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Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 02-12-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 386
Posted By Avocat
I'm willing to bet anything your thyroid is out...

I'm willing to bet anything your thyroid is out of whack. It frequently gets wonky with menopause because there's a very close link to thyroid hormone and estrogen (the reason why 8x as many women...
Forum: JUDDD 02-09-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 402
Posted By Avocat
You're not alone: height - 5'9 Shoe...

You're not alone:

height - 5'9

Shoe size - 10-1/2 - 11

Bra size - 40A! :hyst: Try finding THAT!

ring size- my wedding ring is a 9
Forum: General Health/Medical Issues 02-09-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By Avocat
I am a chronic insomniac since my late 20s, a...

I am a chronic insomniac since my late 20s, a condition in no way improved by peri-menopause (despite HRT and lack of hot flashes). I used alcohol for a lot of years, that's not exactly a useful...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-28-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 695
Posted By Avocat
I'm sorry, I gotta ask, Why? Scrambled eggs take...

I'm sorry, I gotta ask, Why? Scrambled eggs take about 1 minute on the stove, maybe. Granted, you need a decent pan -- I have a ceramic non-stick pretty much dedicated to my eggs, totally worth the...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-28-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By Avocat
Let's try this: No two people are alike...

Let's try this:

No two people are alike (except twins), no two metabolisms are alike.

IF (notice, BIG if) the diet suits your metabolism then it's going to help your body to balance itself,...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-18-2017, 06:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
Posted By Avocat
Yeah, it's crap. Well, let me rephrase that...

Yeah, it's crap.

Well, let me rephrase that ... some people simply CANNOT tolerate carbs and I also know people who thrive on them (my son). And then there's people who just can't take them, even...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-17-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
Posted By Avocat
So what happens when you start eating a...

So what happens when you start eating a sustainable level of calories?
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-17-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
Posted By Avocat
:dunno: I see the term deep ketosis all the...

:dunno: I see the term deep ketosis all the time, if you've got deep, you've got light, right? He's maintaining, no longer losing, and his carbs are probably higher than 50 g. a day, on average. I...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-17-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
Posted By Avocat
Ideally, if you want to GET INTO ketosis, go as...

Ideally, if you want to GET INTO ketosis, go as LOW as you can, even consider fasting for 24-48 hours or so (barring any mitigating medical conditions). I say 48 hours because, honestly, I've always...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-16-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 739
Posted By Avocat
Well in that case, you can just Google directions...

Well in that case, you can just Google directions to make your own ghee and the you don't even need to worry about refrigeration.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-16-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 739
Posted By Avocat
I like ghee but it's pricey for us. I love...

I like ghee but it's pricey for us. I love coconut oil but my husband doesn't like coconut flavour (weird bugger) so I use a good bit of lard, not that we don't like bacon just it's cycled off the...
Forum: Thyroid 12-13-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,745
Posted By Avocat
My husband's TSH was .01 at his last blood draw...

My husband's TSH was .01 at his last blood draw in November. His free T4 was 1.2 and his free T3 4.6, Our doctor was totally thrilled.

OTOH, my TSH was .12, free T4 was .9 and free T3 3.9. ...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-05-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By Avocat
I'm big on herbals. My go to for bronch is...

I'm big on herbals. My go to for bronch is Mullein, when it's really severe, I add in elecampane (which I've only found in two places). My favorite cough syrup is literally called "old indian cough...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 11-28-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By Avocat
Yep, burping fish oil. The ONLY fish oil...

Yep, burping fish oil.

The ONLY fish oil I've found that doesn't repeat is one made by Nature's Way that's enteric coated called Fisol. There may be other enteric coated capsules, but once I...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 11-25-2017, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By Avocat
I have to use one that is enteric coated, stuff...

I have to use one that is enteric coated, stuff will repeat on me until doomsday otherwise. I use Fisol, but I've heard Carlson's is third party tested as being mercury free. My doctor swears by...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 11-19-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By Avocat
Oh pffffft, my husband had his cholesterol done...

Oh pffffft, my husband had his cholesterol done most recently, we never, ever eat fish and use lard and butter, his cholesterol numbers are better than perfect, literally.

Buy the best quality...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 10-24-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 845
Posted By Avocat
Slice in half lengthwise, remove seeds, slice...

Slice in half lengthwise, remove seeds, slice halves into 1/2" crescents, toss with EVOO until coated, spread in a single layer on a baking sheet, season with salt and pepper, bake at 350 until...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 10-24-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,120
Posted By Avocat
The best luck I've had is microwaving it, and not...

The best luck I've had is microwaving it, and not adding any water, just shaking off water I used to wash the cauliflower really well. Also starting it covered, then cooking it uncovered for the...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-25-2017, 04:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By Avocat
Daisy's isn't bad, but if you get the opportunity...

Daisy's isn't bad, but if you get the opportunity to try Wallaby Organic Cultured Sour Cream it'll ruin you for anything else. Pricey but, wow. Just cream and cultures.

Wegman's brand organic...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-22-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,012
Posted By Avocat
Spanx/shapewear. I'm 52 and have lost about...

Spanx/shapewear.

