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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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  • 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
    1545 days ago
    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. (http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2011/
    1546 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
    1546 days ago
    SHERYLDS I could deal with starchy veggies much better than no carbs. I will try it some. :) Thanks!
    1546 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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    1546 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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