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  • I like it, Skye, its a good motto!


    I've been trying to switch off my devices and get my 7 hours in every night.


    Sansoucish totally agree dont make the ice cream, it's too nice! In terms of results I think no treats really pays off. Skye said eat dark chocolate sparingly on the protocol so I would take that to be once a week?
  • Does anyone know if you can have coconut butter during the first 10 days?  I know we can have coconut, but it does have carbs.  Thanks


  • Hi everyone, DAY 13 here and I guess I'm due for a legitimate carb refeed. Did a sort of minor one on Monday, didn't budge the "moderate" reading on the ketostix, so I guess I have to jump in, both feet, this time. Scale weight is down 3.8 lb, BF has been fluctuating (crappy gizmo, probably), but is likely down 1% on average. That's pretty good for 13 days, I'd say.


     


    I went to Crossfit on Saturday and the first WOD involved a CJ ladder. While I certainly didn't PR, I managed to stay within my usual range. Had good energy for the second WOD, which involved burpees and box jumps and 400m sprints. Sunday = I felt depleted.


     


    I am pretty happy with the way my pre-lunch hours have been going; very focused, clean energy. Still slump sometimes around 3pm. Tonight I'll go to Crossfit and then eat a bunch of jasmine rice.


     


    How is everyone else doing?


  • cocoacat, Parker, and digestive sufferers - 200mg magnesium glycinate or magnesium malate with the first bpc and another 200-400 before bed will help tremendously! (feel free to adjust that dosage but thats a good starting point for most) it will also help you sleep. DO NOT use other forms of magnesium such as magnesium citrate - like the ever popular magnesium calm - because they will go right through you without being taken in. (also make sure to rinse your mouth out after using any form of powdered magnesium that you mix into water because its acidic - bad for enamel!)


     


    there is a whole thread about lindt chocolate in these forums. the 90 percent has gone through the dutching process which is said to greatly diminish the beneficial phytochemicals - i do not believe it affects the glycemic index and therefore should not interfere with weight loss - at least not any more than a 90 percent bar with the exact same macronutrient balance and ingredients, but in terms of health benefits you might not be getting all you think you are. I have been making my own chocolate - it takes ten minutes! 22 g of daves melted cacao butter + 20 g raw cacao powder (i have been using the navitas naturals - just out of convenience) --> mix and let cool on wax paper. MAYBE add 1 - 3 drops of stevia. its great if you are a hardcore dark chocolate lover. But its a pretty intense flavor. not very sweet.


     


    spbbb - if it were me, i would avoid the coconut butter. not just because of the nutrition specifications, but  also because it sits in a jar for a long time. the idea - i believe - is to get your body clean. I also believe i have heard dave talk about mold contamination in coconut butter. 


     


    did some carb refeeding - one meal of carb is NOT enough to bring me out of ketosis - i go from deep to moderate. I have modified the plan a bit for myself to do 2 meals of carbs every 4th day instead of one. its all about listening to your body right? :) I think the way i follow this plan is just REALLY low carb - i eat only meats, leafy greens and cruciferous veg, and fat. the only fruit i have is grapefruit or blackberries - and never both on the same day. has anyone else had trouble getting OUT of ketosis with only one meal of carb refeed every 4th day?


     


    leez - have you tried salt water for your 3 pm slump? worth a shot. makes a huge difference for some.


     


    food allergies - nothing has made a greater difference to my health than figuring out what im sensitive to. NOTHING!! the list for me is long, right now at least, but you will feel SO MUCH BETTER if you can cut that stuff out. and for a lot of people, unfortunately, that means both egg yolk and egg white (karen g - definitely correct to want to test them separately). also, many people CRAVE what they are allergic to - but after a week you wont miss it, not biologically at least.


     


    glad you all sound well! stick with it! :)


  • So here I am on Day 5 of my 10 Day detox.  It's been hard!  


     


    Hunger and Early Exercise:  I have struggled with only BP coffee before 1:00 pm and I get HUNGRY!.  I work out MWF in the mornings (not today tho) and my performance on Wednesday was sort of pathetic.  Today I'm adding an egg yolk to my PB coffee and hope that will leave me less hungry in the later morning hours.  I'm a bit concerned about the morning workouts long term.  How have others managed that?  I see that Skye adds SuperStarch (or something like that) on days where she exercises before 1 pm.  What have other people been doing to manage their morning workouts?  


    Safe Food Choices and Balance:  I've been eating olives and dried unsweetened coconut flakes in the afternoons/evenings like my life depends on it.  Hopefully that doesn't backfire in some way.  I'm curious how everyone else determines their good fat percentages in their daily intake versus protein and vegetables.  I have no idea if I'm doing that correctly.  I am eating safe meats and I use liberal amounts of GF butter in cooking the vegetables (plus you see my very fatty snacks) but beyond that should I be doing some detailed calculations?  My butter coffee is about 2 T butter and a bit of MCT or coconut oil.  I have about two in the morning (now with egg yolk).  Thoughts anyone?  


