Did WW, several rounds. I’ve managed to keep most of the weight I lost on it off, but I’m definitely not, nor ever been at maintenance. The points system is in no way equal to calories consumed. I was recording calorie intake while following the points plan and some days I would be at 1600 calories, others I could be at 1800 and it all depended on what I ate. They do promote snack bars and such in the meetings and they are tasty – but not high in protein and very much processed. I also used WW meals as a supplement when I was running late or low on time. The hardest part was to count the points after 2-3 months of doing the program. I always seemed to hit the wall around my low weight and rebound up, even when I started doing points to try and get back on. I was actually told last round that I might not be consuming enough calories to lose because of the amount of cardio/strength training I was doing. That surprised me.
This is very interesting. For my curiosity, your current intake of 1 gr of carbs per LB of LBM is for a precise reason or it’s only the result of your experience? I’m also involved in a sort of rapid fat loss program. My bodyweight is 153 lbs (BF 15%) and in three months I’ve not registered visible muscles loss. Instead It seems that in certain body zones the muscle mass is augmented. My protein intake is about 90-100 gr and, how I’ve I wrote above, I train my entire body (with the myo-reps) three times at week. As Brat Pilon often underlines, studies indicate that weight training is the key to spare muscles, and a very big amount of protein perhaps is only a waste of money. This seems plausible if carbs intake isn’t almost zero as in a PSF but it’s above 100 gr.
What else might we consider to do? T2D have metabolic inefficiencies from their disease, and this implies low intracellular magnesium levels, low DHEA levels, and insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is strongly associated in the gut with altered production of Vitamin K2 from our gut flora. Exogenous vitamin K2 can help people with insulin resistance, menopause, peri-menopause, and andropause. We can also use vitamin K2 to sensitize them to insulin helps further. Both of these molecules are solar substrates. In artificial light environments, we find alterations in the gut flora because it becomes simplified. Simplified means lower shear numbers of bacteria and decreased species of bacteria. When this happens as we mentioned in Brain Gut 9 , we don’t make enough vitamin K2 from our gut flora . This often will increase their androgen levels too. Often times, it may give them their lost libido back too. One of the clinical signs I ask about in these cases is the ease and power of their orgasms. This usually shocks people initially. Then when they think about it, they realize that their libido and sexual performance has also lost its power and luster too. When this axis is re-engineered, women often report they seem to climax easier. They also the depth of the experience of orgasm is back to when they were young.