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Why some people don't lose weight even when wheat-free

Monday, October 29, 2012

This is from Dr. William Davis' blog:

www.wheatbellyblog.com/2012/10/i-los
t-the-wheat-but-didnt-lose-weight-2/

  
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SLENDERMAMA1 10/30/2012 7:13PM

    Thank you for the link....thought provoking.

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KALIOPPE 10/30/2012 4:16AM

    Thank you for this. I'm going to send it around. emoticon

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MOONSTORMER 10/30/2012 12:36AM

    thanks for sharing!

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-LINDA_S 10/29/2012 8:17PM

    Thanks, Birgit! Interesting stuff to ponder.

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SCHUBERTR1 10/29/2012 6:34PM

  wheat free does not mean calorie free. Following a gluten/wheat free diet is no guarantee for weight loss but it's a good way to drain your bank account.

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JANETELIZABETH1 10/29/2012 6:29PM

    Thanks!

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GOPINTOS 10/29/2012 6:23PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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BOB240 10/29/2012 5:40PM

    There's a danger here of not seeing the wood for the trees. People generally don't lose weight because they eat too much. Everything else is an excuse..

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DIET_FRIEND 10/29/2012 5:34PM

    IT's interesting. I have never given up wheat before. Maybe it's time to try it? I have been having difficulty this month by being on a plateau. I need to consider what it would mean to be wheat free.

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ERIN1957 10/29/2012 5:28PM

    thanks, looks interesting going to go check it out!

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Day 16 of ultra-low carb

Monday, October 29, 2012

Ultra-low carb is what I have to do if I want to get the body fat any further down and possibly even to maintain at a lower level.
My weight this morning is at 131.8, almost 3 pounds higher than 4 days ago.
I ended up eating a few more plums last night and it seems that the total amount of sugar between the chocolate and the extra fruit was more than my body can handle well.
I'm a little disappointed and still hoping that I can improve my insulin sensitivity and carb tolerance over the long run. On the other hand I'm very thankful that I can manage my health without any medication and with what feels like a normal diet: lots of the lower-carb veggies, a little fruit, some dairy and nuts, meat, eggs and lots of yummy herbs and spices.
This is a very balanced diet and would be very easy to maintain when eating at home. I will just have to get better at planning when on trips to avoid eating the wrong stuff and also try to avoid too many hours of sitting around.

Now let's see if I can make some real difference in the next 3 days before my next body scan so at least my body fat percentage won't go up. emoticon
If I'm careful I should be back in ketosis by tomorrow.
Today I have a lot of tomatoes and plums to process before they go bad. They are not much of a temptation right now fortunately. I'm glad that we are growing more green veggies in our garden from now on. Nobody needs that many tomatoes, LOL.

  
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GOPINTOS 10/29/2012 6:26PM

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Thanks for sharing!

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ERIN1957 10/29/2012 12:59PM

    Being healthy is not just a number, it is a way of life and living that life. I truly believe health is more important then a number. We all can try beating a number on the scale the health numbers come from many numbers. Look at the full picture and not just the one that stares back at you.
You are doing an amazing job at living healthy and as well, happily fulfilled!

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Days 13-15 of ultra-low carb

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Going to watch my daughter's swim meet was so worth it.
I loved seeing her and her team mates compete and to see the results of their hard work.
Being in the car for 3 1/2 hours two days in a row and sitting a significant part of the rest of the day was hard for me. I'm so used to moving around most of the day and also relying on the exercise I get from this.
Fortunately the motel had a nice fitness room so I got a 30 minute run, a strength training workout and a few sprints on the treadmill in, overall about 70 minutes. I decided not to weigh myself until tomorrow morning when my body is a little bit more in balance as far as exercise, food and fluid levels.
Overall I ate well and stayed relatively close to my eating plan with the following changes:
I ate more fruit at the hotel breakfast bar because there were not as many choices as I have at home. I also snacked more when I sat around with not much to do. My snacks were macadamia nuts that I brought from home but I probably had a few more than I needed. I also had some chocolate-covered almonds and one small bar of chocolate.
Lunch and dinner were burgers with various extras like mushrooms, cheese and bacon and some salad.
Getting to bed very late last night (around 2 am), made it hard to be on a normal schedule today. I only ate two meals, bacon and eggs as a midday meal and fresh berries with yogurt and some cheese and sprouts at night.
Today I had to catch up on a few things and am planning to watch a movie with my daughter, slowly and gradually transitioning us back to a normal bedtime.
Tomorrow I want to go back to a normal routine.

  
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-LINDA_S 10/29/2012 11:25AM

    You are amazingly disciplined and doing great! I wouldn't worry about an occasional small slip.

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ERIN1957 10/29/2012 7:41AM

    Life can be a challenge even when the events are rewards!
I had challenges to, but today is a new day and a new week.
Let's go after it and accomplish good health!
You are a great example on how it can work, when we make the effort!

