DS will be home tomorrow...THANK GOD! I really have missed him! I need his final say in whether or not my TV is dead. If he
says it is, then it really is. I'll have him bring the old 42" "NOT SMART" TV in (at least I can watch my DVR'd shows) from the front room and order a new TV (definitely a SMART one so I can watch YouTube and Netflix on it). It never fails that when DS leaves for a convention, all hell breaks loose in his absence!
I did not realize just how much I'd miss my TV, but DS? Oh yeah! I knew that him I'd miss.
Also wanted to share that I just caught my reflection in my sliding glass door and WOW! Have I lost weight!! I can even see
it (even in my muumuu!). I've noticed it in the difference in my face already, both that I can see and feel when pinching my cheeks. I used to be able to pinch about 2", but now it's only like a ½". AND NOW I can see where my pot belly (THE #1 primary indication of Insulin Resistance) is FINALLY
shrinking and my back fat rolls, too. (Nearly gone compared to before!) I LOVE THIS WOE
!! Tonight I fried some chicken thighs in lard (so they'd have crispy skins because I LOVE the crispy skins AND I like cold chicken thighs in the fridge for a quickie meal), some steamed zucchini with butter+S&P, and had a freshly baked almond flour Maple-Nut (flavored) muffin and some Bulletproof coffee. Not many veggies tonight, but I'm really low on veggies ATM. I'm "full enough" though, so I'm good.
What a way to lose weight! Eat high fat and "rich" foods to lose fat
...but it works, even for me! For me, it just took a little (ok, a LOT) longer than most. But with my medical history (and even a pot belly when I was just a kid, probably due to the increased cortisol [stress hormone] levels due to the constant physical and mental abuse by MD which naturally spiked insulin [fat storage hormone] and caused early
stages of insulin resistance (pot belly) plus
had gestational diabetes THREE times (once with each child) plus
Type 2 diabetes diagnosed
for the last 20 yrs. and for how long before that?), I'm only surprised and grateful that it's working at all!
It's so easy to do (once I learned and studied it from all those YouTube videos I faithfully watched from dietdoctor dot com, BeALoser dot today dot com, and good old Butter Bob Briggs and many, many others). I'll never
quit eating this way!!
Amazingly, it's NOT the food itself, but the time away from it that does the trick, which is easy, too, since all that fat intake I have prevents me from being hungry
. That's why OMAD is so easy, too. If I was on glucose (sugar of all kinds, even eating fruit or starchy veggies), I'd be starving again in an hour or two. (Think of the joke about Chinese food: mostly veggies and rice, and the hunger is back in an hour.) That's why reducing the calories doesn't work after a while. The hunger and/or cravings get in the way. I've been doing it for years and it hasn't worked for me. You lose some and then go off the diet and eat again, but this time you gain just a little more...over and over again. But the answer is eat VERY low carb whenever you do eat, and fast all of the other time. And having studied so many doctors lecturing on the WHY of it, I understand the WHY of it, too. Dr. Jason Fung, a nephrologist from Toronto, is the best I've found on fasting. BY FAR!! I truly believe that this man (and all his videos) have saved my life!
Trust me, with about 110 more lbs. to lose AND the ability to eat anytime I want to
(versus starvation, which is MUCH different due to its being mandatory
, ie, NO FOOD AVAILABLE!!), I'm not afraid that I'll "go too far" or become anorexic by accident!
The trick (or diet hack
as they call it) is that fat floats. Toss a stick of butter in water and the darned thing FLOATS. And fat floats in the stomach, too, giving a wonderful feeling of satiety
(fullness/no hunger) for a very long time. Glucose (sugar of all
kinds) goes right into the bloodstream and/or liver (why I had "fatty liver" disease initially that had to heal up first), spiking the insulin off the charts, and the body has to get rid of the glucose (SUGAR
burning) first! (It's the body's rule!
, and only then, it uses up the ketones as fuel (fat burning), but if there's an excess of glucose, glucose gets used up first. And not because glucose is "better", but because it's worse. Glucose in the bloodstream is like tiny crystals that are sharp and can cut. It can cause heart, lung, brain, eye, kidney, liver, and all sorts of other damages. I had one eye "done" (lens replaced) due to damage from diabetes (high blood sugars/glucose), but the other eye, on keto for some time now since the surgery, has not progressed any. Only afterward did I learn that high blood sugar is often the culprit here and why I had so much lens damage in the first place. So many health benefits from this WOE!
100% of carbs eaten are turned into glucose and spikes insulin immediately; 45% of protein spikes insulin, but fats are about a 0% spike. Now the terms Insulin Resistance/hyperinsulinemia and Type 2 diabetes (or even PRE-DIABETIC) ALL MEAN THE SAME THING
(basically). IT MEANS THAT YOU'RE IN TROUBLE and need to change some things. And quickly. I found out in time, thank God! But barely!! Now my main goal is to minimize my insulin (not take MORE, for Pete's sake, which is what most doctors do!!!!) so my blood sugars will reduce to a normal level. I've fought my way back to a "pre-diabetic" state for the first time in at least 20 yrs! THAT is a MIRACLE!!!
I was thinking today about one of my FORMER
favorite pastimes of my youth: buying a one or two pound box of See's Candies (whatever I could afford) and eating them ALL to my head IN ONE SITTING!!
If I get those cravings again, albeit they are milder now, I can just make some "fat bombs" and eat one or two PIECES as a dessert to dinner
. They usually consist of chocolate powder (unsweetened of course), art. sweetener (like erythritol or Stevia or LIQUID Splenda), nuts and/or nut butter (pecans or almonds are the best), butter, melted coconut oil, flavorings or toasted unsweetened coconut (opt.), all mixed up and poured into tiny candy molds and frozen. They are VERY filling!!! Floats on the stomach, don't ya' know. Doesn't take much to feel really full, either.
They can be made of cream cheese, too, and flavored with strawberry, lemon, orange...just about anything really. There are also savory fat bomb recipes that include bacon, eggs, and avocado. To be overwhelmed
with various "Fat Bomb" recipes from many of the best Keto cooks out there, try Google "Keto Fat Bomb Recipes". So no, I'm rarely 'HUNGRY'. We ketovangelists have our ways.
But if I ate a two pound box of Fat Bombs to my head right now: #1 I'd get sick of eating them WAY before I'd finish the box! They are tasty...IN MODERATION. And #2 I'd never get off the toilet!
Too much fat acts as a laxative. Hands down, I'd be the "cleanest" kid in town!
I'm actually working on finding a good almond flour keto friendly bread with a really nice crumb and no "eggy" taste. Hard to find, I can assure you! I'd also like the recipe for tortillas and naan done the same way. I just bought some applewood smoked bacon that I'd like to pair with some tomatoes, homemade mayo, and some crispy lettuce all wrapped up in a nice "bread-like" wrapper of some sort! OH DROOL!!! I need to get my mind off of all of this yummy food stuff!
But I can see
the daily improvement even without the scale. And tonight my muumuu clad body proved it to me as I caught the glimpse of my own reflection! YAY!!!