Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Tracking and Reintroductions on AIP

This week is going well so far. I've started using the My Fitness Pal app on my iPhone and it's pretty easy! I like it better than using my computer because I can just add things in when I am sitting in a waiting room or while I wait for my daughter at her dance school or during any free time. I noticed it subtracts off exercise calories, but I am just going by the calories eaten regardless of exercise or not. I've never been one to eat my exercise calories when I was logging; the exercise is just a bonus. Anyway, I ate between 1500-1600 calories/day the last two days, which is more than I'd planned because of my metabolic testing results. I have never tracked AND eaten from the AIP template, so this week will be interesting to see if I lose weight or not.

I reintroduced egg yolks successfully this week. So, my AIP template right now is AIP + seed spices + cocoa + grass fed ghee + egg yolks. I may try adding back whites this weekend. Today I thought I would try again with the coffee, but added a bit of coconut milk to see if it would not upset my stomach like it did when I tried to add it back before. Bad idea. Again I got an upset stomach, bad heartburn, and rumbling guts after drinking it. So I am sticking with tea now and not going to try coffee again for a long time... maybe never. Funny how after trying something I used to love, and having this kind of reaction to it, it loses its appeal. I don't think I will miss it... just like I don't miss hot dogs. I mean, hot dogs used to be one of my #1 binge foods... something I have eaten since I was old enough to have them (age one!) and something I have craved all my life. Yet after I ate that "natural, uncured" hot dog on my trip last summer and got a massive migraine, I have had *no desire* to eat a hot dog ever again. Ever!! I feel the same about coffee right now. Yuck!

I'm so glad to be feeling better and happier each day. Very thankful for how my life is going right now.


Anonymous said...

I'm glad you're feeling better!

Tracking. When I'm on plan, I only track heavy carbs. I figure I can eat all of the non-starchy veggies and meat that I want (Not that I ever want much of either). Green beans and chicken breasts didn't make me fat. It was the ice cream and chocolate and cookies. Simple s that, so if I eliminate those things, I'm good. And tracking makes me obsessed.

Saying that, tho, if you're doing the moderation tango, tracking is essential in keeping calories under control. I suppose it's a more normal way to eat...and I hear that normal is good. snicker.

Best wishes.


Lori said...

I am so glad that you have no desire for the foods that are harmful. It would be torture to crave them, knowing that they upset your system.

You're doing great! Don't worry about those silly scales.

Betsey C. said...

I am so glad you are feeling better, Lyn! You are doing so well with your AIP program, it's so interesting to me.

I am feeling a lot better myself -- the time has changed so there is more light, the piles of snow have melted so I can do my daily walks again. I have started some seeds for my garden and they are germinating in my kitchen. All these things are contributing to lift my mood these days!

Anonymous said...

I read your whole blog. Thank you for it all.

Anonymous said...

Tracking is going to make you obsessed again. I would try Motivational Eating. I learned this technique in grad school. Do not eat anything each day until you are so hungry you would eat anything to survive. Only have low calorie vegetables and lean meat in the cupboards. Eat as much as you want until you are not motivated anymore. Repeat. The key is to only eat when you are so motivated you have to eat to survive. This is a natural way of eating and drives the body to a state of natural health.

Lyn said...


In my experience, waiting until I am "starving" brings me a dip in blood sugar and then I crave carbs. Even if they were not in the house (unlikley... my children do eat and need some carbs) I can see myself driving somewhere to get them out of desperation. It's an interesting method, though.

Lisa said...

Not to be a devil's advocate, but Folgers makes "Simply Smooth" coffee that's easy on the stomach. I also find drinking on a full stomach helps.

Anonymous said...

if you don't lose weight this week you need to do something else. I think go back on Medifast but when you get to goal this time then count calories and never go over 1200. At this rate it is slow going. At your size you should be losing 2 or 3 pounds a week minimum.

Lisa from SD