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Hello all,

Last week I updated that I finally got on a scale and had lost 30 pounds in 6 weeks on the diet. I checked in again at the doctors office and I'm down 11 more pounds this week. This put me at my first goal of getting under 350 pounds. I rewarded myself right after the doctors visit by continuing to stay on the diet and waiting for my cheat day to indulge. Coincidentally, the previous cheat day I had was one of my most obscene, I ate ice cream twice, had a donut, ate pasta, ate bread, ate sushi - stuffed myself silly. I felt like shit afterwards.

Today I picked up some ketosis strips at the drug store and I'm at about 40 mg/dl. I've been keeping the carb count low, usually between 50-75, without counting, just eyeballing. This means less lentils, more bacon. I found a nifty chart over at Primal Blueprint that tells you where you generally need to be to be burning fat, maintaining weight and gaining weight: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/press/the-primal-blueprint-diagrams/...

Next week I head back to the doctors to look at my blood work results. I had a NMR lipid panel done to see what this diet has changed as far as my cholesterol. I'm mainly concerned with Small and Large Particle LDL and if my triglycerides are down from the previous test. So we will see if eating large amounts of meat is causing issues for me.

Finally, I've got some new slow carb recipes up on my blog. You can check them out here: http://ericisaac.com/food/tag/4hb/ and if you want to get a good sense of what my worst cheat days look like, you can look at this blog post: http://ericisaac.com/food/smorgasburg-labor-day-weekend/

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