     


    Side effects:  I'm not as thirsty as I was the first few days.  I slept better last night.  I am less irritable.  Does that mean I'm through the worst of it?


     


    Things I miss:  I was already semi-paleo but I do miss almonds, dark chocolate (I love a 72% version), breaded chicken, french fries (I said semi-paleo), and alcohol.  Actually the alcohol-free aspect has been easier than I expects, but ask me about that after the cocktail party I'm attending on Saturday.   


     


    I'm so thankful to have found this forum.  And hope to get some guidance and inspiration from those of you who have been at this already!


     


    Mary


  • I am also at day five but am waiting until day ten to exercise.  I don't think any stenuous exercise during the first nine days is recommended, other than a nice long walk.  It all depends what your diet looked like prior to starting.  You may very well have gone through some withdrawl symptoms for sure.  Are you doing the pink salt drink in the morning before you get up?  I find that helps in a big way.  As for the things you miss, try focusing on what you can have rather than what you can't have.  Yes, you are likely through the worst of it but I'd recommend resting more if you can. 




  • So here I am on Day 5 of my 10 Day detox.  It's been hard!  


     


    Hunger and Early Exercise:  I have struggled with only BP coffee before 1:00 pm and I get HUNGRY!.  I work out MWF in the mornings (not today tho) and my performance on Wednesday was sort of pathetic.  Today I'm adding an egg yolk to my PB coffee and hope that will leave me less hungry in the later morning hours.  I'm a bit concerned about the morning workouts long term.  How have others managed that?  I see that Skye adds SuperStarch (or something like that) on days where she exercises before 1 pm.  What have other people been doing to manage their morning workouts?  


    Safe Food Choices and Balance:  I've been eating olives and dried unsweetened coconut flakes in the afternoons/evenings like my life depends on it.  Hopefully that doesn't backfire in some way.  I'm curious how everyone else determines their good fat percentages in their daily intake versus protein and vegetables.  I have no idea if I'm doing that correctly.  I am eating safe meats and I use liberal amounts of GF butter in cooking the vegetables (plus you see my very fatty snacks) but beyond that should I be doing some detailed calculations?  My butter coffee is about 2 T butter and a bit of MCT or coconut oil.  I have about two in the morning (now with egg yolk).  Thoughts anyone?  


     


    Side effects:  I'm not as thirsty as I was the first few days.  I slept better last night.  I am less irritable.  Does that mean I'm through the worst of it?


     


    Things I miss:  I was already semi-paleo but I do miss almonds, dark chocolate (I love a 72% version), breaded chicken, french fries (I said semi-paleo), and alcohol.  Actually the alcohol-free aspect has been easier than I expects, but ask me about that after the cocktail party I'm attending on Saturday.   


     


    I'm so thankful to have found this forum.  And hope to get some guidance and inspiration from those of you who have been at this already!


     


    Mary




    Up your butter in your coffee. If you're hungry (and it's not just your body craving the things you're detoxing), add more butter or healthy fat.


    Again, taxing your body with strenuous exercise at the same time you're asking it to heal with cellular cleansing/detoxing is not going to yield maximum results and can actually lead to your body hanging on to fat.


    Nutrition first. Sleep second. Exercise third.


    Body composition is made in the kitchen. It does sound like you're past the worst of it. Great work! Have a great weekend and keep on rocking.

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  • Hi everyone, DAY 13 here and I guess I'm due for a legitimate carb refeed. Did a sort of minor one on Monday, didn't budge the "moderate" reading on the ketostix, so I guess I have to jump in, both feet, this time. Scale weight is down 3.8 lb, BF has been fluctuating (crappy gizmo, probably), but is likely down 1% on average. That's pretty good for 13 days, I'd say.


     


    I went to Crossfit on Saturday and the first WOD involved a CJ ladder. While I certainly didn't PR, I managed to stay within my usual range. Had good energy for the second WOD, which involved burpees and box jumps and 400m sprints. Sunday = I felt depleted.


     


    I am pretty happy with the way my pre-lunch hours have been going; very focused, clean energy. Still slump sometimes around 3pm. Tonight I'll go to Crossfit and then eat a bunch of jasmine rice.


     


    How is everyone else doing?




    Way to kick ass, Leez! Especially after something like an xfit ladder, be sure you're taking your omega 3's at night. That will help in the healing, growth and recovery process. I've been nailing PR's with SuperStarch. If you use it, make sure to get the flavors WITHOUT artificial sweetener. They are tricky bastards when it comes to that.


