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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!
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    Even though I just ate breakfast, reading your blog made me hungry, and I'm not even on PSMF! Braised red cabbage? A creamy and indulgent creme brûlée? Thanks a BUNCH, Bemused!

    Seriously, though, I was amused by how your banana tasted like a bowl of sugar and made you feel "wild and reckless." Hope you didn't have too big a hangover this morning!

    I just really love your sense of humor and use of the language. I've told this before, but your blog titles always make me smile big. Thanks for entertaining me with your weight loss adventures!

    2217 days ago
    Sugar is a powerful drug. Use sparingly :)
    2218 days ago
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    Nice management and planning.

    Lee emoticon
    2218 days ago
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