Orranhawk did a Whole 30 and cut out the stevia, which she thought was relatively benign, and within two days discovered that it was what had been causing her a number of issues she couldn't shake.
Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.
The only fat bomb I have now is my bulletproof coffee. I may have a hot tea in the evening with some CO if I want it. The rest of the day I eat food with a lot of fat in it and that helps.
I too had the starving kids in China thing. I tried to reason with my mom way back then that what was on my plate had nothing to do with people in China, but she wouldn't have it. Still it is part of my upbrining, so it's hard to shake sometimes. I continue to overeat, but I know that once I get into ketosis my appetitie will subside. I just seem to be having a bit of trouble getting there. Today will be a much better day in that regard. I've got everything planned out until dinner.
When I first moved into the house I live in, I didn't have a stove here. Every day for a month until I got the stove my 2 year old daughter wanted carrots for supper. Did I get sick of microwaved carrots or what? And then when she went to school, every day she had a peanut butter sandwich, plain or with chocolate, until she got into high school and started bringing leftovers. After she graduated she thanked me for letting her have what she wanted, while all the other kids were bringing in stuff their parents forced on them.
My boyfriend's mother is Korean and grew up in true poverty. She would serve small portions, and you had to eat your portion before she would ask you if you wanted more. His American grandparents tried to force him to eat once, and he vomited at the dinner table. It happened only once.
Last edited by eKatherine; 02-26-2013 at 08:33 AM.
I don't force my kids to eat what is on their plate. I try to plate up just a small amount of food for them. Sometimes they eat it, sometimes they don't. Every night while I'm making dinner, they're complaining of being hungry and rummaging through the fridge for things like string cheese, hotdogs, etc. We are on our last pack of hotdogs and I won't buy any more. I have a fridge that is fully stocked with apples, pears, strawberries, blueberries, cheese (3 kinds), and bananas on the counter. They are allowed to eat any of that stuff they want before dinner, and skip dinner if they're full when it's ready.
3 of my 11 lbs is gone - overnight - just like that. Not practicing the low carb thing right now - just getting back into the groove of eating primally after my week off. Will start working toward ketosis again tomorrow.
That's fantastic Jenn!!