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FrederickSebastian

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  1. FrederickSebastian

    Macro Ratios

    K cool... Makes sense. Thanks. Watched the video. I'll try to throw a few raspberries in my salad or have a some strawberries for breakfast everyday but that's about all I can do lol... I don't care for non-juiced fruit very much.
  2. FrederickSebastian

    Macro Ratios

    cool cool... thanks... What's wrong with fruit juice, btw? Can you elaborate?
  3. FrederickSebastian

    Macro Ratios

    And thanks for your help again, by the way, @Dean Pomerleau!!
  4. FrederickSebastian

    Macro Ratios

    Dean-- I am trying to come up with a diet today and plan out for the week on cronometer but don't want to be unrealistic about the fact that I might not like (taste-wise) what I put in cronometer regardless of what targets I hit. I should probably just gradually learn from my mistakes and find out what works for me, I'm guessing? I can do a low-calorie diet while hitting most of my micronutrients with the foods I mentioned (I think) from my previous experiences with the CRON diet. I will try to lower the fat but I cannot eat the cabbage without hummus and guacamole (for taste reasons). I have a limited budget and want to start this as soon as possible so I'm using online grocery ordering and cronometer to try and figure out what works. I get $200 a week for groceries so I think I start with the basics I mentioned earlier and spend $100 for the beginning of the week, see what works and then buy whatever else I need to buy a few days down the road if I encounter any problems... Do you think that should work? As far as fruit goes, I don't really like to eat raw fruit at all and very rarely eat it that way. It's always been a challenge for me. I do, however, like fruit juices (especially in the summer) and am wondering if a few glasses of real fruit juice during the day would work? I heard that pre-squeezed juice is not good because it does not contain the enzymes needed for a healthy diet. Is this really true and does it really matter that much? I could always squeeze a citrus fruit into a glass of water throughout the day and drink that, but I prefer pre-packaged fruit juices... Thoughts?
  5. FrederickSebastian

    Macro Ratios

    Awesome. Thanks for the help. I don't want to obsess over measuring things, and I'm still new to this, so my goal right now should probably be to fulfill all micronutrients and keep protein under 20% with the remainder of fat and carbs ratio not really mattering that much but being high quality? I think my diet it good but I'm not sure. I am starting today and my goal is to boil a head of cabbage every day and eat it with low calorie salad dressing, eggs, red kidney beans, hummus, guacamole, olive oil, mixed nuts, flax oil and a mixture of vegetables... Does this sound like a good diet? Is there anything I am missing? Last time I did CR, this is what I ate (from what I can remember) and I did relatively well. I was not hungry at all due to the heaviness of the cabbage. Every week going to the grocery store was an adventure and I'm hoping it's just as much fun this time around.
  6. FrederickSebastian

    Macro Ratios

    Hi, Can anyone tell me what an optimal macro ratio would be fat to carbs to protein for a CRON diet or does it vary by the individual?... I'm thinking about doing 33% for all. Thanks, Fred
  7. FrederickSebastian

    Nuts, Beans and Salt

    Alright, cool... thanks! 🙂
  8. FrederickSebastian

    How many people are actively on a CR diet?

    oh ok... thank you for your input... I am now on 2000 cals/day and feeling great... Hoping to get down to 1600 in the next year or two...
  9. FrederickSebastian

    Nuts, Beans and Salt

    Hi all, Can anyone tell me if there are any benefits to eating no-salt added beans and no-salt added nuts as opposed to the salted ones besides blood pressure? I have tried the no-salt added and I love the salted versions 10x more... Is it really worth the sacrifice to buy the no-salt versions or do you think I'll be alright? Any opinions?
  10. FrederickSebastian

    How many people are actively on a CR diet?

    OK Nice to know. Thank you for responding. I am hoping to achieve longevity but starting at age 36 is a little late I would imagine. I also don't want to do it all for nothing (I could get hit by a bus tomorrow)... But when I was on the diet a few years back for a month or so, I never felt better.
  11. FrederickSebastian

    Starting a CR Diet

    Hey Brian, I am more concerned with longevity vs. brain function. I have fried my brain with so many drugs that I doubt a little booze will make much of a difference at this point... As long as I can get by day to day and feel like I have some intelligence, that's good enough for me... lol... Thanks for the article though, Fred
  12. FrederickSebastian

    How many people are actively on a CR diet?

    Hey quick question:: How many people here are actively on a CRON diet vs. people on here just for information/people not yet on the diet??? Just curious... I still struggle to stay on a CR diet despite being a member since mid 2012... 😕
  13. FrederickSebastian

    Starting a CR Diet

    OK... thanks for the info CJay... I'll try to read and digest that fasting paper later on today... I really like fasting as a quick fix for weight loss despite it being not exactly the healthiest option... I am now consuming 800 calories per day most of which come from creamer and sugar to my coffee... Working on changing that though...
  14. FrederickSebastian

    Starting a CR Diet

    Thanks for the tips DreWab... I will keep them in mind as I try to change my diet to a healthier one. How important is limiting alcohol? I saw in an interview that April Smith and Michael Rae drink a glass of red wine every night with dinner and I like to have a glass of Sebastiani red wine every night and it would be hard to give up... What if I drink a glass every night for a few years then wean off it? Would it really make that much of a difference? Just curious..
  15. FrederickSebastian

    Starting a CR Diet

    OK Sounds good... The first two days weren't good, I gave in and started eating and am currently on a low-calorie diet (not fasting) and am losing weight pretty quickly... I am hoping to do the fast later on this year... My goal is to be 123lbs by my vacation in December... Quite a goal, but I think I can do it... Thanks for the help... :)
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