I’ve put myself on a news diet and feel much better. I’ve concluded that we are in for some tough economic times, and it will probably last a decade. I also had my catharsis with my bleeding heart screed, so I’m more clear-headed.
Or maybe the clear-headedness is from the carb restriction?
Other than coffee and my 50oz. of water, I had 1/2 lb. of bologna at 9am and an Atkins peanut butter bar at about 2pm. I’m beginning to feel that ‘feeling’ you get when doing this – it seems to scare folks unaccustomed to low carb, but I actually find it a positive feeling – it beats the sluggishness and crankiness I have when eating too many carbs.
Around 5:30pm I had a hard-boiled egg and a raw green pepper. Yep – I’ll just munch on a raw veggie when at work. I’ve been experimenting with the notion of eating more raw veggies all summer and can go very simple, especially at work.
After I got home, I had a bunch of different items: a bowl of stir-fried peppers and eggs, some stir-fried celery, sour pickle with cheese and mayo, some miso broth, and a few pork rinds with some cream cheese.
As is usual, the day went by without much acid reflux – as is always the case, that pretty much disappears after the first 2 days when I eat low carb. I still have a bit of it, though the frequency, length, and severity are much reduced. I’ve also noticed that the morning water – 50 oz. at the start of the workday, has possibly prevented that low carb headache one frequently gets on low carb.
I also wanted to add to my to do list:
- Take a heaping spoonful of fiber therapy at least once a day in the morning – and an optional second one in the evening.
- Take my vitamins every day, in the evening, after my main meal of the day.
2 thoughts on “Day 3: I’m Better, Really”
Its so weird you say that it took me three days before I seemed to come right and feel normal. What ‘feeling’ do you get because I wonder if I also have it?
I describe the feeling as a mild light-headedness, with a mild headache. It’s not entirely unpleasurable as there’s an increase of energy that goes with it. Perhaps I could say it reminds me of having just one drink.
My stomach also grumbles *after* eating – I also see that as a sign that I’m doing well.