I can NOT do it. I went to eat with my daughter yesterday; Chinese food. I had some carbs I could’ve managed without. There were plenty of low-carb options 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 since we ate. And they are a little more painful than actual hunger pains. I feel like a bottomless pit. If I didn’t know I’d consumed a sufficient amount of calories today, I’d probably give in and eat more. Amazing how that works. I never understood it before. It’s no wonder we all end up so fat today.
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 macros I have been following are 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, and avocado. I use olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, and a little butter to increase my fat intake. I eat fatty meats like certain types of fish. Instead of only chicken breast, I eat dark meat also, 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 correct 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.