     


    KETOSTIX:


    Wrote about it here. In essence:


     


    The faulty thing about Ketostix is that they only give you a sense of urine ketones which becomes useless (and false) after about a month.They don't measure betahydroxybutyrate which is the ketone body you use for fuel once you have completed adapted yourself from sugar burner to fat burner. It can really screw with you to see the strips not turn the color you'd like when you're really on the precipice of getting yourself in to full blown fat burning mode. Your more accurate bet is checking for blood ketones... and that's expensive, inconvenient, and for squeamish people like me, painful. I did just recently purchase a Ketonix Sport breath ketone analyzer. It measures acetone in breath condensate that's about as reliable as the blood samples. Of course, none of this is necessary if you just stick to the plan. Results will come.


     


    One percent body fat is AWESOME! That is no joke. Stay with it! Put up some RX's on the board.


    Have a great weekend,


    SSJ

    No Fail Fat Burning for Women available on Amazon now!

    Find out how I hacked my way to health, conquered PCOS, endometriosis, and lost 15% bodyfat in my forties.

     

     

     

  • edited November 2014


    cocoacat, Parker, and digestive sufferers - 200mg magnesium glycinate or magnesium malate with the first bpc and another 200-400 before bed will help tremendously! (feel free to adjust that dosage but thats a good starting point for most) it will also help you sleep. DO NOT use other forms of magnesium such as magnesium citrate - like the ever popular magnesium calm - because they will go right through you without being taken in. (also make sure to rinse your mouth out after using any form of powdered magnesium that you mix into water because its acidic - bad for enamel!)


     


    there is a whole thread about lindt chocolate in these forums. the 90 percent has gone through the dutching process which is said to greatly diminish the beneficial phytochemicals - i do not believe it affects the glycemic index and therefore should not interfere with weight loss - at least not any more than a 90 percent bar with the exact same macronutrient balance and ingredients, but in terms of health benefits you might not be getting all you think you are. I have been making my own chocolate - it takes ten minutes! 22 g of daves melted cacao butter + 20 g raw cacao powder (i have been using the navitas naturals - just out of convenience) --> mix and let cool on wax paper. MAYBE add 1 - 3 drops of stevia. its great if you are a hardcore dark chocolate lover. But its a pretty intense flavor. not very sweet.


     


    spbbb - if it were me, i would avoid the coconut butter. not just because of the nutrition specifications, but  also because it sits in a jar for a long time. the idea - i believe - is to get your body clean. I also believe i have heard dave talk about mold contamination in coconut butter. 


     


    did some carb refeeding - one meal of carb is NOT enough to bring me out of ketosis - i go from deep to moderate. I have modified the plan a bit for myself to do 2 meals of carbs every 4th day instead of one. its all about listening to your body right? :) I think the way i follow this plan is just REALLY low carb - i eat only meats, leafy greens and cruciferous veg, and fat. the only fruit i have is grapefruit or blackberries - and never both on the same day. has anyone else had trouble getting OUT of ketosis with only one meal of carb refeed every 4th day?


     


    leez - have you tried salt water for your 3 pm slump? worth a shot. makes a huge difference for some.


     


    food allergies - nothing has made a greater difference to my health than figuring out what im sensitive to. NOTHING!! the list for me is long, right now at least, but you will feel SO MUCH BETTER if you can cut that stuff out. and for a lot of people, unfortunately, that means both egg yolk and egg white (karen g - definitely correct to want to test them separately). also, many people CRAVE what they are allergic to - but after a week you wont miss it, not biologically at least.


     


    glad you all sound well! stick with it! 




    Way to kick ass, WE. On the nights of your carb refeed, the whole feeding window is meant for carbs. You can refer to the book about it, but begin your first meal with mainly carbs, little fat, little protein (if any). As the night continues, you can include more fat with your carbs and protein. This is the one night to keep your fat moderate.


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    I wouldn't mind getting a food tolerance test done aswell, will have to see what's available in sydney. Just wouldn't know where you are being hampered health wise without it. And like you Karen kinda feeling a bit funny after an omelette type meal, just doesn't sit right afterwards lately.


    I'm a little confused with the 21 day program, I read in some places in the book the carb depletion is 1-10 which makes me think the carb refeed is on the 11th day (which is what I did) and then elsewhere in the book it looks like the 10 day is the refeed day. Anywho now I'm wondering about the every 3 days carb refeed, is that on the 3rd day or the day after, can anyone clarify for me? Cheers



     




    Three weeks is because that is the average it normally takes us to develop new habits. Your refeed is on the evening of the tenth day. In the book I ask to give it a shot for at least  three weeks. Hopefully by then, if you stick to the protocol as written, you will have seen results and incorporated these changes as part of your regular routine. Obviously, all your results are not going to happen within three weeks but you will have seen changes. We did not become overweight and unhealthy in three weeks and we will not lose all our unhealthy bodyfat and inflammation within three weeks but it sure as hell will give us a huge head of steam to keep on going.


