How rejecting Conventional Wisdom on nutrition led my 3-person family to lose the equivalent of a 4th person (in weight).
Friday, January 27, 2012
Okay, what gives? I fasted yesterday - ate nothing except tea with cream until 3:30 pm. Roughly a 20-hour fast. Broken with a meal at the kebab/gyro place near home, and basically no snacks all night. The result? 147.7 - up a third of a pound from yesterday. Just how much more does muscle weigh than fat, anyway?
Here's the details:
tea with cream
the usual supplements
two pieces of cheese
house salad with a mildly sweet, mediterranean dressing
gyro meat (probably 2/3 pound)
strawberry/mango juice (my only significant carbs for the day)
two chocolate almonds
That's IT. I spent the evening pulling down old radio mp3 files and did not eat another bite until breakfast this morning. You know, maybe Taubes is off a bit in his specifics, maybe insulin isn't the "MASTER HORMONE", but there is no way on earth that energy balance has jack to do with my weight. Mysterious forces are at work here.