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Old 03-22-2011, 02:40 PM   #91
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No, I fix my eggs in butter, put butter on my veggies, or melt some on my steak. I use bacon grease as a flavor enhancer for eggs or veggies too plus use it to fry my meats sometimes. I use cream in my coffee. And I don't cut the fat off my meat. I don't feel like I eat tons of fat but it adds up and keeps the percentages in the right ballpark. Have you read any of Barry Grove's books or investigated his web site? I think we've all been brainwashed for so long that fat is bad that once we decide to actually eat it it takes some hard thinking about just how to eat it. Good luck to you.
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Thanks. I have not read the book and just plan to get information from forums like this one.

It seems I am already on the right track. I was just looking for more recipes to get an idea ...
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I think this plan is how I'm eating. I tried LC once before but always felt bad about eating fats (I was raised in the low-fat 1980s so it's hard to let go of childhood brainwashing), and in the end eating mostly salads, tuna, and grilled chicken breasts wasn't sustainable for me. Ignoring fat intake this time around has been wonderfully liberating, and steadily losing 1-2 lbs a week with no effort on my part hasn't sucked either.

As far as foods? I love foods.

Bacon and avocadoes together are magically delicious. The bacon adds flavor to the avocado, and the fattiness of the avocado extends the creaminess of the bacon fat. Wonderful if you're trying to up your intake of plants and fats. Full-fat plain strained yogurt is so good I can't contemplate ever eating Yoplait (skim milk, sugar, corn syrup, more sugar) ever again. I love roasting broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and kale in olive oil, sea salt, and fresh garlic. Coconut cream and cocoa powder together are decadent -- add some berries for sweetness and cocoa nibs for, um, additional chocolatiness. Berries and heavy whipping cream; cauliflower mozzarella "breadsticks"; boquerones; tuna martinis; spaghetti squash with pesto, garlic and parmesan; bacon-wrapped spinach-stuffed chicken breasts; melt-in-your-mouth fatty steaks, etc., etc.. I could go on and on (well, I guess I already have)... :blush:
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I think this plan is how I'm eating. I tried LC once before but always felt bad about eating fats (I was raised in the low-fat 1980s so it's hard to let go of childhood brainwashing), and in the end eating mostly salads, tuna, and grilled chicken breasts wasn't sustainable for me. Ignoring fat intake this time around has been wonderfully liberating, and steadily losing 1-2 lbs a week with no effort on my part hasn't sucked either.

As far as foods? I love foods.

Bacon and avocadoes together are magically delicious. The bacon adds flavor to the avocado, and the fattiness of the avocado extends the creaminess of the bacon fat. Wonderful if you're trying to up your intake of plants and fats. Full-fat plain strained yogurt is so good I can't contemplate ever eating Yoplait (skim milk, sugar, corn syrup, more sugar) ever again. I love roasting broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and kale in olive oil, sea salt, and fresh garlic. Coconut cream and cocoa powder together are decadent -- add some berries for sweetness and cocoa nibs for, um, additional chocolatiness. Berries and heavy whipping cream; cauliflower mozzarella "breadsticks"; boquerones; tuna martinis; spaghetti squash with pesto, garlic and parmesan; bacon-wrapped spinach-stuffed chicken breasts; melt-in-your-mouth fatty steaks, etc., etc.. I could go on and on (well, I guess I already have)... :blush:
wow, can you come over and cook for me, it all sound so delicious,
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I think I've been pretty much doing this, I don't follow any particular plan right now, I just eat low-carb foods, but I want to make sure I'm not overdoing the protein. I'm trying to get my percentages straight, so I figured my Lean body weight is 140 so according to the calculations I will aim to get 60-70 grams of protein. So if those 60-70 grams of protein is 20% of my total, then how many carbs and how much fat. I've been trying to figure it out, but I suck at math.


Also someone mentioned protein over 25 grams acts as carbs? Is that per meal? Cause obviously we're eating more than 25.

