Like a drunken sailor
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Yesterday my nutritionist gave me the go-ahead to start re-feeding by slowly adding carbs to my very restrictive diet. The plan is to slowly ramp up every two weeks until I reach a healthy maintenance diet with an appropriate carb component.
So this week and next, my daily carb allotment is 50 grams/day, up from the 20 grams/day during PSMF. That extra 30 grams meant that I ate a banana yesterday, my first piece of fruit in over 4 months. I don't even particularly like bananas, but this one was *delish*. I cut it into thin slices and ate it with a dessert fork from a small bowl, so I could savor it. It tasted like a bowl of sugar, and I felt a little wild and reckless!
Tonight was the work dinner at a posh French restaurant. I had half my serving of pork terrine, which is low carb and high protein but also high fat. My entree was venison with braised red cabbage, totally delish, and I don't want to think about how rich the sauce was. I left the starch side on my plate so I could have a taste of dessert - a creamy and indulgent creme brulee. Yum! I had only about a tablespoon of it and shared the rest with the husband and kid at home. But I felt I got a little tipsy on that tablespoon of dessert. I felt a little bit like a drunken sailor on shore leave, consuming with abandon.
I tracked my consumption as best I could, and I'm at ~200 calories more than usual. So that's not bad considering where I had dinner tonight. I'm going to drag myself down to tread on the beast in the basement to wrestle with the extra calories. It's time to pay the piper!