Sunday, June 24, 2018

Input requested: weight maintenance topics using Paleo, Low Carb, Keto, and Intermittent Fasting

I'm getting ready to update my blog for the resources page.

1. More Low Carb resources
2. More fasting resources
3. More Keto resources
4. More abstaining resources
5. More lab, gene, and biomarker resources
6. Update my Paleo and Primal resources
7. Update my weight maintenance resources
8. Add a skills list of barriers to weight maintenance and resources or techniques to help

We should be talking about weight maintenance just as much or more as weight loss, in my opinion.

For example, I eat keto foods sometimes, I am keto because I fast, but I cannot do keto and "butter chug"Too much fat makes my muffin top grow. And takes me away from weight maintenance. Many fall into this trap who are like me- needing to weight maintain for joint, heart, and financial health.

Another example: I don't do junk food of any food template. Rarely processed foods in a package.
Sadly the lower carb space has become more junk food oriented than even the points counting space. Unreal. I believe in a free market. I also believe that the culture of cooking at home needs to be at the corner stone of any weight maintenance plan.

I do think  that these two examples are key why some people get to weight maintenance and then regain. It's a recreation of over energy intake combined with packaged products. With any food plan or template.

So what topics or resource links would you like to see? I can't promise anything, but what's on your mind from a weight maintenance perspective?

The low fat crowd keeps telling me I'm going to "die" or "get really, really sick" or "regain all my weight back"."What you are doing is not sustainable" Just to spite them, and in spite of them, I'm still here, almost 7 years later.  Dude, all that happened is that I can still fit into the same sized pants. No gloom, no doom. No coronary calcium deposits. Alive and kicking the nonsense to the curb.

So, I've got a lot of time on my hands. Like the rest of my life. According to my genes, it could very well be into my 90's. A long time to age well.  Might as well update the blog. LOL.

Put your input below or send me an email (from my about page).

I'm doing fine, thanks!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

6 years and 4 months in long term weight maintenance

May 2011 to June 2018

Just the facts this month!  Busy living life.

What is working:

1. Limiting screen time
2. Paleo, Low Carb, Keto because I fast 18:6 early  time restricted eating window

It actually works for me. See data below.

What didn't work in the past:

1. Eating skinny cow ice creams while watching The Biggest Loser on TV.
2. Counting points and eating anything and everything, and gaining weight steadily.

But hey, I counted the points. They say it will work.... LOLZ.

Started May 2011
Time in weight maintenance 6 years, 4 months

Starting weight 187.4 lbs

Goal Range 113-125  lbs 
2017 best Goal Weight Range 113 to 116

Current Weight  118.4  lbs
Keeping off    69.0 lbs

Age 51
Menopause 4+years
Hashimotos 20+ years
Height 5'1"

2018 Stats
BMI  today mid-June   22.4
BMI  ave  June          22.4   
BMI ave May            22.4
BMI ave April           22.2
BMI ave March       22.4
BMI ave Feb           22.2
BMI ave January     22.2

2017 Stats    
BMI ave December 22.0
BMI ave November 21.9

Graphs, there will be graphs.