     


    The only way out is through. If you have not reached your desired goals by the end of three weeks, keep going.


     


    I'm thinking we should do some sort of challenge for the holidays. Keeping us all accountable and focused. What do you ladies think?

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  • For those individuals in the "bunged up" category, I found something that works wonders.  It is a prebiotic fiber from the Larch tree called Arabinogalactan.  Although it has a tiny carb factor, I think it is well worth keeping yourself going on a daily basis.  This stuff rocks!  The tiny scoop with my container is 1.5 grams with a total carbohydrate count of a whopping 1.  Half a scoop with lunch and another 1/2 scoop at supper seems to be doing the trick for me. 




  • Three weeks is because that is the average it normally takes us to develop new habits. Your refeed is on the evening of the tenth day. In the book I ask to give it a shot for at least  three weeks. Hopefully by then, if you stick to the protocol as written, you will have seen results and incorporated these changes as part of your regular routine. Obviously, all your results are not going to happen within three weeks but you will have seen changes. We did not become overweight and unhealthy in three weeks and we will not lose all our unhealthy bodyfat and inflammation within three weeks but it sure as hell will give us a huge head of steam to keep on going.


     


    The only way out is through. If you have not reached your desired goals by the end of three weeks, keep going.


     


    I'm thinking we should do some sort of challenge for the holidays. Keeping us all accountable and focused. What do you ladies think?




     


    Challenge for the holidays = heck yes! Just finished the Whole Life Challenge today and was feeling a little insecure about my impending freedom. I am better when held accountable.


     


    Parker: I am psyched to report a remarkable result a few mins ago as a result of last night's aggressive carb refeed. One Larch tree spared, for now. Making a note of your suggestion for future reference.


     


    WhiteE: The salty water @ 2:30 really did help. Thanks!


     


    Mary: Welcome aboard!

  • Message heard:  no more workouts for me until after 10 days.  Promise.  Thanks all for the additional tips and suggestions.  The egg yolk in the butter coffee is great.  


     


    Mary


  • edited November 2014

    Welcome Mary & Hello all :)


    I am all for the holiday accountability and challenge - that is a great idea. I just ordered my local, free range, organic turkey and paid my deposit. The unlucky bird will be fresh and ready to pick up a couple days before Thanksgiving so I know my bird will be about as BP as I can get without going out and shooting one myself ;)


    It's so good to see you back Skye! I hope you are doing well and that your travels were all you hoped they would be.


    Parker - I looked up the Arabinogalactan and I may order myself some for after I finish up my psyllium husk, it sounds like it has a few additional health benefits. Is there a brand you recommend? So far the psyllium and my usual bedtime magnesium have been keeping me happily regular. It's kind of funny that we're talking poop on this forum but, hey, we've already covered a little about bloating and Aunt Flo...all part of being alive, right.


    I think I have also perhaps been under-carb-feeding so I will kick up the carbs a bit today (since it is re-feed day) because if I'm not giving myself enough carbs to break up the ketosis a little bit I'm just slowing down my progress in a different way. So that means rice AND sweet potatoes today with an extra big helping of veggies! Party time! Seriously, the carb re-feeds do feel a little like a celebration, so nice to celebrate a little with foods that are good for me & help me build a little muscle too.


    Take care everyone :)


  • An article about palm oil is attached below.  It gives me some pause about the benefits of palm oil.  Of course I just bought a jar of red palm oil to use for cooking in place of other oils.  If anyone would care to share their thoughts on this, I'd be appreciative.


     


    http://humanfoodproject.com/palm-oil-maybe-not-such-a-good-idea-after-all/


     


    Mary


  • The brand of Arabinogalactan doesn't matter. 


  • edited November 2014

    Hey Gang-


    Been thinking a lot about the holiday challenge and discussing it with some people I privately coach. Here are my thoughts:


     


    • the holidays are stressful enough as it is. I believe in doing things that are sustainable and create positive, long-term change for your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health (if you consider yourself a spiritual person). With that belief, I don't think doing a hardcore challenge over Thanksgiving (if you're American) and Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc is an overall healthy thing to do.

     


    • What I am going to pose is a 2015 Fat Burning Machine Challenge that we begin on Jan 1 and end on Jan 31. In addition to doing it on here I created a Facebook page (you can friend me here) and private group for the first 50 people who want daily one-on-one coaching, support, advice, feedback, recipes, tools, tricks, emotional, physical and spiritual exercises. You'll have an even tighter support system that holds you accountable and keeps you putting one foot in front of the other towards achieving your goals and dreams.That's for $175 for the first 50 CAVEAT: It will NOT be easy but it WILL be worth it. I am going to gently kick your ass (mind and heart) into shape so you go into 2015 in Wonder Woman mode. Of course, anyone can also participate here.

