adefwebserver's Journal, 18 March 2019

Day 1 of a planned 5 days of ‘no solid food’ fasting
Blood sugar 102 mg/dL

I had an EPIC 🍗 Kentucky Fried Chicken Feast!

Only gaining two pounds makes this ‘experiment’ a *raging success*. I am now ‘back on my usual diet’. I hope to lose 4-5 pounds this week.

What I learned was:

💥 I can only eat so much protein. While I allowed myself to have as much fried chicken as I wanted, I-could-only-eat-so-much. I had the ‘extra crispy’ fried chicken so it came with carbs. However, there were not nearly enough carbs to balance out the MASSIVE amounts of protein in large amounts of chicken.

💥 Limiting myself to ONLY fried chicken was the key. I had plenty of room for ANYTHING but chicken. Breads, vegetables, especially candy, chocolate, ect. But, I limited myself to only chicken. With the last piece of chicken I was able to eat, I was only able to eat the skin. However, if given a dozen donuts I would not have had a problem.

The most success part of this experiment for me was that I limited myself to only eating solid food for 6 hours for the entire week. I need to spend as few days *off the diet* as possible because each day, off the diet, sets me back 2-4 days (in my experience).

😎 Life is Good! Have a great day everyone!
166.0 lb Lost so far: 41.0 lb.    Still to go: 2.0 lb.    Diet followed poorly.

Diet Calendar Entries for 18 March 2019:
750 kcal Fat: 75.00g | Prot: 0.00g | Carb: 0.00g.   Breakfast: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream. Dinner: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream. Snacks/Other: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream. more...
2277 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (exercise) - 3.5/mph - 2 hours, Resting - 14 hours, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
on diet adefwebserver's own diet   gaining 14.0 lb a week

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So you enjoyed it and it gave you some new thoughts. Food for thought it was. Have a great day 
18 Mar 19 by member: liv001
@liv001 - Yes I 'enjoyed it' and REALLY enjoyed that I 'only' gained 2 pounds not 7! And yes, I-HAVE-gained-7-pounds in a single weekend *many times* in the past 7 months. So, yeah, this one goes in the 'win' column. 
18 Mar 19 by member: adefwebserver
Cool! Only 2 pounds! And that’s probably just waste. Tomorrow we’ll see if it had much of an effect 👍 I would not want to fast for all but 6 hours a weeks though. That sux!! 😰 
18 Mar 19 by member: CrashtestDawnie
@CrashtestDawnie - Remember I am not really fasting. Look at my calories. I'm taking in 700-900 calories a day :)  
18 Mar 19 by member: adefwebserver
It is inconceivable to me how you could gain 7 pounds in one weekend. Were you main lining powdered sugar? 
18 Mar 19 by member: FullaBella
🤣🤣🤣 lol Fullabella  
18 Mar 19 by member: CrashtestDawnie
Adef fot me, if I’m not eating (chewing), I might as well be water fasting 😜 Must Munch Munch!  
18 Mar 19 by member: CrashtestDawnie
Chewing plays an important part in helping our bodies know when it is full. When we eat too fast or drink our calories that mechanism is not fully engaged and the body does not always recognize satiety. Chewing,chewing well, slowing dow when you eat helps that process. 
18 Mar 19 by member: Kenna Morton
@CrashtestDawnie, @Kenna Morton - I have been chewing sugar free gum lately, but I can only chew so much because it gives you gas and acts as a laxative (sigh). The desire to 'chew food' is the thing that makes me switch to food every weekend :) 
18 Mar 19 by member: adefwebserver
@FullaBella - Most of the gain is water associated with glycogen levels rising. It is definitely not all fat :) 
18 Mar 19 by member: adefwebserver
Oh no— I wasn’t talking about gum. I was referring to the physiological and psychological need to chew food . Back in the day, patients who were unable to chew and swallow food were given tube feedings but eventually that need to chew solid food becomes so strong that some were allowed to chew the food but then spit it out into a blender jar. The food with the saliva and digestive enzymes that were released into the mouth with the initiation of chewing were blended up and combined with a tube feed and returned to the patient. That psychological and physiological need is pretty intense. 
18 Mar 19 by member: Kenna Morton
Well, yeah, of course!! Duh me... seriously.. there are sometimes that link in my brain disconnects. I KNOW every time a person starts a new diet they automatically lose 5-10 pounds the first week and it's mostly water weight - which is how those flipping weight loss snake oil guys get away with touting wonderful results. I just forget sometimes that's the same reason for a massive gain within only a couple of days. Yeah. That's two great reminders from reading your posts. Thank you. 
19 Mar 19 by member: FullaBella

     
 

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