I'll be weighing in tomorrow to give a starting point for Week 2, but overall the average for this week has been a small loss, back to where I was pre-Thailand. I feel very sleek as well, although I'm starting to suspect that my body resents all the dairy... I will be happier this time next week, with nothing but meat ahead of me!
The first two shakes of the day finished off my Natural Factors protein powder mix, which meant I was going to have to tackle a DIY mix for shake three and beyond! I have mixed up a new canister of the following:
1kg Professional Whey WPC
64g leucine powder (there is already some in the protein powder, so this addition brings each 40g serving up to 7g leucine)
8g organic ground vanilla (more for the aroma than flavour)
To this afternoon's shake, I added 1/4 teaspoon stevia - too much! To the average person, it wouldn't have tasted all that strong, but I swear the sweetness damn near blinded me! Glad I didn't add it to the canister without trialling first. I will go without sweetener if possible, if the powder tastes okay. We'll see how I go tomorrow morning...
I had looked forward to dinner all day - another brie omelette, and a scotch fillet steak, to eat whilst sitting in the glow of the sunset...
The omelette went down easily, but I was sensing some serious satiety signals before I'd made much of a start on the meat. So I stopped! It's a good sign that the protein shake kept me full; that will help me get through tomorrow. But that gorgeous meat going to waste - I can hardly stand it!
All in all, that first week hasn't been difficult, though it has been a bit boring. Roll on Week 2...
Arthur De Vany on Facebook; 1985 Paleo
11 hours ago