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Old 09-20-2013, 07:38 PM   #31
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No problem, I appreciate your answer. I noticed the glare was really bad too, when I looked at one in the store. And the fingerprints were really bad too. Yet in their description they say it has a 'special anti glare' screen or something. Maybe each model is different? I don't care much about apps either. I'd probably use it for basically what you say you use it for! But I read a lot too and was hoping it would be good for that, although I read my novels usually in bed before sleeping. Still wouldn't want a night lamp glaring off it! The glare might also be an issue on road trips as well. I saw they sell anti glare screens for them, too.
You can read inthe dark with the fire because it lights up and when I can't sleep (often) I put in some headphones and watch a movie or listen to music. My old Kindle didn't light up but they probably all do now. I do like reading magazines in color on it. I clean the screen with a premoistened glasses wipe but I'm going to look into one of those screens you mentioned.
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:53 PM   #32
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Going by Dr. Jan Kwasniewski's formula, a 5'3" woman should weight around 132 pounds. I would say to shoot for that, and if you hit it, then decide if you want to go lower, if you can.

He says that you should be eating between 54 and 66 grams of protein per day.

He says you should be eating half the amount of carb grams as you are eating protein, so if you choose to eat 54 grams of protein, you would be eating 27 grams of carbs. If you choose to eat more protein (up to 66 grams), just halve that to figure out how many grams of carbs to eat.

In my case, I chose to limit myself to only 20 grams of carbs per day, even though Dr. K said I should be eating 33.5 grams.

As far as fat goes, he says to eat between 2.5 and 3.5 times the amount of protein grams in fat grams. So, if you are eating 54 grams of protein, you would eat between 135 and 189 grams of fat, and so on.

If you decide to use these numbers, I urge you to ask your doctor what he thinks of them before you change the way you are eating. I am not a doctor, nor do I play on on the internet, and I know nothing about your kidney disease or the ramifications of a ketogenic diet on your condition. Dr. K's recommendations are generalizations only, and, for all I know, this type of diet may not be healthy for you.

I repeat - Please talk to your doctor about this before making any changes.
I hereby publicly and solemnly swear that I will not hold you or anyone else on this forum responsible for any changes in my condition, whether good or bad. There...no worries.Print that if you want. Through hours and hours of reading and research I am finding the kidney people are doling out the same kind of crap as the ADA. They say don't eat meat or fat then say it's ok to eat pastry as long as it contains no nuts.and white bread and pasta are fine too. The most groundbreaking resesrch has reversed kidney failure in mice with a ketogenic diet. I have nothing to lose except my job and any sense of a normal life if I go on dialysis, so don't worry friends, I'm doing this with or without your help. It's just so much better with you along for the ride.

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I hereby publicly and solemnly swear that I will not hold you or anyone else on this forum responsible for any changes in my condition, whether good or bad. There...no worries.Print that if you want. Through hours and hours of reading and research I am finding the kidney people are doling out the same kind of crap as the ADA. They say don't eat meat or fat then say it's ok to eat pastry as long as it contains no nuts.and white bread and pasta are fine too. The most groundbreaking resesrch has reversed kidney failure in mice with a ketogenic diet. I have nothing to lose except my job and any sense of a normal life if I go on dialysis, so don't worry friends, I'm doing this with or without your help. It's just so much better with you along for the ride.
Thank God you've done your own research and come out from among the poor folks being fed the mainstream medical malarky!
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For medical reasons I have been trying to follow a low carb, low to moderate protein, high fat diet, even though my dr. told me it was a bunch of hooey (in so many words) - he did tell me go ahead though if I wanted to. Here's the thing - I am TERRIBLE at this. I don't know how to figure out the percentages, I don't have a smart phone although I do have an android tablet (Kindle Fire) and I get so frustrated with the tracking app I've been trying to use. My goal is at least 87% fat which is kind of hard because I can't eat avocados. I have any kind of fish, and coconut oil doesn't agree with me.

