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    Ear surgery is fantastic for weight loss. Everything tastes like soap.

    Admittance form for the hospital makes provision for dietary requirements : I state - Gluten intolerant

    Out of surgery - "can we bring you a sandwich?"

    "No, I am Gluten intolerant"

    "Oh key - can I bring you a pie?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finn McCool View Post
    What was your weight before?...
    71.1kg

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    Quote Originally Posted by EHoffmann View Post
    Ear surgery is fantastic for weight loss. Everything tastes like soap.

    Admittance form for the hospital makes provision for dietary requirements : I state - Gluten intolerant

    Out of surgery - "can we bring you a sandwich?"

    "No, I am Gluten intolerant"

    "Oh key - can I bring you a pie?"
    Eish.

    Hope your tastebuds are back to normal soon and that you escape the hospital without a gluten incident. Shout if we need to smuggle contraband.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoelN View Post
    71.1kg
    Got to love those plateaus. Just remind yourself your body is busy healing on the inside and will move again when it's ready and safe to do so. Then keep on doing the right thing to afford it the chance to do so. After all, you want to be healthy even more than you want to be thin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emmie L View Post
    Eish.

    Hope your tastebuds are back to normal soon and that you escape the hospital without a gluten incident. Shout if we need to smuggle contraband.
    Thank you Emmie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emmie L View Post
    Got to love those plateaus. Just remind yourself your body is busy healing on the inside and will move again when it's ready and safe to do so. Then keep on doing the right thing to afford it the chance to do so. After all, you want to be healthy even more than you want to be thin.
    Thank you Emmie. Its really frustrating as I have increased my exercise and activity but I will discover if there has been progress tomorrow. Holding thumbs...

    So I had my check up yesterday,

    Weighed in at 70.8kg
    Body fat down to 9.8% When I started in August 2020, my body fat percentage was 18.9%
    1cm loss around the belly Initial 97cm now 85cm
    1.2cm loss on the hip
    Drop on quads

    Muscle mass increased 400g
    Fat mass drop 570g

    Big push to get the belly circumference dropped
    Last edited by NoelN; 2021/05/07 at 09:25 AM. Reason: Added new information

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    Eventually tipped the scales at 88 this morning after about 2 weeks of OMAD...down from 96.6 in Jan.
    Still enjoying my beer and red wine over weekends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finn McCool View Post
    Eventually tipped the scales at 88 this morning after about 2 weeks of OMAD...down from 96.6 in Jan.
    Still enjoying my beer and red wine over weekends.
    Great stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoelN View Post
    So I had my check up yesterday,

    Weighed in at 70.8kg
    Body fat down to 9.8% When I started in August 2020, my body fat percentage was 18.9%
    1cm loss around the belly Initial 97cm now 85cm
    1.2cm loss on the hip
    Drop on quads

    Muscle mass increased 400g
    Fat mass drop 570g

    Big push to get the belly circumference dropped
    That's fantastic Noel. See, that plateau is your body fixing itself internally. It will be interesting to see the fat to muscle ratio change over the next while as there won't be a big difference in weight, but the internal changes will be very interesting to observe as you continue to gain muscle and bone mass. Because remember, when you eat this way, your bone density will also start restoring. Especially if your protein portion is meat heavy.

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    5 years ago I dropped 23 kg over about 7 months on Keto, and could maintain that healthy weight for about 2 years.

    Then we emigrated, and I eventually gained about 12 kgs back over the last 2 years due to falling into bad habits again.

    Since end of Jan I half-heartedly tried Keto gain, but without much success, so I realised I will have to focus harder if I want to see results. I learnt all I could about IF and healthy keto, Ive been on it since March, and Ive dropped about 9kgs with about 3 kgs to go.

    Healthy Keto and IF goes together like peanut butter and jam (so to speak)! It allows you to stay in ketosis for extended periods of time, with the associated low insulin benefits. While in keto my cravings and hunger are very well under control, which is what make this combo so powerful and sustainable for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finn McCool View Post
    Eventually tipped the scales at 88 this morning after about 2 weeks of OMAD...down from 96.6 in Jan.
    Still enjoying my beer and red wine over weekends.
    Makorokoto (congratulations in the Zimbabwe vernacular) Seamus, great work, so rewarding. I can't wait to get rid of that 9 at the start of my weight, I've got 3.3kgs to go and then I'll be there too, hopefully before the end of May. Linda and I have swopped to whiskey and soda over weekends, if there is an occasion, if there isn't we invent one We also have the occasional Irish Coffee during the week, same carb count as straight coffee using 40ml of full cream in either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedx2 View Post
    Makorokoto (congratulations in the Zimbabwe vernacular) Seamus, great work, so rewarding. I can't wait to get rid of that 9 at the start of my weight, I've got 3.3kgs to go and then I'll be there too, hopefully before the end of May. Linda and I have swopped to whiskey and soda over weekends, if there is an occasion, if there isn't we invent one We also have the occasional Irish Coffee during the week, same carb count as straight coffee using 40ml of full cream in either.
    I've got 3 to go...not putting a deadline on it though...next goal is 87...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finn McCool View Post
    I've got 3 to go...not putting a deadline on it though...next goal is 87...
    Aim is to get BMI below 25.0, will be achieved at 88.3, I'd like to get to 85.0 for a safety margin, so 8.2 to go, no deadline either. I know the real challenge will be to stay there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emmie L View Post
    That's fantastic Noel. See, that plateau is your body fixing itself internally. It will be interesting to see the fat to muscle ratio change over the next while as there won't be a big difference in weight, but the internal changes will be very interesting to observe as you continue to gain muscle and bone mass. Because remember, when you eat this way, your bone density will also start restoring. Especially if your protein portion is meat heavy.
    Thanks Emmie.

