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Forum: Other Plans 08-09-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 58,422
Posted By Vilya
Thanks for all the salt tips, guys! I made...

Thanks for all the salt tips, guys!

I made it 24 hours yesterday, and then caved because my sister gave me some leftover lamb. :laugh:

At least it was low carb!
Forum: Other Plans 08-08-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 58,422
Posted By Vilya
Not sure I can drink pickle juice! :laugh: I...

Not sure I can drink pickle juice! :laugh:

I do have a jar of pickles in my fridge, though...
Forum: Other Plans 08-08-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 58,422
Posted By Vilya
Gonna try for a 2-day fast this week. Started...

Gonna try for a 2-day fast this week. Started last night, so I'm looking to eat dinner on Tuesday. My sister has leftovers for me, but they'll just have to keep until tomorrow night! LOL

One of...
Forum: Other Plans 07-28-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 58,422
Posted By Vilya
There are 15 meals in a 5-day workweek, and I...

There are 15 meals in a 5-day workweek, and I think this week so far I'm at 5? That seems so funny to me! :laugh: I never would have thought...

There is a box of doughnuts in the cubicle right...
Forum: Other Plans 07-27-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 58,422
Posted By Vilya
The headaches could very well be from...

The headaches could very well be from dehydration, not enough salt, or both. I would try drinking more water and some salted bone broth, and see if that helps. When I did my 3-day fast, I had to...
Forum: Other Plans 07-26-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 58,422
Posted By Vilya
Broke my 42-hour fast with a chicken caesar...

Broke my 42-hour fast with a chicken caesar salad, hold the croutons. I felt vaguely sick about 3/4 of the way through, and it was not a giant salad. Next time I do a long fast, I'm going to break it...
Forum: Other Plans 07-26-2016, 05:24 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 58,422
Posted By Vilya
I made my 36 hours!! It's been a while since I've...

I made my 36 hours!! It's been a while since I've done one of these, and it feels great! I am not hungry at all right now, but since I'm going out for dinner tonight, I will probably have at least...
Forum: Other Plans 07-25-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 58,422
Posted By Vilya
So many new Fungsters; great to see you all! :D ...

So many new Fungsters; great to see you all! :D

I need to do a 36-hour after the past couple days I've had. I'm tired of feeling bloated and gross. :(

I had dinner last night at 7:00, so let's...
Forum: Other Plans 07-20-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 58,422
Posted By Vilya
Hi all! I'm still here and still doing at least...

Hi all! I'm still here and still doing at least two 24-hour fasts per week, but I'm not losing because I'm eating too many carbs when I do eat. I'm working on it. Again.

Wanted to chime in on the...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-18-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By Vilya
I buy the Krema brand - just peanuts and salt. :)...

I buy the Krema brand - just peanuts and salt. :)

I don't even try to mix it in the jar. What I do is dump the whole jar into a bowl and use my hand mixer to blend it, then spoon it back into the...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-18-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 945
Posted By Vilya
I follow Dr. Fung's advice and don't add more...

I follow Dr. Fung's advice and don't add more than 2 teaspoons of cream to coffee, and only 1 cup of broth per day. However, I don't follow his advice to not have any artificial sweetener. ;) I do...
Forum: Other Plans 07-11-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 133,413
Posted By Vilya
Key Tones, your summary is awesome! Can I suggest...

Key Tones, your summary is awesome! Can I suggest that you specify Type 2 diabetes? Just for accuracy's sake? :)

I love it; nicely done!
Forum: Other Plans 07-07-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,757
Posted By Vilya
The basic rules: -- No snacking -- No...

The basic rules:

-- No snacking
-- No artificial sweeteners in beverages while fasting
-- Ideally, no cream in coffee/tea while fasting, but he does allow 1-2 teaspoons, if it helps you stay...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 07-01-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,482
Posted By Vilya
This sounds insanely good. What are the...

This sounds insanely good.

What are the cooking directions? The original post just has the list of ingredients. I want to make this, but don't want to screw it up!

Edit: never mind, I just went...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-01-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,087
Posted By Vilya
My doctor doesn't totally "get it," but she saw...

My doctor doesn't totally "get it," but she saw how well LC worked, and she's told a lot of her other diabetic patients about what I did, so she's on board!

My sister says she can't imagine eating...
Forum: Other Plans 06-29-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 133,413
Posted By Vilya
Hey guys! Just wanted to let you know that Dr....

Hey guys! Just wanted to let you know that Dr. Fung said in his last blog entry that he's on holiday for a while, so his nutritionist, Megan, is taking over while he's away.

In her first post last...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-10-2016, 11:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,575
Posted By Vilya
I need to check the farmer's markets around here...

I need to check the farmer's markets around here for jerky. I live in Texas; there's no shortage of grass-fed beef in these parts! :)
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-10-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,575
Posted By Vilya
Almonds are my go-to, because I don't really like...

Almonds are my go-to, because I don't really like them very much, so it's easy not to eat too many!

And I loooove beef jerky, but the commercial brands seem to have gotten sweeter over the years....
Forum: Other Plans 06-09-2016, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 133,413
Posted By Vilya
Could very well have been a blood sugar crash....

Could very well have been a blood sugar crash. It's happened to me once, when I was trying for a 3-day fast, but only made it to 2.5 days. And Dr. Fung does say to eat if you ever feel nauseous, or...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 06-06-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,067
Posted By Vilya
That sounds a lot like what I do with ground...

That sounds a lot like what I do with ground beef! My favorite quick dinner is to make a hash with ground beef and whatever else I want to throw in. Usually it's a can of diced tomatoes, shredded...
Forum: Other Plans 06-06-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 133,413
Posted By Vilya
Cathy - I read it. I thought he did a good job of...

