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Old 06-16-2004, 07:49 PM   #1
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So this week began the biggest change my diet has ever experienced. I eliminated all grains and all added sugar products (except for the 1g in 2tbsp of my Italian dressing...I only use 1tbsp on a salad though with olive oil to fill the rest). Things that I am eating: meat (chicken, beef, pork, and salmon/tuna), lots of veggies, ~3 eggs a day, a couple pieces of fruit, cottage cheese (also an occasional bit of milk and other cheese), walnuts, and a good serving of olive oil with most everything. I've been making some huge salads with tons of veggies, some chicken, walnuts, olive oil, and the above mentioned Italian dressing.

Let's see....what have my results been? They've been great. I'm more alert, I feel more energetic, and I have absolutely no post-eating lulls (they were slight before since my grains were already heavy, dark breads and brown rice). I haven't had a chance to do a full WOD. I did part of an old one (20 rounds of 5 pullups, 10 pushups, 15 squats...made 10 rounds in 9:57 before my bad left shoulder started squawking at me) in the apt today and it seemed to go better than previous efforts.

I'm planning to keep at it by not drinking this weekend or next and saving all restricted foods until 4th of July weekend when I'm home for the family get-together and to party with friends. These are the preliminary results of my diet change...I'll update at a later date how things progress.
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Old 06-17-2004, 04:29 AM   #2
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Good job! Throw two teaspoons of lemon flavored Carlson's fish oil in there(one morning one night) for your omega 3s, don't cheat too bad.
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Old 06-17-2004, 06:47 AM   #3
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Yeah, forgot to mention that....I'm taking 1tsp of Carlson's in the morning, not supplementing at night, but may think about that. Thanks!
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Old 06-19-2004, 10:30 AM   #4
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Ok, I've got a question. I just weighed myself on Day 6.....down 5 lbs in that time. Is that bad? I'm eating like a madman, but weight seems to keep peeling off. My stomach is tightening up (tighter than I can remember it being cause I haven't been 185 in a long time). On the one hand, I say "The body regulates when fed the proper fuel" which I finally feel like I'm doing. On the other, I'm thinking "5 pounds in 1 week?!? That can't be good." I don't think I'm losing any strength...I deadlifted 225 multiple times with ease yesterday and my pullups still suck (haha...that is gonna take a long time to change). I figured I would wake up today a bit heavier given that I cheated last night (it was party night for the MBA's)....some whiskey and a touch of Coke, 2 beers, and half a bag of Tostitos with salsa later, I was still down another lb. Should I be worried? Should I add fat to slow down the loss? Or should I let it continue until I reach the point where my body has allowed itself to drop to the weight it wants.

My "stats": I'm 5'10, 185 now (was about 197 4 weeks ago when I moved up here).

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Old 06-19-2004, 01:26 PM   #5
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You MIGHT have had a bit of subclinical hypertension brewing. When insulin levels are high there is an increased aldosterone effect and we retain sodium and water. You may be experiencing some diuresis due to normalized insulin levels. Not to worry IMO.
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Old 06-20-2004, 07:05 AM   #6
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Yeah. If you're feeling cool and performing well, you should be just fine.
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