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Old 03-09-2013, 14:10   #1
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Started last night ... I can see why ppl hate this, I am not advocating it (yet, as I have not lost any weight). But, I can say, I am NOT hungry ....

I am using recipes from Dana Carpender's new book, as well as several blogs, to flavor my ... fat.

A fat fast is 1000 kcal per day, 900 of which are from fat. This is divided into 5 200 kcal meals. It is not pretty, but neither is the fat I have accumulated from intensive blood sugar management from insulin. I really need to stop gaining ... So far I am simply omitting novolog, and also lowering my basal cautiously.

Wish me luck, and I will keep posting about it here!

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Foxl you may also want to consider ultra low fat a couple days a week, not long enough to kick you out of ketosis but enough for your body to turn to its own supply of fat. Not sure how you would do this not eating meat. I found the only draw back was extreme hunger regardless how many calories your eating. I did it 2-3 days a week.

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You go! I hope you will succeed. I have two co-workers currently doing something very similar.

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I tried that once. Could only stick it out two days. Was hindered by inability to eat eggs and dairy - most people on a fat fast eat a lot of cream cheese.

I hope this accomplishes what you want. Good luck.

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Foxl you may also want to consider ultra low fat a couple days a week, not long enough to kick you out of ketosis but enough for your body to turn to its own supply of fat. Not sure how you would do this not eating meat. I found the only draw back was extreme hunger regardless how many calories your eating. I did it 2-3 days a week.
I am convinced that my insanely responsive liver would just pump out more glucose from that protein!

Interestingly the fat-fast recipes seem easier to adapt to a vegetarian, than the LC ones!

My husband is curious and enthusiastic, too. He could stand to lose about 80 lb. Not sure how suited he is to it -- he often goes long periods without eating, AT ALL, and this requires 4 - 5 feedings per day! Well, guess we will see ...

So far I am not using novolog AT ALL, for these feedings, however. That's a pleasant vacation!

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Good luck, I'm finding this journey of yours extremely interesting and wish you well. Give us the recipes you find interesting please.

Fingers crossed!




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I'll be watching with interest too. I have stalled for the last month on the weight loss and would like to kick start it again.

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I too wish you luck. I made it for 5 days, the time I did it, and lost several pounds. Of course, I couldn't make it a lifestyle, and so the pounds came back. Hoping you do better than I did!

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Not sharing recipes, unless I invent some. They are mostly from Dana Carpender's book. I do not want to infringe on that, and the kindle version is inexpensive. I do recommend it, even if you do not do the fast, for the recipes. There is a good slaw and a creamed spinach, and several quickie desserts, no real exotic ingredients, either.

But I am not here just to plug her book, either.

I will say, I ate my 5 small feedings yesterday, had some hunger in the afternoon, about the time I normally start heading down, BG-wise. Lowered my Levemir dose again, today, so we will see. So far, no hypos.

I used a total of 7U lev all day, yesterday, which was a refreshing change in itself. I lost 3 lb of water, too. AND -- I am surviving it, so far, and the recipes are okay, I am not a fan of shirataki, and this is not changing my mind, but they are an acceptable matrix for fat ... that is all I will say.

The fat fast actually preceded Atkins, there was a study using it in the 50's, and he advocated using it, for up to 7 - 8 days. It forces fat-burning with better muscle preservation.

I am aiming for 10 days. No, it is NOT a lifestyle, although some people do it for 3 - 5 days per month, or quarter, as an adjunct to Atkins or LCHF, to stay in or restart ketosis. The Westman-Phinney-Volek New Atkins does not mention the fat fast at all, however. Not sure what they think of it, frankly.

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That's what I meant...the names, not the real recipes. You did that and thanks for it.

Fingers still crossed for you...




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