Well, today was an early day at work. I don't mind those. It wasn't the earliest shift that the store has, but getting off at 4pm is always nice. I did some shopping after and then grabbed one thing for my dad from a different store since there isn't a version where I work.
Now, today, I did my best to take photos of almost everything I ate. I didn't snag a photo of what I ate as a snack when I got back from work. It was chorizo with some goat cheese. It's what sounded good. I'm trying really hard to listen to my body. With converting from a sugar burner to a fat burner, you actually allow Leptin to do its job. Leptin's job is to signal your brain to let you know when you're hungry or not.
Glucose makes it so your brain doesn't receive these signals. Here's an article for reference. The Ketogenic Forum is my new go to for trying to find information. This forum was created by the two guys, Richard & Carl, of 2 Keto Dudes. I highly, highly recommend this forum and podcast for information if you're starting out or have been doing it for a long time. If you're not a part of it, you should be!
Just now, I was feeling hungry and the recommendation with Keto is eat more fat! The calories aren't as important. It's hard to rewrite all the information we've been taught. When I get hungry usually my reaction is PROTEIN! Well, with keto what you need to eat is fat. It's fascinating, when I eat fat, I can feel my mouth doing a happy dance and my body saying yay! It's why I grabbed some goat cheese.
Even after that goat cheese, only a few minutes later, I can feel the brain fog clearing and becoming more focused. It's pretty incredible. Sure, I'm a little worried about what the scale might say, but the scale isn't what it's about. The scale isn't the answer to everything. I wouldn't trade how I feel for anything. I expect fluctuations in my weight, but I don't feel deprived. I don't feel sad that I can't eat things.
When I got to work, I had already had my breakfast. One egg with one serving of egg beaters with cheese. Sure, I could have two eggs, but I didn't feel like it. I then made my bulletproof tea. Today it was just butter and heavy cream. I grabbed some coconut oil at the store today. I know I haven't hit my macros in the "right" way the last two days ago, but I don't care. I've eaten keto foods the entire time.
I haven't slipped. I haven't cheated. And I'm still hungry so much more than I expected to be. Am I discouraged? No, not really. It's still hard to realize that the calories aren't so important. I tried the calories in, calories out. It worked until it didn't. I wasn't really happy with it. Sure, I lost weight but I felt deprived. This is totally the opposite.
When I got to work, I heard one of the managers announcing they were making breakfast for the crew. First time this has happened since I went keto. I wasn't worried about it because there are usually plenty of options. Plus my coworker is a great chef. My options were bacon, avocado, turkey bacon, cheese, sour cream and eggs. Now I didn't eat all of these things, but I did eat some.
I ate my lunch at "normal" time for work. It was a beef patty with goat cheese on top. Yup, I'm a fan of cheese. So happy that it's part of my lifestyle. Getting back to my parents'. When I got back I had chorizo with some goat cheese. I haven't been hungry until just recently. I ate and feel better. I am really looking forward to a day of rest tomorrow.
I will be working on things from home, but I will nap if I feel like a nap. I will walk around if I need to. It's a day to relax. I'm really, really looking forward to it. I haven't had a day off since I started my new job. It has been 29 days. It's a bit crazy and I am really ready for a little bit of a break. I wish I could spend the time with my boyfriend, but he has work and I'm housesitting.