Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My Low Carb Alternate Day Fasting Experiment - Day 44

Later today, I'll post part one of my interview with Dr. Loren Cordain of The Paleo Diet fame. I'll link to it as soon as the column's up at HF.

Another tough day so far. Every now and then I have a transient thought about binging/eating to comfort myself. But I must admit that fighting that impulse also feels rather rewarding - in a much more constructive way. I can't control what life provides. But I do have some control about how I respond to any given circumstance. Maybe instead of the famous "one day at a time" adage, I should adopt the "one decision at a time" philosophy.

10:20 AM - a cup of organic (black) coffee w/ a tsp of organic inulin

1:15 PM - a cup of double-strained Fage Greek yogurt, 1 Tbs of Nature's Hollow apricot preserves, a few ounces of raw (organic) walnuts + my "morning" supplements

3:45 PM - a cup of organic (black) coffee w/ a tsp of organic inulin

4:30 PM - meal replacement shake (1 scoop of natural sugar-free vanilla whey protein, 6 oz of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 2 scoops of "chocolate greens", 1 scoop of organic inulin, a dash of NutraSalt, a few drops of organic peppermint extract) + my mid-day supplements

7:00 PM - a Mexican-style feast (chicharrones w/cilantro-pepita pesto & guacamole; carnitas w/ diced tomatoes, grilled peppers & onions, shredded jack cheese and sour cream) + my evening supplements

8:30 PM - a cup of organic (black) coffee

11:00 PM - a cup of organic chai tea w/ stevia and unsweetened (vanilla) almond milk

More to come ... I hope!

4 comments:

anne h said...

If I were there, I would hug you!
If that's ok, of course!

Harry/JP said...

Always! I could use one. Thank you! :-)

~Oct said...

One decision at a time. I can relate to that and find inspiration in knowing that I'm not alone in having to live that way. Living decisively is empowering. Good on you, JP!

Harry/JP said...

Thanks, Oct. :-)

You are definitely not alone in that.

And, I agree with you. Decisions can be difficult. But not making them is usually worse.