TL;DR I'm doing basic exercise and skipping carbohydrates altogether, I want to lose weight. Will bananas be an adequate supplement and do you have any other ideas.
Stats: I'm 5'10", weight last measured four months ago was 240 pounds, lots of fat % in the body.
I'm very overweight and trying to lose the fat deposits.
What I'm eating everyday: Mutton curry (that's it). It is prepared with clarified butter, and I make sure to get extra fat in the meat. The curry also has lots of spices (so all those micronutrients) and onion.
I am sure I'm losing out on calcium because I eat boneless mutton. I'm lactose intolerant so trying to think of ways to supplement.
I'm also walking + jogging, sprinting + doing pushups - on alternate sessions. Usually these sessions are separated by two days. Today I was doing bodyweight so I'll be doing running day after tomorrow. This is to combat exhaustion and allow maximum recovery.
I don't feel particularly tired right now but it has been less than a week. I'm sure I'll start seeing negative effects soon if I continue. So I'm considering using Bananas for the carbs and micronutrients now. I can eat rice but I really want/need to lose the weight. Please help.
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on August 14, 2013
at 07:14 PM
If you do feel tired or start needing more carbohydrates, you could try vegetables that are starchier (sweet potatoes), though being fat-adapted and consuming enough fats/proteins should in theory be enough. Needs metabolism-wise when active can very potentially vary between persons, though.
Fructose is often a large barrier to weight loss, though I am not certain about the research. Certainly a large potential barrier.
(Also, bear in mind that vegetables contain carbohydrates, and you are likely consuming >0 carbs simply through your vegetable consumption. Green peppers(sweet variety, not spicy), for example, are one of the higher/g in fructose, as are onions, or tomatoes.)
Obviously, your garlic/ginger pastes and spice mixes or any other pre-made food items should be checked for additives & preservatives (and hidden additive sources, such as "spices", "salt(table salt -- caking agents & preservatives) & "natural flavors") if pre-made, as these can very much affect weight loss.
Second more organ meats & bone broths at some point, as well as enough sunlight for vitamin D/overall health.
A/D/K2/magnesium/zinc are all cofactors in the absorption and correct deposition (in hard/bone/tooth, rather than soft/heart/organ, tissue) of calcium, and more calcium can be harmful without ensuring adequate levels of at least these cofactors.
Bone meal might be a good calcium supplement. There is some debate as to whether bone broths (a common Paleo staple) contain calcium, but scientific studies have actually shown rather low amounts.
You might also consider raw milk (esp. raw goat's milk if even raw cow's milk is not tolerated) for calcium, as many "lactose intolerant" human beings find raw milk very beneficial, though unsure how/if this would affect weight loss.
Bone broth/stocks/ferments/kefir/yoghurt(from raw milk) would also likely help if gut health is bad
on August 14, 2013
at 04:53 PM
What a coincidence, I need to find a low carb lamb curry recipe! Cutting carbs for a bit to make up for some dodgy eating over time away from home.
Would you mind sharing your recipe?
I don't understand your choice of bananas though. If you want potassium, get some avocado and green veggies. Far lower carb.
Try buying a coconut and having the juice, and eating the flesh. Potassium + good fats + a reasonable amount of carbs.
I also supplement potassium with cheap tablets off eBay if I've eaten too much salt.