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Old 03.04.2015, 13:22
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Re: Advice on Metabolic diet

The only thing that worked for me (-27kg over 18 months) is eating smaller portions, drastically reducing carbs and moving more every chance I got. I can still go up to 57-58 kg in the winter season, but that's the most (3-4 kg) I gain and I have little struggle in getting back to my 54-55 kg ideal weight.
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The only thing that worked for me (-27kg over 18 months) is eating smaller portions, drastically reducing carbs and moving more every chance I got. I can still go up to 57-58 kg in the winter season, but that's the most (3-4 kg) I gain and I have little struggle in getting back to my 54-55 kg ideal weight.
Congrats! it is not always easy

Odile, when you want to eat bread but can't because of Atkins or other low carb regimens, and you want to try something similar, you need a specialized store..also you stop eating large quantities of food because protein fill you faster
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Advice on Metabolic diet

After I finished chemo I was at least 20 kg heavier. So my oncologist sent me to a nutritionist who told me that there were basically 2 paths to follow - low fat or low carb. I did low carb and lost 25kg pretty quickly (less than a year)That was 3.5 years ago. The last 5 did creep back up and 3 more over the holidays. Cookies are my downfall. That and my bad knee acting up.

I don't follow anything specific, other than to avoid most carbs like bread, pasta, rice, potatoes. I do eat root vegetables and the occasional sweet potato and some legumes. But mostly I eat vegetables, protein and fat. I eat a lot of eggs. I avoid sugar other than dark chocolate. For bread, I eat pumpernickel - this dense, protein rich stuff - you can get it in most groceries. For me, bread is just a carrier for butter, so dump the bread and eat the butter on vegetables.

And sometimes I cheat. Obviously. But I'm looking for something I can live with long term that makes me feel good. And I love to cook.

I can't eat a lot of fruit - it gives me terrible reflux. Stone fruits are the worst, but berries, citrus and the occasional apple is ok.

So in March, I started back on the serious low carb stuff and I've lost 2.5 kg - probably lots of water. The next few weeks will tell.

I feel a lot better so far. And less hungry.

I'm going to be very strict with this over the summer because I'm thinking about having a knee replacement this autumn and less weight will be helpful.

But it's not easy. On the other hand, the longer I persist with it and as long as I feel better, it reinforces itself.



But, I also believe that not everyone can eat the same way, so you have to find what works for you.
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Re: Advice on Metabolic diet

Well done- this is what I am aiming for, cut carbs like potatoes, pasta, rice, etc, and replace with a variety of veg + protein and some healthy fats, and try and cut out all added sugar. Pumperknickel is great- but perhaps I will order some bread from Angela's site to see how it is. The low carbs advice I looked at over last few weeks never mentioned swapping for low carb bread- just cutting it out altogether- and not using any diet products of any kind, just good healthy low carb. We still have a bit of al dente basmati rice, but very small portion only- it has much much less carbs in the form of starch than risotto rice, for instance. The other thread about cooling rice overnight is interesting.

As regards the knee replacement- OH always says it is much much better to do it in the Spring, early May. Both for psychological reasons as most of us feel a bit down in winter- but mainly for confidence. Much easier to motivate yourself to go out and exercise, walk, swim, when the weather is good and warm (and up hre when roads and paths are not covered with snow and ice). I've discussed this with the orthopeadic surgeon who totally agrees that people seem to cope much better when it is done in the 'good' season. Bonne chance.

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Re: Advice on Metabolic diet

I am starting a C25K program. Saw positive effects on people I know. Will see how it works for me.
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Re: Advice on Metabolic diet

I think you have to research and then come up with your own plan - though my nutritionist gave me a good basis.

As for the knee, yes, I know spring is supposed to be better. But my husband travels like crazy in the spring and summer and autumn is our non travel time. I'll have to work out an inside exercise program. But I'll talk to my orthopedist too.
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Re: Advice on Metabolic diet

I have been following the Forks over Knives way of eating with a few recipes from Dr Esselstyn. Have cut out dairy and replaced it with soyamilk/ almond milk. And although he recommends no meat or fish I am eating fish and eggs. The nice thing is that you can have pasta and bread but it has to be granary or wheat. I have lost 7llb which is just about right for me - when you get older too much weight loss can age you so much.

For Easter lunch today for dessert I have made brownies with 3 ingredients and they are just so tasty. Pecan nuts/pitted dates and Cacao powder. Put in freezer for 1 hour and then in fridge.
For starters home made Hummus with home made bread and for main Lentil loaf with roast veggies - I really do not feel like I am missing out at all - the only down side is no cheese.
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