    Frustrating though as I just need the belly to disappear and all should be good to maintain thereafter. I have increased my protein portions although I have moved to fish - sardines and hake - as the healthier proteins. Also scared to over exercise as injury may put me out of runs for a while and all the effort will be negated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoelN View Post
    Thanks Emmie.

    Frustrating though as I just need the belly to disappear and all should be good to maintain thereafter. I have increased my protein portions although I have moved to fish - sardines and hake - as the healthier proteins. Also scared to over exercise as injury may put me out of runs for a while and all the effort will be negated.
    Noel, belly fat is an indication of liver function. You need to focus focus on liver health before the belly fat wlll go. What is your current carb grammage? Some people can tolerate as much as 80g, some people as low as 10g per day. If you consume too many carbs (even though they are few) you will still struggle with your liver response. You need to do the research for this.

    I am strongly against over training. It stresses the body and then it will hold on to all sorts of things to protect itself. And there is no point in this case as the solution lies in a different place. All the training will not solve it. Go back to normal volumes of excercise.

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    I picked up 1.4kg this week. It's entirely expected as I had a big inflammation flare up last week. My body was already not impressed with the going back to 3 meals. I went back to IF as soon as the 7 day period was over, but sadly the change in pattern and the nuts I ate was my undoing.

    When the body has inflammation to the extent that I'm experiencing at the moment it retains water and other things like crazy. It also follows a death spiral of stress hormones creating insulin, insulin encouraging more stress hormones which leads to the body picking up weight. This is why some people are just not able to lose weight following the majority of diets. And why low carb/ IF is such a breakthrough for those in this position.

    So for those who are gaining weight like crazy while they are not setting a foot wrong... inflammation is a serious culprit.

    So we wait for the inflammation to subside. And lose the same 2kgs all over again. How do we break inflammation? Eat the most uninflammatory diet possible and combine it with IF. Fasting helps a lot to break inflammation cycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emmie L View Post
    I picked up 1.4kg this week. It's entirely expected as I had a big inflammation flare up last week. My body was already not impressed with the going back to 3 meals. I went back to IF as soon as the 7 day period was over, but sadly the change in pattern and the nuts I ate was my undoing.

    When the body has inflammation to the extent that I'm experiencing at the moment it retains water and other things like crazy. It also follows a death spiral of stress hormones creating insulin, insulin encouraging more stress hormones which leads to the body picking up weight. This is why some people are just not able to lose weight following the majority of diets. And why low carb/ IF is such a breakthrough for those in this position.

    So for those who are gaining weight like crazy while they are not setting a foot wrong... inflammation is a serious culprit.

    So we wait for the inflammation to subside. And lose the same 2kgs all over again. How do we break inflammation? Eat the most uninflammatory diet possible and combine it with IF. Fasting helps a lot to break inflammation cycles.
    Emmie, what is causing all this inflammation you are reporting, if you are able to share?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tashtego9 View Post
    Emmie, what is causing all this inflammation you are reporting, if you are able to share?
    We are unable to pinpoint the cause to date. I have been tested by every known specialist known to mainstream medicine and nada. Some of it is due to a genetic anomaly, some of it is due to childhood trauma, the rest still remains a mystery. But I have found some answers, so I'm confident I will find the rest.

    In the meantime I'm learning a lot about how the body functions at a celluar level, which is an absolutely facinating topic!

    And it does make getting rid of excess weight an interesting battle. Nutrition plays such an important role in health. How we eat, what we eat, when we eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emmie L View Post
    We are unable to pinpoint the cause to date. I have been tested by every known specialist known to mainstream medicine and nada. Some of it is due to a genetic anomaly, some of it is due to childhood trauma, the rest still remains a mystery. But I have found some answers, so I'm confident I will find the rest.

    In the meantime I'm learning a lot about how the body functions at a celluar level, which is an absolutely facinating topic!

    And it does make getting rid of excess weight an interesting battle. Nutrition plays such an important role in health. How we eat, what we eat, when we eat.
    Shame...here is hoping you sort it out asap and come back stronger. All the best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emmie L View Post
    We are unable to pinpoint the cause to date. I have been tested by every known specialist known to mainstream medicine and nada. Some of it is due to a genetic anomaly, some of it is due to childhood trauma, the rest still remains a mystery. But I have found some answers, so I'm confident I will find the rest.

    In the meantime I'm learning a lot about how the body functions at a celluar level, which is an absolutely facinating topic!

    And it does make getting rid of excess weight an interesting battle. Nutrition plays such an important role in health. How we eat, what we eat, when we eat.

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