It’s been a busy busy week! Two birthdays (Elijah’s 10th birthday on April 20th and Solomon’s 8th birthday on April 22nd) and an unplanned and annoying trip that I had to make into “da big city” on Tuesday when I would have much rather stayed at home!
Not much to report in loss of inches, just 1/4 inch lost in my bust (oh goody) but I mostly chalk that up to the fact that 21 month old Samuel officially fully weaned a couple of weeks ago and it seems that my body has just now got the message and stopped producing milk (I have been producing milk for 3 years now!) hence the slight decrease in bust size.
Elijah wanted a yellow butter cake with glossy chocolate frosting for his birthday and Solomon wanted a lemon meringue pie..I made both and had a small slice of each ’cause, after all, the cook must sample her own work! 😉 lol
But, truth be told though, I didn’t like it. I could literally feel the sugar seeping into my veins and spreading into my brain, it made me feel anxious and unsure and fearful. A brain under the influence of copious amounts of sugar is irrational and flighty and, after having been eating only 50-75 carbs a day for over a week, I could really feel it, it was amazing and weird 😕 …and a lesson learned in how diet effects thinking and creates unnatural personalities, basically like being under the influence of a drug…a really stupid drug…
I much more prefer burning FAT for energy, thankyouverymuch 😀
I know when my body is burning fat for energy use, it just feels GOOD. My energy is strong and stable, I can go 6+ hours without eating or even thinking of food, and my mind functions beautifully when it is being fueled by fat, my thinking is clear and concise and my memory recall is implacable…sugar, on the other hand, makes me feel like an old lady…I wind up feeling weak and foggy headed and nervous and just BAD all over..
..and when I think about the fact that the average american is said to consume 400+ carbs a day (mostly in the form of high fructose corn syrup) it’s no wonder that most people profess to being depressed and anxious and having no energy to do anything and no ability to think about anything in a factual and concise way, further exacerbated by the watching of the TV programming created to further instill doubts and fear into you (just look at the news!) and further disrupt your ability to think properly by putting your brain waves into a hypnotic state..it just boggles my mind, just WOW…
And one simple solution, one straight path OUT of that state of being is just to replace the majority of the sugar/carbs that you eat with FAT.
Instead of a bowl of cereal with skim milk and a glass of orange juice have 2 eggs and 3 slices of bacon with a glass of full fat milk (preferably RAW milk)…that kind of a meal will keep me going for 6 hours without having to eat.
Instead of a white bread sandwich with fruit and cookies or rice krispy treat have slices of cheese and meat with a few whole grain crackers and a cup of whole milk yogurt with a bit of stevia and vanilla extract added to make “vanilla yogurt”
Instead of pasta with bread and butter and a small salad with fat free low cal dressing have a fatty cut of chuck blade STEAK with a baked potato swimming in butter and a salad with ranch dressing or a simple oil and vinegar dressing (oh my oh my!)
…this may seem extreme at first, and, just like coming off of any addictive drug that your body has come to unnaturally rely upon, your body will have withdrawal symptoms at first so go gradually. Maybe first get used to eating eggs more frequently, for breakfast or hardboiled eggs as a snack instead of something sweet and carb-rich. Or try full fat whole milk yogurt instead, once you start replacing your carb/sugar rich stuff with fattier things you will notice a difference in your thinking and energy levels which will make you want to progress further along. This is how I initially weaned my own self off of carb/sugar-rich food and I am too the point now where I can’t even tolerate it, not even one small slice, seriously it made me feel ill..ick…ack ..blah..
It may seem like a long and “unhappy” journey (at first) but the long term benefits are well worth it! 😀