First Post! - Looking For Motivation / Advice
I just joined this forum today and I'm already finding it helpful. I've been fiddling with the bulletproof diet on and off for a long time without much success. It's mostly due to my own fault -- life gets in the way and I slip up. I recently decided to REALLY try giving the diet my all without slipping up every few days. The weight has been slowly creeping up since I turned 30, and I am now finding myself 25-30lbs over my ideal weight. I'm only 34, so I can't keep letting the weight creep on at 5-10lbs a year like this!
The problem I've had is that I'm "good" all day long on a low carb diet, but then a few times a week at night I WANT CARBS. LIKE A MONSTER. It's hard to control. So I find myself grabbing handfuls of popcorn and it ruins whatever good I've done during the day.
I recently read up on a few bulletproof posts and paleo posts, and I think the problem is that I was eating too high protein and too low fat. I thought I was adding a good bit of fat with avocado and butter and such, but now I think I need to add a LOT more. I think I had no idea what a high fat diet even looked like because I spent SO many years afraid of fat in any form.
I've been logging my food in MyFitnessPal for exactly 1 month now to gain some insight, and I realized the following:
1. I need to stop eating popcorn at night a few times a week.
2. I need to eat way more fat and way less protein. My diet was under 60g of carbs a day usually, but my percentage of protein was usually much much higher than the percentage of fat.
3. I need to not drink alcohol on the weekends. I'm relatively young and I like to go out with my friends, but a martini on a Saturday leads to bad eating choices and sugar/calories that I don't need to be ingesting.
So yesterday I began again. Any comments are welcome, also tips for late night snacking!
Breakfast: 3 pastured eggs with butter and a dollop of guacamole
Lunch: a large iced coffee with milk (no sweetener)
Dinner: about 8oz of fatty rib-eye, kale salad with walnuts and avocado, grilled yellow squash with butter
Late night snack: a package of Kirkland seaweed snack (100 calories, 5g carbs)
I know the seaweed snacks aren't the greatest for me (I've heard bad things about consuming a lot of them) but it's better than popcorn!
Today I started off with some bulletproof coffee with kerrygold and I felt great! But around 2pm I got hungry and ate about 1oz or so of cheese. I work weird hours at work, only 6 hour shifts, so I tend to skip lunch since my days are so short.