Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Day 7 of going low carb - still not hungry

Captain's Log, Stardate 08.17.2010

This is a purple carrot I got in my basket of veggies from the organic co-op this week! Isn’t it cool? It’s a little sweeter and lacks that slightly bitter edge a regular raw carrot can have. Kind of like a beet crossed with a carrot.

I’m not sure if it’s the supplements or the diet, but I’m really not very hungry. I have a feeling it’s the supplements, because I was low carb for about 2 days before starting the supplements, and I only noticed the no appetite thing after I started the supplements.

Also, I should clarify that even though this is “low carb,” it’s not NO carb. I’m eating about 100-150 grams of carbohydrates every day in the form of vegetables, fruit, dairy, and whole grains. I don’t want to eat this way long term—it’s only for about a month, and then I can slowly raise my fruit/dairy/whole grain carb counts higher than 16-20 grams per meal and 7-10 grams per snack. (Luckily, I don’t have to count my nonstarchy vegetable carb grams at all, so I’ve been eating tons of veggies!)

I’ve been forcing myself to eat every couple hours, though, to make sure I intake enough calories. If I go below 1200 a day, my body will go into starvation mode and then I’ll be gaining weight, not losing it.

I think some of the lack of appetite is because of boredom with my choices. Last night, I wanted some chips while I was writing. But I told myself, No, you can’t have any. How about some cottage cheese instead? And poof! my appetite went away. I mean, who would want cottage cheese instead of Ruffles? Seriously?? And if you say “Me,” I’ll know you’re a pathological liar.

As you can tell, I’m still wanting potato chips and donuts, oh pretty much ALL THE TIME. Although I have to confess, the cravings are a little decreased. It’s almost like the edge has gone off of the cravings. I still think about chips and donuts, but the desire to eat them is a little softened.

A little. VERY little. I am NOT cured of my carb cravings.

3 comments :

  1. Pretty carrot! Hang in there, you're doing great. :O)

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  2. Interesting journey...it should get easier with some time!

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  3. Thanks, guys! I'm pretty sure things will get better eventually, but it's pretty painful for me until they do. :(
    Camy

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