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Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 03-31-2017, 03:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 906
Posted By MerryKate
There's also the fact that the body stores...

There's also the fact that the body stores estrogen in fat cells; therefore, when you're burning fat you may have extra estrogen floating around in your system. Many women on here have experienced...
Forum: Other Plans 03-18-2017, 01:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,263
Posted By MerryKate
I tried it last year, with mixed results. It did...

I tried it last year, with mixed results. It did seem to get me past a stall. I also found it helpful to do high intensity interval training (HIIT) on carb nights. Muscles will use the carbs...
Forum: JUDDD 02-25-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By MerryKate
BPC: Yes, please!

I drink BPC most days and enjoy it immensely. I was avoiding it on DD to keep the calories down (my recipe is 325 cals), but today i had it for a late breakfast at 1pm and dinner at 6pm and didn't...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 01-04-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,877
Posted By MerryKate
:jumpjoy: Keep up the good work!

:jumpjoy: Keep up the good work!
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 01-04-2017, 01:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,877
Posted By MerryKate
Congratulations on making it through the first...

Congratulations on making it through the first week! If you're going to have a nut splurge, pecans are one of the safest nuts to eat - much less triggering or inflammatory than peanuts. Have you...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 01-04-2017, 01:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,877
Posted By MerryKate
Thanks for the welcome! :hiya: ADF = Alternate...

Thanks for the welcome! :hiya: ADF = Alternate Day Fasting (ala JUDD). I started doing it in May and lost 15 lbs. even while eating carbs, but it got harder and harder to stick to the down days...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 01-03-2017, 02:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,877
Posted By MerryKate
Back again...

I'm getting back into LC after 8 months off last year (and a predictable weight gain). I started doing ADF in May and, following some bad advice, decided to try eating carbs again since they're so...
Forum: JUDDD 08-08-2016, 11:51 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 18,512
Posted By MerryKate
Double Down Day Update

My experiment in double down days (DDD) was a bust. I felt so deprived on the DDD that I wound up eating way too much on the Up days. I ate more calories overall than I do on a regular EOD week, and...
Forum: JUDDD 08-08-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 18,512
Posted By MerryKate
Yes, with shredded cheddar cheese and cream...

Yes, with shredded cheddar cheese and cream cheese...not exactly a DD meal. (It was for a fat fast...back when limiting my cals to 1000 seemed unthinkable!) I think you could get the same results...
Forum: JUDDD 07-28-2016, 12:25 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 11,979
Posted By MerryKate
I haven't used hair spray since the Aqua Net...

I haven't used hair spray since the Aqua Net years of the 1980s when I had Big Hair. I hope it's improved!

I have a question about multiple down days. I'm on a Facebook group focused on alternate...
Forum: JUDDD 07-24-2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 11,979
Posted By MerryKate
I had a fun day today...started out with a new...

I had a fun day today...started out with a new low after an up day :jumpjoy:. I went shopping this afternoon and was pleased to be wearing a 16 and shopping in the misses department. Finally! I was...
Forum: JUDDD 07-20-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 11,979
Posted By MerryKate
You can request that the pix be removed. I think...

You can request that the pix be removed. I think Facebook has a policy to remove images people don't want online (for example, some parents don't want their kids pix on FB).
Forum: JUDDD 07-19-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 11,979
Posted By MerryKate
I survived another DD! And it was a hard one. I...

I survived another DD! And it was a hard one. I fell asleep on my couch last night, work up at 3:45 a.m. and dragged myself to bed, and woke up exhausted. My fitbit said I got 8+ hours of sleep,...
Forum: JUDDD 07-18-2016, 01:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,146
Posted By MerryKate
My one problem was the usual misinformation about...

My one problem was the usual misinformation about low carb diets being bad for the kidneys.:/ Otherwise I've had that conversation a few times...
Forum: JUDDD 07-18-2016, 01:12 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 11,979
Posted By MerryKate
Happy to say today was a better day. I did go a...

Happy to say today was a better day. I did go a bit over my calories for a down day, but not much.
Forum: JUDDD 07-18-2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 11,979
Posted By MerryKate
Have you tried turmeric? My mom has to avoid...

Have you tried turmeric? My mom has to avoid NSAIDs as well and turmeric is very good at reducing inflammation and pain, without upsetting the stomach. How much longer do you have to do that therapy...
Forum: JUDDD 07-17-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,463
Views: 331,598
Posted By MerryKate
I had a wonderful cabbage dish tonight. I would...

I had a wonderful cabbage dish tonight. I would normally have made this with miracle noodles, but decided I'd rather have something green for dinner.

150 grams of green cabbage, chopped (36 cals)...
Forum: JUDDD 07-16-2016, 11:53 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 11,979
Posted By MerryKate
I haven't been here much lately, because I...

I haven't been here much lately, because I haven't been doing LC since starting JUDD. I found I could eat carbs and still lose and after 4 years of saying no to nearly everything I decided to enjoy...
Forum: JUDDD 07-01-2016, 02:06 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 295,055
Posted By MerryKate
NSV of the week...tossing the bra extender. :) ...

NSV of the week...tossing the bra extender. :) That stupid thing made me itch! So glad to be rid of it.
Forum: JUDDD 06-25-2016, 03:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,860
Posted By MerryKate
Until recently I would agree, but I had a...

Until recently I would agree, but I had a dreadful reminder the other day of how judgmental people can be. I made the mistake of letting a man know he was parked in a red zone, in a town where they...
Forum: JUDDD 06-15-2016, 12:48 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,685
Posted By MerryKate
Me too. I've been struggling this week with a...

