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Eat More Fat! The Nutritional Ketosis Challenge continues...
Today is the first day of crazy town aka the Russian Circus. Had a rough night of sleep courtesy of The Walking Dead. Last nights episode messed with my head more than I liked. I knew it was going to from the very moment it came it on. I'm grateful to be off on Mondays and I plan on going back to bed after I take Heather to school. After I nap for an hour or 2, get up, workout, eat, shower and do some errands.
Had another interesting learning day yesterday. I keep holding on to this notion that I NEED protein with every meal, even though I've been doing really on my lower macronutrient portion of protein and NOT having it at every meal. Yesterday I suddenly realized, at 3:30 in the afternoon, lol, that I hadn't had any real protein, AND I hadn't really been that hungry. All day. 3:30 was when I started to get a bit hungry. That just reinforces to me that I've been really overeating protein.
On a different subject...hoping you're feeling better Geo. I've been feeling a bit off since Friday and am not entirely sure what it is...can't blame the Russian Circus since that was taken care of quite a few years ago.
DG - You are frustrated and I just want to tell you not to give up the same way you told me the same thing a few weeks ago.
I don't know if you remember but I lost 20lbs in about 3 weeks when I started. However, during weeks 3-6 my weight was being really crazy...it started to creep up a few lbs, then down those few, then up a few more. I remember seeing increases of 5 and 6lbs. I couldn't figure out if I was doing something wrong and was testing my blood ketones and making adjustments to my diet like crazy.
Then, I caught a cold and put the ketosis tracking on the back burner. I continued to eat the same way but didn't try to figure everything out. After a week without testing, my cold went away and I got right back to focusing on ketosis again. This last week I lost 6lbs. Every morning last week I'd get on the scale and expect to see it go up. When I saw it go down, I told myself to remember this the next time the scale started creeping up. That was this morning.
It's frustrating as hell to all of us for sure because we're all tweaking and working so hard to find the right formula that works. But (and I'm telling myself this too), we're throwing a lot at our bodies and asking them to adjust quickly so we can see weight loss (or results). One of the podcasts I listened to recently said that a scale can be off by 4lbs on any given day. So, what if you're actually down another lbs and you give up your experiment? It's just something to consider. I know we all want to see results and certainly don't want to see results going the other direction. We've come so far and seeing the scale go up is almost scary. Give it another few days...maybe 5 or maybe even another 2 lbs so you're sure it's not just a scale fluctuation.
1.) Now that I'm 8 weeks into keto, do I REALLY need to continue
drinking a crapton of water every day, or can I just scale it back to
"when I'm thirsty"?
2.) DESPITE THE CARB COUNT, are avocados a yay or a nay?
I just finished the phinney and volek book, but I'm still fuzzy on the avocado
In other news, my husband is jumping in with both feet into *at least* low
It'll be so much easier to feed both of us this way instead of me making 4 different
dinners every night (the other two being the kids of course).
I'm going to attempt making those little egg quiche frittata things in muffin tins today
after my stint at the kids' school so I can send something OTHER than salami with my
husband to work for breakfast.
Technically it is fluid intake. So while water is best, fluid intake is essential. I include teas and the milks I put in my smoothie as well as my ACV 50oz water. There is a pretty decent amount of fluid in veggies and fruits, but since we are generally not doing fruits and are for the most part pretty low on veggies, you need to make sure you do work to keep intake up. I am better on work days cause I am a captive audience and the bottle sits on my desk.
p.s. I eat an avocado a day for lunch (well on my Up Days). with bacon and mayo as a sort of egg salad, usually without the egg.
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It is about learning to dance in the rain."
I came up with a good wrap idea for lunch. 2 Romaine lettuce leaves, a slice of deli turkey and deli ham and colby pepperjack cheese with a schmear of garden vegetable cream cheese. Really made my day.