- Acne - No
- Chronic mucus/stuffy nose -No
- Constipation and/or diarrhea - Yes, in response to coconut oil (I think)
- Fatigue -No
- Food cravings -Yes
- Gas and bloating - Yes, coconut oil (I think) and eating out
- Headaches - No
- High blood glucose - No
- Inability to lose weight - No - Starting weight 147.8 - Current weight 143.4 - Goal weight 136 - To get back to goal, need to lose 7.4 more pounds. Can button "measurement shorts" with a slight "muffin top". Lost 0 pounds yesterday for a total of 4.4 pounds in 25 days.
- Insomnia - Yes - Woke up in the middle of the night and had a hard time getting back to sleep
- Joint pain - No
- Thinning, limp, lackluster hair -No
- Muscle pain - No
- Nausea -No
- Swollen fingers - No
Yesterday, I ate bacon and eggs for breakfast. I cooked the eggs in a tablespoon of coconut oil, and within 30 minutes, I was in the bathroom with bad diarrhea. I would love to think it was not because of the eggs, but because of the coconut oil, in light of the fact that I got sick the day before right after eating coconut milk for breakfast.
I went out to eat at a family party yesterday, so I did not track my food. The meal was chips and salsa, then tacos, then cake, cookies and brownies for dessert.
Here is what I ate: 2 servings of taco meat, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream and guacamole. One large serving of mixed fruit with no sauce. A little bit more guacamole and a little bit of hummus. Water to drink. I did not eat bad carbs, but what I did eat, I ate a little too much of, and spent several minutes in the bathroom with horrible diarrhea. There must have been something in one of the foods that I am sensitive to. All in all, aside from eating the fruit, I think I did pretty well.
Here is what I did not eat: Hard taco shells, soft taco shells, refried beans, Spanish rice, chips and salsa, canned soda, cake, cookies and brownies.
Here is why I am still disappointed with my choices yesterday: I ate too much taco salad. I am on an elimination diet and I am not supposed to be eating ANY dairy, and I had sour cream and cheese. I am also eating very low carb, and I'm sure the fruit, even though it had no sauce, probably tripled the amount of carbs I was supposed to eat today. Also, I do not eat legumes at all, and I had hummus.
I noticed that what I did eat made me crave overeating in general. After eating the first serving of taco salad, I went for more, realized as I sat down that my eyes were bigger than my stomach, I was already full, but I ate it anyway, because I felt like a binge was coming on. After eating that, I kept drifting back to the buffet to get a little bit of this and a little bit of that, even though I was uncomfortably full already. I really found it hard to just stop eating. What made me finally stop was that we left the party. And now I am home, I feel sick and full, my stomach is bloated, and all I can think about is finding something to eat. Sigh.
Yesterday was my last day of eating eggs. For the next three days, I am back to my total elimination diet as it was in the first three weeks.
MY BODY COMPOSITION
Since starting this diet, my body fat has gone down from 37.6% to 35.9%. That means that I have lost 4.1 pounds of body fat and 0.3 pounds of lean mass. To get to my goal of 136 pounds with 30% body fat, I need to lose 10.7 more pounds of body fat and I need to gain 3.3 pounds of lean mass.
If you are interested in getting a short synopsis of how this plan works, you can click on the link at the beginning of this post or you can listen to Jimmy Moore interviewing JJ Virgin by clicking here.