I was listening to a Bulletproof podcast and Dave Asprey said “If you’re hungry, it’s your own fault.” Well, yeah. How about that?
I’m a few days in and I’m kind of amazed at the decrease in my hunger. My insulin-resistant, leptin-resistant, hormonally out-of-whack hunger has decreased. True, I am consuming a LOT of Kerrygold butter. A freaking lot of butter. But I’m doing it according to plan: in my morning coffee, on my steamed veggies at lunch and dinner, in an afternoon tea or coffee (usually just a small amount) and in an emergency stash of almond butter-butter-and-chocolate powder blended together. Oh, and at least half an avocado with dinner. I take less than 1/2 tsp MCT oil in my first coffee of the day and no other coconut oil. I’m working my way through some grass-fed mild Italian sausage, so that’s lunch, with a vegetable steamed greens, Brussels spouts, or cauliflower mash. Dinner is usually eggs or chicken.
- I’ve lost 4 pounds
- I’ve been able to start working out. Woo hoo! One full hour on the treadmill, including 1-2 minute bursts of high-intensity incline or speed, with almost NO post-exertion exhaustion. I haven’t been able to do that in YEARS. I’ve been increasing my walking just through dog walks, but that’s 15-20 minutes at a time, slowly with lots of stops. (Seriously, get a puppy for built in, graded exercise)
- Less brain fog.
And I’m not hungry. Did I mention I’m not hungry?