Thanks for the faith guys! <3
School is in... 6 hours... Appropriate suicidal thoughts ensue...
After my first post I had a chunk of cheese and devoured an entire chicken.
It tasted good. Too good... I think as long as I keep varying my food I shouldn't miss the carbs too much.
I realize now that carb cravings are the least of my problems.
Yesterday I fasted, which is another common benefit to ZC. You can eat once every 48 hours without feeling hungry.
Today I had (in one meal)... close to 4,000 calories.
I shit you not. 4,000 calories!
I didn't mean to it just happened.
77% fat, 1% carbs (8 grams somehow, I guess there's no such thing as zero really) and 21% protein.
I have no idea how people eat 80% fat, but I just spent 3 hours writing this post cause I kept feeling sick.
It was the most horrible feeling ever. My mouth was watering, I felt like I was going to throw up but couldn't and my stomach felt heavy and bloated.
Naturally I freaked out and promised to never drink half a cup of whipping cream again... (yes, my bad).
What has caused this:
Aged unpasturized cheddar (a few slices).
4 strips of bacon.
2/3 of whipped cream in an otherwise bad coffee.
According to FitDay I consumed 3,759 calories, 318 grams of fat, 203 grams of protein and 9 carbs
And that's not considering I literally drank the bacon fat left in the pan... I'd say it was about 85%. That's enough to make anyone sick.
But on the plus side, if I consumed 4,000 calories of anything that wasn't fat (say something glutinous or that much protein) I'd probably be in the hospital.
Looking at the bright side here, 3 hours of indigestion < night of stomach pumping in the hospital.
What's beyond me is how I managed to eat so much...
1. Fat and indigestion. ZC requires adequate amount of fat. Too little will starve your body and make you lethargic. Too much will make you hurl.
I'm not sure what a perfect amount is yet (oh, boy I predict many nights of feeling queasy before I find out) but 80% is way too much.
Next time I'll try for 60%.
2. Calories. I'm pretty sure that even if I were to eat 4,000 cals of celery I would not slim down.
I thought I was immune to calories but that's pushing it. I'm gonna have to make friends with FitDay for a while.
3. Cheating. Cheese is definitely cheating. I'm gluten intolerant, why do I conveniently forget?! I have it for variety, I have this need for breaking the rules, but I'm pretty sure cheese has no nutritional benefit whatsoever. And I don't need it. That said, I'm finishing the piece I have left (at least it's unpasturized!)
4. Food boredom. I'd say adding dairy is helpful for variety but only if you can tolerate it. It stalls the weight of most people, even on a bionic diet like ZC. I suppose as long as you vary your meat and spices it's not that bad. When I did this a year ago all I ate was steak and butter (and weighed myself every hour), but I'm sure if I were to eat fish one day, chicken the other, then lamb, then duck, then shrimp, then pork it'll be easier.
I didn't expect it but there's a definite learning curve here. I'm going to have to read a lot to get the hang of it. Being on top of PB doesn't help and I thought it would. I remember people telling me to eat a stick of butter a day on ZC and I couldn't do it. Now, even when I know how things work (enough to explain it to others, at least) I'm still struggling with ZC. I mean, eating just the fat on the meat? Or including some sort of oil? How much is enough?...
I joined the Active No Carber forum (though I hear they're just as hostile as the ZeroIn forum) to be in proximity to veteran ZCers and maybe help some troubleshooting.
I don't know if it's a good idea because my first impression is that it's full of men who have inappropriate avatars of naked women or the include moving signatures of soft core lesbian sex. And that the oldest posts are from 2009... :/
Wish me luckage!
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-Raymond Peat, PhD