Thursday, July 25, 2013

Day 3 Zero Carb Diet 7/25/2013

Wow, what a great feeling to wake up on day three feeling great! So far so good. I have had some minor cravings, but nothing overwhelming. The morning carb treats that my boss supplied this morning looked not as good as other days. I have to honest and admit that I skipped the elliptical yesterday. I do want to incorporate it although I know it is not needed to lose weight. 

Another area where I have some concerns are on the weekend. It is not structured like the work week. So this week will be interesting to see how things unfold. I anticipate eating a very late breakfast of sausage, bacon and eggs. At least that is what I anticipate. I need to cook some meat this weekend for my daily meals. I know that being prepared is my friend. I am thinking of burgers or just a bunch of crumbled ground beef wit a little spice to give it some flavor.

That is it for now. I just need to make it through today. I don't want to go too far ahead. I am trying to focus my efforts day by day. If I fail today there probably won't be a tomorrow. Thanks again everyone for you support. Believe me I need it very much.


Stats

Day 1 - 231.2 pounds
Day 2 - 230.0 pounds  (-) 1.2 pounds
Day 3 - 229.4 pounds  (-) 0.6 pounds 

Menu

B     black coffee

L     2 hamburger patties with american cheese

D     4 oz of Chappell Hill all beef sausage

Exercise 10-30 minuets on the elliptical machine

Goal - 160 pounds

10 comments:

  1. I want to react to what you said: " If I fail today there probably won't be a tomorrow.".

    Let me tell you that in our experience, someone that does Zero Carb long enough, usually never wants to go back to eat another way. Zero Carb is sort of addictive…!!!!!!!!! Funny…

    Of course, if you say "no tomorrow" and mean "you will no more be there", you have certainly a serious motivation to continue….

    Finally, it is very important to understand that because "all other diets" did not work, there is a lot of risk Zero Carb will not work. I say this BECAUSE the effect on your metabolism and hunger is quite different on ZC then, for example, a low fat or a low-calorie diet. Zero Carb is a powerful tool to bring down your insulin level and restore your Leptin resistance, which is the hormone that cuts hunger.

    Denis

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  2. Bravo Denis, zero carb is addictive and Connor will hopefully catch the bug.

    Simon

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  3. Great going Connor. It looks like you have the whole team rooting for you.

    Cheers,

    Dave

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  4. Denis, Simon and Dave and the rest. Sorry for the late report, but I have had a ton of problems with my computer and internet connection. I pick up a virus somewhere. All appears good now. Thanks for your support.

    Connor

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    1. A simple way to find out if something is throwing you out of Ketosis. (SP?). To put it more simply if you suspect something you ate might have carbs go to the drug store ask For jar of Keto Sticks. Test every day or two. If it is turning purple means your losing weight. It might not show on the scale everyday but this is fool proof, your still on the right track. If it is not turning color check what you ate, there are hidden carbs in something in the diet of the last 24 hours; By the way real cheese will not ruin the diet processed American cheese will. My wife has lot over 100lbs in a year on 0 carb diet and daughter has lost 85 lbs. It works.

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  5. Thank you Anonymous for that information. Hidden carbs are always on my mind. Dave did tell me to use real cheese too. I guess I was being cheap. I don't have anymore and will buy the real thing if I go that direction.

    Congratulations to your wife and daughter. They too are living testaments to to power of Zero Carb. I really appreciate your support and guidance. I want to be able to report such success in the future. I will report this information on my next regular posting tomorrow. Thanks again and please chime in if you see me going astray.

    Connor

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  6. ok this is Anonymous again some more tips. I did this diet in 1972 and lost 40 lbs and stay on fairly low carb diet even yet and encouraged my wife. Of course she would not listen being a nurse. Finally after trying everything she finally listened to the daughter. You do need to go to a health food store and get a good multiple vitimin supplement very high in total b complex. A good one is Shifts double day. TO save money look to Puritans Pride on the web. I will be coaching you from time to time if you want. '
    Another thing about 0 carb diets, do not make the mistake of not eating. Eat a lot and eat often. You might not feel hungry but if you do not eat enough you will get mean and edgy. Get a Carb counter. handbook available at most grocery stores. Check labels on everything even on processed meats. You will find one brand of sausage has carbs another will not. Hot dogs same thing. I missed ketchup but found V8 vegetable sauce to be a good substitute.

    It is nearly impossible to do 0 carbs but if you can stay around 10 carbs a day you will be fine. Most folks will lose weight on anything less than 30 a day of course the lower you stay the faster you lose wight. You switch from carb burning to fat burning some where around 60 grams. the Keto sticks will tell you if you staying in the fat burning mode.

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  7. Thanks for the advice Anonymous. I actually do take supplements although I have read that on this diet you do not need them. I feel like it is a security blanket for me. Also it's funny you mentioned Puritan's Pride, because that is where I buy my supplements a few years now. I am taking it that you are the gentleman that spoke about your wife and daughter's success on Zero Carb. I know Dave gets a few people here as Anonymous, it might be a good idea to give yourself a name like ZC friend or something like that not to mix you up with others. I would really appreciate any advice you could offer or warn me if you see some pitfalls that I may be doing that your wife or daughter went through previously.

    Thanks,

    Connor

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    1. ok I will use the name Gramps. been on low carb since 1970's Not real intense just watch sugar and breads. Wife and daughter are going to be on it for life I think also.

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    2. Gramps, thank you very much for your support and advice. I hope your family continues to benefit from this way of eating.

      Thanks,

      Connor

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