     


    • For the gals that want to do the additional one-on-one coaching for the challenge, there will be cash and other prizes for our top three success stories.

     


    • I'm going to work on this more over the weekend and post all the details on Monday.

     


    • Hope you all are having an amazing weekend of authentic health and happiness. You inspire me!

     


    • I decided to try cheese again and instantly broke out all over in hives. Fascinating what our bodies reject once we've reduced inflammatories.

     


    One more thing: if you're in America and celebrate Thanksgiving, try to make that your carb refeed day. Same goes for Christmas. Refer to page 69 about dealing with alcohol if you are going to drink.


    You guys are badasses.


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  • I'm back in England for a week and have stopped the protocol.  I have been extremely disillusioned because I only lost one pound during one whole month yet I stuck with it religiously.  So this is my third day of eating carbs and I will start the 10 days anew tomorrow.


  • I see what you mean Skye...I was thinking that the challenge would be to maintain our positive momentum over the holidays. I agree, kicking it up more while dealing with all the family - holiday - social event stuff would be a bit much, that might be meltdown territory there! Yes, Jan 1 (or soon after Jan 1) would be better for that kind of a challenge. I did send a friend request to you. I'm not sure if I can do the $175 though, but I'll follow along without all the bells and whistles :)


    I hope we can all support one another in staying strong through the Thanksgiving to New Year roller coaster. I have already started making my 'coping' list to get me through the holidays because for me (regardless of my intentions, how organized I am etc) the holidays are typically stressful. Short of spending the holidays alone, unplugged from all communication and electronic devices and on a beach somewhere warm (now that does sound tempting...) I need to have a plan for coping with the inevitable stress. I have been changing my expectations of myself over the past few years and that has helped - it is not necessarily my job to make every adult child's holiday 'special' - most of them have more money to spend than we do by now anyway (in part because they are single and haven't put a bunch of kids through college etc)so no matter how much shopping I do (and I'm not putting us in debt for the holidays) I can't top what most of them can do for themselves. I am also going to make sure that my workout, relaxation, and dietary plan takes priority (for me) over anyone else's - and to support my husband in maintaining his positive attitude as much as possible. Even though it is kind of corny to say...sometimes being present for/with your family is the best 'present'


  • edited November 2014

    Hey Karen-


    Hope you're enjoying London. Did you ever re-start the initial carb refeed after the alcohol and excess carbs on the first attempt? Were those excess carbs vegetables or were they starches, grain, gluten? What were your bodyfat measurements before and after? Weight is arbitrary. How do you feel? How is your energy? How have you progressed in strength on the workouts? Are you using a heavier kettlebell? Are you accumulating more swings in the on the minute workouts? Are you using lighter bands for pullups? Can you do a strict push up? Are you sprinting further, faster? These are your markers. Not an arbitrary scale number.


     


    I firmly believe that we know what's best for our unique biological fingerprints. It's up to us to explore, test, quantify, quailfy, and take responsibility for that. However, counting calories, micros and macros is the antithesis of following the plan I write about as prescribed. I am staunchly, vehemently opposed to the bad science behind the calorie myth and what it's perpetuated to the benefit of the diet industry by turning profit off the body shaming of women and fear mongering. It's so ingrained in the collective subconscious that people act like something bad is going to happen if they stop clinging to it.


     


    Again, maybe counting, measuring, etc and a completely different path will take things to a new level for those who choose that route. But that is not anything close to what I write about and lackluster results when going that route then calling it strict adherence to my plan is unfair.


     


    Keep going and keep faith in yourself. If we keep searching, we will find what it is we seek. Paraphrasing Ovid, we were born with the seeds of change already inside us.


    Happy Sunday.


    SSJ


    No Fail Fat Burning for Women available on Amazon now!

    Find out how I hacked my way to health, conquered PCOS, endometriosis, and lost 15% bodyfat in my forties.

