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Old 26th August 2016, 18:40   #1591
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In 2012, I bought a pair of cheap jeans. No matter what I did I could not wear them. Very tight.

I called them my motivation jeans.

Every few months when I felt that I had lost weight, I would try them on. Slowly they could fit but I would not be able to put the button.

Ten days into no wheat diet I managed to put the button. But very uncomfortable.

Twenty five days into this diet which has become LCHF I am able to wear them. Not yet very comfortable but they are much better than before.

Am very confident I will wear them outside sometime in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully sooner than I imagine.

I love this diet.

Get yourself such a pair of motivation jeans. Remember they are not the stretch type. But basic cheap jeans.

All the best.

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Old 26th August 2016, 18:42   #1592
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From 130 kgs to 96 kgs in 16 months without exercise

A year and half back was getting a throbbing pain in back of neck and went to doctor and he found by blood pressure to be very high and directed me to take medicine.

This medicine was to be taken forever and i did not like this thought.

so started pranayam which cured by blood pressure however due to my binging my weight would fluctuate between 118 to 129 kgs in a week's time.

Previous adventures of walking, dieting, and exercises were not fruitful due to my own lack of commitment.

Came across an article to eat food 1 time a day.

Been doing that by eating at dinner ( as much as i want )

CHALLENGES AND CONQUERING

1. hunger pangs on Sunday and holidays - at office no food is ok but at home its a pain specially with family having a ball.

Solution - drink vegetable soup ( plain ) every 2 hours
hot tea or hot water with lime also helps

2. acidity - only for a day after which no problem. Drink water

3. Hunger pangs - slow deep breath and they go away in 3 minutes flat

Also try and deep breath as much as possible.

Eventually reduce consumption of rice, roti and bread and have vegetables, potatoes, sweet potatoes, beans, grams and dal

4. eat pure ghee and do not feel guilty.

5. when hungry do not hesitate in eating ( eg. i was getting hungry so went to restaurant and had 1 navratan khurma and 1 paneer makhani without rice, roti or bread or nan.

continued loosing weight.

Relax and look at scale once in 6 months. My waist size went on reducing from 44 to 37 as of now and the tailor is annoyed with me continuously taking my trousers for reduction.

Enjoy the journey.

Let me know if you have any questions and ask your doctor to go for walk.

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Old 26th August 2016, 19:01   #1593
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So you cut carbs drastically and ate proteins and fat a lot. No questions at all..
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Old 26th August 2016, 19:27   #1594
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In 2012, I bought a pair of cheap jeans. No matter what I did I could not wear them. Very tight.

I called them my motivation jeans.


I have a Jeans and Shirt too. The jeans has already started fitting me (still not uber comfortable). The shirt not quite yet. I am confident I will be in them pretty soon.

The shirt predates my marriage and my wife likes it a lot which is why it is still in my wardrobe despite not being used for 7 years now. I think I am at my lightest now since I got married and its a great feeling. Next in line is to get back to the same fitness levels that I was a decade back.
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I had a similar shirt and I got so annoyed in a couple of days that now, I can't recall as to where I have kept it
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Old 26th August 2016, 20:48   #1596
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I have three different sets of wardrobe.

44 inch shirts, 34 inch jeans when i weigh 95kg
46 inch shirts, 38 inch jeans when i weigh 105kg
48 inch shirts, 42 inch jeans when i weigh 130kg


Good news is I can sprint even when i am at the heaviest. Bad news is, I weigh my heaviest now. Lol


I missed out to mention that i started because i was a 145kg college kid in 2006 with a dangerous 192/120 BP!

Here are some pics of me at various weights, from 90kg to 130kg. Just that if someone can derive some encouragement through my decade long journey. I do have slipped from clean eating, sometimes because I was held up with work, sometimes because I got obsessed with strength gain.

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Old 30th August 2016, 19:47   #1597
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Do you guys trying the keto diet experience any changes with regard to your body heat?

I don't have a fever but feel hot on the inside. Any thoughts?

My weight has remained at the same levels for a week but my waist size is a little lesser. Belt is loosening.

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Do you guys trying the keto diet experience any changes with regard to your body heat?
Nothing like that happened to me, though I am not on a strict Keto diet. Having limited amounts of carbs daily. Basically, one besan (chickpea flour) roti with each meal, besides other small amounts of carbs in nuts etc.

Started the diet on 15 Aug, three cheat days out of 15 days on diet till now.
Lost 3 kg and shaved off 1 inch off my waist.
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Do you guys trying the keto diet experience any changes with regard to your body heat?

I don't have a fever but feel hot on the inside. Any thoughts?

My weight has remained at the same levels for a week but my waist size is a little lesser. Belt is loosening.
Have a bowl of curd may help. I was never in 100% keto diet, but in Paleo - never experienced this
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May be off topic in this thread but is there any science to that concept of food and body heat ("pithha") that w grew up listening to? E.g. meat and mangoes cause "heat", curd and buttermilk cools you down etc. It doesn't seem to make sense from a nutritional perspective.
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Folks,

Has anybody over here tried truweight (https://truweight.in)? Do they recommend keto diet too? If anyone has tried their services and can post a review, it would be helpful.

