Well, here’s the progress so far.
I’m up to 190 as of 3 days ago. That’s killing me, but I’m trying hard to just calm myself and say “this is temporary”. Hoping that “It too will pass”.
On a better note, I had a moment day before yesterday when I was working at the computer, having just had a good normal size and satisfying lunch, and realized how really GOOD I felt. There was this sense of well being, no stomach growling, no headache, no heartburn, no fatigue, just felt energetic, contented and well fed.
I also had a moment where I realized how afraid of or obsessed with food I’ve become. This sounds neurotic but maybe someone relates to that.
I can’t really afford the time or money right now to buy more books, and with my business at it’s busiest right before Christmas not to mention all the additional $$ and time-suckers this time of year produces I would like to ask a few questions on these forums if that’s ok.
I’m still trying to wrap my head around what I’m seeing on these boards about folks increasing carbs and – most of all sugar! And milk? Haven’t drunk milk in years. I had some yesterday with a fresh cookie and it tasted awesome :) Had some orange juice too. Mmmmm….the things I’ve missed.
Q #1: Can someone explain in layman’s terms or point me to a good study about the benefits of sugars to our metabolism? I’m convinced that the low carb suppression effect on my thyroid must have a lot to do with my current problems. I do have my morning basal temps reading at a consistent 98 or 98.2* which I guess is a good thing.
Q #2: What’s with Ray Peat? I’ve heard of him in passing but is he considered a credible source of nutrition science? Mind you, I’ve been worshipping at the altars of Eades, Cordain, Dr. William Davis, Gary Taubes and Chris Masterjohn for a number of years ;-)
Q#3: What’s with eating sugar-laden cereal? I saw the article on Matt’s site this week. I think for now, since he and I can have nothing at all in common metabolically other than say, Venice Florida and we are both breathing, I’m going to consider breakfast cereals still taboo. But I do wonder who all does that now and what benefit there is to them.
Thanks in advance :)