I’ve decided it’s time to tackle one of my remaining health problems…my weight. I’ve got 60 pounds to lose.
So, for the last 2 days I’ve been following a Peat-inspired lowish calorie (1500-1800 cal or so) and low fat diet. I was inspired by Denise Minger’s presentation at the Ancestral Health Symposium earlier this month. Here it is:
I feel like I’m pretty stable now. My hormones and digestion is good. No more depression. Not much anxiety. Feeling good most of the time and great some of the time. It’s time to take a risk. MORE CARBS. LESS FAT. Much less fat. I’m eating about 20g of fat a day now. Which, surprisingly, isn’t that hard when you can tolerate starches. I’ve been having rice or potatoes with an egg and juice for breakfast and I’m just not that hungry until about 1:00 or 2:00PM. Then more rice and cottage cheese for lunch, maybe a snack in there somewhere, and a fruit smoothie for dinner. Skim milk at every meal, coffee when I feel like it. Eating high fat, it was very hard to stay below 2000 calories per day. Suddenly it’s easy.
I’m interested to see if this will have an effect on my blood sugar. Perhaps, as in Minger’s video, it will improve.
The only struggle I’m having with this so far is at night. I’ve been getting hungry in the middle of the night – so much so that I need to get out of bed and eat something (milk with honey or vanilla yogurt). Hopefully this will resolve.
I’m going to give this a week or two and see how I feel. If my mood is still good and the scale is nudging downward I’ll continue it.