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LCHF, maintenance, and other things.


Tuesday, April 08, 2014

I finally reset my profile to my “maintenance” range, rather than weight loss. This may seem silly, but to me it is a milestone. I have been putting off doing it because I always want to lose more, get smaller, etc. I never reset it “just in case.” I realized today that I'm being rather silly about the whole thing. I currently have decent eating and exercise habits, and I feel I'm pretty healthy. I'm okay; I eat tasty things, and I work out as many times a week as I can. At this point, I want to work on putting on muscle, and that requires me to stop thinking in terms of deficit.

I'm always experimenting with myself diet wise. I've tried doing a lot of different things nutritionally, and some I've pulled off and others not so much. I try to adopt habits and stick with them as well as I can for as long as I can. I tried eating clean, I tried eating paleo, etc, etc. Now it is time for a new experiment, LCHF. (Low Carb/High Fat). I am eating a ketogenic diet, which is essentially when you eat so few carbohydrates that the body switches to burning fat for fuel rather than carbs. I've been in a state of ketosis for about a week now, and I must say, I'm learning a lot about my body in the process. Also, I've been cooking a lot! Some of it is pretty tasty, some of it I won't make again, but I am trying.

As far as workouts go, I've been doing Supreme 90 day after I finished up my second round of Chalean Extreme. Expect a review of the program soon, I still have not done two of the disks, and I want to do them all before I speak to the program as a whole.

Enough rambling, that is what is going on.
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MAMA_CD 6/22/2014 3:33PM

    LCHF works best for those who are metabolically resistant (insulin resistant, syndrome X, or diabetic) it's also used to treat a number of health conditions by some reputable doctors such Dr. Eric Westman, Dr. Robert Lustig, Dr. Phinney, Dr. Volek and Dr. Robert Maki. It is increasing in popularity due to the positive effects for patients with the above medical conditions as well as Alzheimers, Seizures and a host of other conditons. I'm now successfully in my 9th year of LCHF.

It's a primal diet that works! Specifically, I'm on the New Atkins, but there are many "diet"s that are very similar. Basically everyone's body requires a different ratio of macro nutrients, and my body requires very little carbs.

I'm glad to see that you are also listening to the requirements of your body. emoticon

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CMONCHERY11 4/29/2014 3:16PM

    So glad I read your blog post today. I really needed the encouragement to do the same thing. Sometimes you can get so wrapped up in the numbers on the scale going down that you've forgotten what your ultimate goal was to begin with. Thanks for sharing.

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MOTHERBEAR4 4/15/2014 2:09PM

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WOUBBIE 4/8/2014 7:23PM

    The amazing thing to me is the lack of hunger and cravings. i lost the cravings and physiological hunger right off the bat. Emotional hunger and hunger from fatigue and stress - well, that takes some time, but LCHF is still the best way to address those issues as well.

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