Quoted from lolathe serotype panel might further help you fine tune your food choices.
Quoted from ironwood55Too much stress and the resulting high cortisol can make it difficult for a type A to lose weight. Therefore, make sure you take the appropriate actions to control your stress and cortisol, supplements, yoga, breathing exercises, etc.
Quoted from scoutCan you point me in the direction of the serotype panel? :) Thanks!
Quoted from MitchieHi Scout -
As a fellow A nonnie here's how I've began my weight loss cycle again.
Eat a large breakfast. I'm currently having a 4 oz turkey sandwich (half piece of rye bread), a big handful of cherries (the season is winding down :'(), a large raw veggie salad.
Mid morning snack = Rice protein drink and a hard boiled egg
Lunch = Raw veggie salad with 4 oz protein and a couple pieces of fruit
Dinner = Organic whole oat cereal with blue or blackberries, a handful of walnuts and some rice milk. Normally a chunk of watermelon for dessert.
Bottom line is cutting down on grains (one piece of bread and 1 cup of cereal a day is good for me). I also upped my daily protein intake which keeps me full and off the carbs. Also I'm eating my biggest meals at breakfast and lunch and my smallest at dinner.
I also take Cortiguard 3 times per day to keep me on an even keel and it also seems to stop the stress eating I used to do.
This plan is enabling me to drop about 1 pound per week.
I ate quite a few dark chocolate raisinettes over the weekend and gained two pounds. I'm guessing it was the sugar so I really try to steer clear of it. Sometimes I'm successful with that. Sometimes not. ;)
PS- Every morning I drink the juice of one fresh lemon mixed with some water.
Quoted from scoutWill you elaborate on the cortisol? For some reason I lumped this all together with the sham weightloss cures they have on the TV. Not so?
Quoted from scoutMy trouble is, that I'm 55 and I rarely have any appetite in the mornings. I just can't eat that much anymore--unless I'm overeating on pizza or such.
I rise at 5 am and have my herbal tea and supplements but I can rarely eat that early. I usually don't get hungry till aroung 9 am or so, believe it or not!
Quoted from Dr. D
When to Eat --- chronobiology of Weight LossFirst, how much you eat is less important then when you eat it. Eat the same amount of calories early in the day and most people lose weight, eat them at night and most people gain weight. Skipping breakfast or eating only a small amount of food for breakfast will have detrimental effects on your metabolism. Cortisol and thyroid hormones will both be impacted. The same applies to lunch. If you are serious about losing weight, a critical strategy is to eat a well balanced breakfast, well balanced lunch, and an adequate dinner and then exercise will-power to eliminate after dinner snacking.
Quoted from scoutThanks again, do you have any links to everything the doctor says about weightloss?