I am not keen to blog too much about diet anymore because I have done that ad nauseam in the past and have just gone round in circles in my head, over thinking it and being too hyper aware of every morsel I consume and what "effect" it may be having.
However, after our holiday to Bali, I suffered with yet ANOTHER bout of oral thrush (too much sugar and alcohol) and so it was off to the chemist I went yet again for an anti-fungal medicine. So I know that sugar and maybe sugar with alcohol too, is no good for me. There definitely seems to be a dose or a threshold, above which, I suffer. So I can tolerate small amount of sugar regularly (for example, a little bit of chocolate a day) but not too much in too short a space of time, like when on holiday drinking sugary cocktails and enjoying some desserts.
So all this lead me to want to go zero carb again for a while, to re-set myself, to feel healthy again and to help clear the thrush faster.
It has now been a week, and yes, no thrush (I took a pill though) but also...I feel like crap. I really feel ZERO desire to exercise, I feel kind of...down or dull. Initially I feel great, after eating fatty meals for a day or two. The first day or two, I always think "Wow, how great, I don't need carbs!" And then, I start to cramp or I get stiff joints, or very thirsty, and I get a grouchy day and I want to sleep all the time. I know these sound like adaption issues, but they suck. And I also reach that point where I get sick and tired of meat and fat...ugh. I want variety!
I am also getting hectic sugar cravings and day-dreaming right now about cake and chocolate! So maybe it's normal for these cravings to come and maybe they would dissipate if I were strict, but now, after a week of just protein and fat I am obsessing in my mind about food, and that is the very last thing I want to do. I don't want to have constant food thoughts! I want to just eat, live, and get on with doing things. I want mental freedom from food. Don't we all?
So today I am probably gonna end my zero carb trial again...sigh. Maybe it's really just not the diet for me? Maybe it's a good cleaning out diet for me but is not good for me long term?
Also there is the issue I always run into: cooking more than one family meal if I go ZC. Plus, I can basically never eat out again...cos restaurants are just not set up for this type of eating. Then there is the runny eliminations, if you know what I mean. Yup, fat gets me going!
There are a lot of ZC pros but for me, there are an equal amount of cons, which is why it may never be something I do full time, but rather, now and again. And you know what? That's perfectly ok too!