I don’t know what’s happening to me, but my face is sliding off like pizza from a glass top table.
I think I’m seeing gluconeogenesis in action. My face is breaking out as a direct result of the modifications to my protein intake. Now when I go over my protein too far, I get zits just like I’d eaten cake, pie or chocolate. Not good.
I don’t know how much longer I can keep this up, either. Today, for instance, I had a pretty meager lunch. Two brats, 4oz of cream cheese, 2oz of cheddar, and two rashers of thick-cut bacon. I ended up with about 60g of protein from all of that, and it’s not enough to stave off hunger all day. So I end up ravenous at home, and the only thing which fully slakes my hunger is protein/fats. I can’t eat much more protein, though, and I’m trying to figure out how I’m supposed to make a meal out of eating butter and drinking olive oil.
I’m a bit flustered. The joy of ketogenic dieting is supposed to be how FREEING it is, not how RESTRICTIVE. Now I can’t eat. I don’t know if I’m going to cause myself to go into brain fog again (which I simply can’t afford with my job), or if my weight loss will stop, or what. I had another little bounce earlier in the week, and didn’t weigh myself today, so Monday’s weigh in is going to be critical to me. Am I up, down or the same? If up or the same, I have to believe something’s not right.
And I’m at wit’s END trying to figure out how to get enough fat so I’m not hungry all the time. While smaller amounts of food seem okay, I need a LOT of them to get through the day. And that leaves me nothing for dinner, where we generally have — you guessed it — a TON of protein. (Okay, not a ton, but the bulk of daily intake.)
I guess dieting is frustrating no matter what. I have no idea if I’m getting enough protein, too much protein, not enough…but I think the plan works. I saw my weight coming down. Now I have to sustain it, and figure out what I can do to address hunger.