Me too. I've been struggling this week with a plateau, and it does make me wonder if eating higher carbs is cancelling my efforts.
Forum: JUDDD 06-07-2016, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 295,055
Posted By MerryKate
I started this WOE in May because my summer...

I started this WOE in May because my summer clothes didn't fit. Today I put on a pair of capris that wouldn't even close in April, and they not only closed, they buttoned and I wore them all day...
Forum: JUDDD 06-01-2016, 12:39 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,397
Posted By MerryKate
I am really enjoying the freedom of this WOE....

I am really enjoying the freedom of this WOE. Today was the end of the year party for my bible study and of course there was all kinds of goodies available. In years past I've tended to hide away...
Forum: JUDDD 05-30-2016, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,538
Posted By MerryKate
1) Pray (nothing can happen that is too big for...

1) Pray (nothing can happen that is too big for God to handle)
2) Talk to family (my support system)
3) Go for a long walk (exercise is particularly helpful with stress - the endorphin effect is...
Forum: JUDDD 05-29-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,397
Posted By MerryKate
Been there, done that (a few dozen times..you'd...

Been there, done that (a few dozen times..you'd think I'd learn to stick with my weight training). I need to get back to using my kettle bells, so that will be me next week. Something that's worked...
Forum: JUDDD 05-29-2016, 01:49 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,397
Posted By MerryKate
4 weeks into JUDD, down 8.2 lbs. :jumpjoy: I...

4 weeks into JUDD, down 8.2 lbs. :jumpjoy: I find myself struggling with the guilt feelings on my UD when I eat a lot of carbs. I was on VLC for 4 years, with diminishing returns, and I can't...
Forum: JUDDD 05-14-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,397
Posted By MerryKate
Ooh, that sounds good. Do you have a recipe for...

Ooh, that sounds good. Do you have a recipe for that?



I saw all of those, but part of the problem was that I had my meals all planned, and I was hyper-focused on trying to find something to...
Forum: JUDDD 05-14-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,397
Posted By MerryKate
Thanks for the suggestions - I'll keep those in...

Thanks for the suggestions - I'll keep those in mind if it happens again. This time, i grabbed a package of roast beef and ate half of it along with a diet Dr. pepper. I've been trying to get my...
Forum: JUDDD 05-14-2016, 12:30 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,397
Posted By MerryKate
I second the motion - you'll probably see a loss,...

I second the motion - you'll probably see a loss, too, once the magnesium kicks in. ;)

I had a really difficult DD today. I didn't sleep enough, which always leaves me feeling hungry, and then I...
Forum: JUDDD 05-11-2016, 03:00 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,397
Posted By MerryKate
I was reading some of the stickies about JUDD and...

I was reading some of the stickies about JUDD and I have a question about the "magic". Nothing I've read seems to indicate exactly what it is, but a lot of people are happy about feeling it. :eek:...
Forum: JUDDD 05-05-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,397
Posted By MerryKate
I started with a DD, since I'd completely pigged...

I started with a DD, since I'd completely pigged out the night before, which is what led me to look into JUDDing. :) Its going to be a long time before I can even think of eating chinese food again....
Forum: Other Plans 05-05-2016, 02:44 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 133,503
Posted By MerryKate
I appreciate you posting this. I lost 70 lbs....

I appreciate you posting this. I lost 70 lbs. about 10 years ago, and have slowly regained a pretty significant portion, in large part because I kept taking "holidays" from LC. It's hard to not feel...
Forum: JUDDD 05-03-2016, 12:29 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,397
Posted By MerryKate
Me too, and finding it so stressful that I have...

Me too, and finding it so stressful that I have to keep taking a break. I loaned my old car to my sister and a garbage truck totaled it while it was parked. (Thank God she wasn't in it!:laugh:)
...
Forum: JUDDD 05-01-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,955
Posted By MerryKate
Riannah, you're my role model. :) Very...

Riannah, you're my role model. :) Very impressive numbers! I'm just starting, but I hope I'm in the same place in two months.
Forum: JUDDD 05-01-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 208,719
Posted By MerryKate
Day one has gone pretty well, but I immediately...

Day one has gone pretty well, but I immediately ran into a question: do you count all calories, or subtract fiber? I wouldn't normally think of it, but I used a low-carb, high-fiber tortilla today...
Forum: JUDDD 05-01-2016, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1,052
Views: 208,719
Posted By MerryKate
Another JUDD newbie here. I've been doing...

Another JUDD newbie here. I've been doing Nutritional Ketosis for a few years with diminishing returns. My biggest frustration with NK is that there is absolutely no room for mistakes - if I go off...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-01-2016, 02:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By MerryKate
I buy True Orange packets from Netrition. It is a...

I buy True Orange packets from Netrition. It is a great substitute for orange juice in recipes. A packet mixed in greek yogurt with hwc & sf vanilla Torani tastes like a dreamsicle. :yummy:

I...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 04-24-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,162
Posted By MerryKate
Welcome! You may not get to the deepest purple -...

Welcome! You may not get to the deepest purple - I don't think I ever have, in 5 years of doing LC. What's really important is that you're showing a color change. After you're in ketosis for a...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 04-24-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,280
Posted By MerryKate
Welcome! And hold on to that doctor for dear...

Welcome! And hold on to that doctor for dear life...good doctors that understand the connection between nutrition and health are hard to come by! :)
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 04-24-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,331
Posted By MerryKate
I checked this out the other night and lost 2...

I checked this out the other night and lost 2 hours to watching Big Bang reruns on YouTube. Thanks for that. :hyst:

I real the Globe & Mail article, too. It was nice to see still more scientific...
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