ETA- Rough estimates would have me at 60-70grams of protein, 130 grams of fat and 40-50 grams of carbs, does that sound right? That seems like a lot of carbs!
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:06 AM   #96
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I think I've been pretty much doing this, I don't follow any particular plan right now, I just eat low-carb foods, but I want to make sure I'm not overdoing the protein. I'm trying to get my percentages straight, so I figured my Lean body weight is 140 so according to the calculations I will aim to get 60-70 grams of protein. So if those 60-70 grams of protein is 20% of my total, then how many carbs and how much fat. I've been trying to figure it out, but I suck at math.


Also someone mentioned protein over 25 grams acts as carbs? Is that per meal? Cause obviously we're eating more than 25.

ETA- Rough estimates would have me at 60-70grams of protein, 130 grams of fat and 40-50 grams of carbs, does that sound right? That seems like a lot of carbs!
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Carbs 45 per day is 18% (out of a possible 240 grams)
Fat 130 per day is 54% (out of a possible 240 grams)
Protein 65 per day is 27% (out of a possible 240 grams)

So that can't be right. I need less carbs and protein and more fat.

So maybe
Carbs 40 per day 17% (out of a possible 240 grams)
Fat 140 per day 58% (out of a possible 240 grams)
Protein 60 per day 25% (out of a possible 240 grams)

Still not enough fat!!!
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:12 AM   #97
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Carbs 30 12.5%
Fat 150 62.5%
Protein 60 25%

This looks better. So if I end up eating more fat than 150 grams, I need to eat more protein and carbs, or just leave it at more fat?
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Also, I have to count ALL carbs? No deducting fiber?
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:34 PM   #99
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That looks great Chelsie. Do you use ******? It figures out your %s for you as you add your foods so you can tell at a glance where you are at any given point in the day. I don't really count fiber, just the carbs. But I do keep the fiber in mind if I tend to be a bit high in carb %. If it was high fiber carbs I don't freak out. If it's just regular carbs, then I try to cut it back a bit.
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That looks great Chelsie. Do you use ******? It figures out your %s for you as you add your foods so you can tell at a glance where you are at any given point in the day. I don't really count fiber, just the carbs. But I do keep the fiber in mind if I tend to be a bit high in carb %. If it was high fiber carbs I don't freak out. If it's just regular carbs, then I try to cut it back a bit.
I guess I was just looking for a starting point, so you think the numbers above are good? Thanks for any input.
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:26 PM   #101
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Any program that will figure out the %s for you is good in my book. And yes, I think your #s look good. I see you've joined us in our other thread, so that's good. You'll get great feedback there and if you hang around you'll find you love us and just can't leave, no matter what WOE you're doing, lol. Really, I love all of them and we've been a group for quite a few years now and everybody is always welcome to join us.
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:46 AM   #102
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Sounds like a wonderful concept of eat fat and get thin. It is great to know I am eat the fat :-)
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I have been eating nearly similar to this but have been grilling all my meats fish etc so i might be losing fat this way.

So it looks like you are frying your meats so i was just wondering what are you using to fry with? Is coconut oil a good option?

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Old 05-19-2012, 03:03 PM   #104
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I've eaten over 200 grams of fat already today and it's only 6 PM. My calories are at 2000 and my carbs are at 20 so I guess it's time to pack it in for the day! haahaah! (i hope i am not going to die) LOL
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:35 PM   #105
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Hi everyone
I was using Atkins induction then just bounced for weeks ..but after four months I got the nerve to add more fat!!
I have started to loose again ,I feel fuller longer and most of my cravings have gone awy.
I eat 70 % or more of fat each day
carbs are usally 5% or less
protein is around 20-24%
I find the fat makes me feel less hungry between meals,the binge eating problem is mostly under control, in fact I have noticed I eat more fat and at the same time take in less calories. Somedays I even need to add more fat to get my % up.
I also feel less tired than I use to.
Thanks to this community I know I will make it to my goal weight.
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Hi everyone
I was using Atkins induction then just bounced for weeks ..but after four months I got the nerve to add more fat!!
I have started to loose again ,I feel fuller longer and most of my cravings have gone awy.
I eat 70 % or more of fat each day
carbs are usally 5% or less
protein is around 20-24%
I find the fat makes me feel less hungry between meals,the binge eating problem is mostly under control, in fact I have noticed I eat more fat and at the same time take in less calories. Somedays I even need to add more fat to get my % up.
I also feel less tired than I use to.
Thanks to this community I know I will make it to my goal weight.
Hi Kat!
I found more discussion at this thread:
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I'm so happy for you, that fat is helping you! Amazing isn't it!?
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:41 AM   #108
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This makes sooo much sense

