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Old 09-11-2017, 10:57 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by sterlinggirl View Post
Can you tell me more about what your doing? You refer to it as restricted. Can you explain please.
My initial goals were based on my height (6'5"), my goal weight (250#), and my sedentary lifestyle. So, 20 grams of net carbs or less, at least 80 grams of protein, and 1200 or fewer calories per day. In reality, I ended up with about 1400 to 1500 calories per day when I was tracking what I ate. But that is still a large calorie deficit. According to a Keto calculator I used, it said my daily calorie expenditure was probably about 4200 calories.

Tracking what I ate showed me I was overdoing some of my favorite high-fat foods -- sausage, bacon, butter, and cheese. My portion sizes were also too large. I will eat as much as I put on the plate, but I've found I'm now satisfied with less on the plate. It's just a lifetime of large portions has skewed my perception of what a plate full of food should be. I need(ed) to retrain my mind and body.

Bad habits.

I was supplementing protein with a protein drink early on, but haven't really needed it lately. I get more fish and seafood now, which have a lower ratio of fat to protein content than most cuts of beef or pork.
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