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MRLDCTYGRL 10/29/2012 1:26AM

    Good for you for trying to stay at least in the spirit of the plan while you're out of your normal routine!

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AZTLAN777 10/28/2012 11:58PM

    Falling off the wagon happens to all of us. Good thing about Sparkpeople is we always get a new beginning! emoticon

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A great time at the district swim meet

Sunday, October 28, 2012


Being on the road was great fun.
My daughter's swim team won the district championship by 37 points and being there to see them do it was a thrill. Both her Medley Relay team and 400 Free Relay team made State time and will compete at the State level in two weeks.

I like the smoothness of her stroke and think she will be a great distance swimmer as she gets more experience. She is a great encouragement for me to work on my swimming.
I love this video of her swimming, although I missed the beginning. The only weak stroke for her is her backstroke and we are making some plans to help her improve it.
This is her swimming 200 IM (individual medley). She is the one with the blue cap.

  
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BROOKLYN_BORN 10/29/2012 4:56PM

    Great video! The breast stoke can really turn around an IM. She has great turns too. You should be very proud of her. Swimming is such a great sport for kids, something they can continue to do throughout their lives.

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KALIOPPE 10/29/2012 2:14PM

    Awesome! You must be a proud mama to have such a strong swimmer as a daughter and she in turn must be so proud of you. :) emoticon

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-LINDA_S 10/29/2012 12:03PM

    Very exciting! She has a great future in swimming.

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DESERTJULZ 10/29/2012 9:17AM

    Great video! Amazing how she came back after the backstroke to still win. Nice job.

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JSTETSER 10/29/2012 7:09AM

    Wonderful!


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EJOY-EVELYN 10/29/2012 4:31AM

    Beautiful swimmer. You deserve to be so very proud of her.

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NANCYRUBIO 10/28/2012 11:43PM

    Busy with swimmimg (or any team sport) shall kept them on the straight road

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Day 12 of ultra-low carb checklist

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Today can not be called an ultra-low carb day by any standard, LOL. What did me in was the cheesecake, absolutely delicious, of which I had a big piece because I felt a little dprived that I couldn't have too much else at the potluck. I had some pulled pork which tasted like it had a lot of barbecue sauce (and thereby high-frucose corn syrup) and some salad with the croutons removed. Only after I was done eating did I see there was a vegetable tray as well.
But by that time I had the cheesecake on my plate. I'm trying to add up the carbs from the Xylitol in the crust and the fillng in my head and adding it to the carbs from the barbecue sauce. It's pretty tricky to guess but I'll guess about 50 grams of carbs for both plus what I ate the rest of the day.

Lunch was a second serving of bacon and eggs and another cup of decaf with cream. I also had a few more plums.
I was a little short on vegetables today.

1. how much did I sleep last night: 9 hours
1. how many carbs did I consume: about 60+
3. how much and what type of exercise did I do today: none, rest day
4. what supplements did I take today: Vitamin D3, 5000 I.U., fishoil 2000 mg, slow-mag 6 capsules,
5. what was my stress level today: low
6. did I get enough salt (2-3 grams/day) and enough water (80-100oz.): yes for both

Overall a pretty good day. Taking my rest day was a good thing, both for time reasons and to avoid the wet and cold outside.
Tomorrow I will leave for two days to go to my daughter's swim meet, so may not post much the next two days. I'll also have to do without the scales. I'm actually getting tired of them anyhow. Eating away from home will be interesting. I'm packing some macadamia nuts as a snack and need to remember to bring my water bottle. We have good water at home, without chlorine in it. If I have to drink chlorinated water on the trip I'll drink too little. Can't stand the taste of plastic water bottle, either.

  
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NDTEACHER1 10/29/2012 10:25PM

    Best of luck on your journey!

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GOPINTOS 10/26/2012 4:58PM

    Oh gosh, cheesecake, sounds yumm-o!!

Thanks for sharing!

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ERIN1957 10/26/2012 3:43PM

    Have fun and enjoy. My DD makes a mean cheese cake and a low carb red velvet minute muffin with cream cheese frosting. For being skinny and 14 years old I am proud she doesn't want sugar.

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-LINDA_S 10/26/2012 3:37PM

    It's hard to eat away from home. Cheesecake sounds great!

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NAYPOOIE 10/26/2012 2:22PM

    mmmm, cheesecake!

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GETTINGSLIM69 10/26/2012 1:21PM

    I am going to have to go back and read about your journey. I am working on low carb as well. I had to stop working out as of this past Monday because my entire body (new symptom) has been in pain-especially chest area. I would love to keep in touch to have a low carb/hypothyroid buddy. My weight loss with low carb since hypothyroid is maybe close to half of what I normally loose doing it. That's fine though. Keep up the great work & thanks for sharing your story!!! emoticon

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FIT_MAMA_2_FOUR 10/26/2012 8:49AM

    You are doing so great. I'm enjoying reading about your progress

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