Combining The Bp Diet With Whole 30
So, I started the BP diet on July 23, 2014 and within 4 months banged off 70 lbs with a smile on my face and a song in my heart. (My coworker did it with me and lost 116 lbs in 5 months and has kept it off).
Over the past nearly two years, I have kept most of it off and all has been well. Last December, I was preparing to move to Europe and decided to enjoy all of those fun Christmas foods to the fullest extent of the law. I decided that I wanted to try the Whole 30 Detox diet just to clean out all the nonsense from Xmas...but, instead of just the Whole 30 protocol, stupid me, decided to make it a BP Whole 30...so no fruit, and none of the fun stuff that even the Whole 30 allows. Also it included IF everyday.
After a month of this, I was thinner than even before (even surpassing the original 70 lb mark) but angry and grumpy and stressed out everyday. I was taking my full array of supplements (ala BP) without fail... and then had a shockingly stressful February with a colossal meltdown on Feb 7 that included shouting at my boss and then at his request, I ate 4000 calories of any kind of junk I could find in the house including a bag of marshmallows my wife had for the kid. This slippery slope was slippery indeed.
Since then, my diet has been Bullet - Resistant, not Bulletproof. I decided to cut the crap and go back to hard core BP dieting, including Butter Fast (BP Coffee for breakfast, IF, BP Tea for Dinner) twice per week. Banged off 10 of the 20 lbs that had crept back on nearly overnight.
I have since added back the BP Whole 30 craziness and guess what...bad mood, grumpy, and irritable have jumped back on my daily regimen.
What do you experts suggest? Why would tightening down everything to the strictest form of BP cause such a reaction. I don't need another meltdown (lest I get fired or divorced this time), and want to get back to my slimmest and trimmest.
I am back into ketosis (thankfully) but the constant irritability is getting noticed.