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Learning to LOVE a Plateau
It is really delightful to have the encouragement of visible progress: shrinking tape measurements, smaller numbers on the scale... and on a plateau, you aren't getting it; and you are frustrated.
It's time to refocus. You've already lost... Read more
Better, but still lost
After gaining weight inexplicably for 3 days in a row, today I abruptly lost all that I had gained. I feel better; you know yesterday I let my panicky feeling out and expressed my frustration. I'm not celebrating this whoosh yet; I still feel ... Read more
I'm gaining and I don't know WHY
Title says it ALL -- except for my frantic feeling of disappointment. It is just 2 pounds, but it wipes out a whole month of effort; and I HAVE been TRYING! I even went back on Induction!
I'm aggravated, and irritated, and frustrated, an... Read more
You've been low-carbing and now the cravings have hit. And hit HARD!
That is normal! It is also normal (but sad, not BAD) to give into them.
You are worried as you crumble. Try to explain to yourself that you are trying to change -- but ... Read more
You Wanted Hot Cottage Cheese Cereal?
BREAKFAST SPONGE PUDDING
total 15 carbs (less fiber), 735 calories, 35 g protein, 70 g fat for 74% fat by calorie
1 t vanilla
1 c cottage cheese
1/2 t cinnamon
1 T soy protein isolate (0 carb)
/34 c heavy whipping cream
... Read more
blogging is WORK!
I know it's important! I find review to be vital in losing weight. A friend just reminded me that I need to eat more calories. Sometimes the simplest things escape your notice .... The more eyes the better. That's what I love about SparkPeo... Read more
DO YOU STALL WITH POLYOL?
Look, I DO the research, but it was for MY benefit, and I didn't feel compelled to record all my sources. So I can't tell you what the specific site is, but it WAS on the official USDA site:
ACCORDING TO THE USDA (the federal guys who keep... Read more
Do You Stall with Maltitol?
Are you eating maltitol? LOTs of people stall by eating maltitol. "They" say maltitol has "ZERO" effective carbs; but the USDA has research that indicates that maltitol is actually metabolized at half its total grams, NOT none of its grams! So ... Read more
Caffeine substitutes to increase energy
Now who was it that wanted to know some caffeine substitutes? I couldn't find you again, so maybe this will work!
1. a cup of hot water with lemon in the morning.
2. guarana (but I think this is just a different delivery system for c... Read more
fruit & fiber
And I haven't even mentioned fruits! Nice high fiber fruits that are also very low carb are raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, and cranberries. Then eat blueberries , rhubarb (yes, I know, not technically a fruit) and cherries and grapefru... Read more
fiber for females
RealAge says females should eat 25 grams fiber daily, with the note that fiber should be taken with lots of water to keep it soft in the gut.
Fortunately, I love flax muffins! And also fortunately, high fiber veggies are THE thing to eat o... Read more
Ketosis is a STATE, not a level
KETOSIS is a chemical /metabolic state your body is (or isn't!) in. Either your carbs are low enough for your body to be in ketosis, OR NOT. As long as you are in ketosis, your body metabolizes food differently -- it is totally irrelevant whe... Read more
blogwork in progress
KETOSIS is a chemical /metabolic state your body is (or isn't!) in. Either your carbs are low enough for your body to be in ketosis, OR NOT. As long as you are in ketosis, your body metabolizes food differently -- it is totally irrelevant whethe... Read more
diversion from problems and pain
One can sit and ache, or one can simply go on with living life as best you can, not giving in to the dark side. It is a choice. It is a will to re-focus. It is a game! We play it with ourselves -- who do you WANT to win?
So if I sit he... Read more
an interesting day... (marital)
My DH and I actually agreed on something -- 4 times!
We've been married 23 years and no matter where we have lived, our house never looks finished and lived in and "nice". Ken and I both seem to have strong nesting instincts, and we have ... Read more