My N=1 experiment. 1. Cut way back on dairy, nightshades, grains, and sugar 2. take a flavorless shot of calories in the form of MCT or Extra Light Olive oil chased by a tsp of xylitol in a liter of water in the middle of a 2 hour flavorless time span twice a day 3. take a 1 hour nap or listen to meditation
Yesterday...well I did do smaller portions yesterday, then I did get hungry at the end of the night. I made a little 'snack' but really I could have either had another cup of tea or just gone to bed. No big deal (a T of cream cheese, a T of PB, a few walnuts and some stevia) but I could have done without. But part of learning to listen to my body is eating a little something when my tummy is growling so that I can learn to trust myself.
I am still totally of the belief that we gain weight when we eat more than our bodies need...that day. The calorie number, I believe, is not one we can calculate. We just have to learn to listen to our bodies cues, my body knows when it needs calories and it knows when I need to stop, I know that the only way I will lose weight and keep it off is to learn to listen, correctly interpret, and ACT UPON those cues.
This morning I decided to go back to my BPC. It is not drastically different that what I do every morning in calories/carbs/anything else, and I like the taste of it. My version is 14oz of coffee, 1T HWC, 1T coconut oil, 1T kerrygold, and stevia all stirred with a stick blender to make it foamy.
My optimism is down a bit, hoping the BPC will help my mood!
Fiber: 17 Net Carbs: 43
carbs and sugar came from fruits and veggies, I didn't have any grain, flour, or sugar yesterday, yahoo, that is 3 days.
Result: 259.4 RATS hanging in the plateau
My Golden Rules:
1. Eat only when physically hungry
2. Eat only what I really want
3. Eat slowly, mindfully, consciously
4. Stop when I am no longer hungry
5. shots of tasteless oil in the middle of 2 hour flavorless time window
Thankfulness: my job! I get 3 day weekends, work 4 mornings, and the pay is very good (DH would be happier if I worked more hours, but that will come I think). Anyway it allows me plenty of time to do my creative things, keep up with the house (particularly important this week as we have company coming), and not feel stressed. Now if I could start selling the stuff I make, life could be perfect.