OK, so after reading about all of the success stories with eating ice cream before bed, I decided to start the experiment last night. For those that missed the original post, see the thread below for the ice cream success stories. I read that entire thread and the positives outweigh the negatives by about ten to one.
I went to Whole Foods last night and found an organic ice cream that is made with coconut milk. The only sweeteners are agave syrup and beet sugar (no HFCS). The ice cream has 13g of fat and 12g of sugar per serving so it is an even better ratio than the Breyers (8g of fat, 17g of sugar) and everyone seemed to have success w/ Breyer's.
So this is how I'm going to carry out the experiment:
1. Only primal foods throughout the day (whey protein and whole milk will be occassional exceptions).
2. WITH the ice cream, I'm going to keep my carbs as close to 150g / day as possible. I'm eating 2 servings / night which is 42g of carbs, so that leaves me 110g of carb for the rest of the day which will require some dietary changes but is doable.
3. I will monitor calories using FitDay. Yesterday I had 3,500 calories with the ice cream. I'm not a big believer in calories but I'm thinking that's a little much for me so I'm going to shoot for closer to 3,000/day.
4. I will only eat the ice cream before bed, and will only eat 2 servings at a time.
5. I'm sticking to organic ice cream made from coconut milk only.
So far, I have to say that the ice cream made with coconut milk was out of this world delicious!!!!! And yes it's only been one day but I slept like a baby last night and I didn't wake up bloated or sluggish. In fact, I woke up and 45 minutes later I was at my CrossFit gym doing an absolutely intense killer workout. It may just be my mind playing tricks on me but I felt a little leaner this morning.
I'll keep you guys updated on my progress. I really, really, really hope this works because that ice cream last night was delicious!!!! If it doesn't work, I may cut back to one serving. It's that friggin' awesome.