     

     

     



  • I see what you mean Skye...I was thinking that the challenge would be to maintain our positive momentum over the holidays. I agree, kicking it up more while dealing with all the family - holiday - social event stuff would be a bit much, that might be meltdown territory there! Yes, Jan 1 (or soon after Jan 1) would be better for that kind of a challenge. I did send a friend request to you. I'm not sure if I can do the $175 though, but I'll follow along without all the bells and whistles :)


    I hope we can all support one another in staying strong through the Thanksgiving to New Year roller coaster. I have already started making my 'coping' list to get me through the holidays because for me (regardless of my intentions, how organized I am etc) the holidays are typically stressful. Short of spending the holidays alone, unplugged from all communication and electronic devices and on a beach somewhere warm (now that does sound tempting...) I need to have a plan for coping with the inevitable stress. I have been changing my expectations of myself over the past few years and that has helped - it is not necessarily my job to make every adult child's holiday 'special' - most of them have more money to spend than we do by now anyway (in part because they are single and haven't put a bunch of kids through college etc)so no matter how much shopping I do (and I'm not putting us in debt for the holidays) I can't top what most of them can do for themselves. I am also going to make sure that my workout, relaxation, and dietary plan takes priority (for me) over anyone else's - and to support my husband in maintaining his positive attitude as much as possible. Even though it is kind of corny to say...sometimes being present for/with your family is the best 'present'




    Hey Sans-


    Sounds like you've really come to a healthy, strong place in that department. What a great testament. I agree, we need to take care of each other on our journeys during the holidays. You hit the nail on the head: it could be complete meltdown territory if we do a challenge at this time. To me, challenges are... well, challenge. As in NOT EASY. If it were easy everybody could do it. True challenges are for those who really want dig deep, go all in, make the change happen, and take their inner and outer strength to a new level.


     


    I'm taking January completely off from research/writing to devote 100% of my time to the folks who choose do the one-on-one coaching along with the challenge. I can't wait. There's nothing like hope and new possibilities for those who really want to get after it. We'll be on here, too. Ready to rock this party.


     


    Keep up the good work and great attitude, Sans. So glad you're here.


    SSJ

    No Fail Fat Burning for Women available on Amazon now!

    Find out how I hacked my way to health, conquered PCOS, endometriosis, and lost 15% bodyfat in my forties.

     

     

     

  • @Skye - I'd love to do a Challenge & agree post-holidays is best (with lots of personal reminders *during* holidays per @sansosoush (sp?) to not fall off the wagon!)

    Question: how long does it take / did it take you @Skye & everyone, to determine if a new protocol / food / supplement was working?

    I ask bc I need to start over (definitely fell off the protocol @ a ice cream bar party; but at least not w alcohol - which for me is an improvement). The protocol is DEFINITELY working for me mentally & physically, overall - yay :-)

    I just need to tweak for (1) Travel (do I go vegan + supplements on business trips to avoid the crap in conventional meat/food I get on business trips? Pack every.single.meal (impossible)? Exercise more...? & (2) determine what's working well about the protocol to do more of that, & maybe reduce things like Vit A; which I hear too much of is a bad thing (???) - in general try to reduce any excess supplements my body and wallet don't need :-)

    Thoughts welcome!


  • Hey Karen-


    Hope you're enjoying London. Did you ever re-start the initial carb refeed after the alcohol and excess carbs on the first attempt? Were those excess carbs vegetables or were they starches, grain, gluten? What were your bodyfat measurements before and after? Weight is arbitrary. How do you feel? How is your energy? How have you progressed in strength on the workouts? Are you using a heavier kettlebell? Are you accumulating more swings in the on the minute workouts? Are you using lighter bands for pullups? Can you do a strict push up? Are you sprinting further, faster? These are your markers. Not an arbitrary scale number.


     


    I firmly believe that we know what's best for our unique biological fingerprints. It's up to us to explore, test, quantify, quailfy, and take responsibility for that. However, counting calories, micros and macros is the antithesis of following the plan I write about as prescribed. I am staunchly, vehemently opposed to the bad science behind the calorie myth and what it's perpetuated to the benefit of the diet industry by turning profit off the body shaming of women and fear mongering. It's so ingrained in the collective subconscious that people act like something bad is going to happen if they stop clinging to it.


     


    Again, maybe counting, measuring, etc and a completely different path will take things to a new level for those who choose that route. But that is not anything close to what I write about and lackluster results when going that route then calling it strict adherence to my plan is unfair.


     


    Keep going and keep faith in yourself. If we keep searching, we will find what it is we seek. Paraphrasing Ovid, we were born with the seeds of change already inside us.


    Happy Sunday.


    SSJ




    Yes I did a complete re-start, even though it was just half a glass of wine and only 35 g of carbs which came from veggies.  I lost 1.5% of BF so not too bad in all.  My pull ups and kettlebells are improving although I have rotator cuff inflammation so I'm having to be careful with HiiT.  I have been extremely strict hence my disappointment.  

  • Hey everyone just to update after the 21 days protocol final day today! Hope you don't mind if I categorised it s little.


    Pros: As you may have heard me say before I have not been weighing or measuring but I do notice my clothes are looser and my skin is much clearer. My head is so much clearer during the mornings recently where usually I would have so much brain fog. I'm also amazed that I was able to stay off Wheat dairy and alco for so long. My willpower was surely tested but I know I can do it now and want to continue.


