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Dr. Joseph Mercola

Saturday, August 25, 2012

As many of you know, I have been on this journey since January 2011. I started by counting calories, carbs, protein, fat, etc as per the SP tracker. Earlier this year I started reading Mark's Daily Apple about eating Grok where the emphasis is eliminating grains and root veggies, while eating meat and veggies. I successfully eliminated breads, potatoes, pasta, etc but I still wasn't seeing any weight loss, even while exercising for hours at a time, literally.

Recently, I got an e-mail from a coworker, she got it from her "witch doctor" which is her loving term for a nutritionist that she has used for natural healing, supplements, etc for over 20 years. In the e-mail it had a link to I was interested, more in perusing than in real learning, but I went to the site and I was even more interested!

So, why was I interested? Because Dr. Mercola has a Nutritional Typing test that guides you to the right combination of foods for YOU and ME!!! My DH and I each took the test, I am a mixed type, my DH is a protein type. So, this means, while I eat, I eat equal proportions of protein and veggies and I eat them at the same time. DH eats his protein first and then follows with his veggies or fruit for carbs. Fat is important - we eat nuts and healthy oils for the fats.

One of the things that I have read often is "fat doesn't make you fat, carbs make you fat"...and I'm really trying to incorporate this into my mind set. I'm not restricting my carbs to a certain number, I'm just making sure they are from freggies. I am trying to eat 2/3 of my veggies uncooked - which is a stretch for me and I'm trying to get 1/4 of my calories from fat - another stretch!

In one week though, I've "unofficially" lost about 2 pounds. It's unofficial because my official weigh day is Sunday so I will post my weight tomorrow on my tracker. I have had good energy this week, I have for the most part felt good. I am going to stick with this and see if I can lose this last 25-35 pounds that I really want to lose...I will keep you posted.

If you are feeling a little frustrated by what you are doing, you might try changing it up with this eating size just doesn't fit all, not in clothes and not in eating/weight loss.

Good luck and blessings to you my dear SP Friends. Karen

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
OUTDOORGIRL71 8/28/2012 4:23PM

    I also will check it out.

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GOSPELCLOWN 8/27/2012 9:14PM

    I will check it out!

Karen in BC

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ID_VANDAL 8/27/2012 1:08PM

    Thanks for the post. I'm going to check that out and I'm glad you found it and that it seems to be working for you!!

Keep up the good work.



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MRS_TOAD 8/27/2012 8:20AM

    I'm so glad you have found something that works for you! emoticon

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RAINBOWCHOC 8/27/2012 6:38AM

    I think we all need a change now and again to fool our bodies. I'll have a look at the site and see what it makes of me, I love those sorts of things!
Very well done for shifting 2lbs. It certainly isn't easy when it's the long haul.
best wishes, Sandra

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EBEAMS 8/26/2012 10:41PM

    I'm going to look right now ... Thanks!

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    I never saw the test. Hmmmmm

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TRAVELGRRL 8/26/2012 4:37PM

    Interesting! I'll have to check it out. Thank you for sharing!

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LVMAMAW 8/26/2012 1:57PM

    emoticon emoticon Dr Mercola has a very interesting opinion of things, doesn't he? Good for you!! Glad it is working! emoticon

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MDGARDENGIRL 8/26/2012 9:45AM

    Thanks for the blog and info. I didn't lose with Primal either. I think it was just too many calories really. Am getting closer to Paleo in my eating. The "typing" sounds interesting and will definitely check out the doctor's site. I believe my health food store does something similar.

Thanks for sharing. Knowledge is key!

Hugs.... Marg

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MUTANTQUEEN 8/26/2012 12:06AM

    Congrats on getting the scale moving again. I'm moving more towards a 'Paleo' lifestyle myself. It's definitely revving things up for me.

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CHUBRUB3 8/25/2012 11:46PM

    Awesome news Karen. So happy your finding your path.

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NANCYPAT1 8/25/2012 11:24PM

    You are so right. One size doesn't fit everyone. I will check it out - I love reading about various weight loss discoveries and ideas. I generally stick with the things that have been working for ME BUT I have been known to try a WHOLE lot of weirdness that caught my fancy in the past 40-50 years or so. LOL sometimes I just need a CHANGE

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