I’m down to 262.6 today, another half-pound since my last weight check on Friday (I think). That’s good. I don’t know how much I’ve lost over the course of the week though. I should be keeping better track of it if I’m going to monitor my progress.
The hunger isn’t as severe as it was, but I still wonder if a bit more protein would be okay. Last time I had too much my face erupted in a boiling mass of acne. Ugh. I’m still struggling with it, but it’s abating. As I type this, I’m pretty hungry though, and I have to check my lunch to see what I’ve got available. Watching one’s protein intake is pretty amazing. And hard to do!
But the weight continues to drop. I had about six ounces of chicken with two cups of salad greens last night for dinner. The meat was topped with 4oz of cream cheese and perhaps 4tbsp of butter. (I can’t recall now, darn it.) But the salad was topped with my wife’s wonderful homemade Ranch dressing, which is LOADED with good fats and not much protein at all. I don’t have an accurate measure on that, either. I need to put into our diet tracker on FatSecret so I can use it.
So other than being a bit hungry when I wake up, I’m feeling fine. I like the weight loss, don’t feel there’s any brain fog I can identify, and I’m not worried about being in ketosis. I think the weight loss speaks for itself pretty well.
I’m a bit flustered on my wife’s behalf though, and the hunger is vexing. Most people say ketotic states alleviate hunger. I’m not finding that, at least not to my satisfaction. I’d like to find the solution to that, and get some fat-only foods incorporated to our menus so we can relieve it when it’s there.
I’m open to suggestions, but I’m also going to get a ketogenic cookbook or two. Just in case. They must have something in them we can use.