    Diet: I have stayed off wheat dairy and alcohol for all 21 days. Sugar wise I would have gotten a bit from dark chocolate and I ate that for the last two weeks. I also ate get some ice cream for a treat. Next time round I would leave treats to just one day a week. Everyday treats are not going to get a result. I stayed off nuts for 2 weeks but I just started eating them again.


    Supplements: I took a multivitamin fish oils prebiotic and pink salt. I didn't take charcoal or vitamin d or k cos I was on aispirn from my operation 6 week ago. I also didn't start magnesium until yesterday.


    Exercise: I didn't follow the plan and have only been cycling to work for the last two weeks. My legs have mostly healed so I'm ready to try out the plan exercises now.


    Con: The only thing is my digestion is still a bit out of whack. I took a herbal remedy which gave me terrible cramping but did the job, however it seems things have slowed down again and my stomachs a bit bloated looking.


    Plan: use Fatburning protocol alongside Jonathan Bailors Sane eating. However I might just stay off the dairy a bit longer.
  • edited November 2014

    After staying stable for about a week my BF percentage seems to be heading back down again, so my ultra-carb carb re-feed seems to have been a good thing. I was feeling really strong that day (Saturday) and so worked out a little extra hard...I was panting and very sweaty when I was done so that felt really good :)


    I am also curious re. ways to stay BP on the road.


    "I just need to tweak for (1) Travel (do I go vegan + supplements on business trips to avoid the crap in conventional meat/food I get on business trips?" (ksherwood)


    Once spring gets here and it starts to warm up again my son and I are probably going to start planning another backpacking trip or two, then we really do have to carry all our food with us! I realize that's a little different than a business trip but some of the same principles can apply. I know I can get some organic beef jerky, and foil packets of tuna are always good, but one can only eat so much beef jerky and tuna! Perhaps I will have to invest in a dehydrator and start pre-preparing and dehydrating some of our meals. I guess if you're hardcore BP that could work for most travel also but it sure takes extra work and planning. Dehydrating meals probably isn't practical for someone who travels frequently however...


  • I'm on Day 3 (hi!  nice to meet all of you!) and doing fine but have a question about collagen: I've tried it in water several times at bedtime and I get nauseous almost to the point that I can't sleep. I first tried 2 tbsp, then just barely one, with MCT oil as Skye suggests. But I'm confused since this is actually my second bag of BP collagen (I think I went through the first one last year and added it to coffee or shakes earlier in the day). Also MCT in my morning coffee has been a staple for me for almost two years, and in general my digestion is pretty good; it's very unusual for me to feel sick.


     


    Anyone else have this reaction? It might be part of detox, but Skye's protocol is only a slight set of tweaks from my usual (plus I started most of her other suggested supplements almost a month ago) so I wouldn't think that there would be enough change for such a strong reaction. 


     


    I've really enjoyed reading this thread! Good luck to everyone this path :)


  • edited November 2014


    Yes I did a complete re-start, even though it was just half a glass of wine and only 35 g of carbs which came from veggies.  I lost 1.5% of BF so not too bad in all.  My pull ups and kettlebells are improving although I have rotator cuff inflammation so I'm having to be careful with HiiT.  I have been extremely strict hence my disappointment.  




    Karen-


    1.5% bodyfat is AWESOME. With a capital AWESOME. Holy smokes, lady. There's nothing to be disappointed about. That is some kick ass rock and roll. With the KB swing be consciously aware of setting your shoulders back aka "activating" them; setting them back and down. Check this out:


     


    Women who have breastfed or are forward at desks/computers for long amounts of time tend to roll their shoulders, heads and neck forward. I do. I got a standing desk to help with some of it. Keeping the shoulders activated will help prevent hinky shoulder movement and aggravation of injury.


     


    You better be really f-ing proud of YOU. I am.


    No Fail Fat Burning for Women available on Amazon now!

    Find out how I hacked my way to health, conquered PCOS, endometriosis, and lost 15% bodyfat in my forties.

     

     

     



  • I'm on Day 3 (hi!  nice to meet all of you!) and doing fine but have a question about collagen: I've tried it in water several times at bedtime and I get nauseous almost to the point that I can't sleep. I first tried 2 tbsp, then just barely one, with MCT oil as Skye suggests. But I'm confused since this is actually my second bag of BP collagen (I think I went through the first one last year and added it to coffee or shakes earlier in the day). Also MCT in my morning coffee has been a staple for me for almost two years, and in general my digestion is pretty good; it's very unusual for me to feel sick.


     


    Anyone else have this reaction? It might be part of detox, but Skye's protocol is only a slight set of tweaks from my usual (plus I started most of her other suggested supplements almost a month ago) so I wouldn't think that there would be enough change for such a strong reaction. 


