A lot better than I thought. I had thought that my will-power would not be up to it, and that I would find the diet too cumbersome to fit into my life. So far, I’m finding it very easy.
Since the concept is very easy — cut out white carbs, eat lots of protein, eat until you’re full, and drink lots of water — I’ve been finding I barely have to think about snacking between meals, and I like the fact I’m removing bad carbs from my food.
I like being the odd person scraping the fillings out of sandwiches and gorging on meat at work lunches. I explain the diet and people are interested, though may think I’m still a little bit crazy.
I’m drinking a ton of water, and pissing like a race horse, that’s a novel problem on a three hour drive back home. Coffee with a little cream, not milk, and plenty of Green Tea. Along with more wee wee breaks.
I’ve found my groove with this diet, and I’m enjoying what I get to eat, and I feel good about eating better, like I’m doing some kind of great deed.
I had my first cheat day on Saturday. I had a large breakfast, full-fat soda, popcorn, more soda, a burger, fries, chicken fillets, ice cream sundae, and plenty of red wine.
By the end of the night, I was bloated, gaseous, feeling varying degrees of meh, and looking forward to eating right the next day.
But I was glad for the experience, because I knew that horrid experience was going to teach me how shitty unhealthy eating is, but also that the caloric spike would even help my diet.
On non-cheat days, I’m feeling healthier, more energetic, I’m sleeping better, and I feel my vitality returning. I’ve spent too long feeling lethargic, uncomfortable, and struggling to sleep.
I’m also combining the diet with a high intensity work out (that I’ll write more about I a few weeks time) and cold exposure in the morning to wake up, and at night to fall asleep.
In all, it seems to be working, and I can even parade the candy isle and not really want to eat a single thing.