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There is NO CHEAT DAY!!

stomach_painI can NOT do it. I went to eat with my daughter yesterday; Chinese food. I had some carbs (I could’ve managed without). There was plenty of low carb stuff at this restaurant. I had some sweet fruit and a tiny piece of cake. No harm I think, right? But that is not the case!

My stomach has not stopped rumbling with false hunger pains. And they are a little more painful than actual hunger pains. I feel like a bottomless pit. If I didn’t know I’ve had a sufficient amount of calories today, I’d probably give in and eat more. Amazing how that works. I never understood it before. Its no wonder we all end up so fat in this day and age.

One thing that I have learned from being on this diet so far is that you can lose weight without ever being hungry. As long as I stick to the low carb high fat formula everything works out pretty damned good. The actual macros that I have been following are as follows: 10% carbs, 20% protein, and 70% fat.

The type of carbs I usually eat are green leafy veggies, like kale, collard greens and spinach. I also eat bulkier stuff like broccoli, cauliflower, turnips, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado. I use a lot of olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, and a little butter to up my fat intake. I eat fatty meats like certain types of fish. Instead of chicken breast, I eat the dark meat, including the skin. Pork also has plenty of fat.

It’s really simple to follow and I hardly ever feel hungry. And, it works. There is no calorie counting. You eat the right percentages of the three macros until you’re satisfied and all is well. I have been losing weight pretty effortlessly for nearly 14 weeks. I don’t know why I would try anything different.

There will be no more cheat days, however. I can’t eat carbs ( not simple carbs). I can’t eat sweets (except maybe an apple or some other bulky fruit). It will probably take me a day or so to get back on track and my stomach feeling normal. This is a learning experience, and this lesson is forever imprinted on my long term memory, filed under painful lessons.

 

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Was a music major. Spent 20 years in the Navy Band Program. Lived in in Florida 10 years. Have been in SC for 6 years.

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