So today is day two of eating any food I want minus starches and sugars. (post 72 hours as of Wednesday) Initially I did ok and maintained my weight. This morning I "gained" 1.8 lbs though I'm not certain its a true gain. Here's why and this is testament to getting enough rest by the way: I'm on call and was woke up at 12:25 am and again at 3:15 am to help medical staff with the electronic health record of a patient (I'm in Health IT). After the 3:15 call I wasn't able to get back to sleep until nearly 5am. Then my dear hubby woke at 5:30, which of course woke me. I tossed and turned some more until 6 am and finally said to hell with it and got up, completely exhausted. So after my morning bathroom call I weighed myself and had "gained". This happened when I was on P2 as well when I was on call. I only mention this here because as distraught as I was this morning I "think/hope" I will see a loss (which is really no gain or loss overall). I'll let you know tomorrow.
Another thing I've been struggling with and Moya brought this up is that I can't eat over 1200 calories! I feel stuffed when I eat, but then 3 hours later I'm hungry again. Can one of you check me to see if I'm doing things ok? I guess constant grazing is supposed to keep the blood sugar more stable. My skinny sister eats when she is hungry and stops when she is full. Sounds easy in principle but as we all know here its obviously not or we wouldn't be here, right?
Here's what I've been eating, if someone could check me that would be awesome:
Breakfast - 6:30 am
3 eggs scrambled with coconut oil and 1/2 cup of mushrooms with sea salt (feel stuffed!)
20 oz of black coffee (still to scared to try whipping cream)
water - 16 oz
Lunch - 11:30 am (finally hungry again)
home made chili (6 oz of ground sirloin with 2/3 can of Red Gold Mexican Fiesta + chipotle powder and cayenne pepper) - full again!
water - 16 oz
The rest of my lunch - 2:30-3pm
steamed spinach 2 cups
Dinner - 6pm (hungry again)
7 oz beef, or 12 oz of white fish, or 10 oz of chicken breast
veggies - approx 2 cups
water - 12 oz
Anyone taking fish oils yet? Using lotions?? I'm still worried and haven't yet... but I should be ok now right?
I'm roughly taking in 1160-1200 daily so far. Until I know if last night was a fluke or not, I'm afraid to make too radical of a change. If you guys think I need to change something though I'd love your thoughts!