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Got something to let out, thankfully not my clothes

June 27th, 2015 at 07:51 pm

I've lost a few inches on a low carb, high fat diet, and I didn't even exercise. I was scared at first to check my weight, because the sizes I wear are those reported by those who report a weight I was at just before I gave birth, and the sizes I want to wear are reported by people my height who are around fifteen lbs or seven kilograms or just over a stone less than that. My gut is still bigger than I want it to be though. I'm thinking maybe I should exercise to cut it.

I just learned this week about ketogenic diets, just joined reddit this week and am learning lots.

The healthfulness of the diet I initially found questionable, especially after my messy, scary blood clinic episode. I have since added potassium chloride to my dining table, and put a few shakes of it into my drinking water, and supplement with magnesium. I do miss my toilet-bowl wonders, those daily affirmations I have a healthy colon, though. The body's grabbing its glucose from fat stores and not from ingested carbs, so I let less out than a government or St. Louis Cardinals online database.

I am having more coconut oil, a little more these days. Working up to five tablespoons a day.

For the vegans and high-fat diet fans, a recipe for cold brew coffee with vanilla coconut milk. Low-sugar people, well, maybe do without or reduce the coconut sugar.

It is summer: I feel I must change the landscape of my lawn to get the house ready for sale next year, but I have so little cash and am such a newbie I'm paralyzed by lack of ideas, knowledge and resources.
I may need some help/push in the right direction for where to begin.

A plus: the house now has greater than $300K equity.

The boy received his McDonalds stock funds. I wish the Direct Purchase Plan stocks we have performed better. Slow and steady may win the race but they have to rely on momentum zippers stalling or reversing.

4 Responses to “Got something to let out, thankfully not my clothes”

  1. Tabs Says:

    Hey, you're on Reddit? So, yes, there is a vast resource of information and helpful people over at r/keto, but the thing I've found about basically cutting out all carbs is that it made me weak and unable to handle physical exercises at a satisfactory level.

    I even recall very specifically of gassing out during a martial arts class, and the instructor telling me not to let up and to keep going, and all I can think of is, "Yes yes, I agree. I want to keep going." but for some reason my body simply will not continue. That's when I fell out of favor with the Keto style diet.

    I've spoken about this with fell co-workers who also work out, especially an amateur bodybuilder who... as you know, they are extremely particular about carb intake affecting their vascularity.

    Long story short, even he doesn't believe in the Keto diet. And this is coming from a guy who counts the number of asparagus he would eat to make sure he doesn't over-eat on carbs.

    However, I do believe Keto can work, provided that you are someone who has quite a bit of pounds you would like to lose, and doesn't mind ending up as skinny fat.

    Finally, on my, congrats on the house equity.

  2. Tabs Says:

    I just want to add that although I am off Keto, I am still very sensitive about my carb intake. I never eat excess carbs, especially processed carbs, if I can help it.

  3. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Hi Tabs: Yes, I'm ChristyOTwisty on reddit. I've yet to be convinced a diet that contributes to syncope and low energy is healthful for the long term. I am convinced of its short-term efficacy and am convinced it's curbed my cravings for the sugar and salt of processed snack foods. I'll experiment with counting and cutting carbs until my health is affected. I need to invest in a blood lipid panel too. I've read of some low-carb touters with podcasts, books, etc. who have very high LDL cholesterol levels and I know that's not good.

    Mostly I want the belly fat gone, and I worry that exercise.

  4. PauletteGoddard Says:

    bah... I worry that exercise will be the only way to reduce it. Good for you for being carb-sensitive! I'm hoping the keto diet will restore me to insulin sensitivity, but again, probably exercise would help a lot.

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