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I’ve thought about weight loss and fitness at least a million times over the course of my life, but never been able to accomplish what I really wanted.  Sometimes the time wasn’t right.  Sometimes I had trouble remembering that I was on a fitness/weight loss program.  Sometimes I thought a busy social life got in the way (always thought that excuse was the most appealing).  Well, these days I am not too busy. My social life can be managed, and I should not forget that I am on a diet.

Why?  I’ve found a program that suits my lifestyle.  I have great tools to help me manage and remember. Lastly, I am committed to making this work this time.  I’ve decided on the Paleo diet.  One of the things I like most about it is that it allows 8 oz of red wine per day.  I am a wine lover and that has crashed many a diet for me.  So, it’s no grains or sugars, only natural, hormone-free meats, and lots of veggies.  Oh, and it does allow a cheese.  I adore Compte cheese and it just so happens that it is made from raw milk, which this diet allows (doesn’t really allow any other dairy). So, I get to have my wine and cheese.  Yay.  Now let’s see if one can lose weight while drinking wine and eating cheese…

I have set some special parameters.  I will not exceed 60 carbs or 2,000 calories a day, and I will engage in some form of exercise that burns at least 200 calories a day. So far, thanks to a fabulous app for Android phones (Calorie Counter by fatsecret), I’ve been able to track all easily and accurately. I’ve been at it two days now, and according to Calorie Counter, my typical breakfast of: black coffee with Stevia, two organic eggs, two pieces of Applegate Farms turkey bacon, and one tbsp of coconut oil has: 25.60 grams of fat, 8 carbs, 27 grams of protein and 357 calories.

This diet seems to be pretty high in fat. They say coconut oil is good for you, so I am not going to worry about the high fat content.  What I have noticed is that I am well below my calories for losing weight, at the end of the day. I’ve averaged about 1,300 net calories a day.  If I don’t lose weight doing this, something is wrong, unless it’s the wine and cheese…

1 Comment so far

  1. narnia99 on September 9th, 2012

    Welcome to the blogs 🙂 Good luck, you can do it!

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