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7/24/12 10:31 P

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Birgit, nothing against you or what you have said--I'm glad it is working for you. Being too low and putting your body into ketosis, however, can be very hard on kidneys though, and it is hard to adapt low-carb (i.e. if you stop going low-carb the weight comes back). I've personally had better luck with 40%pro 30%fat 30%carb ratio. I do 100% agree that those "junk" carbs need to go--ANYTHING with white flour for example :)

1500cal diet is a bit low, but maybe M-F and then go up to 1600-1700 on weekends. Keep the chocolate in a very small "treat" size portion and ditch the bread for something whole grain. Look into sprouted grain breads or Natural Ovens brands. What is more important is eating small, regular, balanced meals and leveling out your blood sugar to avoid cravings and also to keep your metabolism going.

Try adding some strength training too :)

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7/18/12 8:25 P

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This is pretty typical for low-carb, I don't count carbs daily, although many people do. I eat lots of different veggies in fairly generous amounts (where most of my carbs come from), a little fruit (mostly berries), lots of nuts, generous amounts of olive oil and coconut oil, lots of raw dairy ( cheese, milk, yogurt, butter, cream), 2-3 eggs/day (we have eggs from our ducks), meat or fish when we can afford it. All animal products from pasture-fed, humanely fed animals which means that the omega 3/6 balance is much better. I skip all grains, beans and most tropical fruit and of course sugar and most processed food. It's the most delicious diet I've ever eaten once I got over the mental aspect of not eating bread, pastries and pasta any more. emoticon
The other part is that I hardly think about food any more and don't need snacks between meals. All the cravings are gone and I can easily eat 2000 calories and maintain, probably more.
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7/18/12 7:59 P

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Wow! 70% fat? That's impressive. What do you eat.

I'm still trying to shake the "fat free" mentality that has plagued us all for decades, but I take at least one day a week where I cut out all carbs but veggies and then up my fats. I even eat full fat greek yogurt. It's a treat. I don't think I get up to 70% though. Probably 60%.



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7/18/12 7:56 P

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Actually, you should pick up the Spark People book. The sample meal plans all seem to add up to 1500. It's a pretty great start.

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7/18/12 7:54 P

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thanks for the tips! :)


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7/18/12 7:43 P

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Try going low-carb. Your body will burn more calories for energy that way. I just lost the last 5 pounds from 135 down to 130 in the last 2 months by doing this. Keeping carbs under 50 grams/day will keep you from getting hungry and give you more energy.
My calories come from 70% fat, about 20-25 % protein and 5-10% carbs. emoticon

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7/18/12 7:33 P

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1500 is what I can do if it's one of my 'good days'....the key for me is LOTS of veggies. Aim for at least 5, if not 6-7 servings. If veggies and fruit are the main focus of your meals, and the grains and protein and dairy are on the side, you can reach 1500, meet all your micro/macro nutrient goals, and still be full by bedtime.

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7/18/12 7:21 P

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I weigh 135 and am trying to get to 130. I exercise a few times a week, and I am 5 feet, 4.5 inches. I have calculated it online, and it is said that I should be eating 1500 calories to lose weight. I feel like that is very difficult! Any tips? I don't really want to give up my favorite unhealthy foods (chocolate and bread). Also, should I be eating more calories if I exercise?

Thanks a bunch! :)

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