Friday, March 9, 2012


After a bit of thought yesterday, I decided to cut back on the between-meals cheese a bit.  If you look back at the food logs, you'll sometimes just see "cheese", but when I mention quantities, it's hardly ever just one piece - and that's because I tend to grab two or three at minimum.  So when I got hungry yesterday, I grabbed only one piece of cheese, with the intention of returning for more, if that didn't work.  And I got hungry again - about 3 hours later, and grabbed another single piece.  And one more, at home, before a trip to the gym.  Did it work?  Maybe.  148.1 this morning.  I was in ketosis ("small", per the jar label thingy) at bedtime last night and again this morning.  And I have to say that I'm starting to feel a lot better - more energetic, and if I'm achy, I'm not noticing it as much.  I also slept very well last night.

So, here's yesterday:
  • scrambled eggs
  • bacon
  • tea with cream 
  • the usual supplements
  • bouillon
  • cheese (total of 3 pieces throughout the day)
  • the "Chicken BLTA 'sandwich'" from the Quick and Easy Primal Blueprint cookbook (oh, my, was that good!)
  • more tea with cream
Rough breakdown was 95.9g fat (68%), 20.2g carbs (6%), and 82.6g protein (26%).  And while I know that calories are somewhat subsidiary, much fewer of them satisfied me yesterday than the day before.  Whether or not that was the difference, I don't know, but I feel like I've paid attention to what I'm doing again, and that attention has borne fruit.

The Chicken BLTA thing we had for dinner was amazing good - a butterflied chicken breast, grilled, spread with mayo, and layered with BLT ingredients and half an avocado - only we didn't have actual lettuce leaves so we omitted the "L".  In theory, one then folds the chicken back up and eats it like a sandwich.  In practice, not even close - we ate it open faced and with utensils because the chicken would not fold.  Still, really delicious.

Don't know if I'll be in ketosis much this morning; I had a bowl of strawberries and cream and two sausage patties for breakfast.  Not sure how many carbs that would be, but probably more than I would want at a sitting right now.  If I find myself hungry at mid-morning, though, I will have a piece of cheese.  Just one.

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