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Update: Saw my doctor and paleo or somthing else?

Monday, November 26, 2012

I saw my doctor for my check up. We reviewed my awesome labs! She said she has never seen trigucerides under 50 before. WOW I was 47. lol

She discussed my weight my heart and my diet. She suggested trying to maintain 200-210 pounds for about 5 months. She thinks my toubles losing lately are a sign I need a break. She said my body needs to reabsorb all the fat (or something like that). She suggested 2000 calories a day and just try to maintain or lose very slowly. (that may just drive me nuts)
I upped my calories and set my spark goal to 1 pound a week which gives me around 2000 calories a day.

I am also looking into switching my foods up some. I am eating low protein and I want to add more. I am reading about the Paleo diet. I find it very easy to follow. You eat veggies, meat and healthy fat. Not to hard except no whole grains. I have been having whole grains everyday and I am not sure I can give that up. Also no dairy or legumes (which means no peanut butter. ) The thought of never having grains sounds hard to me. I love them so much. Plus whole grain is good for your heart and might just be why my cholesterol was so darn good!

So now I am looking for a diet that is different. Maybe I will make it up myself? I am eating less bread today and trying to have no processed foods and tomorrow I will skip my morning oatmeal and change to eggs and fruit. (maybe some spinach and other veggies in my eggs)

So for now my plan is about 1/2 paleo and half my own making. I have been eating a large amount of carbs lately which could be the reason for my weight gain (and my consitpation, sorry TMI but people dieting have that problem sometimes)

There is my update. I am doing well and trying to digest the idea of trying not to lose much weight . I will aim for 1 pound a week for now.

I am still close to onederland. I am up on the scale today so I am not there yet.
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    1366 days ago
  • v JANDK156
    I think, like everyone else, you have to find what works for you, and that changes after a while. If there were a formula, everyone would be healthy emoticon I'm just glad you've enjoyed so much success already, and we are so close and will support each other through anything. emoticon
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  • v BEECHNUT13
    Incidentally, I'm doing a bastardized version of the Paleo diet. I cut out processed food, sugar, and all grains. I have always been a bread lover, but I have come to realize that every time I've gained weight, it's been on bread and sugar. And I crave them if I eat them. Now that I have rid my diet of them, I no longer have the cravings. I do still have milk, butter, peanut butter, etc... so I'm not strict paleo, but I'm still seeing some great effects.
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    I need to adjust things periodically also. I will second Primal Blueprint. (Mark's Daily Apple has lots of good info) It is paleo but dairy is okay if you can tolerate it. I have changed my macros to about a 3 way split for now, following Perfect Health Diet for weight loss - another paleo type fella. (
    1367 days ago
    Woo hoo! Congrats on such a great checkup at the doctor's. Good luck with your new diet goals too, you will make it to Onederland- just a little bit slower. If you are going to try Paleo, you can still eat almond butter- a pretty good substitute for peanut butter. It isn't that hard to give up whole grains; a good read is Robb Wolf's The Paleo Solution and Mark Sisson's The Primal Blueprint, Mark has a great website too- The Daily Apple. I am following the Paleo Diet for Athletes by Loren Cordain- it allows for more carbs after a workout.
    You will find what works for you, enjoy the journey :-) emoticon
    1367 days ago
    SHERYLDS I could deal with starchy veggies much better than no carbs. I will try it some. :) Thanks!
    1367 days ago
    Maybe taking a "break" per se will help get you going again. I know how it is with the grains! I do love them. However my eating still could be WAAAAY better!

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    1367 days ago
    I was a big healthy carb eater (100% whole wheat, brown rice, oatmeal) and my weight plateaud for months at a time...Then I gave up all the starches and added more non-starchy veggies and it started moving again.

    Just saying ... try it

    also recommend reading WHY WE GET FAT AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT by Gary Taubes. He has a great NO STARCH/NO SUGAR diet in appendix 1
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