I think it will help a lot. Not sure if it is what I eat, just eating, or just the time of day, but my brain seems to almost totally shut down right after lunch. Gotta see if it is something I have control over or if I just need to plan a low key activity for then.
So this has potential. While I am not bursting with energy, I am not brain dead. And fitbit tells me I only slept for 5 hours and 4 minutes last night even though I was in bed for over 7, so bursting with energy is not likely even possible today.
I did use 2 scoops of protein powder in my smoothie cause I felt hungry today, probably sleep related, so my smoothie had pretty much the same number of calories as my 'normal' lunch. Interesting.
I have felt much better today than is typical. The lunch smoothie had just as many calories as my typical lunch, including my teas with HWC was...
At the end of the day, I still ended up with 32g of sugars, but they are all from fruit and veggies, I did not have any kind of sweets today-a major accomplishment after this week of nibbling.
Good job, deMuralist! I find your sugars breakdown experiment intriguing, and will be interested to see if it helps. I know that I love that sweet sensation too much, and it can really set me off.
Did so well yesterday, until dd decided to make Mexican Wedding Cookies. I had 3, the good news is that they are pretty low sugar for a cookie.
So yesterday's final stats...
Scale=258.2 so down 1.2 for the day, went up to a high this month of 261.8 after a low last month of 251.6, obviously trying to get below that again this month.
Doing my regular 16oz mug of coffee with 1T HWC, then the treadmill, then my version of BPC in the morning, and then doing my smoothie for lunch really seemed to help with that lobotomy feeling I usually get around 2pm. It also seemed to help at the 4pm witching hour, when I usually begin my prowl through the pantry-I didn't yesterday, even though I was in the kitchen cleaning up.
My main issue might be the lower fiber content with the new eating plan. Not only can I not really get in all 9 different fruits and veggies, but that translates to a lower fiber count (by almost half). My IBD usually does best at higher numbers. So we shall see how this all plays out.
My sleep last night was even worse than the nights before. But I woke up this morning without an alarm and feeling well rested. Since the fitbit records movement, maybe I am not actually waking up but just moving around? I was in bed for 7hours 55minutes, but it says I only slept for 5hours 6minutes?
But here are some fun stats...
I have 61,839 out of the 70,000 goal steps for the week (today is the last day)
I have climbed 51 flights of stairs (actually it is way more, because it doesn't count the garage to house as a flight but not sure why)
And according to their calories burned calculation vs. my food tracked I have a calorie deficit of 6,368, which should be slightly more than a pound for the week and the actual amount is 2.6 mmmm.
Chris..just so I understand :
Your IFing breakfast, smootthie for lunch w / bp cofee and reg dinner. Then you are counting fiber and sugar in your nutrients?
Well, not really IFing breakfast, I still do my normal morning coffee when I wake up at 5:30, then the BPC after the treadmill so around 7:45, ACV at work, then smoothie for lunch around 1:30, and tea from then until a normal dinner (last night it was 2 Trader Joes smoked chicken apple chardonnay sausages, and a BAS salad).
Yeah, I am following all of them now. Fiber is important for the IBD, so that is why I do net carbs (subtract the fiber from the carb total), and I am tracking sugar because I saw an article about how sugar is likely the culprit regarding the rise in Diabetes. Since I had gestational diabetes and I had an aunt with diabetes, I decided it would be prudent to see how far down I could cut sugars.
The article suggested 25g at the top amount for women and 35g for men. Not sure where he got those numbers, but I am not going to worry too much if my number is over because I ate a few fresh strawberries. Of that 37 yesterday, only 5 were from actual sugar (the cookies), the other 32g was all fruit and veggie.
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0zD1gj0pXk]The Skinny on Obesity (Ep. 1): An Epidemic for Every Body - YouTube[/url]
This is actually a series on sugar/obesity/diabetes from a researching obesity specialist named Dr. Lustig, I think this is where I got the sugar info, although it could have been from his lecture "The Bitter Truth"
p.s. here is a link to MyFitnessPal.com food journal for yesterday if you are interested...
[url=http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/demuralist?date=2012-05-18]Demuralist's Food Diary | MyFitnessPal.com[/url]
So, my experiment is having mixed results.
Here is yesterday's food...
6:30 coffee, 1T HWC
9:00 BPC, 16oz coffee 1@HWC, kerrygold, coconut oil
10 to 2:15 House keeping then yard work
2:15 Smoothie, 16oz Almond Milk, 3/4 C raspberries, 1/2C spinach, 2 scoops Whey, 2T gelatin, 1T flax meal and 7 small brazil nuts
5:30 Beef, cabbage, tomato soup, 3 small pieces of homemade bread with kerrygold (this ended up being too much food, but since it was plated I ate it anyway, gotta clean the plate)
Basically drank the ACV mix, as well as 3 16oz mugs of tea with some HWC in each.
Mentally I do feel more alert, physically it doesn't feel much different, but then my sleep (according to fitbit) has been crappy.
But, emotionally I sort of feel like since I didn't "eat" breakfast or lunch I should "get" free reign after that. I need to get past the entitlement mentality with regards to food. If I am hungry then it is a signal to eat, if I am not hungry it is a signal to stop. AND if I am full and let out that deep breath sigh, then it is well past time to push away from the table for heavens sake!
I have not weighed yet this morning, but I feel puffy, I don't think I drank enough to make up for the sweat loss. Will have to work on that today as I still have more yard work I have planned.
Really want to get back below 251 by the 31st, I will have to be on my very best behavior for the next 10 days and be very careful to drink all of my fluids too. Fingers crossed, wish me luck.
I looked at you myfitnesspal page for Friday. The thing that stuck out to me is that only about a third of your protein is from meat sources. Most of it comes from protein powder and beef gelatin. Couldn't that be leaving your body dissatisfied? BTW, I thought you would be moving your smoothie to lunch, not that it would become lunch.
These thoughts of course come from the woman who won't stop bingeing so take it for what it is worth. I looked at the point in January when I had some success. I reached 214 lbs and had 10 days sobriety. I was eating 1700 cals, 125fat 30carb and 125 protein. Interesting.