I had a check up today and there was some (small, but hey I'll take it) improvement since last time, and I'm sure it's the diet. If I can find a way to get to and stick with 87% fat, I'm thinking it will be even better next time. Is there a book I need? And what about ketone monitoring? What do you want the monitor to read? Thank you so much for any help!
I just make sure that I get in the minimal amount of protein that I need, the minimal amount of carbs that I can tolerate, and then add in fat as needed. You can get extra fat by eating high fat hamburger, adding butter to your vegetables and eggs, and cooking in fat. Also cream cheese is high in fat, though you need to watch the carbs in it. I make fat bombs with either butter or butter and coconut oil, unsweetened cocoa powder, and a minimal amount of sweetener. I make it to be not too sweet. I still have to make sure that I don't eat too much fat, because it can prevent a person from losing their body fat if too much is eaten. I keep my protein levels at less than 60 grams which is about 6 to 8 oz a day. I eat less than 20 grams of carb and usually less than 10 grams. I add the rest in as fat. There are many who eat more protein than I do, but if I eat more, I gain.
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:16 AM   #35
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I just make sure that I get in the minimal amount of protein that I need, the minimal amount of carbs that I can tolerate, and then add in fat as needed. You can get extra fat by eating high fat hamburger, adding butter to your vegetables and eggs, and cooking in fat. Also cream cheese is high in fat, though you need to watch the carbs in it. I make fat bombs with either butter or butter and coconut oil, unsweetened cocoa powder, and a minimal amount of sweetener. I make it to be not too sweet. I still have to make sure that I don't eat too much fat, because it can prevent a person from losing their body fat if too much is eaten. I keep my protein levels at less than 60 grams which is about 6 to 8 oz a day. I eat less than 20 grams of carb and usually less than 10 grams. I add the rest in as fat. There are many who eat more protein than I do, but if I eat more, I gain.
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Carolyn your numbers are almost identical to what I'm planning. I'm thinking about 50 grams of protein and 10 carbs a day because I have diabetes and I am very carb sensitive. That means I need to eat a lot of fat but if I try not to eat a lot of food in general I hope I will lose some weight. Of course raising the number on my kidney filtration rate is my primary focus. I deeply appreciate all the help!
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Two more quick thoughts: first, I was shocked to find out that many vegetables contain more nitrites than bacon (!) and I also did not know that the phosphorus count was so high in many of them until I had to be aware of things like that. Therefore, if I have to limit my nitrites (I hope is isn't nitrates, it's one or the other, anyway) and phosphorus, I'll get it from meat, cheese, and a small amount of nuts, thank you, and save the veggie carbs (mind you, I love veggies and will have them once in a while). Second, can anyone share a fat bomb recipe that doesn't use coconut oil (or not much) - coconut oil and Splenda upset my stomach. Thanks!
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Two more quick thoughts: first, I was shocked to find out that many vegetables contain more nitrites than bacon (!) and I also did not know that the phosphorus count was so high in many of them until I had to be aware of things like that. Therefore, if I have to limit my nitrites (I hope is isn't nitrates, it's one or the other, anyway) and phosphorus, I'll get it from meat, cheese, and a small amount of nuts, thank you, and save the veggie carbs (mind you, I love veggies and will have them once in a while). Second, can anyone share a fat bomb recipe that doesn't use coconut oil (or not much) - coconut oil and Splenda upset my stomach. Thanks!
Have you tried using coconut creme?
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Old 09-21-2013, 04:06 PM   #38
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Have you tried using coconut creme?
No. I've seen people mention it here but I've never seen it in the stores. Is it less likely to upset my stomach?
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No. I've seen people mention it here but I've never seen it in the stores. Is it less likely to upset my stomach?
Well, I don't know. You can do a search online for it. I'm not sure if we can suggest brand names here. It is 70% coconut oil and 30% coconut. Sometimes the oil can make me queasy but the creme never has.
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Make any fat bomb recipe and just substitute any other oil that does not upset your stomach. Or substitute with butter.
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Have you tried using coconut creme?
Hello everyone! I've been lurking here for a while. Selahgal, I have the same reaction to coconut oil, so I'm intrigued by coconut crème. Do you buy it at a health food store or could it be found in Walmart or Kroger?

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Hello everyone! I've been lurking here for a while. Selahgal, I have the same reaction to coconut oil, so I'm intrigued by coconut crème. Do you buy it at a health food store or could it be found in Walmart or Kroger?

