I've learned something: if I eat processed food, it makes me want more of it. I know the stuff isn't good for me, and I feel the consequences of ingesting it, yet get a little bit on the tongue and bam, I crave it all over again. There's no 'cheat day' or 'all things in moderation' clause here for me, not without retreating back to 'induction flu' and heavy cravings for a few days. So far the symptoms of eating wheat hasn't been as bad as that very first 3 week period, but I hate them just the same.
So, I have this (obvious) epiphany a week shy of Thanksgiving. Sigh.
Yesterday I got up 30 min early and fixed a Big Ass Breakfast: eggs, cheese, bacon. Had 2 cups of coffee with heavy whipping cream instead of the usual 1. Delicious, not as hard to do as I thought (getting up and cooking in a dark house), but I couldn't eat all of it. WTF? I LOVE a giant breakfast on weekends, but I don't get up at 5:15am then either. Stomach hurt, felt nauseous, just couldn't choke it all down. Ate 29g protein, saved the rest for lunch.
Went to the hockey game last night and was out late so I did not get up for breakfast today. Threw off my eating/sleeping schedule, but it was great fun. However, cream in my coffee before leaving for work this morning and stomach discomfort. So it makes me wonder, is there a dairy issue here? Please say no. I thought I was fine with cheese, but now I'm wondering if maybe the cream and cheese in yesterday's breakfast wasn't part of the reason I couldn't eat near 50g protein. I love cheese, everything's better with cheese. I've never had a great friendship with milk, but cream is like nectar of the gods. Will have to test this with coconut milk for the next few days and see what happens.
Really wanting this WOE. Going to get the sleep apnea issue back on track by the end of the year, hopefully.