Cathy - I read it. I thought he did a good job of explaining the difference between calorie reduction and fasting.

I never had any idea that metabolism slows down with calorie reduction (and why),...
Forum: Other Plans 06-02-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 133,413
Posted By Vilya
I don't even think about breakfast as a meal...

I don't even think about breakfast as a meal anymore. It never even crosses my mind to eat in the morning at this point!

Since I'm making up some time at work today, I don't even get a lunch...
Forum: Other Plans 06-01-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 133,413
Posted By Vilya
I hate exercise, and haven't been doing ANY for...

I hate exercise, and haven't been doing ANY for about 2 years now. :laugh:

That's not really good, though! I should be at least walking, because it's good for me outside of weight loss.

I've...
Forum: Other Plans 05-31-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 133,413
Posted By Vilya
Hi guys! I need your help this week to stay...

Hi guys!

I need your help this week to stay on track. This long weekend was soooo not good. I have gained back everything I lost, not necessarily because I stopped fasting, but because I stopped...
Forum: Other Plans 05-25-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 133,413
Posted By Vilya
Hey guys! I'm still here, it's just been insane...

Hey guys! I'm still here, it's just been insane at work the past week or so.

I'm eating 2 meals a day at most, and fasting 24 hours once or twice a week. My food choices when I do eat have not...
Forum: Other Plans 05-19-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 133,413
Posted By Vilya
Doing good so far today. No breakfast, and I'm...

Doing good so far today. No breakfast, and I'm going to try to hold out for no lunch, either.

I've probably gained back those 4 lbs. I lost, but I've been afraid to check. :(

I try to remind...
Forum: Other Plans 05-18-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 133,413
Posted By Vilya
I ate a sandwich and Doritos for breakfast this...

I ate a sandwich and Doritos for breakfast this morning. :eek:

I don't ever do that. :dunno:

Now I feel so gross. Definitely not eating lunch today.
Forum: Other Plans 05-17-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 133,413
Posted By Vilya
Fasting shouldn't be done if you're pregnant or...

Fasting shouldn't be done if you're pregnant or nursing, but otherwise it's fine (if I recall correctly).

I've read a ton of anecdotal evidence from women who have said their periods finally...
Forum: Other Plans 05-16-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 133,413
Posted By Vilya
Great job, Kathy!! It's amazing what fasting can...

Great job, Kathy!! It's amazing what fasting can do! :)
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 05-16-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,082
Posted By Vilya
I just saw the riced cauliflower a couple weeks...

I just saw the riced cauliflower a couple weeks ago! That was great news to me, because I don't have a food processor, and I'm lazy, so this is great! :laugh:

I want to finally try making the...
Forum: Other Plans 05-16-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 133,413
Posted By Vilya
This is exactly how I feel! So much easier to...

This is exactly how I feel! So much easier to know that you can't eat ANYTHING, than try to regulate what you "should be" eating.

I hope you guys will help me stay on track this week. I need to do...
Forum: Other Plans 05-13-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 133,413
Posted By Vilya
Yes, he does say that you should only drink...

Yes, he does say that you should only drink water, tea, and coffee. He does allow for 1-2 teaspoons of cream, and for 1 cup of bone broth per fast day. He says you really shouldn't take cream or...
Forum: Other Plans 05-13-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 133,413
Posted By Vilya
One of the many things I like about fasting is...

One of the many things I like about fasting is that it's brought me back in touch with how hunger feels, and to be OK with it. I spent literal years where I never experienced the feeling of hunger....
Forum: Other Plans 05-13-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 133,413
Posted By Vilya
I ended up not doing any longer fasts this week,...

I ended up not doing any longer fasts this week, but I have done 16:8 every day, so I guess that's OK? It's really been more like 18:6, as I've been eating between noon and 6:00 most days. I can't...
Forum: Other Plans 05-12-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 133,413
Posted By Vilya
GREAT blog post today!! Dr. Fung has the best...

GREAT blog post today!! Dr. Fung has the best sense of humor. :laugh:

Just the fact that his acronym for the calorie reduction approach is "CRaP" - Calorie Reduction as Primary - is enough to make...
Forum: Other Plans 05-12-2016, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 133,413
Posted By Vilya
Morning, all! After the past few days of...

Morning, all!

After the past few days of eating more carbs than usual, I feel bloated and gross. Fasting today and tomorrow, and will break at dinner on Friday.

I've learned that it takes very...
Forum: Other Plans 05-11-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 133,413
Posted By Vilya
The last couple pages of this thread are so...

The last couple pages of this thread are so interesting!!

I have found that I do tend to eat carby things on my feeding days (that sense of entitlement), but I DON'T tend to overeat calories.
...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 05-09-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,084
Posted By Vilya
I don't like veggies at all, and I've been mostly...

I don't like veggies at all, and I've been mostly LC for almost 5 years. I've never liked veggies, and I never will. LOL

I have to force myself to eat them at all. Even the few veggies that I do...
Forum: Other Plans 05-09-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 133,413
Posted By Vilya
Well, after a weekend of terrible eating, I'm...

Well, after a weekend of terrible eating, I'm fasting today. I tend to "relax" a little too much on the weekends. I'm not overeating, just eating too many carbs. I'm trying to clear out my liver, not...
Forum: Other Plans 05-06-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 133,413
Posted By Vilya
Welcome! This is a great group of people,...

Welcome! This is a great group of people, everyone is very supportive. :)

Besides helping my insulin resistance (and thus my diabetes), I am THRILLED to not have to worry about meal planning and...
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