Feels so refreshing to sit down in peace and write.
Thoughts are always going through my head, and I always "mean" to come here and get them down, but something always gets in the way.
It has been a crazy time. I feel like I am marking my time in the world by my weight and the diet I am on. Well a bit anyways these past 2-3 months.
In the past two months I have obsessed over juicing. That was fun! I really did enjoy it, in fact lost 5 pounds in my 10 Day Juice fat, but yes it came back, and quickly. I loved the juicing journey though. Went to see my BFF in California and she introduced me to it. I have however put the Juicer away, although I would love to use it more regularly.
Now I am on a low carb journey, this after a very hungry (but informative) 21 day journey with Homeopathic HCG drops. I learned about Fat Fasting during my HCG journey. Although this was not part of the VLCD, 500 calories and NO FAT was the protocol. I learned that some people would eat fat only to break a plateau. Well I was not losing. In 2 weeks I had lost 5 pounds, a far cry from the 1/2 to a pound a day others were losing, not to mention I was miserable and starving and just an emotional mess. I tried the fat fasting and I felt so much better, and it turned out it was exactly what my body needed. During a 3 day fat binge, and yes that was not the plan, my body released 2.8 pounds...WOW! I then started learning more about fat and an interesting WOE, called EAT FAT GET THIN. 65% of your calories should come from fat, about 25% from protein and the rest from carbs. WOW - I thought I can do that. I was learning about JUDDD, Atkins etc and I have come to the conclusion that for me, I need fat, carbs are what has to go!
This has certainly been a mind shift for me, yesterday I ate over 100 grams of fat, today looks like it will be around the same. I have not stepped on the scale since I stopped the HCG and that was 149. A few days before that I was 147.2 I am not ready to tackle the scale yet, maybe tomorrow. I guess you could say I am on the induction phase of Atkins at the moment, with the goal of net carbs 20.
I will see how this works over the next couple of weeks. I think this will help with my binge eating as well as my overall mental health. Can FAT really burn FAT?
On the menu today-
Lunch - Tuna with mayo and cucumbers with cream cheese dip[
Dinner-Steak and Shrimp Boursin with Salad and Blue Cheese Dressing