Yeah, I tried moderation before and it didn’t work out for me. The main problem is a debilitating appetite that interferes with the quality of my life.
My goal is to try to find a sustainable lifestyle that works for my biochemistry.
Diet that I followed:
I did no carb approximately, 90% Fat and 10% protein. I averaged about 60 to 70 grams of protein a day and the rest of my diet was the fat in beef/eggs/cheese along with butter, coconut oil, olive oil, and Ghee. I dropped the Red Palm Oil because I hated the taste and didn’t enjoy my food with it. I also used green powder to supply vegetables. (I absolutely hate eating vegetables and I know that stuffing food down my throat that I hate is not sustainable.) I also ate a few Brazil Nuts every day for Selenium. I plugged most my food into fitday and took supplements to fill in the nutritional gaps in my diet.
1. Food tasted good. I would have no problem eating this way for life if the diet had worked out for me.
2. Lost an inch around my waist
3. I could go several hours between meals without getting dizzy.
4. Didn’t Crash unless I ate too much protein in one meal
5. Sleep was very good
1. Mental focus started out really good but deteriorated over time
2. My eyes seem to be a little more bloodshot than usual.
3. Asthma may have worsened a little bit (mild wheezing)
4. I looked older in the mirror
5. General Sluggishness
1. This time around I went into ketosis in less than a day.
2. No low carb induction this time, seemed like my body was already adapted to low carb.
3. I don’t know if the bad results I got were the result of not going high enough in calories or being too low in carbs. I researched this thoroughly and the “experts” seem to be divided on this issue.
What I will Try Next
1. Slowly get my body used to carbs by eating some starch every couple of days and building up the amount.
2. I will try a cyclic ketogenic diet where I take myself out of ketosis once every few days with a high carb evening. (Got this idea from Dave Asprey)
1. I really want to find a way to make low carb living sustainable because I really enjoy this way of eating. It is in complete alignment with my taste buds.
2. I am going to make the assumption for now that my bad results on the diet were the result of a glucose deficiency. This assumption is based on looking at the results through the lens of Paul Jaminet’s work.