I had a very odd day yesterday. After 7 full days on a 3IMAX Low Carb Diet, yesterday – Day 8 – I had NO desire for food. NONE.
At first it wasn’t a big deal. I’m not a big breakfast eater, so I didn’t think much of it when I wasn’t in the mood for my usual “breakfast snack”. I just drank my coffee, and another bottle of water, and figured I would eat when I got hungry.
I never did. Get hungry, that is. (?!)
I could tell my stomach was empty, but I had ZERO appetite. I wanted to do my workout though, and since I couldn’t bring myself to stuff down food for no good reason (I’m a big believer in the “listen to your body” concept)… I just grabbed another bottle of water and went for it.
I made it through the entire workout, hot sweaty and a little weak feeling after – but that’s normal for me given how out-of-shape I am. 😛 I grabbed another bottle of water and another coffee and went about my day.
I decided to make low carb coconut oil fudge, thinking that would stimulate my senses, but I couldn’t even want to lick the spoon – or my finger. Food just did NOT appeal to me all day long for some weird reason. VERY odd.
After I made the fudge I took a nice long 3 hour nap. I figured I would wake up with an appetite. Especially knowing there’s fudge in the fridge. 🙂 Nope…
It never happened. Ever.
At 9:30pm I made a nice hot cup of chicken broth. I had no issue with coffee or water, so I figured the broth would be nice. And it was – delicious, actually.
I ended up making another, and enjoyed the hot mug of broth out on the back deck with Slim.
So for the entire day I only had:
11 cups of coffee
2 cups of chicken broth
8 glasses of water (64oz)
I do drink a lot of coffee, lol.
Let me also say… Saturday was a LONG day. I got up early, around 5:30am, I ended up taking a long 3-hour nap, and I was up until 3:30am .
So I was awake and “not eating” for 19 hours yesterday. 😐
I did put one of the fudge squares in my 10th cup of coffee – just to add some (liquid) calories, since the chicken broth was only 10 calories per cup. I ended up adding a TBSP of salted butter to that cup of coffee, just to make it taste better.
What a WEIRD day…
9 net carbs, 10 total carbs
89% fat / 4% protein
Water: 64 ounces
* I woke up weighing about the same today. I didn’t sleep enough to get an accurate weigh, though. I’ve found 6 hours of sleep to be my minimum for weight loss, and I slept just under 5 hours – maybe 4 1/2. So yes, another nap is in line for today! lol.
Anyway, my weight and measurements are still both exactly the same, but I FEEL different. And I even LOOK different in the mirror. So it’ll be interesting to see how the scales respond over the next day or so…
While gearing up for the second half of my 17-Day Low Carb Mini-Challenge, which will be a Zero Carb Week, I’ve been weaning myself off the Coffee-Mate Sugar Free Hazelnut Powdered Creamer I thought I couldn’t live without. I started by going from 1 TBSP per mug of coffee, to 1/2 TBSP + 1/2 TBSP HWC (Heavy Whipping Cream). Now I’m town to 1 TSP of each – so I’m using 1/3 the amount per cup I used to.
Now I think I’m finally ready to ditch it altogether!
I brewed cinnamon in with my coffee this morning, and used 1 TBSP of HWC -only. We’ll see how that goes. I really LOVE my coffee, so it’s almost sad to be giving up such a rich creamy coffee that enjoy so much. I guess it wouldn’t be a problem if I didn’t enjoy TOO much of it. 😛 *sigh*
Starting My Zero Carb Week A Day Early
I decided I should start my “Zero Carb Week” part of this challenge a day early. This weird no-food/fasting day felt like a good buffer, and a good opportunity to go ahead and make the switchover.
It will be 8 full days of zero carb eating. Meaning: mostly meat & eggs + fat (heavy cream, mayo, real butter, coconut oil, olive oil, etc). There will be a small number of minimal carbs of course since eggs are .6 carbs each, and HWC is .4 carbs per TBSP.
Want to follow along? 🙂 Click Here For The Zero Carb Mini-Challenge
And yes, that means I now have 23 pieces of beautiful low carb fudge that will go to total waste -lol. Anyone local want to come over and enjoy it??
I also ordered a FitBit Flex last night. I’m headed to Vancouver next week, and I thought it would be fun to track my “travel steps” through airports – and of course nice walks along White Rock Beach. 🙂
What about you? How’s Low Carb going for you?
And have you EVER gone a WHOLE day without food? That just seems weird to me, lol. I figure my body must have it’s reasons, so I just respected that…
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