Hi everyone. I thought I'd give a little update on where I'm at with the diet, and if anyone sees anything missing or wrong please feel free to let me know. I haven't actually finished reading this whole thread but I'm getting there, and I'm working my way through PB PM.
It was January 26th that someone pointed out to me that rice has gluten in it, so it is really only since then that I have been gluten-free and low-carb. At that time I weighed about 185 lbs. I was actually at 198 when I did the Ultra Simple diet about a year and a half ago and started eating paleo, but my weight leveled off at 180-185.
Well, a few weeks ago I had to punch a hole in my belt because my pants were almost falling off at work. The new hole was about 2 inches past the smallest one on the belt. I was able to take my pants off without undoing anything, belt included. Today I went out to buy myself a pair of jeans so I had at least one pair that didn't look like a sack tied around my waist, and I actually fit into a pair of 32 waist jeans - all my pants are 36 waist. About a week ago I weighed in at 166 lbs, and I seem to be fluctuating between that and 171. AMAZING! And I feel great!
I have bacon and eggs for breakfast -2 eggs and about 5 or 6 strips of bacon.
I then take my supplements:
3000mg fish oils
2000mg vitamin C
25 mcg vitamin D3 - liquid form
15 drops of magnesium - liquid form (recommended daily dosage is 10-20 drops once or twice a day)
198 mg potassium
2 tabs alpha-lipoic (ran out yesterday so I don't have the exact measurement)
And a multivitamin and mineral on top of that.
For lunch I eat meat - maybe some salted lard, maybe some leftovers from the previous night's supper, maybe more bacon - whatever I've got.
For supper I prepare pork chops, blade roasts, ground beef, pork roasts, sausages, sometimes fish and occasionally chicken. I will have a small portion of veggies with that but not very much. I've been using the Nutrition Facts program to monitor my carb intake, only taking in around 30 or 40g a day, because I may have a bit of fruit (berries), an avocado, or some pure peanut butter to snack on during the day.
That's pretty much it, really. Oh yeah...the alcohol. I have had a glass or two of wine on occasion since January 26, but really not much more than that. I'm not getting cravings for it, and small amounts are enough to give me a wicked hangover so I just keep "tomorrow" in mind all the time, remembering that I have things I want to do. It hasn't been a problem.
I am unaware of any digestion problems or anything else, so all in all it seems to be going very well.