Yesterday really drove home some of the benefits of the new keto program.
So work has been super stressful for the last several weeks. We’ve all been there, right? Anyway, yesterday I wasn’t super hungry when I woke up – I really haven’t been for the last week – so I just chugged water, started sipping some coffee, and got on with my day.
Well, one thing led to another, and a big block o’ meetings crept up on me as I was getting to the point of wanting to get some food in my belly. No chance to actually eat anything until like 1pm. And I was hungry, to be sure, but I wasn’t hangry or losing focus because of it. Eventually I made myself a broccoli/feta/garlic four-egg scramble and was right back at it. Later had a moderate dinner of a pork chop and some kale stewed together with some almond milk & cream. Worked out fine.
Now, I’ve always been a super regular eater. I don’t skip meals. I have eaten only two meals in a day maybe a handful of times in my life, and only under duress and with significant discomfort. (Yay, modern standards of living!)
Things that didn’t happen yesterday that absolutely would have three weeks ago:
- Overeating once I finally got a chance to
- Low-blood-sugar focus loss, headaches, and irritability
- Food coma
I still intentionally haven’t weighed myself, but I have some clothes that I could swear are starting to fit a little better around the middle. Regardless, I have way more energy and more consistent energy throughout the day, I sleep better, the fucking asthma I’ve suffered from my whole life has been dialed back to about 10% of its pre-keto intensity, and probably more things.
Next up: 16:8 intermittent fasting (seems easy to do in the new low-hunger paradigm) and Couch to 5K (seems like a reasonable way to move my body, comes highly recommended).
I’m so sick of being fat, y’all.