     


    I've really enjoyed reading this thread! Good luck to everyone this path :)




    Hey MusicMama-


    Welcome! Are you using the collagen in warm water? Have you tried betaine HCL to help with the stomach upset in the evening? Hmmm. So glad to have you here! PS- You can just add it to your coffee in the am but I don't know what your goals are. It will take you out of ketosis if you have it in the morning. I do it at night for physical recovery and deeper sleep.

    No Fail Fat Burning for Women available on Amazon now!

    Find out how I hacked my way to health, conquered PCOS, endometriosis, and lost 15% bodyfat in my forties.

     

     

     

  • edited November 2014


    After staying stable for about a week my BF percentage seems to be heading back down again, so my ultra-carb carb re-feed seems to have been a good thing. I was feeling really strong that day (Saturday) and so worked out a little extra hard...I was panting and very sweaty when I was done so that felt really good :)


    I am also curious re. ways to stay BP on the road.


    "I just need to tweak for (1) Travel (do I go vegan + supplements on business trips to avoid the crap in conventional meat/food I get on business trips?" (ksherwood)


    Once spring gets here and it starts to warm up again my son and I are probably going to start planning another backpacking trip or two, then we really do have to carry all our food with us! I realize that's a little different than a business trip but some of the same principles can apply. I know I can get some organic beef jerky, and foil packets of tuna are always good, but one can only eat so much beef jerky and tuna! Perhaps I will have to invest in a dehydrator and start pre-preparing and dehydrating some of our meals. I guess if you're hardcore BP that could work for most travel also but it sure takes extra work and planning. Dehydrating meals probably isn't practical for someone who travels frequently however...




    That is awesome, Sans! Great work. I love the feeling after really pushing myself hard. They're short workouts but they are not easy. I take Epic bars with me everywhere I go. They are stashed in my glove compartment, backpacks, computer bag, everywhere. I've noticed a lot of similar products coming out so give those a shot. If you have a blender bottle you can make a protein shake with water just about anywhere you go.


     


    I got on Facebook and realized it's even more of a toxic timesuck and the target marketing more insidious. I could feel my energy shifting (and my time wasting). I realize it's a useful tool to stay in touch with family and friends but one of my goals right now is getting back to authentic relationships/interactions. So, I did not defriend you, I defriended Facebook. :mrgreen:  I'm going to create a private site for the one-on-one fat burn challenge.


    Keep kicking ass, Sans!


    No Fail Fat Burning for Women available on Amazon now!

    Find out how I hacked my way to health, conquered PCOS, endometriosis, and lost 15% bodyfat in my forties.

     

     

     



  • Hey everyone just to update after the 21 days protocol final day today! Hope you don't mind if I categorised it s little.


    Pros: As you may have heard me say before I have not been weighing or measuring but I do notice my clothes are looser and my skin is much clearer. My head is so much clearer during the mornings recently where usually I would have so much brain fog. I'm also amazed that I was able to stay off Wheat dairy and alco for so long. My willpower was surely tested but I know I can do it now and want to continue.


    Diet: I have stayed off wheat dairy and alcohol for all 21 days. Sugar wise I would have gotten a bit from dark chocolate and I ate that for the last two weeks. I also ate get some ice cream for a treat. Next time round I would leave treats to just one day a week. Everyday treats are not going to get a result. I stayed off nuts for 2 weeks but I just started eating them again.


    Supplements: I took a multivitamin fish oils prebiotic and pink salt. I didn't take charcoal or vitamin d or k cos I was on aispirn from my operation 6 week ago. I also didn't start magnesium until yesterday.


    Exercise: I didn't follow the plan and have only been cycling to work for the last two weeks. My legs have mostly healed so I'm ready to try out the plan exercises now.


    Con: The only thing is my digestion is still a bit out of whack. I took a herbal remedy which gave me terrible cramping but did the job, however it seems things have slowed down again and my stomachs a bit bloated looking.


    Plan: use Fatburning protocol alongside Jonathan Bailors Sane eating. However I might just stay off the dairy a bit longer.




    Great stuff, Cocoa! I hope your recovery is going well. The charcoal should help with moving things along  and definitely with the bloating. Take some L-Glutamine, NAC+ALA (or glutathione) if it's within your budget. Aspirin and surgeries are soooooo hard on our bodies and our livers especially. L-Glutamine is my go-to for surgery recovery/healing and it's fantastic gut support.


     


    You're doing awesome! Love hearing your stories.

    No Fail Fat Burning for Women available on Amazon now!

    Find out how I hacked my way to health, conquered PCOS, endometriosis, and lost 15% bodyfat in my forties.

     

     

     

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