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ayaka
Friday, July 25, 2014, 3:17am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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i've tried doing low carb / high protein / moderate amount of fats an felt really terrible on it. the protein in excess somehow managed to become fats and made my muscles 'soggy'. I'm not sure why. But fat metabolism seems alright.

I'm having a hard time balancing out my nutrients but as of now 173g carbs 54g sugars (from fruit)
34g protein 56g fat (from nut sources) on a per day basis with light workout. i find my carbs OTT.. -_-


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I notice that many of you are calculating your carbs on a daily basis.  Could you share with me how you do that?  Is there an iPhone app?  Maybe I need to do some calculating.  I have absolutely no idea how many carbs--or calories for that matter--that I take in each day.  I basically just try to eat the least I can get away with.  Maybe not the greatest strategy.
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Quoted from susanC
I notice that many of you are calculating your carbs on a daily basis.  Could you share with me how you do that?  Is there an iPhone app?  Maybe I need to do some calculating.  I have absolutely no idea how many carbs--or calories for that matter--that I take in each day.  I basically just try to eat the least I can get away with.  Maybe not the greatest strategy.


http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary u can singup for a user n compute the foods u eat u can chk the distribution if your portion size os accurate. don't think its on mobile though. livestrong myplate also counts nutrition


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Exercise is what we make of it... I have written about walking fast from one room to the other walking, or walking up and down the steps, to put my laundry away, making a game out of it.  

I have done exercising with a trainer and interpreted what he said wrongly for many a year.  Then suddenly I understood one more word and the same exercise became easy. one of them is pull ups.. I used to pull up with all my might, until he told me to use the elbows only.. Now I understand and the effort is so much easier, giving me the whole body stretch with my shoulder way more relaxed.  

One great way to use the shoulder blades to strengthen the back is to Tuck in the elbow at your waist, then to cross over the arms and then open the forearms to the side  as wide as possible moving the whole shoulder blades.. try it, its one we can do waiting at the checkout counter.  No stress no strain. Just movement.

Walking out of doors, I recently learned that we need to stay on the sunny side of the street to absorb the vitamin D!!!  We might even just sit in the sun for 10 minutes a day to get the D while we let our eyes enjoy the view.  Most important for those health workers that live in cubicles all day.

As for  weight baring, a can of anything will do fine, it just takes as long as -until you can feel it- and then two more repetitions.  My mom did weight baring even in her bed: she lifted her leg one at a time and held, she lifted her arms and held, or she maneuvered her walking stick to balance it this way that way and many times.  She was still strong even at 91.  

As for low carb, I think one of the reasons my doc for now is looking to have me do it, is to keep my heart more at rest, My pulse was 90 before the surgery, then it slowed to 60 with meds on low carb, when I eat other stuff it goes up to 80 and so there is more to it than eating.  I think by driving the carbs down she is trying to reduce the 'inherited' gen expression of high 'small particles' of cholesterol in my blood.  -- google it.  I will report on how I am doing as time goes on.

The body/brain needs on teaspoon of carbs a day, way less than might be suggested in some places.    Fats for me only come from foods I eat, no need to add unless I am constipated then I add some oil away from food for two weeks or more to get results.  I do way better on low carbs as far as cravings are concerned, when I have to many choices I lose control.            


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ruthie, did you lose weight on that lo-carb route? Maybe it wasn't all about that, but just wondering. I should lose weight and should really be low carb, probably. Grain free helps in that direction, but I don't consciously eat locarb.


I lost 15 pounds effortlessly when I was eating 40g of net carbs a day, then plateaued for a year. Cutting carbs further wasn't do-able (I'd feel sick after a day or two, or simply not manage to *not eat more carbs from veggies* by the end of the day.) Slowly increasing my carbs didn't make me gain, and did make me feel better. Then I moved on to BTD. I overdid the carbs at first when I re-introduced some beans, grains, and fruit, and then re-established myself.

I'm still around the weight I was when I abandoned low-carb dieting, which is also the weight I was when Hannah was a year old, and that I naturally settled into by the time Jack was a few months old. I've lost 5 or 10 pounds from that point and re-gained it numerous times in the past several years.


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


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well, you have done well, ruthie, weight wise. I guess lo carb is what I need. I ate grains for the last two days due to family gatherings of a stressful nature….(dividing an uncles' estate)….and I am back on the grain free wagon which helps a lot towards lo carb.
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I think one of the best things I have read is from Goldie:

"The biggest drag in dieting is Guilt - it builds stress and messes with our intelligence."


FRESH START TODAY!!!
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Quoted from EquiPro
I think one of the best things I have read is from Goldie:

"The biggest drag in dieting is Guilt - it builds stress and messes with our intelligence."


Goldie is indeed wise. I'll have to admit, I didn't realize you were upwards of 70 Goldie...I thought you were much younger until I read your avatar a little closer. But that explains the wisdom, I guess.


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Stress is funny.. I was doing a stress test today, walking uphill on a treadmill for just a 3 minutes.. I held on to the side, holding me steady with my arms, until just at t he end when I 'decided' to hold on in front of me and give myself better posture.. I think that -rethinking- made a great big difference.  

Understanding stress is way more important since when we do we can adjust to it.

Stress is what you make out of it,

Demandingness
is this irrational belief that you always deserve to be treated right.
Every problem in life is blamed on an unfair world.

This man or woman feels that they're special somehow and entitled to a break because they've always been a good parent, spouse, child or employee.

Solution

Understand;  In reality, the world operates quite independently from what you want or demand.
To say it another way
If you expect the world to treat you fairly is like expecting that a bull will not charge you, because you are a vegetarian.

If we look at our angers we can see that 'mis'interpreting them is way more about hurting our own mind and body.  Looking at the above puts stress into perspective in a hurry.  Admitting that we play a big part in 'creating' stress is a good place to start - rethinking how we experience life.

I like the last line below best.. but it took some fighting to accept it..


COMES THE DAWN

After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning
And company doesn't mean security,
And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts
And presents aren't promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open,
With the grace of a woman, not the grieve of a child,
And you learn to build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans,
And futures have a way of falling down mid-flight.
After a while you learn
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure,
That you really are strong,
And you really do have worth,
And you learn and learn.....
With every good bye you learn.


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whole grains, beans/lentils/chick peas, vegetables/salads for me, for now,  all these low in sugars.
the complex healthy carbs, I need for energy and to keep blood sugar stable.
fruits, only minimal for me. apple/berry.
The other day, too much fruit and soaked around 2 or 3am, as hypo glycmia episode.
so must be careful, lower fat better for me, as liver and pancreas happier. sorry am rushing today.
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