I didn't have a particularly photogenic dinner, so I opted to photograph my barbell instead. That's 350 lbs, which I deadlifted 5 times for a personal best. This is after three days of no carbs. So much for the importance of pre-workout carbs.
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Dinner was a 22 oz. package of the Costco grass-fed ground beef with 5 fried eggs on top. Afterwards I tried some bulletproof coffee for the first time. I used grass-fed, organic unsalted butter from a local farm and my own beans, which I roast with a hacked popcorn machine. I was a little underwhelmed. I felt like the butter masked the nose of the coffee, and I got a bit of an upset stomach after drinking 3 tablespoons of butter in 16 oz. coffee. I suppose one must ease into it. If I made my coffee from lesser beans, I could see adding butter for a smoother, richer taste. But as is, I'll stick with my homeroasted coffee
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In general, I feel amazing. Lots of energy, mild hunger levels. excellent workouts, and straightforward dieting. It's so easy to diet when you can only have 3 different foods. I envy my girlfriend's salads and the general variety she is afforded, but I must say I love watching the scale go down every day.
Hilarious side-note: we went to MOM's Organic Market this evening (for my heavy cream and butter) and she picked up a package of vegan gluten-free Mexican shredded "cheese," as she misses normal cheese. We agree that its the worst thing we've ever tasted. Here are the ingredients, read straight off the back of the package: "Water, Canola Oil, Cornstarch, Vegetable Glycerin, Arrowroot Starch, Tricalcium Phosphate, Pea Protein, Salt, Natural Vegan Flavors, Rice Maltodextrin, Lactic Acid (non-dairy), Sunflower Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Yeast Extract, Annatto (color), Powdered Cellulose added to prevent caking." You know, now that I typed that out, I realize it could be a list of ingredients for gluten-free cheese balls or something if the water were further down the list. She tasted it first (cold, out of the package) and audibly gagged. She said it was the worst thing she'd ever tasted. I tried some, expecting something like a rubber matrix. It was so much worse than that. I swear I wasn't being melodramatic when I turned around and retched into the sink. The "cheese" turned to a powder in my mouth and the taste was something like crushed acetaminophen. We think it might taste better once it's heated and melted (if it does indeed melt), but man. What a disaster.
I'm a weak man...If I give myself a few feet of leeway, I burst through all of my prohibitions.