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Old 05-07-2011, 08:07 PM   #61
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Hi Shari. Welcome Home

Proud of you for being so strong! You deserve to be thin happy and healthy!
I'm sure you'll have a loss tomorrow! I find the egg fast to be a nice way to detox from sugar cravings and carbs. Looking forward to the meat and egg fast tomorrow too.



Auntie Em your right! The Meat and eggs thread I'm still learning the ins and out of this forum. Thanks for the link. I LOVE the Maintenance thread I'll post there too! So Wild Salmon and sardine soup sounds amazing!! I will have to try a bit of fat I'm my tea as well!!


I had 14 today I was afraid of losing muscle, I work to hard for those!


I'm glad I tried the egg fast! Can't wait to weigh in tomorrow!

Well we did it fellow eggers, we should be proud!

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Old 05-07-2011, 08:15 PM   #62
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I'm sure you'll have a loss tomorrow!
If I do I won't know....forgot to jump on the scale this morning
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Shari, it'd be grand to have you post in the M&E aka E/P thread. Your menu sounds scrumptious. Just my cup of tea.

PIKNIK, this last winter I started putting all kinds of things in my tea, bit of meat or bone broth, pastured butter, cream. When I need to cut back on fats, I'd use fresh lemon juice. I keep my grams of CHO and PRO constant. Calorie intake changes according to how many scrumptious grams of FAT I eat. Am currently experimenting with drinking the tea plain, which feels a tad like being on a diet, but I want to see if it improves insulin sensitivity by having times of no calories coming in, other than after supper until arising and drinking tea. I drink tea all morning. With fats or lemon juiice in the tea, perhaps that keeps the insulin levels high enough that those FFAs don't come out and get used up. It's a less drastic way to "fast" than skipping meals, for me.

Hope you all are having a very lovely start this morning.
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:33 AM   #64
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Good Morning Auntie Em, and Shari!!

Sweet dreams sleepy head Happyone!


DRUM ROLL....Another 2.3 GONE!! That's 8.7 kids! I feel great not deprived or grumpy tons of energy!


I'm wearing short shorts today. You can see all the lean muscle I've put on by years of Biking, Pilate's and weight training. I had a layer of fat covering all my hard work.

I'm starting the Meat and egg fast today. Great way to segway into more of a Paleo way of eating. I think this WOE suits me, Time will tell. Excited to see how my body responds! So I will now report in the Meat and Eggs thread starting today.

Well off tho fire up the grill, Grass fed Steak for Breakfast!!


Auntie Em, Your a wealth of information! what is CHO and PRO?
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Hi, PIKNIK, Congratulations!

CHO is the abbreviation for carbohydrates. Dr. Kurt Harris explains all the different kinds of carbohydrates in this post. I follow his dietary recommendations at very low carb levels.

PRO is the abbrevation for protein. Dr. Harris recommends this:

5. Favor ruminants like beef, lamb and bison for your red meat. Eat eggs and fish. [This includes offal.]


That grass-fed steak sounds grand! Do you put pastured butter and black pepper on yours?

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Hi Auntie Em,

PRO AND CHO, HA! learn something new everyday

We live on grass fed beef, Bison, wild salmon and cage free organic eggs. It's a little more but taste so much better. I have butter every once in a while. I tend to eat more coconut oil on my meat and fish and eggs. Today on my steak I will drizzle with Coconut Amino Acids ( insert drool face here)
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PIKNIK, your meat and eggs sound grand. I use butter for the Vit. K and cholesterol, and for whatever else is in butter. I like co for things I cook on higher heat, and sometimes put co in tea or decaf coffee. It's a great hair and skin conditioner, too. The antiviral and antibacterial properties seem useful. I don't know if the MCTs are important to me as I eat very low carb.

Do you have access to pastured eggs, so that the chickens roam around eating bugs and other little animals? It'd be grand to have a few chickens in the yard.

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Okay, you guys have inspired me. My DH is away for a few days so I've decided this is a good time to give this a go. I had two fried eggs and some Canadian bacon for breakfast before he left, but now I'm going to try and stick to just eggs for a few days, I think I'm going to try and keep off the dairy too, at least cheese and HWC and stick to CO and maybe butter depending on whether I can get used to cooking my eggs in CO. I was 167.8 this morning, let's see where this takes me...
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Good morning eggers! My results are below, I'm soooooo close to goal I can taste it... And it tastes a little like eggs. Congrats on your loss piknik! Super happy for you!



5/5 125
5/6 124.8
5/7 123.6.
5/8 123

Yesteray I had
7 eggs
4 tbls mayo
2 tbls coconut oil
2 tbls olive oil
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GENUK, I cant wait to see your results. I will be starting meat and eggs today, but I will continue to post here to see how you are doing and cheer you on! =D

Good Morning auntie em, Shari!

This morning I will start off with some sunnyside up as usual. I wish I could Use CO to fry my eggs or in drink but it makes me feel gross. I have to drink it down with a spoon.

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Old 05-08-2011, 11:02 AM   #71
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Gail, I wish you happy egg days!

Happyone, congratulations! What kind of fat do you fry your eggs in?

I sent you all happy thoughts today, as I had HB egg yolks and cream for lunch.

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Gail, I wish you happy egg days!

Happyone, congratulations! What kind of fat do you fry your eggs in?

