my fat from food (limit the added fats)
4) Basically return to the < 30 net carb, high fiber diet I was doing in 2016.
5) Eat less at dinnertime (Starting February 1)

Met all goals: 56 days
Off Target: 5 days

OP yesterday. I still have some cheese to get through in the fridge, but I will be trying to eat less. Yesterday I logged my meals. 23 net carbs & 2400 calories.
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