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Old 07-01-2013, 06:14 PM   #1
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One week of NK. Gained 5 pounds.

I'm new at this and I need to get better at figuring out meals. Mistakes - too much protein. Too much food. I'm hungry a lot. I'm sure after a while I'll actually get to ketosis and the hunger will let up.

I signed up for the free keto meter (thanks for the link).

I've read a zillion keto websites and I'm confused. You guys are great, though, awesome!

Still trying to figure out how to use a web tracker to track my statistics. My tracker [*Site edited by moderator. Please see link for details: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ma...hone-apps.html *] has sure changed since I used it a few years ago. Much more complicated. I'll figurework out something eventually.

I'm sleeping well - too well - waking up late. I like to measure my BS first thing in the AM but I'm sleeping till noon. Oops.

I've had a couple of happy days - I want more!

Coffee & cream has been a meal several times. Fills me up really well.

No Atkins flu, thank goodness.

On to Week 2 Today, day one.

Breakfast - leftover steak, eggs, spinach and butter/olive oil

Lunch - coffee

Dinner - hamburger, cheese & egg.

Someday I'll figure out if that's a good amount of carb, protein and fat - and also I'll figure out what the optimum amounts are for me.

Thanks all

When I get hungry I come here and read all the keto recipes. Yummm.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:25 PM   #2
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I've gained too - would love insight
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:02 PM   #3
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It is really important to give the amounts of the foods in order to give any advice. How much steak and spinach? How big a burger and what if any condiments? As the say, the devil is in the details!
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:52 AM   #4
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It is really important to give the amounts of the foods in order to give any advice. How much steak and spinach? How big a burger and what if any condiments? As the say, the devil is in the details!
That's exactly what I thought. For what I can grasp the most important thing in this WOE is to figure out how much protein you need to maintain your muscle mass and still be able to lose fat
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:30 PM   #5
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It is pretty hard to gain 5 pounds of fat in a week, unless you stuffed yourself with carbs. I am sure that your weight gain was only water. If you eat very low carb with moderate protein, you will lose the weight. Sometimes it takes a while to tweak your diet so that it works for you. Everyone is an individual.
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