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Old 07-22-2014, 10:25   #21
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I am another one who lost too much weight going to LCHF (two more pounds and my BMI says 'underweight').

I think, at least for me, patience plays into this new lifestyle.

At first I saw the BG dips and rises you listed at the start of this thread. It was as if my liver saw BG trending down and dumped to try to bring it back up to the old norm. It took about a month for my body to accept the new norm. Hopefully you will see the same BG stabilizing.

Then, I think upping protein is a very, very good idea. Again speaking from personal experience, the body has to do a lot of healing once the constant attack of high BG stops. I watched various health-related tells, like arthritis in an injured finger and inflammation, go away over a couple of months. During that time, very gradually and concentrating on leafy green carbs, I was able to raise my carb grams/meal from 5 to 10 up to 15 or 20/meal.

Now, with a healthier body, knowing my trigger foods (can eat macadamias and pecans but almonds spike me, HFCS is completely out, etc) and living in a body that is adjusted to and thrives on fat as it's primary source of energy, I am seeing a very gradual weight gain. Which is nice because looking like I should be staggering around moaning, 'brains, brains' gets old fast.

Your body is going through a huge, massive sea-change. I encourage you to concentrate on that change, on regaining health. In time...not as fast as you want, but hopefully quickly....you may/will be able to regain some or all of the weight you lost.

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MBUSTER, I don't drink coffee. I used to be a heavy coffee drinker many years ago, but since then, I quit caffeine. I don't even drink soda. If I did, it would be non-caffeine.

gotsomeold, very encouraging info. Thank you.

I'm upping the protein and doing my best at the moment. Everyone gives such great advice, but putting it into action has been difficult.

I'm trying and still learning. Trying and hoping to find a good balance.

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If you don't drink coffee, you can do it warmed and flavored, in tea, or chug it straight. It just depends on what you like.

It's high-calorie and very filling, which combined with your higher protein intake, should help you build muscle.

Just be sure you are paying attention to your body. Mine has a habit of telling me I'm not hungry, when I'm really starving, but too engrossed in something to want to take a break. So some training is required, whether it's to eat more, or to eat less.

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IJM ...

You may need time to work up to eating more calories. In the weight management game, steady tends to be much more effective than speedy. Plus, the results tend to last far longer.

In the meantime ... take a look at this thread and come up with ways to use full-fat ingredients. Many ways have been listed for you.

You may also consider upping your protein, and not worry about going overboard until you're at your goal weight (if then).

Lastly, here's some excellent info on LCHF, and you may find our Recipes subforum helpful, as well.

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MBUSTER, I don't drink coffee. I used to be a heavy coffee drinker many years ago, but since then, I quit caffeine. I don't even drink soda. If I did, it would be non-caffeine. gotsomeold, very encouraging info. Thank you. I'm upping the protein and doing my best at the moment. Everyone gives such great advice, but putting it into action has been difficult. I'm trying and still learning. Trying and hoping to find a good balance. Thanks everyone.
Then leave out the coffee and just pour plain hot water over the cocoa and make it a hot chocolate. iPhone using DF app

Edit> I forgot to mention I put cocoa in my coffee too

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OK, 1 tablespoon butter, 2 tablespoons coconut oil, 4-6 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream and cocoa in hot water?

I want to get the ingredients right. How big and how many calories is that?

Thanks!

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I don't see any reason why you shouldn't be able to look up the caloric content yourself, and of course since hot water has no calories, you can make it as big as you like.




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OK, 1 tablespoon butter, 2 tablespoons coconut oil, 4-6 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream and cocoa in hot water? I want to get the ingredients right. How big and how many calories is that? Thanks!
I use 14 ounce mug and unsweetened cocoa powder, and usually alternate between the regular and special dark chocolate just for a change. 1 heaping tablespoon cocoa, 1 scoop of pure powder stevia (or your preferred sweetener and just guessing 2 tsp sugar equivalent) into the mug, fill your mug 1/2 a mug half full of hot water and stir. Put in the tablespoon of butter( quartered to melt faster), add 6 tablespoons of HWC, and 2 heaping tablespoons of coconut oil. Put more hot water in and stir. Microwave 30 seconds if too cool. Fat grams per tablespoon Butter = 7 HWC = 5 or 6 (depends on brand) Coconut oil = 14 So 7+36+28=61 grams 61*9=549 calories plus another 10 from the cocoa. Mine is probably a little more than that because I heap the CO and sloppily measure the cream ( I keep slowly pouring and just roll the spoon). Ok maybe quite a bit more. If I wasn't using coffee, I'd probably mix HWC and hot water 50:50. iPhone using DF app

Edit> and I do that for 2 mugs of coffee, every day.

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