So, I am decided. I am going to make some major changes from the lchf protocol. Yes. I have been able to lose weight on it and yes I was at a new low as of last Sunday, but it has not solved the essential problem, the binging.
I have spent the last week binging on sugar and carbs; eating non stop from dawn to bedtime. I have fallen into what feels like depression and my weight is up 10+ lbs. Last night I hit a wall. I was having panic attacks, crying for no reason and couldn't get to sleep until I knocked myself out with 5htp and GABA. My irrational behavior and thoughts are scaring me. I need to find a way to eat a stable diet most of the time, not 2 weeks clean lchf, 1 week binge etc.
Both Dr. Elizabeth Schwarzbein and Julia Ross say that there is a minimum amount of carbs women should eat to balance hormones and keep stable mental health. Schwarzbein recommends 15g of carb 5-6x / day minimum (75-90grams). This level is for those with the most screwed up metabolisms. (Insulin Resistant, Exhausted Adrenals) I will aim for 1g of protein per kg of current weight (100g) and I will add healthy fats to every meal. Of course my choices of carbs will be Primal. I will continue to stay away from most dairy and sweeteners.
Supplements will stay the same.
change o life
l-glutamine, l-tyrosine, l-phenylalinine, Gaba w/ l-theanine, 5htp
Back in early February after a similar week of binging, I posted that I was going to follow this plan. The funny thing was that all the EMF enthusiasts discouraged the change. Well now I am one of the few lchf purists left, so I imagine there won't be much in the way of argument. Unless I argue with myself.
I have to at least try this to see if I can finally defeat the binge disorder.
do you also limit calories? or is it a mindful/eat to satisfaction type of situation? My quick mind math tells me that you would still be able to go over 50% fat with those numbers. And it would likely feel less restrictive even at the lower calories you have been doing.
I plan to eat between BMR and TDEE. Yes, fat should be almost to nk levels probably 50-65%. I tried this a year ago in January and it worked well. Not sure why I stopped. Oh yeah, I had that major health crisis (adrenals) and lost my way again.
I've actually done well staying with NK, but it just doesn't seem to be quite right for my body. The funny thing is, Dr. Attia eats like 200 carbs a day and is able to stay in NK. I feel like I am close to the answer but not quite there yet.
[B]The Director called...[/B] I guess the producer called her. She apologized for the wait. She said that I was being considered for one of the 2 roles but her first choice said yes. She asked me to try again some time. I seriously doubt she would ever pick me for a role now because I contacted the producers. Oh well, it is nice to finally know anyway.
I think that with Dr Attia it is likely because of a variety of things not the least of which is the he eats 3 to 4 times the calories you do.
I didn't have a horrible time doing the NK protocol as I remember it. Just never got into NK and that much fat just doesnt make sense to me. I am sure I would have stuck to it though if I was getting results, maybe. What I am doing now makes me feel more like a "normal" person and I am getting results- so win win.
I dont think you should limit youself to not trying with that director again she made the mistake by not getting in touch not you. Plus the more auditions you do the better, whether or not you get the parts.
Sorry you didn't get the part. Probably one of those, it's not you, its them situations. Like demuralist said, keep going out for parts. This is your passion. Don't be like me and give up on it.
Re: EMF. I actually think NK has a lot of promise -- and I (usually) am now keeping my fat between 55-65%. My challenge with the NK protocol was that without dairy, and needing to limit (almost eliminate) things like avocados, coconut, olives, nuts, etc. (non-meat fat sources), I felt like I couldn't get it -- not enough volume and feeling like I was eating fat just for the sake of eating fat, but not getting to enjoy things. I'm not sure I actually even hit ketosis, but without a meter, no way to know for sure. However, I do know that upping my fat was something I needed to do (I had gone WAY too high protein, probably too many carbs for my body, and not enough fat), and I'll be forever grateful to the experiment. [Of course, I'm not doing particularly well now, but that's because I'm not really following anything and I've somehow made my body really made at me:)]
I think folks were thinking that you shouldn't add carbs because you had been doing so well -- both in terms of binges and weight loss. But, if it's not working, it's not working. And, it isn't going anywhere. You can always go back to it! At any rate, your new plan sounds good. I hope that it helps things. Will keep up with the peri-M supplements after this month?
I hope you continue to audition again. Seems like the more you audition, the better you will get. And, I hope there is fun in the prep and audition part of things.
Yes to the supplements. It did make my cycle late, but I think it helped with the binging until I stopped taking it for fear of completely missing my TOM. Catch 22. lol
I'm back to taking the full amount again.
Sorry about the part. Don't take it personally though. It is them :) Not you. And don't quit. You love doing this. Life is too damned short not to do what you love.
I have been eating more carbs primarily because I love potatoes and just broke down and started eating them. I have felt good the last few weeks. But it all seems to come and go so I am not sure if that is a good recommendation or not. Just keep searching. The answer is out there.
I did pretty well today. 90g carb, 86g protein and 122g fat, about 1700 cals.
I am taking tomorrow off from school to attend a SpEd meeting for my son. I should only take a half day, but I need to save my half day for another time.