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7/11/14 8:41 A

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Just be careful not to overdo the fat fast. It's meant for 3-day bursts now and then. There's simply not enough nutrition in 1000 calories to keep from getting malnourished, and yes, you can be overweight AND malnourished simultaneously.

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There's not enough protein and there's definitely not enough vitamins and minerals and micronutrients.


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I have had a rough couple of days food wise. Going to try to get back on track this afternoon when I wake up. I need to get this weight off and I believe that the best method is by changing my food lifestyle to LCHF permanently and to help jump start that I will try a Fat Fast. I will be monitoring my blood ketone levels each day and once I am a decent ways into Nutritional Ketosis. I figured that would be a better way to determine when to quit. I won't go for over 7 days, though. I have a lot more shirataki noodles on the way so I can do this properly. Pretty much going to live off of Shirataki Alfredo and Shirataki Mac & Cheese. emoticon

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7/11/14 4:25 A

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James

My question regarding digestion was "Do we want it slowed down?"

In other words, WHY do we want to slow down digestion?

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LITTLEWIND, I'm not suggesting psyllium husks for everyone. I no longer take them, but I used to when my ulcerative colitis was bad, specifically to slow my digestion down.

VEG954, I thought that IBS would be like ulcerative colitis, chronic diarrhea, no, or something like that. In that case slowing down digestion would be desirable.

As for Metamucil, which has psyllium husks, it has a lot of sugar, so is not at all low carb, hence I mentioned getting pure psyllium husks from a health food store.

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hey connie, i didn't know you had roommates. i agree. i have always had much better luck with men than women as roommates. which i hate, being a woman and all. the women i have had the misfortune of sharing house with have all varied from just a general pain to total nightmare people. don't know why. i have really nice women friends.
james, i just bought psyllium husks as i saw it used in some recipes so thought i should have some on hand. don't really know anything about it though.
welcome back to your home maw. it's always nice to get home. absence makes the heart grow fonder and all that.
it's getting warmer and warmer here. have a lovely breeze though to keep everything under control.
time to go play with the horsies.

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7/10/14 7:04 P

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Curious about your comment that the P-husks concoction slows down your digestion....

Do we want it "slowed down"?

My problem is an already slow digestion..... Normal (average) digestion is approximately 50 hours (slightly over 2 days). Observationally, my digestion takes 4 or 5 days. I cannot take fibre supplements -- have tried it and just about kills me every time..... (and yes, I drink lots of water!)

Another question about psyllium...... Have you used psyllium flour? I recently saw a recipe that made a big deal about getting the flour, not the husks.

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Thanks James for the support and information.
You are a wealth of information!

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It's a day to start change again. One roomie is having his parents come to move his stuff into their house. (roomie is 46 years old & his parents are older than me). The other roomie is moving into his own apartment closer to where his grad classes are being held.

Time to bring new people into my home and into my life. Men seem to work out better than women. Craig's list . . . here I come.

I enjoyed a massage with an energy healer today. She was able to release so of the negative energy I've been holding in my muscles, organs, etc. Drinking a beer right now. Low Carb beer and I should be drinking water . . . but . . . it's time to break some rules that won't break my heart today. LOL!

Life is always changing .. . . always has challenges . . .always requires adaptability! Bend or break! Breathe in . . .breathe out! YIPPPEEEEE! I get to change again. I teach 2 classes tomorrow morning as well as one class at noon for breathing and meditation in warm water. Then I have lunch with my 86 year old friend. He's set-up all requests so I'll have to get things ready tonight! I want to be as positive thinking and moving at his age! I'm lucky to have shared a small portion of his life!

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7/10/14 5:10 P

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VEG954,
Normally people say I'm no doctor, but ...

In my case I am a doctor, but a doctor of physics so ....

I'm no medical doctor, but I can't see how low carb is related to your problems. I myself have ulcerative colitis (related to IBS), and type 2 diabetes, what a mess hey? Nonetheless my digestion has been better since going low carb.

I think that a number of people, while not technically celiacs may still have problems digesting wheat and other things. Wheat for example has been genetically selected or even modified in the lab in recent times, so as a species I'm not sure we humans can really handle it.

As for IBS I'm not sure, but for ulcerative colitis more fibre was better for my digestion. That could be higher fibre foods, which would be certain vegetables. I also used to buy psyllium husks (virtually pure fibre) at the health food store and mix that with warm water and drink the thick mixture. Sort of unpleasant, but it really slowed down my digestion.

Edited by: -JAMES- at: 7/10/2014 (17:12)
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7/10/14 4:46 P

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Today has been a busy day.
Had to run errands in the rain and see the Hematologist.
He did labs and is concerned about the IBS, anemia (again) and sodium level is low.
Have to go for CAT scans.

Am staying on track with the low carbing.



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Gorgeous weather here, but it may be a bit too warm by later this afternoon. Air conditioning is rare in this state so we just whine when we overheat. I haven't been sleeping too well because the house is too warm.

Knocking stuff off my To Do list at work today. Much quieter day in terms of interruptions and other people flailing around in my way. :) Biggest success of the day: getting my garbage and recycling bins out for pick-up this morning AND it's the right day!!!

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7/10/14 11:44 A

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After three years I rarely track. About once a quarter I'll track a day just to make sure I know where any problems are, and I'll enter an occasional new food for info, but I pretty much know where my problems are at this point, and carb counts are not all that hard to master.

Where I found I had to track once in a while was trying to get the proportions of what I eat correct, and for that I needed to track protein and fat grams pretty carefully for awhile.

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7/10/14 11:23 A

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Not being OCD about carb counting.
Still usually keep it below 40 carbs.
It is working for me.

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Mostly I track, but sometimes just go with what I know is good stuff.

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I am back to low carbing.
I have a question.
Do you all still keep track of your net carbs? Or do you just generally know what to eat and how much?

Thanks in advance.
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MAW- it should always feel good to get home!!!! Enjoy puttering around the homestead : )

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Pretty day here. A lot on my to-do list, but nothing much urgent I don't think. Yay! Have a great Thursday!

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I'm home! And glad to be here, after being gone a month. Not that I'm glad to be away from Mom's house, just glad to be at mine.

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