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Going For the Change!
07-29-2015, 06:27 AM
Post: #41
RE: Going For the Change!
I second Anitra's sentiment.

40 carb 30 protein and 30 fat.

I've had much less weight fluctuations since NOT being concerned about carb levels. And I don't crave them anymore more I just eat them. LOL
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07-29-2015, 08:06 PM
Post: #42
RE: Going For the Change!
^^^ That's another good point ^^^ When you restrict carbs (or for that matter, any food or food group) you tend to crave them and those cravings most often end in binges. If you are experiencing cravings for carbs, that feeling may decrease or go away entirely once they are no longer restricted...

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07-31-2015, 09:10 AM
Post: #43
RE: Going For the Change!
How are you feeling these days on 2500? Any increase in hunger?
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08-01-2015, 01:48 PM (This post was last modified: 08-01-2015 01:50 PM by aperfect8.)
Post: #44
RE: Going For the Change!
(07-28-2015 09:15 PM)AnitraSoto Wrote:  One thing to remember: chips, salsa and imitation crab = sodium bombshell! One small 3oz serving of that crab has over 700 mg of sodium. Add those chips and salsa plus whatever was for dinner and the rest of the day and I am sure you are dealing with some water retention from that as well.

Personally, I would strive for getting your macros more in line with the 40/30/30 that EM2WL recommends. I am certainly not a doctor, but I think that when you omit foods from your lifestyle the body can become sensitized to them so that when you reintroduce them you may have some negative effects. Personally, unless you have health issues, I would try to gradually try to re-introduce those carbs and let your body acclimate and adjust to them again. My guess is you may be quite uncomfortable for a while, but then things should quiet down and you will be able to live a more "normal" life again.

In the meantime I think sodium may be adding to your misery this time around....


Right! I think I am sensitive to things that should be "normal". lol...
My weight dropped back down to 189 and I kept eating normal carb stuff (no junk; jasmine brown rice, for example).

It could totally be the sodium. Yesterday I ended up subbing for one of our summer teachers and I was unprepared with food. So I grabbed string cheese, sliced black forest ham, carrots, an apple, a Pure Protien bar, and some salted mixed nuts. Plus, I had to eat some sliced turkey and oranges with the kids.
My weight fluxed back up to 192 this morning.

I did enjoy some homemade spaghetti sauce (with tomatoes from our garden. Delish!!!), with Italian sausage, salad, and organic penne pasta.

But before I go blaming the pasta, maybe it was the sodium...

Oh, and I do shoot for a 40-30-30 macro intake with protein as the highest.

In other news.... I joined a gym earlier this week! I got suckered in to a 10 day boot camp, but it's so much fun. And on Monday, one of the trainers is going to help me learn the machines =) SO EXCITED! lol

(07-31-2015 09:10 AM)KatiAuchinleck Wrote:  How are you feeling these days on 2500? Any increase in hunger?

Oh yes... just started noticing the increase in hunger the past couple of days. I plan on keeping it here another week though since I'll be messing around with my work out routine over the next couple of weeks.

But if I feel hungry... I WILL EAT! Hahaha!!
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08-01-2015, 07:32 PM
Post: #45
RE: Going For the Change!
Based on that day you listed, I would definitely blame it on the sodium again... Processed deli meats are notoriously high in sodium, and you had both the ham and turkey, plus those salted nuts and whatever else was in your day. If you are sensitive to sodium then absolutely that could be the culprit! It would be awesome to be able to add those healthy carbs back in to your life...

No, the macros are 40% Carbs, 30% Protein and 30% Fat, so your protein target will be 30%, not 40%... A much more manageable number :-)

Awesome joining a gym! That can be so motivating, and wonderful that you have someone willing to show you around!

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