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I'm really not sure I'm watching these areas carefully(protein, Carbs & fat). I feel like I'm "winging" it and the uncertainty has me questioning things. I'm down 41 pounds in 8 weeks despite bowel issues or should I say the lack thereof. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks

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What is your concern about them? You are losing really great! Congrats!!

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Thanks! I guess I'm wondering just how to do better tracking them with my daily meals. I always meet one and the others lack. It's all so confusing!!

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Volume is king.

In the early days when you are only eating an ounce or two at a time, then you fill that meal volume with lean dense Protein only. It gives the most satiety for the least carbs and fat.

Then later as you progress and you are able to eat more like 1 cup of food, you can fill your cup with 3oz of protein per meal and have a little room left over for veg and a bit of fat.

And pretty much, during the losing phase, if you do that--you will lose all the weight you need to lose very swiftly. Later on you can stress about adding carbs to your life.

Carbs (other than veg) are added to a meal at the very very last. And if it were me and it is...lol. I add veggie carbs first, then nut/avocado/olive carbs next, then berry and yogurt carbs next. There is rarely any room for shenanigan carbs. And I keep chips and crackers far far away cuz they are my crack.

You daily protein goal for a woman is somewhere between 60-80g per day depending on many factors. That's non-negotiable.

The 3-4 non-negotiables are:

Fluids

Vitamins

Daily Protein Goals

Exercise (ie walking)

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@FluffyChix Thank you for such a thorough explanation. I have a better understanding now and I'm not "lost" I appreciate it so much because I was afraid of not following protocol. But thanks to you I think I've the chance to get a handle on things. Thanks again!!

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On 9/17/2019 at 8:20 PM, FluffyChix said:

Volume is king.

In the early days when you are only eating an ounce or two at a time, then you fill that meal volume with lean dense Protein only. It gives the most satiety for the least carbs and fat.

Then later as you progress and you are able to eat more like 1 cup of food, you can fill your cup with 3oz of Protein per meal and have a little room left over for veg and a bit of fat.

And pretty much, during the losing phase, if you do that--you will lose all the weight you need to lose very swiftly. Later on you can stress about adding carbs to your life.

Carbs (other than veg) are added to a meal at the very very last. And if it were me and it is...lol. I add veggie carbs first, then nut/avocado/olive carbs next, then berry and yogurt carbs next. There is rarely any room for shenanigan carbs. And I keep chips and crackers far far away cuz they are my crack.

You daily protein goal for a woman is somewhere between 60-80g per day depending on many factors. That's non-negotiable.

The 3-4 non-negotiables are:

Fluids

Vitamins

Daily Protein Goals

Exercise (ie walking)

Such a great succinct post FC... I do follow this way of eating but having it all spelled out in this way is really something that I need to pin on the front of my fridge! Hope you’re doing well? You are clearly shrinking which is amazing ... well done! Xx

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