Enjoying? HUMMMMM.............. I'd have to say I'm enjoying doing something different. A change from the Eat More Fat mentality - which I'm still doing, but with less emphasis. I honestly didn't adhere to it closely enough to see if it would really work for my weight loss efforts. I wonder how long it takes the body to become "fat adapted"??? I've been doing the HFLC thing for probably 6 months. No weight loss. But, is my body now using fat as fuel? Purhaps if I feed it LESS fat, it will turn to its own fat stores for fuel now?
Now - I'm just eating and counting - but not forcing the heavy on the fat thing. Especially on down day - because, with only 500 calories - I can have more FOOD as in protein and veggies, if I keep the fat count lower. I could easily eat 500 calories in butter alone on a given day! I mean, 2 TB in my morning eggs and there goes 1/2 my alloted calories for the day. So, on down day, I do low fat - think VOLUMN! Yesterday I had turkey and dark chocolate.
I've decided for the first week I'm going to do 5 days of very low calorie - then eat normal over the weekend. I just feel the need to purge a bit. I might continue with the very low calorie for a second week as well. I'm sure our bodies were designed to go through periods of famine, when food was scarce and days of hunger were very normal. No matter which camp you're in (evolution or creation) both sides would have had times when there was no food to be had for days on end. Caveman would have had times when the hunting was going badly and the winters were long. Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden of Eden and forced to fend for themselves, toiling over bad soil and dry conditions -- so either side of the fence would have suffered times of hunger and want. If Sabine can do a 100% four day fast............ I can do five days of calorie deprivation ............. right?
So, today I have planned salmon and roasted veggies for dinner. Hot tea through out the day, maybe some broth. It's 8:30 am, and I'm already very hungry - so today might be a tough one. UGH.
1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
2. Eat to heal
3. Move to live
4. Embrace today
5. Live with intention
6. Respect my body
7. Cultivate joy
8. Find my passion
9. Meditate on peace in my soul