Yesterday was my first attempt at my elimination diet. I ate raw ground lamb for breakfast seasoned with sea salt. It was...
Holy cow my taste buds were doing the happy dance. My body was doing the happy dance. I don't know what was going on, but it was so delicious it was scary. I had duck aspic for lunch, so something cooked, and then I had salted raw venison for dinner. Again, delicious! Something about it feels so nutritious, and even elegant. It's not sashimi, but it's along those lines. Wow, was it amazing!
I even had an amazing, motivated Primal workout at my "gym." I went to the Adventure Race training, which I do every other week, and I think the trainer was reading my mind. We did a circuit where each activity consisted of 30 seconds of work and then 15 seconds of rest to move to the next station. We did USA climbs, jump lunges, pushups, tire jumps, knee-ups on the rock rings, balance beam, and mountain climbers. After two circuits, we rested for about 5 minutes and then did the "finisher," a burpee pyramid with 30 seconds of POSE running drill in between each set of burpees. I was high on life after that, so i went home and ate some turkey and giblet gravy (yeah, again cooked). And I drank some turkey broth because I knew today was going to be a long day.
So then today I had lamb for breakfast, and while I had set aside the last of the turkey for lunch, when it came time, I really wanted more lamb. I had a long evening in front of me, and it was going to involve a fast, and for some reason I felt like I would be better fueled with raw lamb than with cooked turkey. Maybe I was right, because I made it through the evening effortlessly. I started doing some modeling on the side, and today I had my first paid shoot! The whole thing took four hours, plus the 45-minute commute to the studio. Still, I had a blast, I was full of energy, and I had a great time!
My skin is starting to look calmer. Part of that is because I'm now a week removed from the holiday debauchery. It'll be about two weeks before I'm completely reset from the holidays, and from there we'll see how super-low-carb does for fixing my skin. Still, aside from the sheer expense, this is very do-able and delicious. I just need to figure out what fat source works best for extra calories.