Hey Betorq! YOU LOOK GOOD!
i'm still in my egg phase. i have loved eggs since I was a little kid -- i could easily sit and eat a dozen hard boiled ones. I just love the darn things. Particularly hard boiled and/or deviled. Goodness knows why!
When I was vegan, it was eggs that I really, really missed. And when I wasn't vegan anymore, i was like "woohoo, eggs!" and -- well -- I still eat at least 3 a day. I still love them. I don't think it's a phase, now.
OMG, I ahd to list on DS's kindy intake/interview form what he eats in a day and when. It was like this:
7 am: berries and raw yogurt with cod liver oil and two brazil nuts; 3 eggs in butter; 1/2 cup steamed veggies in bone broth.
kindy time: fruit, buns or whatever they feed him.
1 pm: beef strips or mince patties with mustard and mayo, cut veggies (usually 1/2 cucumber and 1/2 bell pepper plus cabbage leaves), apple or orange -- nibbles on this all afternoon
5:30 pm: chicken or fish, veggies steamed in bone broth and tossed with olive oil, berries with yogurt and flax seed oil and sunflower and pumpkin seeds (soaked).
you should have seen her eyes pop out of her head. LOL "Wait, he eats this much in one day?" and I said "yes, I haven't calculated, but I think he gets about 2200 cals per day." And she goes, "my god. my goodness." LOL
"Science is not belief but the will to find out." ~ Anonymous
"Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart." ~ Gandhi
"The flogging will continue until morale improves." ~ Unknown
Thats so funny when you freak people out like that with how much you can eat. That wold be so cool to have been raised Primal and not have to have the body get past all the health problems left over from years of CW misinformation.
I tried vegetarianism for a few months, to see what my daughter finds so appealing about it. I just ended up tired and craving steak! Not for me, I concluded.
PB, can you please educate me some more? I've ordered a blood test kit for ketones, but I wondered when it's best to test? And how soon after eating something that takes me out of ketosis would it show up on the monitor? I'll need to do some experimenting to see what I can safely eat and stay in ketosis. Still feeling good - it's now officially a personal best record for no cravings, no IBS, and weight loss. I need a high five for that lot
Caveat: I've never used a blood keytone monitor, only the ketostix. From what I have read the blood monitors are much more accurate because, as your body becomes more adept at burning keytones, there are fewer being excreted. This causes some people using the ketostix to think it "stopped working".
Also remember that overdoing the protein can knock you out of ketosis very easily no matter how diligently you count your carbs.
i am so glad you are feeling better. High fives indeed!