Wow, I'm amazed at both of y'all. Did anyone else enter the competition, other than you two? Derp, where are the pictures?!!??11!1!
I could have beaten both of you. Perhaps you guys will be down to do it again after I lose 20 lbs?
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I would do it daily. :shrugs:
Would love it if you kept a food log of what you're eating! Since I started my latest progesterone treatment (and started supping gelatine) my desire for food has totally changed. Without even trying, I'm suddenly gravitating towards your diet! I've no desire for meat or eggs, and the last week has basically been fruit, cottage cheese, fish / shellfish, coffee, orange juice and gelatine! If I want something else I'll have it, but apart from a few oat cakes and a few spoons of rice, this is all I want to eat.
It kind of suits me right now, cos' I'm literally so sick of thinking about food and I don't even want to cook but.... if my diet is so repetitive, will it stop having a positive effect after a while? You know this whole thing about keeping your metabolism guessing by eating different things everyday - what do you think?
I'm trying to eat the widest variety of fruit possible (raspberries, cherries, kiwis, melon, blueberries, apples, mango have featured to date), but I don't know what else to eat. Feels weird to eat cottage cheese three times a day, or sea food without any veggies. Are you not having "complete meals" anymore?
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat
A Post-Primal PrimalPat
Do not allow yourself to become wrapped up in a food 'lifestyle'. That is ego, and you are not that.
Yb, yea im going to keep a food log for awhile so i can keep track of how im feeling, also with the adaptogens.
Thats pretty interesting, i wonder if its the gelatin or prog or both? Its good to hear that the prog is starting to work anyway.
I have never bought into the mixing things up idea or that you can give yourself an allergy by eating the same thigs everyday. I think it all comes down to metabolism again. Also if you think about it, anyone that doesnt eat a typical westernized diet will eat a repetitive diet.
And yea i have one meal a day usually and its almost always a breakfast meal but not eatin at breakfast. My usual schedule is wait an hour or two before any calories, drink first meal, snack till 2-4ish and have main meal, drink another meal with some snacks till around 7-8. No more cals except alcohol after that on most nights.
So I read Diet Recovery 2 as supplementation to Eat for Heat.
One of the biggest shocks I guess, is that I need to eat at least 3680 calories and 460g carbs. I know that these calculations are only a guide but it's useful to know that I'm under eating by at least 1000 -1500 calories every day. ( I weigh 160lb, 6' 2")
I have a few questions, if you'd be so kind:
1) Food is becoming very repetitive. Every dinner is Sweet potato baked with goat cheese, salt and chicken or salmon (or no animal at all). I tried eggs with sweet potato and I've concluded that I don't like eating eggs this way, which brings me to the next question:
2) Should I bake more foods to get in more calories (from gluten free flour, mainly rice because it's super cheap), things like pizza and cookies? DR2 suggests pastries and bread with fruit jam for breakfast but the gluten free bread I've tried taste like shit. I'm 100% not eating gluten which is why these calorie dense "dry" foods are a hiccup for me. (breakfast is still mostly fruit or cereal but I'm freezing after eating this, even though it's going to take time to recover.) I could make some kind of pancake with jam though, since baking especially turns out very poor without wheat.
3) What to eat? I know grains are good for heat and quiona could work, but it's not really a "meal" is it? As far as I know, quiona is kinda like past where it's dry and require boiling to make it edible. Not sure how I could eat that.
4) I bought a thermometer today. Mid-afternoon after a main meal and some junk, my mouth temp was 36.1C (96.98). BRRRR This is way too cold. I remember taking my temp over a year ago and it was the same in the morning before any food) I'm not going to get obsessive with taking temp, but I'd like to know that what I'm doing is working to raise metabolism, not just turn urine a darker shade.