I don’t have too much to say right now. I’ve not been keeping very good track of my food intake, but when I checked my weight on Friday, I was up about a pound and a half from the last weigh-in on Monday. Which really, really ticks me off.
I haven’t cheated even ONCE on this thing. I might have gone over my protein limits, but I am simply not able to tell where I should be with that level. If I use ideal body weight divided by two for the number of grams, I seem to lose weight all right, albeit not quickly, but I’m hungry – VERY hungry. If I do current weight multiplied by .36 (don’t know who recommended that one), I get almost 100g of protein a day and when I did that before, I didn’t lose ANY weight. Or it was so ridiculously slow it was almost imperceptible.
But – and this is HUGE – I didn’t have brain-fog at all. Right now, I feel like I can’t concentrate or make heads or tails of my work programming. Granted, someone else did the initial programming and I have to decipher the code myself, but still. I’m genuinely worried here.
And frustrated. I simply don’t know how I gained weight.
But I’m not giving up. Instead, I want to figure out what’s happening to me. I’m considering again the Kekwick Fat Fast, but I get soooo hungry now, I’m not sure how I could survive on just 1000 calories a day, almost all of it from cream cheese. I can’t get there mentally yet. Not yet.
Also, I understand Michael and Mary Dan Eades’s book call The 6-Week Cure has protein shake recipes which cause significant weight loss, and especially visceral fat around the liver and internal organs. I’m interested in seeing how that might work, but don’t know how I would deal with the belly-knotting hunger I experience now.
I’m angry about gaining the weight. I’ve not cheated, at all. Dr. Phinney maintains a cheat means six weeks of penalty for ketosis. I can’t deal with that. I’ve struggled and watched my weight crawl down. Now I bounce UP again?! WTH?!