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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 www.mercola.com. 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 plan...one 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
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