Because I am my own science experiment. 😉
Well, actually, “tinker with my diet” usually translates into “half-ass it for a week or two before getting distracted by something shiny.” (Oooo, shiny!)
ANYWAY. Charlotte wrote a post today with a link to this. Which had a link to this. Which made me think. (Always, ALWAYS a dangerous thing, you know.) According to the test that she linked to in the second post there, I’m a fast oxidzer. (I laughed when I read the “short test:” taking a dose of Vitamin B and waiting to see how long it took you to have a niacin reaction. The first time I took B and had that happen I thought I was DYING. Ok, not quite, but I was totally freaked out. I had an allergic reaction, my throat swelled a little – it was bad. I popped 2 Benadryl as fast as I could and promptly sleepwalked through the rest of the day. WEIRD.)
ANYWAY. I was reading the dietary recommendations, and interestingly, they pretty much align with what my holistic doctor told me when she did the nutritional workup on me: eat liver (fortunately I like it), eat fat (because I don’t absorb it well, so I need extra – LUCKY, LUCKY ME), eat lots of dark green veggies (kale, anyone?) and FOR GOD’S SAKE LAY OFF THE SUGAR.
Since I’ve been Point-counting, I’ve been paying less attention to my actual NUTRIENTS, and eating smaller, more frequent meals, because I’m just hungrier. It’s normal for me to eat lunch around 1 and then be hungry again by 3. But today, they had BEEF POT PIE at the commissary. And it was raining, and HOW could I not eat beef pot pie in this lovely cold weather?? So I ate some, along with some veggies. I ate early, around 12:30, because we had a meeting at 1:00, but even so, I wasn’t hungry ALL DAY after that. I just ate dinner, and it’s 7:30. I had no symptoms of low blood sugar, I didn’t feel hungry or crave a piece of chocolate around 3:00. And I wasn’t starving just now. I ate a small dinner, and a glass of wine, and I feel fine.
The folks who do Paleo right now are saying, OF COURSE, YOU IDIOT!! 😉 But honestly, I haven’t had a lot of luck with low-carb anything (though in all fairness I haven’t tried Paleo – at least not longer than a week or so). For me, it leads to bingeing after 10-14 days (yes, it’s that predictable). But on the other hand, there were potatoes in that pie, and a crust (a biscuit-chive crust – YUM). And I ate them both, but the majority of the meal was meat and veggies.
Curiouser and curiouser.
So I’m tempted to go get a book. I’ll probably get the Jillian Michaels book because I’m straight-up curious about it, even though (full disclosure) I HATE her. Well, not personally. I hate how she treats people on that show. And I’m the queen of the “suck-it-up-and-be-a-grown-up” mentality, but seriously, she’s just MEAN.
But I kind of want that book. *wince* I’m super curious about the Metabolic ratios, although I’d definitely eat more food than I hear she recommends in her book. (“Making the Cut,” by the way – I forgot to mention WHICH book.)
Anyway. Anyone else tried it? Liked it? Hated it? Because I could get used to this whole not-having-to-cart-food-around-so-I-could-eat-at-the-drop-of-a-hat thing. It was nice not to be eating every couple of hours all day. Really, REALLY nice.
IN OTHER NEWS:
The cookbook blog is up! Woo-hoo! Except . . . um . . . there are no recipes, yet. I posted the introductory post tonight. But go check it out anyway!
To Meat or Not to Meat: A Vegetarian Mother and a Carnivorous Daughter, Living in Peace. Relatively Speaking.
Comments, suggestions, feedback – all are welcome. 😉