I sent you all happy thoughts today, as I had HB egg yolks and cream for lunch.
I usually do olive oil or kerrygold butter. I was eating so few eggs I was trying to eat as much fat as I could tolerate.
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Happyone, thanks for the cooking fats report. Pastured butter tastes really good, I think. Have you had a chance to try Organic Valley Pastured butter? I quite like it.

Does cooking with coconut oil make you feel a bit nauseated or somehow indefinably strange? I have found I need to add butter, or something doesn't feel right. I don't know what takes place when using only co, but it feels so "off", that I always add butter.

In case it is of interest, here is Dr. Kurt Harris' post about fats and oils. Here is the section on mono-unsaturated oils:

MUFAs AND OLIVE OIL

Olive oil is a bit of a politically correct fad. It has its origins of course in the supposed mediterranean diet - of which there are several, and of which only some had any olive oil in them. The support for olive oil was the general scheme (not supported by the evidence) that SFA is bad and MUFA and PUFAs were the alternative.

When you eat animal products and have low carbohydrate intake, you are getting huge amounts of MUFA from the animal fat - check out the MUFA content in a steak or in butter and it nearly matches the sat fat. Bone marrow is the big evolutionary source of MUFAs, not cold pressed olive oil. Of course there is some oxidation going on when you cook with olive oil that will defeat the purpose, so I eat it cold for flavor, but I get plenty of MUFA without olive oil in my animal based diet.


I'll be sending you all happy egg thoughts at supper. Am having fried eggs.
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Okay, you guys have inspired me. My DH is away for a few days so I've decided this is a good time to give this a go. I had two fried eggs and some Canadian bacon for breakfast before he left, but now I'm going to try and stick to just eggs for a few days, I think I'm going to try and keep off the dairy too, at least cheese and HWC and stick to CO and maybe butter depending on whether I can get used to cooking my eggs in CO. I was 167.8 this morning, let's see where this takes me...
I'll do Mon-Wed with you if you don't mind.Already had chicken and eggs earlier today. I will go with kerrygold butter and eggs, only allowing small amts. of hwc in my coffee.
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I'll do Mon-Wed with you if you don't mind.Already had chicken and eggs earlier today. I will go with kerrygold butter and eggs, only allowing small amts. of hwc in my coffee.
That would be great! I haven't tried cooking with the CO yet, just been eating hardboiled eggs, so might be joining you on the Kerrygold. I found a baked egg in a ramekin dish in the fridge (with one slice of canadian bacon, a touch of HWC and a small bit of grated cheese and black pepper, leftover from yesterday's breakfast) so I ate that up so it didn't go to waste. :blush:

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Great Gail! I will have eggs tonight and get my first full egg day in tomorrow.
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So we are having lunch at bjs, and I usually get a Cobb salad but I don't know what I should get today since I'm doing meat and eggs. Seems like such a waste to et an entree and leave all the sides.
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Happyone, hope you have a nice time at the restaurant!

Gail and Jeanie, I wish you very successful egging.
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I know its a bit late, but I'd like to try this too...I really need a jumpstart...

Is it still open to anyone?
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I know its a bit late, but I'd like to try this too...I really need a jumpstart...

Is it still open to anyone?
I only started today, and tomorrow will be my first full day, so welcome!
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Hi, WOTS. Welcome! Yes, start any time for as long as you like.

I wish you happy, successful egging.
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Hi, WOTS. Welcome! Yes, start any time for as long as you like.

I wish you happy, successful egging.
Thanks all, here's to happy egging...

Ps...if anyone has any eggy recipes they want to share I'm open!
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Hi, WOTS.

Some others may have some fancy things. I like plain and simple.

I like eggs: scrambled with butter or beef fat
Braised with water and butter
Braised with water, butter, and cream
Fried: OM, sunny side up
hard boiled with soft butter on them

Coddled or soft-boiled are nice, too, but they are more labor intensive.

I find butter, cream, beef fat, chives or green onions and black pepper very nice.
Sometimes I put in savory, chervil, or whatever herb I think of.

I wish you happy egging!
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Well, I think I'm done for the day and I've had 10 eggs, 2 fried (with Canadian bacon), 1 baked (with Canadian bacon, HWC, and cheese), 4 hardboiled (2 plain, 2 with mayo) and 3 scrambled in coconut oil with chili flakes. The coconut oil wasn't too bad, a bit of a Thai flavour, that's why I added the chili flakes. I've also had 3 cups black coffee with Stevia drops, one cup of chai green tea, and lots of water. I'll probably have some more tea of some sort later.

Happy egging everyone!
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Hmm, my bjs choices weren't as clean as I had hoped... Too much sauces and sodium in the steak, shimp, and ribs. I think I will finish off today with eggs.
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Hmm, my bjs choices weren't as clean as I had hoped... Too much sauces and sodium in the steak, shimp, and ribs. I think I will finish off today with eggs.
Oh dear, hope you enjoyed it anyway and that it doesn't set you back too much.
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Happyone- Did you end up cutting back on the exercise while doing the eggfast?
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Jeaniem- yes I'm afraid I had to as I had severe nausea in the pm.
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Jeaniem- yes I'm afraid I had to as I had severe nausea in the pm.
That doesn't sound good. I know I will have to take it easy on the added fat, as I get nauseated when eating too much fat. I lose better with high protein and lots of exercise. I am hoping the eggs will give me a a little jolt! I see you did very well.
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