Oh, you knew it would happen, right?
As soon as I mentioned 4lbs per week as the pace of my weight loss, what do you think happened?
Of course! It dropped dramatically!
In the next two days after saying that, my weight loss fell from 4.2lbs per week to 2.8lbs per week, and today’s pace would be a staggering 1.4lbs per week! Woo! At that pace, it should only take me about 100 weeks to be where I want to be. Yay f**king me.
Still, down is down and I guess I ought to be grateful. At least it’s not stagnant or up. But I refuse — staunchly, flatly refuse — to lower my ratios any further. My carbs I’ll drop, but I’m going to have a tough, tough time accepting less than 25g/day is too high. The other macronutrients — especially protein — I’m not budgin’. F**k it.
I won’t starve on a ketogenic diet. That’s stupid. But this progress isn’t really all that great. I’ll be studying my data to see what’s going on.
As my friend says of this program, Phinney and others don’t talk about how they weigh their food and crunch their numbers, they just instinctively eat. In some ways, this makes paleo much more appealing than ketogenic. Eat fatty meat, eat good fats, and stay away from unnatural foods. Poof. Done.
*Sigh* Then again, I’d probably be eating way too much protein and not losing weight and wouldn’t be able to figure out why. At least this way, I’m down two tenths of a pound. It’s not much, but as I said, it’s better than nothing. Or worse yet, an increase.