I'm 52 and have lost about 35 lbs., I'm still carrying extra, and I've got the exact same problem. I'm at the stage where desire to lose weight is competing against desire to NOT...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 09-07-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 790
Posted By Avocat
Lab Numbers Don't Lie

My husband had to get a biometric test done in order to get a "free" $300 deposit into our HSA (I skated by, they accepted my annual physical). It's actually pretty cool because it's free and in...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 09-07-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,075
Posted By Avocat
Well, the O/P hasn't posted since March but I'm...

Well, the O/P hasn't posted since March but I'm still going to throw my $0.02 in here because someone else may have the same problem and run across this thread in the future.

After a year and a...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 07-15-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,258
Posted By Avocat
Loathe. I'm apparently among those who have the...

Loathe. I'm apparently among those who have the gene that makes cilantro unpalatable. Tastes like soapy grass to me.
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 07-07-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,324
Posted By Avocat
In the mid-Atlantic region (SE Pennsylvania, at...

In the mid-Atlantic region (SE Pennsylvania, at least) my vote goes to Friendship brand 4%. One half cup is 120 calories, 3 g. carbs, 15 g. protein, 5 g. fat.

Little low on the fat if you're eat...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 07-06-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 961
Posted By Avocat
Hain makes a safflower mayo that Whole Foods and...

Hain makes a safflower mayo that Whole Foods and health food stores carry, fair price and the closest to Hellman's (my favorite, but soy based) I've found yet.

There are actually quite a few non...
Forum: Cholesterol and Heart Health 07-05-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,875
Posted By Avocat
^This. Seconding the keto diet. The single...

^This. Seconding the keto diet.

The single best thing you can do to lower your trigs and raise your HDL is going on a HF/LC diet, seriously.

Personally, I don't consider 215 TC concerning. ...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 06-16-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,436
Posted By Avocat
I should thank my lucky stars mine is pretty...

I should thank my lucky stars mine is pretty happy eating the same breakfast every day, virtually never eats lunch and is happy with meat/veg for dinner.

I used to make him crustless quiche, which...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-08-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,464
Posted By Avocat
Plus it's processed meat for two meals. ...

Plus it's processed meat for two meals.

What about home roasted meats? Maybe substitute eggs for some meals?
Forum: JUDDD 06-07-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,721
Posted By Avocat
I wonder how frequently would be optimal for...

I wonder how frequently would be optimal for boosting the immune system -- every two weeks, every month, etc.?

I've water fasted in the past quite a bit but never made it past five days. I had a...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 06-03-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,436
Posted By Avocat
When my husband and I first switched over to...

When my husband and I first switched over to HF/LC I made keto bread and muffins, keto cheesecake, things like that. There's a lot of recipes out there using nut flours for bake-ables. Then there's...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 05-24-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,310
Posted By Avocat
Well, makes sense, did you notice the total...

Well, makes sense, did you notice the total cholesterol number -- 87!!! That's more lethal than high cholesterol, and probably contributing to the plaques.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-12-2017, 11:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 999
Posted By Avocat
Honestly we stopped using our full sized oven...

Honestly we stopped using our full sized oven about a decade ago. We have a Breville convection toaster oven. Handles everything but a full sized bird (turkey, etc.); for $5 it's WAAAAAY easier to...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 05-11-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,491
Posted By Avocat
I hear you, Cathy. My problems, I'm pretty...

I hear you, Cathy.

My problems, I'm pretty sure, also stem from the fact that I was living with undiagnosed low thyroid for over 15 years. Heck, maybe all my life. I also had major problems with...
Forum: Women's Health 05-11-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,396
Posted By Avocat
Yep, after about three months I started dropping...

Yep, after about three months I started dropping hair like crazy.

Your hair loss is the key to your problem, tho; you don't lose hair with low testosterone (incidentally, have you noticed if...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-11-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 999
Posted By Avocat
Hard boiled eggs. We're LC/HF in my house and I...

Hard boiled eggs. We're LC/HF in my house and I can literally make a dozen deviled eggs and my husband is totally happy to make a meal out of them. I got this box that has a lid and will hold a...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 05-11-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,491
Posted By Avocat
From what I've been told (and observed) it's...

From what I've been told (and observed) it's purely a weight loss thing.

Allow me to qualify, apparently normally active men don't need to count calories as long as the macros are in line. They...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-21-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,422
Posted By Avocat
A homemade taco salad, made with ground beef,...

A homemade taco salad, made with ground beef, hold the taco.

This is so boring but soft boiled eggs and butter, goes well with a bit of meat and broccoli or just by itself.

One of my favorite...
Forum: Thyroid 04-21-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,843
Posted By Avocat
I haven't read all the responses but I'd like to...

I haven't read all the responses but I'd like to pass along some information that you folks may find interesting. In doing some research about natural dessicated thyroid I came across the website...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 04-05-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,310
Posted By Avocat
I found the book by Jimmy Moore "Cholesterol...

I found the book by Jimmy Moore "Cholesterol Clarity" very approachable, as well. He built the book around the medical opinions of over 20 experts/nutritionists/lipidologists. I have historically...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-05-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By Avocat
Funny, I can't help but be reminded of the...

Funny, I can't help but be reminded of the opening scene in Gone With the Wind, when they're getting ready to attend a barbecue and Scarlett is being told to eat before leaving because it isn't...
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