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Time To Replan My Plan

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

In Jan of 2017 I started doing the 5% challenges. I lost down to 158 by mid Oct and then got sick. I no longer have my notebooks from then and the exercise history and food log on here was gone when I came back this year.

I started out this time low carbohydrates, high fiber....that is not working and must be changed.

I can't eat enough fiber and be low carb. My energy is waning. The lack of fruit is affecting my skin. I plan to cut out wheat flour and replace it with coconut or almond flour (which keeps me from craving carbs all day long), replace white potatoes with jicama (it is delicious and tastes a little different, but has the consistency and mouth feel of potatoes without the "sugar jolt' that causes me to keep craving carbs), and cut out sugar and if the cravings are gone, maybe I won't overeat.
The lack of energy has made my workouts boring and not enthusiastic. I don't have the strength to jump right back in where I was on my weightlifting and without it, I don't feel invigorated and am not losing weight. Adding back beans and fruit should help my energy level a lot, as well as giving me a lot of fiber.

I plan to add back oranges, grapefruit, cantaloupe, and apples as well as beans and peas and replace white potatoes with jicama, replace wheat flour with coconut flour or almond flour, and start back from the beginning on my weightlifting and HIIT on the treadmill.
I will still eat low carb veggies (cucumber, celery, lettuce, spinach,) med carb veggies sparingly (tomatoes, onions, peppers) and high fiber carbs as much as I can (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, avocado 1/4 of the fruit a day because it is so high in calories, and Kelloggs Bran Buds -- very high fiber and fairly low carb.

I will eat my fruit all at one time with nothing else.
In other meals or snacks, I will only have one serving of carb for each snack or meal. Example: 4 ounces ground beef, .5 cup kidney beans, romaine lettuce with .25 cup sliced onion, 25 gm tomato vinegar and oil or same meal with 1 c broccoli instead of the beans

Starting today Nov 3 and will let you know how it progresses. I think my body will be happier.

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    Thank you for your input and suggestions, IAMTHEELLIE, WALLAHALLA, AND SPARKUVU! Today I did my weight training (lower body), HIIT, and danced. I will try the low carb but not super low carb....maybe a little lower than yours, Walla, I have sugar issues and will try 20 at each meal and 10 to 20 in snacks. I lost well on Atkins years ago but just don't have the discipline to do that again.....I was eating 3 salads a day with meat, vinegar, and oil, or 2 salads and 1 cup of a low carb veggie like broccoli, for example. I went into keto and after about 3 wks I was eating a few more carbs but the weight kept peeling off. I didn't even track my food. Lost from 200 to 170 in 3 1/2 months. I just can't go through the rough stuff anymore....but it has been 9 years since I did that.

    I will also check out the 'sugar busters"

    Thank you all again for the tips.

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    Comment edited on: 11/3/2020 11:31:54 PM
    Good planning! I wonder if 'sugar busters' would be a good fit for you. I did really well on that, don't know why I've never used it again.But your matching carbs to proteins reminded me of it, & it's not so restrictive. WallaHalla, your plan sounds absolutely doable, I do not do well with no or super low carbs.
    76 days ago
    I don't know how low carb you have been going. My doctor has me on low carb defined as 30 carbs per meal and 10-20 carbs throughout the day in snacks, with at least 2 hours between meals and snacks. My nutritionist says the liver cannot process more than 30 carbs at a time and will store it as fat that it never gets back to processing if it doesn't get a long enough break between eatings. It has worked exceedingly well for me. Helps me stick to healthier carbs, but I don't have to do without anything I really want, just adjust the portion size to stay at 30 or under at a time.
    76 days ago
    My workouts always feel horrible on days when I don't get enough carbs! I'm much happier with healthier carbs in my diet, plus it's easier for me to lose weight because I can give exercise my all!
    76 days ago
    Thanks LKASOFF!

    Thanks DORINAKT!
    76 days ago
    Good luck! Cheering for you! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
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