Help! Two And A Half Weeks Bp, Doing Everything Right, Gaining Weight!
I have been two and a half weeks fully bulletproof now, and I feel good. I have energy, I don't get hungry, my brain functions well, and I am functional. Butâ€¦ I am getting fat FAST. (up 5LBS already, and rising.)
I am absolutely dejected. I have been sticking to the diet completely, (except my ONE occasional cheat: homemade, organic, full-fat, grass-fed yogurt I make myself. I have done this twice since I have started BP -- hardly responsible for 5lbs of fat.)
I have been intermittent fasting, eating mct and brain octane, organic grass-fed ghee, the lot! And by all accounts and everything I have read, I should be losing pounds fast. Instead, I am getting fat and I can see it and feel it in my clothes. It is also making me a bit more irritable and volatile emotionally, but that may be because of the weight gain. That is always depressing for a woman, especially since I am doing everything by the book!
This is a typical day:
Glutathione in the morning, as well as lots of water.
Bulletproof coffee with 1tbsp ghee, 1tbsp MCT, and 1tbsp Brain Octane (on occasion.)
2PM (or so) -- a handful of coconut chips, steamed broccoli and asparagus, a boiled egg, some MCT oil and extra virgin olive oil, maybe some olives.
7PM (or so) -- seaweed/vegetable soup with some MCT oil, or a protein shake (collagen, blueberries, a few almonds, some turmeric, maca, or some such.)
OR -- a can of sardines, steamed broccoli, seaweed.
Supplements: (mostly taken with my largest meal at 2PM) Krill oil; vit. B; vit. D; vit. K2; occasionally fish oil; fiber; turmeric; sometimes, coq10; vit. C.
Through all of this, starting in the morning, I drink lots of hot water with ginger pieces and a few slices of lemon, plus water. Also, everything is organic, non-gmo, grass-fed.
I am never hungry, never weak, feel perfectly fine most of the timeâ€¦ Except for the FAT that is getting in the way all of a sudden!
My cheats: Occasionally I eat some home-made grass-fed goat yogurt, full fat, because I love the stuff -- I am Bulgarian, and we take our yogurt seriously. That said, I have only done this twice since I started BP. Also, blueberries twice a week or less. For carbs, once every two weeks (I have only done it once since starting BP,) I eat kabocha squash, baked, with ghee and cinnamon.
I do Pilates once or twice a week, a little bit every morning also, mostly stretching and yoga, and I move around a lot. Maybe not enough lately, but stillâ€¦ I have never gained weight this fast, even when eating pizza and drinking beer!
My sleep: I sleep better than I have in a long time, although a bit too late. I go to bed at 2:30AM or so, and wake up at 10:30. I am trying to shift it back to a more traditional hour, but I do wake up with energy and I feel fine. I used to suffer from really bad sleep, so now I am very happy and feel much better.
Please help me, if you can. Has anyone had the same experience? Could BP just not be for me? I feel like eating all of this fat is making me fat, but all the podcasts, blogs, and paleo gurus say that the exact opposite should happen. Any suggestions are welcome, as I am, frankly, desperate. Very very upset. Thank you!