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shayfo
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I have lost weight, yes. I’m 5’8″ and started out at 228.2 pounds, and yesterday when I weighed myself I was 211.6 lbs. I’ve still been able to perform intense deep-tissue massage treatments without trouble, so I don’t think my body is eating my muscles. Since I’m overweight to begin with, I haven’t worried about my weight loss much. I don’t feel run-down, and I assume I’ll regain some when I eventually start eating things that are more calorically dense down the road.

I’ve talked about this a little with a friend who did the cleanse and diet a couple of years ago, and we speculated that since I’m eating such nutrient-dense foods while not being very busy, I might not need many calories to be nourished. One of the things I’ve been making pretty frequently is Indian-style greens: steamed greens (kale, spinach, and/or collards, generally) blended with turmeric, cumin, ginger, cayenne, coriander, fenugreek, lemon, raw garlic, and coconut oil. Since steaming reduces the size of greens so much, to make a bowl of this I’m usually using about a pound (or more?) of greens. While a pound of kale doesn’t contain a lot of calories, it does have a lot of nutrients, so it should lead to satiation pretty quickly, I would assume. Do you think there might be some truth to this?

Also, last night, I switched to chia seeds (from psyllium husk) in my detox drinks on a suggestion I saw you made on another post, and I’m pretty pleased with it. Just having it last night and this morning, I feel more energized. I’m not sure if this is because chia is so nutrient-dense, or if just knowing that they contain a higher amount of protein per serving than other things I’m eating gives me a psychological boost, but either way, I’m glad I made the change, so thank you!