Hi Sandy: I've tried Atkins in the past, and the whole time, I was afraid I was damaging my kidneys with all the protein. It just didn't "feel" healthy to me. A friend recently started a low-carb, average protein diet in which she lost 20 lbs. and feels great. When she told me about it, "ding" the light went off. Now, this makes sense to me. I've been overweight all my life despite being one of the most active kids ever - swimming, tennis team, gymnastics - you name it - I was in it. I grew up in a family where meat and bread were the staples, therein the extra carbs. I hadn't heard of this plan before, but it sounds very similar. I've been following a very similar plan for the past five days - didn't want to do Atkins again because of the kidney fears. After two days of feeling way lousy, I began to feel a lot better. Now, Day 5, my body feels different. I'm down about four pounds, but it's almost like I can feel my muscle tone. I know I've lost quite a bit of fluid, but I believe it's more than that. I'm hoping my instincts are right, and this is gonna be the right plan for me. This thread has inspired me to definitely do more research on the "Eat Fat, Get Thin" plan. Thanks for all the insight.
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:40 PM   #110
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hello all you Barry Groves devotees. It was reading his books that first got me into this WOE.
Ive been on the nutritional ketosis group for a while and happened in on to this group. Am I right in thinking that the protocol here is using lower numbers ?
[I]'m in a bit of a quandary myself. I have noticed that although I have lost no weight for months (say nine ) ,nor do I weigh more ,I have gotten bigger in the chest department.(really good muffin tops ) I had enough to begin with and am not happy to be getting more . I have history of fibroids and fibrous breasts though not badly.
I am post menopause now but I still get hot flashes.
I was reading the iodine thread on The Optimal Living site and fibrocystic breast disease was being discussed.I have no reason to believe iam iodine deficient but I read somewhere that digesting more protein uses up more iodine. Then I happened to read some conventional stuff which said that eating a low fat diet was the way to go. I dont want to go down that route but I have ramped up the fat this last couple of weeks with the BP coffee and I have noticed some slight tenderness in the breasts. I have also considered that my chocolate consumption might be a cause,I eat 20gms of 85% and 5gms of powder in a drink. I didnt know that theobromine in cocoa can affect iodine levels too.
Sorry for this long and winding post but I was wondering if any of you ladies have expereinced anything similar to that which I have described?
My feeling is that I have become oestrogen dominant but what has sparked this I dont know.All just guess work !! Thanks,
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:56 AM   #112
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I haven't had anything like that Barbara. I am on BHRT so I don't know if that might be why? Maybe some of the others will chime in with their experience. I don't remember anybody saying anything about it though.
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Hi Sandy, I havnt heard of anything like it either . I suppose I ought to go of to the docs and slap it on with a trowel and see if I can get my levels tested.
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Does anyone ever eat a treat now and again on this? I am on maintenance. Is it okay to have some chocolate or fruit now and again?
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About how many calories do you eat, Sandy?
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:22 PM   #116
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I don't really track very well any more as I'm on maintenance too. But I do have occasional fruit and chocolate. I also have occasional extra carbs. I weigh daily so keep very close tabs on my weight and try to not let it get out of hand. When I did track I ate 1800-2000 calories a day, keeping the EFGT percentages in the right zone.
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Sandy, would coffee with 4 T. of HWC and splenda and 3 oz. of cheese for breakfast be too much?
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It would be too much for me, but everybody is different. You just have to eat on plan, in the way that seems good for you, and then evaluate your progress. A lot of people have to be super strict, I am one of the lucky ones who could eat more calories and still lose. Everybody is different; finding your path is the hard part, but when you do, it's like finding a treasure.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:23 PM   #119
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And don't see anything in there about the percentages. I have looked through it and so far, to be honest, I am kind of disappointed in the book. Does anyone know which chapter or pages specifically talk about the percentages? Thanks in advance for any and all help!
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