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You should be able to buy it at many places online. I don't think I've seen it at Walmart or Kroger's tho. Sometimes it's called Coconut Butter but there is also topical cream with that name so it's confusing. The brand I buy calls it Coconut Creme.
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I just saw canned coconut cream at Whole Foods next to the canned coconut milk.
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Coconut cream (artisani) can be found in health food stores here and some independant grocery stores. I ordered on line when I first discovered it and found that it goes a long way. Sadly, I have 6 unopened jars that are now past their expiry date....live and learn.
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Coconut cream (artisani) can be found in health food stores here and some independant grocery stores. I ordered on line when I first discovered it and found that it goes a long way. Sadly, I have 6 unopened jars that are now past their expiry date....live and learn.
Coconut creme & oil is still good after expiration dates! That stuff lasts forever!!
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Coconut creme & oil is still good after expiration dates! That stuff lasts forever!!
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There has been some interesting recent news coverage about expiration dates: 90 percent of Americans confused by 'use by' dates on food

Basically, the listed date usually doesn't relate to when an item becomes hazardous, but usually means the flavor won't be all it could be.

I found some gelatin powder in the fridge that's a few years past its expiration date. I'm a bit puzzled on what can happen to powdered gelatin as it doesn't smell, and I've been consuming it.

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Thanks for your response Marci, Rebecca, and Cathy. BTW, Rebecca, I'm loving my FF cookbook!
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Make any fat bomb recipe and just substitute any other oil that does not upset your stomach. Or substitute with butter.
Thank you, I did just that. one-half cup natural crunchy peanut butter, one stick butter, two tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder and one tablespoon powdered sweetener. Dropped by the spoonful onto a cookie sheet and froze. They are incredible. Now the hard part is to eat only one a day!
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Thanks for your response Marci, Rebecca, and Cathy. BTW, Rebecca, I'm loving my FF cookbook!
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Thank you, I did just that. one-half cup natural crunchy peanut butter, one stick butter, two tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder and one tablespoon powdered sweetener. Dropped by the spoonful onto a cookie sheet and froze. They are incredible. Now the hard part is to eat only one a day!
That is the challenge, all right!
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Huh, Im 5 3 and 138 lbs and i look awful! my goal is between 120 and 115... pre baby i was 120 and still had a gut and some flab to lose...
i have to wear size L clothes right now, even some XL to be comfy
what are the suggested fat numbers for me?
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Huh, Im 5 3 and 138 lbs and i look awful! my goal is between 120 and 115... pre baby i was 120 and still had a gut and some flab to lose...
i have to wear size L clothes right now, even some XL to be comfy
what are the suggested fat numbers for me?
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You first figure out how many grams of protein to eat, then add in the amount of carbs you have decided to eat, then eat enough fat to keep hunger at bay. There is really no set number for fat grams - it is very individual.

Do you know how many grams of fat, protein and carbs you are currently eating? And have you been losing body fat doing what you have been doing?
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Yeah I want to download and read books in bed before sleeping and am looking at the Kindle Fire HD 7" 16gb. I do the library thing too, and I *think* they may offer downloading but not sure about it yet. Would also be nice to take the Kindle into the kitchen and look at the recipes instead of having to print them out. Think of the money saved on INK and PAPER! It is affordable but it's hard for me buy things for myself that aren't really NEEDED, only WANTED, ya know? lol
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Carolyn your numbers are almost identical to what I'm planning. I'm thinking about 50 grams of protein and 10 carbs a day because I have diabetes and I am very carb sensitive. That means I need to eat a lot of fat but if I try not to eat a lot of food in general I hope I will lose some weight. Of course raising the number on my kidney filtration rate is my primary focus. I deeply appreciate all the help!
I have recently cut back a little on my fat intake and it seems to be helping me lose weight. I actually lost 1.3 pounds in 4 days. I am not hungry at all. I allow myself 6 cups of coffee with cream spread out throughout the day. Most of it is decaf. I have been eating cream cheese for my dinner. I eat about 2 oz of that. My breakfast and lunch are my largest meals. Though I keep them small as well. I cut out all but one drop of my sweetener in my coffee in the morning. Yesterday, I had about 6 total slices of bacon spread out throughout the day and a chicken leg. Of course I keep a running total of my protein so that I do not eat too much. I hope this helps you as well. Drinking lots of water will help your kidneys.
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