So I woke up today and had apparently lost about 3 pounds of water weight. Okay. That was in spite of eating, oh, around 3,000 calories yesterday.
Sometimes my body is like that. My weight will be very stable even when I'm watching my portions, but then when I have a quasi-re-feed day, it's like my body goes, oh, hey, we're not starving! Got it! And any extra water weight goes away.
Today was pretty much the same food-wise as yesterday. I skipped breakfast, and by the time I got to work, I regretted it, so I ended up eating some goat cheese. Lunch was the same, except I managed to sub out plain old olive oil for the Bragg's. Dinner was, once again, the same. I was starving in between lunch and dinner, so I had some macadamia nuts, and I ate the last of my almond butter cookies.
I have some inflammation going on in my skin. It could be the increased cheese consumption. It could be the increased nut consumption. It could be that I ate too many not-so-tasty almond butter cookies last night (that's probably it).
I also look at my numbers and see that, aside from being killed on the carbs by little things like tomato sauce, I'm not getting enough protein. Scratch that -- I'm actually eating too much fat. My protein levels are fine.
Funny that I'm also eating too many calories. But man, when I eat too many, I FEEL it. I think that sometimes I'm seeking out food because I need energy from the lack of carbs, but that's what they call the carb flu. I guess I never realized that, in all my days of following a Primal or Paleo style diet, I never really made myself get past the carb flu. I just figured that if dropping carbs for that long made me feel not-so-hot, then it isn't good for me and I shouldn't stress my body out like that.
Obviously, I'm doing this because I question that line of logic. It's like saying a druggie shouldn't go through withdrawal because that kind of misery and stress on the body isn't good for it. We know that's dead wrong.
Anyway, enough of that.
Tomorrow, I'm looking forward to chicken for dinner. And hopefully some kale sauteed with garlic.
Also tomorrow, I have an appointment with a new OB/GYN to see what my problems are. Maybe I'll get an answer?