Vinnie and Anna talk all things Dairy, Cholesterol, and Tequila.
Dec 6, 2012 - Reply
Hey Anna and Vinnie from Northern BC, Canada!
Came across your podcasts a couple weeks ago and just love you guys!
I've been off grains and sugar for almost 2 years now and continue to maintain my 30 lb loss painlessly. I've ditched the vodka *waah* for the last 3 weeks so I can finally get the last 10 off. When we're in ketosis the body will put fat-burning on hold until the alcohol is used up so, in order to drop the last few, sacrifices must be made! ;-)
Anna, your frustration is something I've dealt with and have really found this article (below) helps keep me sane. Remember, the less we have to lose the slower it usually comes off so just be patient…it WILL happen if you stick with it! Grains and sugar are poisons…this is for life, right? ;-D
Also, ketosis is like being pregnant…you are or you're not. Lots of things can effect the readings on those strips…from being well hydrated to a fatty meal, they are just a tool and don't let them dictate your success or lack of. Also, your muscle become denser and less "fluffy" with fat when you eat this way so you're better off going by how your clothes fit or taking measurements. I am 2 sizes smaller at the same weight I was when doing the metaboilsm killing low-fat bullshit. It's a great thing!
Keep it up, Anna, this shit WORKS!
WHY THE SCALES CAN LIE.
A biologist at Berkeley shared something very revealing on the low-carb BBS system about 4 years ago that helps us all through the erratic weight fluctuations you invariably encounter: Fat cells are resilient, stubborn little creatures that do not want to give up their actual cell volume. Over a period of weeks, maybe months of "proper dieting", each of your fat cells may have actually lost a good percentage of the actual fat contained in those cells. But the fat cells themselves, stubborn little guys, replace that lost fat with water to retain their size. That is, instead of shrinking to match the reduced amount of fat in the cell, they stay the same size! Result – you weigh the same, look the same, maybe even gained some scale weight, even though you have actually lost some serious fat.
The good news is that this water replacement is temporary. It's a defensive measure to keep your body from changing too rapidly. It allows the fat cell to counter the rapid change in cell composition, allowing for a slow, gradual reduction in cell size. The problem is, most people are frustrated with their apparent lack of success, assume they have lost nothing, and stop dieting.
However, if you give those fat cells some time, like 4-6 months, and ignore the scale weight fluctuations, your real weight/shape will slowly begin to show. The moral of the story – be patient! Your body is changing even if the number on the scale isn't.
It's a matter of mind over scale.
Leane, Thank you for those words… It will go a long way in helping others with weight loss. Also welcome to the podcast. Please tell a friend!
Dec 7, 2012 - Reply
Leane, you are awesome! Thanks for the words of encouragement! This is totally for life, and although I am missing vodka and my progress is slow, it's sure beats a stick in the eye (or getting fatter every year). Thanks for listening…and telling everyone you know to listen… ;)
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