Shouldn't one be consulting a dietician, physician before starting on keto diet as recommended in this post? Any good resources for veg keto diet recipes with daily meal plans that can be easily put to practice?
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Now all the major newspapers like NY Times are reporting that Sugar Industry bribed the scientists in the 1960s to blame FAT (butter/cheese) for obesity, than the actual cause, sugar. Generations of people believed the lie and ate sugar while avoiding fat. My late MIL strictly followed that creed.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/13/we...-fat.html?_r=1
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Quite an interesting discussion going on here. After going through it and googling a bit, I've decided to follow the Paleo Diet for losing weight.

The toughest part for me now is figuring out a simple meal plan.

A brief background - I'm studying at a B School in the US and barely have time during the day due to classes and training etc to make elaborate dishes. I do have the weekends where I can prep for my meals and do the shopping.

Was just wondering what kind of meal plans do the guys on Paleo here follow? Any suggestions on a suitable meal plan for me?
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Was just wondering what kind of meal plans do the guys on Paleo here follow? Any suggestions on a suitable meal plan for me?
My diet plan is simple:

1. Stopped regular coffee with milk and sugar and replaced it with black coffee without sugar.
2. Breakfast is mainly eggs (whole eggs), 3 to 4 eggs scrambled, boiled or as omlette. If scrambled or omlette, I add spinach, capsicum and cheese as well. As I do lot of cardio workouts, I usually add a slice or two of brown bread with eggs. Otherwise, just eggs would be fine.
3. Lunch is usually meat - chicken, mutton or fish made as a dry preparation with side of sauted vegetables or coleslaw. Twice a week, we have a no meat policy and on these days I replace meat with Paneer - grilled or sauted or prepared as Palak Paneer
4. Dinner is similar to lunch - meat, eggs, paneer or vegetables

As you are in the US, it should be easy to follow the diet.

1. If you are a coffee guy, go for regular drip coffee without sugar or cream
2. Have eggs and bacon for breakfast (avoid sausage as it is mainly processed meat)
3. Have grilled meat (chicken, fish or steak) and side of vegetables or salad for lunch
4. Same for dinner

Here are a few things you should avoid.

1. Avoid potato in any form (fries, mashed, sauted)
2. Avoid bagels, pan cakes, muffins, croissants and any other pastries
2. If you like burgers, ask for just the patty without buns. You could substitue the buns for extra side of salad.
3. Avoid pasta
4. If you love mexican, avoid the burrito, rice and bean and tacos - unfortunately that means most of Mexican food is off the table
5. Avoid the sodas. Go for plain water.
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I am 50 and weigh 114 - 115 kg on a 183 cm heavy built frame ......... Want to halt and reverse the situation ........ In the past, I made two attempts at losing weight - 5 and 3 years back. Both the times, I regulated my calories & walked 4-5 km everyday (input - output method) and lost 7 - 8 kg each time by creating calorie deficit ..... But the weight came back each time as I slacked back on the control. Tea with sugar must have been the biggest culprit as I have been drinking up to 10 cups a day. The last time I was in double digit weight must have been at least 10-12 years back.

Have been reading up the positive experience of a lot of people on losing weight by following LCHF diet. I have also decided to go LCHF way to attempt to lose weight / fat. Need/want to lose 25 kg.
I started my third attempt at losing weight in last 5 years on 15 August 2016 (Nice day to start something). I have been following this thread right from the day it was created and has been inspired / motivated by it to do something about my weight. Both my previous attempts were based on creating calorie deficit. Were successful but I did not pursue both the attempts to their finality. After reading recent positive experiences of BHPians of losing weight by following LCHF diet, I also decided to follow this regimen.

It is now exactly one month that I have followed this diet and am very pleased to inform that I have lost 5+ kg and have managed to shave 2+ inches off my waist. I did not do any exercise during this period to accelerate the weight loss process.

Initial 4 / 5 days were difficult, both because my diet was very strict low carb and also body took some time to adjust to the new eating habits. With the passage of time, I have got used to it and also because I increased the amount of carbs that I was taking every day (may be from 30/40 gm to 75/100 gm). Plan to continue it for some more months and hope to shed at least 15 kg more.

My diet on a typical day is

Morning tea without sugar
Breakfast - One Besan roti and two eggs with chhachh (Mother dairy)
Mid morning - Lemon tea without sugar
Lunch - One small chapati with Chicken / mutton and paneer
Post Lunch - Lemon tea without sugar
Evening - Boiled groundnuts / boiled eggs / almonds / Curd with salt
Dinner - One besan roti with fish / chicken / mutton / paneer / vegetables allowed in LCHF
Occasional fruit with low carb content.

(Besan because it has less carbs than wheat but satiates the craving for carbs)

During the last one month, I had four cheat days because I had to go out of town and it was difficult to follow the diet when not at home.

No sugar, no fruits, no biscuits or other snacks all this while.

Any suggestions or advice?

Thanks for your encouragement and support.

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