Just now I accidentally grabbed my 1/2 tbsp measuring spoon instead of my tsp and filled it with my Carlsons fish oil and drank it. After I was done I thought, "damn, that felt like a lot of oil"...DUH!
Guess I'm good for the day in that department.
Just finished my "lunch"
1/4 cup (approx 1 oz) of chopped up chicken breast
2 tsp of mayo
1/4 of an avocado
I'm doing a fat fast right now. A Kekwick type plan for a few days. WOW and talk about controversy!! Oh my god!! I was doing some research on the plan, also called the fat fast I guess, and people were so opinionated. Especially on message boards and such. Relax people!
The drama comes up because supposedly it's something you're only to do if you can't lose weight (I believe Dr Atkins has it in his book also). Like say you're severely insulin resistant or something. Then you try this fat fast and it's supposed to cure you and show you that you can lose weight. Then after the 3-5 days on the plan you reintroduce carbs in the form of veggies (preferably those greens) very slowly. Or at least that is the jist of everything I read. People were all up in arms cause sometimes people wanted to do it for other reasons I guess and those hardcore peeps were NOT having it. Almost comical!
Well, I had also read that it can help cure you of cravings, especially sugars.
Hence where I'm at now.
If you were covered in lemon icing and standing next to me yesterday, I might have ate you!
However today.....I wouldn't give you a second thought or sniff. So, it's working.
It's day two of my fat fast now and although yesterday was soooo hard, I managed to get thru it.
What it comes down to are 5 meals. Each meal is approximately 200 calories with 75-90% (depending what you read) being fat. That's it. No coffee, no tea, no nothing. Just water.
Which by the way I drank 150 oz yesterday! GO ME!!! that is the first time in a long time I was able to get that much water down. Right now I'm going on 70oz as of 12:30pm. So just chalk another gallon up for me today cause I'm gonna make it!!! Other things I've been eating are macadamia nuts and deviled eggs. Some of the "menus" I read included other things like cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, and brie. But I don't do dairy so that leaves me with less options. I could probably come up with a few meals on my own but let's face it, I'm a little lazy sometimes.
I'll do this Kekwick or "fat fast" (say that 10 times really fast..lol) for 4 days I think. By then I should be good to go and all my cravings gone! I'd love to blame my husband because as soon as he went into the hospital and got sick things went very south for me. I ate and ate all things that don't agree with me and all things that set me up for craving sugars. How I long to be one of those people who can't eat when they are stressed. Because me, I eat EVERYTHING when I'm stressed. Such a bummer really!
Anyhow, what led me to this Kekwick-fat fast thing was my new favorite book of all time, Primal Body Primal Mind. It's by far one of the greatest books I ever read. Seriously people!!! It touches on EVERYTHING!! And in the book she made mention of the Kekwick diet and it really intrigued me. For YEARS I was a fat phoebe. But, not anymore! Bring on the coconut oil and the butter!
The book also makes an amazing mind body connection. There is so much information but she really does a fantastic job of breaking it down so you can understand and absorb it.
By far and beyond one of my favorite parts was on the ADD or ADHD. I've for a long time now been CONVINCED these conditions were caused more by a poor diet than anything else. Nora goes into great detail about how the foods we eat effect our mind and how the medications we take to put a bandaid on these problems only make them worse. Incredibly interesting stuff!!
I'm actually getting ready to read the book AGAIN because sometimes when I go back and reread things or even watch a movie again, I always find stuff I missed. Maybe I have ADD???