Monday, 9th Sept
Had the strangest experience this afternoon. Woke up lying face down on my bed, and didn't even remember going to sleep..! My raw thyroid arrived today and I took a capsule after lunch, I wonder if that could have affected me? Or maybe I'm just exhausted.
I'm still not back to myself actually. My pattern for the last three months has been: feel amazing -> get period -> crash completely: feel depressed, exhausted, and eat loads for two / three days -> return to feeling amazing. I got my period on Friday, and it has been different to the last 5 periods... milder. I didn't crash completely or eat loads... I've still been doing stuff, but I do feel blue, and it's lasted four days now. Today was probably the worst I felt - I haven't moved around much and didn't even get dressed..! Really hoping I'll be back to normal tomorrow. I have to be - I have loads of shit to do.
Slept a lot better last night - solid sleep from 11.30pm - 5am. Wonder if it was the addition of salt to my milky drink?
Wanted to swim and lift again today, but was too tired. I did body weigh stuff instead: quite a bit of handstand practice - nearly achieved scorpion handstand! 80 split squats, bridge, side plank. Will do some other stuff later.
Craving sugar and caffeine like a mo-fo today! Had three coffees first thing in the morning (normally I have one), then two teas with sugar, then another coffee after lunch, then another tea with sugar...
I guess I need the energy.
6am - 300gs cottage cheese, 2 nectarines
10am - mango and orange juice with sups (aspirin x 2, vit D x 2, Vitex, 4 x b complex)
12pm - 600gs cottage cheese, 300gs raspberries (which I just found out are NOT Peat but... life's too short to give up my favourite fruit ), three shots of maple syrup, Raw thyroid.
2pm - 300gs cottage cheese (I know...), galia melon
6pm - 50gs goats cheese, green tea jello.
7pm - table spoon of coconut oil (supplemental), hot milk w/gelatine, sugar, salt.
8pm - hot milk with sugar and salt
I'll eat something else, just not sure what. No idea how many cals that is... 2K?
I must have had 8 envelopes of gelatine today!!!
I doubt it's the gelatine - it's much more likely to be dairy. A lot of people have trouble with it - particularly if you haven't eaten it for a while?
Originally Posted by FireFinder
No need to rush into Peat! It took me six months of reading his stuff before I took the plunge... and even then it wasn't a conscious decision. Just happened.
Some people can definitely just eat what they want and be thin and healthy! But, my personal theory is that issues with food arise because on a subconscious level we are trying to self medicate with it. I'm sure now that my BED was caused by a need for some nutrient that I wasn't getting. I've realised that I need A LOT of carbs to function well, but I also a health condition and I think on some level my body is calling out for specific nutrients to help bring it back into balance. Most people are probably imbalanced in some way, and maybe that's why we get these urges. Maybe
You didn't sound condescending at all! I understand what you mean. It actually just reminded me of the sanity and weight loss thread that was going on ages ago... when certain people were basically telling the slimmer people (who wanted to be slimmer still) that they should just accept what weight they were and stop making them feel bad about being heavy.
Originally Posted by ombat
Anyway, after that thread I reached my highest ever weight, and I was trying to force myself into the mentality of "this is my weight, it's fine, there's nothing I can do", and then as soon as I switched to Peat I lost 8 lbs So basically, I know my body, and I know this isn't my weight. But I don't seem to have much control over how / when the weight comes off, so for now I've got to do my best and roll with it. And, I know this sounds strange (I can say it to you), but on a spiritual level I feel like the weight is a physical sign of baggage I'm still holding onto... and as I lose the baggage, I'll lose the weight. That's why there's a plateau right now I think.
Lol - no, I meant I was going to start taking niacinamide! Most of the time I just write "Vit B" cos I can never remember how to spell it I read earlier that niacinamide helps with acne... and leprosy!!! Always good to know.
Last edited by YogaBare; 09-09-2013 at 12:13 PM.
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat