Maybe I should give that an abbreviation…something catchy like HSLFDE – Day 1.
Tracked my food today in Cronometer (as I will every day for the next 21 or more days). Here was my macro breakdown for the day:
- Calories: 2148
- Protein: 183.9 (36.3%)
- Carbs: 287.1 (51.1%)
- Fat: 30.6 (12.6%)
See that?? Under 13% of my calories were from fat. This isn’t so hard after all! I did eat too much protein though, in the form of meat and dairy – probably more of that should have been carbs. I’ll work on it. Damn sugar phobia.
Anyway, I think I’m going to shoot for 15% or less fat going forward – this wasn’t easy, but it’ll get easier as I make it a habit. Interestingly when I was white-knuckling it, trying to skimp on calories, I only saved myself 300-400 calories a day, compared to eating to hunger and satiation. Completely not worth it. That’s only 1/2 a pound a week, assuming calories-in-calories-out has any validity, which is questionable in the first place. Not only that but every day of calorie restriction feels like a week. No more. The feeling of freedom is like the difference between being a kid and being a grown-up. I choose to live like a grown up and eat whenever I’m hungry.
I’ve decided to stop my Vitamin B6 supplementation experiment, since I have another project going (you know, the HSLFDE). I can report that the first 2 days of my B6 experiment left me with sore breasts, which I haven’t had in months. No fun. Anyway, that’s on hold till I’m bored again.