adefwebserver's Journal, 26 April 2019

Day 3 of a planned 3 days of ‘no solid food’ fasting

I want a hamburger. If I wasn’t ‘no solid food fasting’ yesterday I *would* have had a hamburger, with onion rings, and fries. It just got into my head.

Instead, I allowed myself to have all the protein shakes I could manage. Not good for the diet, but wayyy better than the hamburger.

This is a ‘mental thing’. Too many things that I want to ‘go a certain way’ that I have to just ‘accept’. I want to ‘control my emotions’ through food. This too shall pass...

Tonight I start eating until Sunday night. The goal is *keep it low carb*. The problem is that even if I do, I will end up with a huge amount of Protein because I end up eating a lot of cheese.

Excessive Protein (anything above 50g a day) *will* affect me just as bad as carbs. However, when I do a ‘carb binge’ I blow out my carb *and* protein numbers, so one is better than two in this case.

😎 Life is Good! Have a great day everyone!
170.0 lb Lost so far: 37.0 lb.    Still to go: 6.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 26 April 2019:
1814 kcal Fat: 95.68g | Prot: 144.62g | Carb: 80.76g.   Lunch: Flame Broiler Angus Beef (side), Flame Broiler Side Chicken. Dinner: Slim-Fast Keto Shake, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream. Snacks/Other: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Quest Vanilla Milkshake Protein Powder, Slim-Fast Keto Shake, Brownie, McDonald's French Fries (Small), Proudly Pure Parmesan Cheese Crisps. more...
2162 kcal Activities & Exercise: Running (jogging) - 5/mph - 30 minutes, Resting - 15 hours and 30 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
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Protein Shake vs. Hamburger, no bun...any difference? Probably the excessive Protein, but burger is filling. 
26 Apr 19 by member: srossca
@srossca - I agree that a hamburger (no bun) is better than a protein shake because 'real food' will *always* beat out something 'processed' I got out of a 'can off the shelf'. No, this is simply a case of: "If I start eating solid food I will **binge** until I am full". Of course people tell me "You need to learn too..." Well I'm 50 years old and I "haven't learned" and I "Haven't changed". Rather than beat myself up I just do what works for me. For whatever reason, 'not eating solid food' allows me to 'minimize the damage from **binging**' - - So yes, the hamburger without the bun *IS* better than the Protein Shake... for everyone *but* me Haha! 
26 Apr 19 by member: adefwebserver
Hope you have a good day and a good evening. Congrats with the loss 
26 Apr 19 by member: liv001
@iv001 - Thanks! I am happy I didn't have the hamburger (with the bun and onion rings) Haha! 
26 Apr 19 by member: adefwebserver
Have you thought of looking at other cheeses? Or avocado fats? For example - mascarpone cheese has 1 gram protein per 7 grams fat in a Tbsp. I had the same problem as you initially. The cheeses I liked had a lot more protein than I could handle. BTW - maybe try a bone broth fast instead of the protein shake. That would give you the minerals and salts and the collagen proteins and it won't spike you too hard and you'll burn of the calories pretty quickly. Of course, if you're looking for calories, soup is a pretty low caloric and potentially low protein "meal" depending on how it's made. That + a fat bomb and you've got your low carb macros in place.  
26 Apr 19 by member: jaderh
@jaderh - I have done home made bone broth in the past. Works well. The only issue is that it is a very involved process for my wife to make so that is why I switched to protein shakes. I will look in to alternate cheeses thanks! 
26 Apr 19 by member: adefwebserver
my brain went right to the infamous Bassomatic sketch 
26 Apr 19 by member: Katsolo
Haha 😆 10 years difference & I’m not 40!! 
26 Apr 19 by member: srossca
@srossca - Keep in mind, 'some are sicker than others' and you are probably feeling just fine :) 
26 Apr 19 by member: adefwebserver
Read, and my head repeat over and over... you're low on salt. Salty burger, salty fries, salty onions. Believe these cravings would vanish with a teaspoon of salt. My world is simple though... body need protein, salt and some fat. Nothing else. 
26 Apr 19 by member: Diddlee
@Diddlee - I had my Electrolyte Concentrate (salts plus other minerals) and the craving is now gone :) 
26 Apr 19 by member: adefwebserver
Great job, I am glad your cravings are gone😊, I wonder what I need when I am craving sweets? 🤔 
26 Apr 19 by member: Keilin_4
@adefwebserver Maybe my bone broth recipe will help? Bones or chicken feet. Pressure Cooker. Flavorings. (I like more asian style so I put in more ginger garlic, chilli and bay leaves in the mix. Other times, I'll make a more european style flavored one with carrots and bay leaves and some herbs.) Basically chuck everything into the pressure cooker. Add water. Walk away for one hour. Come back and remove all the solid pieces. Pour into a container and let cool. An easy fix is to buy a whole chicken and just cut the back off. Let's face it... people eat wings, thighs, drumsticks, and breast. So just a pair of kitchen shears to cut the back off and your basically set. An alternative is to find chicken feet (sometimes, it's sold in supermarkets, the asian market is where I get mine) or oxtail or any cut that's especially bony. Hope that helps.  
26 Apr 19 by member: jaderh
@Keilin_4 - A Snickers bar 😜😏 
26 Apr 19 by member: adefwebserver

     
 

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