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21 Day Sugar Detox

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

I just started this program with my husband yesterday. The first day was hard, though not as hard as I expected. I am just flying by to leave an update.

After my last DR visit in January, I decided that I couldn't give them any excuse to blame my weight gain on my eating - - so I am keeping it super clean until Easter. We will see what happens.

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SUCCESS68 3/7/2014 11:18AM

    Great Keep us posted

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Counting calories

Monday, November 12, 2012

Counting calories is . . . a total drag.

I've tried other things, but today I earnestly counted all the calories I ate. Eye opener there!! I am eating 400 more calories than I would have guessed. That's a lot of course. Particularly when I'm trying to lose weight.

Paying attention to the carbs too, maybe first even. Trying to keep the carbs under 80. Today was a fail. No denying there was some candy involved, but the apple at lunch didn't help either. Bummer.

I did however, get in 101 grams of protein. That's great news. I'm trying to take the diet one step at a time. Last week my focus was NOT SNACKING. No controlling my other intake besides not snacking. It was not a total success, but it was ok.

This week I was back on the snacking watch. Now I'm debating counting protein instead. Not sure.

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ZINADEON 11/12/2012 9:56PM

  Counting calories has helped me a lot! I am more conscious about the portions I am eating and I'm also allowed to eat carbs! That's great! I have been eating more of the fruits and vegetables as snacks and holding back the non-filling foods like chips and sugary drinks. Try to focus more on rich in protein foods. Don't be hard on yourself because you didn't meet your food intake today, try again tomorrow.
Best of luck!

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Not sure what is happening

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I feel like I owe my blog an update, but I don't have a lot of concrete information to convey.

Life is getting pretty busy for the next few weeks. I'm kicking off a project at work. I'm starting physical therapy and still trying to see the right people about my weight problems.

Last week I was off the Leptin Reset. Friday in fact my husband and I started an all out cheat weekend. We kinda ate whatever though not huge amounts of it. The results were strange. My intestines reported the same results I was having on the LR with waves of too loose too firm, but I didn't gain any weight. The inflammation weight wasn't to be found. Very weird.

I tried to start the LR on Monday in ernest again, though my evening was thwarted by my Valentine chocolates from the hubs. I lost weight this morning. It is extremely confusing.

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SUCCESS68 3/7/2014 11:20AM

    I was jet reading up on the Lent in diet. How was it?

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Losing my religion with the Leptin Reset

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

When I started the plan, it was honestly working well. It was by many accounts working too well. I was losing weight before I was supposed to. Who could complain about that? Because I'm so worried that brain damage may be playing a factor in my weight gain, I'm eager to see signs that I might be onto something. So I got those signs.

Then everything stalled. And it has sat right there for a week. My first thought is that I lost the inflammation I had sitting around due to sugar intake from before. I've kept my carbs to 50-60 grams/day, but the benefits aren't really there on my body.

In it's defense, I feel less stressed, thanks to keeping the lights off at night. I just surrender to the dark. My cravings are different. They are not gone, as they are physiological at this point. Such as, "Oh no. Every time we go to the park we always walk the long way home for ice cream. Sigh..." I still have to deal with those.

So yesterday, after trying to play it safe and safer for a week, I got mad frankly. I ate candy bars for lunch and dinner. My husband was shocked, but I was crushed. Really. Why am I shoving all this f-ing protein in my mouth every morning and sitting in the dark and drinking fat and NOT enjoying my Easter Cadbury Creme egg ritual just so that I can continue to sit around in the same fat!?!?

It's week 3. It's time for results! emoticon

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HISARTIST 2/9/2012 10:26AM

    Ok, I have not had the opportunity to read up on this diet, but yours is the second post I've read about this "Leptin Reset Diet" and frankly I'm a bit confused and alarmed. Trying to keep your carb levels that low for what I'm reading as 6-8 weeks is, in my opinion, too long. Usually, they suggest one of two methods, and they will both reset the Leptin levels (in my experience). The first is calorie cycling. In this method, you go lower calorie lower carb (I'm talking 80-100 gms) for 6-8 days and then you have a re-feed day during which you increase your intake to maintenance level by increasing your carb intake (Keep your protein high, about 1 gm. per pound of body weight but make up the difference in calories with carbs). The other way is to do carb cycling, during which you have a high carb day every three to four days. In this method you do one or two low carb days, one or two moderate carb day and then a high carb day. Either of these methods help to jump start the metabolism as well as replenish the Leptin levels. I hope you will give these a try. Remember, each body functions differently, so although some of these really restrictive diets work for some folks, but for others of this, we have to try a lot of different methods until we find the one that works for our specific body. Good luck.

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IGNAZIA 2/8/2012 9:47AM

    Hang in there! I know its the most frustrating thing in the world to do the right thing and have the scale just sit there.

Bodies are complex and there is more going on then just weight loss. First of all, I don't know how often you weigh, but weigh less often. and give the leptin reset more time.

above all, don't give up!

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RAGTHIEF 2/7/2012 10:51PM

    Just get back in the saddle! Your experience is typical so far. Getting into the sun in the morning helps.

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-LINDA_S 2/7/2012 6:06PM

    Glad you got that off your chest. I'm too new to the whole Paleo/primal thing to worry about the leptin reset, though I can easily eat enough protein for breakfast. Now I'm experimenting with somewhat limiting my protein. Who the hell knows what really works and if it works for everyone. I figure I just have to try a bunch of things until I find something that works. Good luck!

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Day 10 of Leptin Reset

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Mixed reviews thus far. I have not been 100 sugar free but I have kept my carbs to less than 50 grams/day. My cravings are better, but the last few days I've allowed myself to slip a bit. I've noticed that this just leads to more cravings, so I will have seize the day if I am to maintain momentum.

On the up swing, I've lost 5!. 5 in 10 days. I almost can't explain it.

I'm not experiencing everything Dr. Kruse talks about.
1) I can't seem to eat enough protein in the mornings to prevent from being hungry for lunch.
2) I've had more lights on at night the last few days, and I think that prevents from relaxing as much.

So it's on me to rededicate efforts. 5 lbs is certainly motivation to do that.

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BOOKWYRMB 2/2/2012 7:21AM

    Congratulations on the fantastic weight loss!! You are doing great!
If I may offer a suggestion that works for me, I have found that adding fat is just as important in appetite reduction as protein. We are so fat-phobic that is almost seems counter-intuitive to add fat when we are trying to lose fat, but it sure works for me. I have a tablespoon of coconut oil (virgin, unrefined) in my herbal tea with a little stevia before each meal and I have 2 T of the same in my protein smoothie every morning for breakfast. It REALLY helps!

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