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I've never stuck with any eating plan this long.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

I still have about 400 calories to eat this evening. Not fun stuff but stuff that will fill me up and not lead to cravings.

What is left is what I had planned for dinner today: chicken, cabbage, ginger, apple juice concentrate, basil.

I already ate both snacks because they were way more tasty: hazelnut butter with apple pieces and I honestly can't remember the other snack. emoticon


If I had been eating dairy stuff or bready stuff, my calories would be way high by his time in the evening.

This is very hard for me. But not having cravings is very powerful and nice.

I still have a counseling session coming. Eating like this for 6 months! Oh my! emoticon

Also--I am not feeling my best. Very low energy. The last couple of days I was congested and nauseous. People have said that is from toxins being removed from my body. I do not understand that al all. It sounds like pseudo science. How on earth could that be measured scientifically?

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  • EVER-HOPEFUL
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  • GRANJERRY1
    Wonderful....just keep at it and you will be fine. You are doing a great job emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • 1STATEOFDENIAL
    There are toxins that are released within the body, but it's not the way most people think it is. Your cells don't always release their waste products properly, so if something (more water, getting a massage, changing to a healthier diet, exercising more, etc) gets the cells working more efficiently they will release pent up waste products into the blood. That's when a person should drink more water, to help keep the blood flowing well and help the kidneys and liver filter out the waste products so they can be released by the body (urine, sweat, breath, etc).

    Part of what is making you sick is that you've made a very dramatic change very quickly. The body doesn't like that at all. The body is used to the foods it usually eats and doesn't know what to do with the new foods. (Think about making someone suddenly try to do calculus when they just know how to do algebra - it's very hard and takes time to figure it out.) For the first few days the body will ignore the foods it isn't used to and hurt as a way to force you to give it what it is used to. After a few days it will realize that it won't get the usual and it must use what you give it, so then it will start to adapt. That's when you start to feel better. When a lot of diet programs tout how you can lose lots of pounds very quickly in the first few days, it's because the body is almost starving because it doesn't know how to use the food it is given so it instead starts to use up stored calories, starting off by eating unused muscles and then going to fat stores. If the person falls off the wagon in a few weeks, the body is grateful to get back what it knows so it quickly replaces the fat stores and then some, preparing for the same thing to happen again. This is why yo-yo dieting causing weight gain over time, even if there are some short-term large weight losses.

    Basically, your body is throwing a big temper tantrum and wants you to stop trying to change it. The longer you stick with it, the better you'll feel. Tell your body that you're in charge!
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  • _BABE_
    Congrats! I would be curious to see your food tracker. I am always wondering what other people do that works.
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    Congratulations on your progress, Keep up the good work.

    I am going to echo those that have suggested drinking water. Toxins in our system are not pseudo science. In my early 20s I had several anaphylaxis reactions that landed me in the emergency room and were eventually traced to food.

    ...and I'll add get plenty of sleep. Movement will also help eliminate toxins. Our lymphatic system does not have a pump like our circulatory systems does and requires movement on our part to function optimally.

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  • DJ4HEALTH
    It is not pseudo science and they even tested babies and have found that they have over 200 toxins in their bodies when they are born. And that is the ones that they test for and there are others that they don't test. So if they have that amount at birth think about what you have in your body all these years of eating all the foods that have poison on and in them.
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  • FROSTY99
    emoticon You are sticking to this and should be so proud of yourself!!!
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  • DONNABRIGHT
    I don't know about toxins but drinking lots of water is good advice.
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  • NASFKAB
    drink lots of water
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  • 1CRAZYDOG
    I would 2nd the advice to drink water. The toxins ARE being flushed from your body and that will definitely make you feel cruddy. I remember that from quitting sugar and salt.
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  • MBPP50
    Whenever I have a massage, I feel a bit yucky the next day and they always tell me to drink a lot of water because of the toxins being released by the massage. Could be the same thing?
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