Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Day 60

Since this is day 60, it marks the 2/3rds point of my original 90 zero carb try out period. I am planning on taking it to at least six months now (and probably make it my lifestyle) but I am just marking it now for posterity.

I was hungry early yesterday and had the final two piglets at around 8 AM. Surprisingly, I didn't get hungry again until after 5 PM. Dinner was supposed to be short ribs but they hadn't thawed out. We made chili for the boys and K and I had leftovers. I had two burger patties and three all beef hot dogs that needed to get eaten. I sprinkled a little shredded cheese on the burgers for flavor. The hot dogs had less than 1g of carbs each.

We are having a bunch of family visiting tomorrow and having a party for G's 8th grade graduation. K had to do a bunch of baking yesterday for it including making a gluten free yellow cake that smelled really good. I think it set off an insulin reaction. We also tried making a batch of "The Bear"'s zero carb ice cream for the party so that K and I could have a treat.

The ice cream turned out really good right out of the ice cream maker as a soft serve. I had about three or four spoonfuls. However, I noticed that it was pretty hard in the freezer this morning, which is always a problem if you don't get enough sugar in ice cream. This recipe relies on milk protein powder and powdered Splenda (or aspartame) to keep it from freezing solid. We had to modify the recipe for our machine and I don't think we had enough. We have a few ideas for next time.

Even though the Bear called it zero carb, it really isn't, though it is close. For two quarts, the breakdown for the whole thing is 248g of fat, 53g of protein and 28g of carbs. Each cup, therefore, would have 3.5g of carbs. Not too bad for a very occasional treat. It didn't set off any cravings for me which is big. i was a big ice cream fan before zero carb and I was a little worried that this would make me crave "the real thing".

The downside for me is that it looks like dairy might be on the outs for me if I want to continue to lose weight. After dropping steadily over the weekend while eating no dairy, I am up again this morning .4 pounds, to 184.6 pounds. This is after eating hardly anything the last couple of days but adding back a little dairy. This sucks big time.


Jim, the Guacamole Diet guy said...

It's interesting how life never goes according to plan. I've recently started a very low carb diet, and I've experienced some strange headaches. Then I started reading about induction flu and headaches. Four years ago, I tried a different low-carb diet, and I developed a terrible case of nausea, which lasted for weeks. I didn't recognize it at the time, but it apparently was induction flu. Headaches, flu ;;; oh, well, it'll be worth it if I can get my Type 2 diabetes under control.

Ryan said...

I found that the induction flu wasn't bad at all when I went zero carb. It was terrible under low carb, though. I think the low level of carbs can prolong the misery on a regular low carb diet. With a zero carb diet, your body has to adapt quickly.

Good luck Jim.