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Off-topic day: dead people, weight loss

September 21st, 2012 at 04:44 pm

101 days until my list is due for Fantasy Celebrity Cemetery 2013. When I see the competing lists I see five that I perceive to be stronger than my list: that is, I would throw away three of my lingering picks for any three on their lists.

Secondly, I have lost fat! I have not weighed myself, but I can see my toes even when I look down past Mounts Baker and Rainier, I look only three-four months pregnant instead of five when I view myself in the mirror, and my waist is a half-inch smaller. I attribute this to the coconut oil and the qigong exercises where I stretch and redistribute my energy. I now take 2-3 tablespoonsful of coconut oil daily, in coffee and tea.

I picked up Dr. Joel Fuhrman's _Eat to Live_ but it owes so much to the now-discredited China Study by T. Colin Campbell, its quickie weight-loss diet is low in protein and healthy saturated fat, and there is no mention of coconut oil, or hormone rebalancing to stabilize the cortisol and blood sugar so not so much fat is created. Also nothing about magnesium.

Problem is, highly caloric nuts and seeds have lots of magnesium; so do spinach and cocoa powder. But I could wean myself from caffeine by doing half-coffee and half-cocoa with coconut oil in the afternoons, hmmm...
The nuts and seeds have lots of fiber and very little sugar, so that is helpful. My vitamin and mineral supplements skimp on the magnesium: not sure why, supposedly the majority of people in this country are magnesium-deficient.

4 Responses to “Off-topic day: dead people, weight loss”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Congrats on the weight loss. It's such a energizing, happymaking thing, I think--logically out of proportion to what it is, but I'm not often as logical as I'd like. I've started up again with no sugar. That's usually the answer for me.

  2. PauletteGoddard Says:

    @My_English_Castle Do you count raw honey and fruits as sugar and thus, leave them out? I try for 40g of sugar as my upper limit, but one teaspoon of honey is already close to half my intake...

  3. My English Castle Says:

    I do count honey, but also limit fruit when I'm really trying to take it off.
    No fun at all--but after four or five days of it, my taste for sugar seems to go.

  4. baselle Says:

    Re: strength of dead bet lists. Here's my best advice: No matter how you play, your picks still have to die. You could have the strongest list, and made the most shrewd picks, but if no one on your list dies, still 0. Smile

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