Well, it's the usual pre-show situation, where there's really no time to eat, and when there is, stress drives one to over-consumption. So I've been fasting for most of the working day, and then chowing down an trying to find satiety in the evening. I suspect the fault is mostly due to lack of fat, so I'm upping the butter & coconut oil to help quell the rampant hunger. The meat & egg lifestyle has my guts back to normal, and my energy levels steady, even in the face of 24hr fasts. As the next two weeks fly by (the show opens on the 18th), I'll be incorporating at least two long fasts into my week, and not worrying about caloric intake any other time, just upping the fat and eating to satiety.
I've been reading some wonderful things of late, so have a look to my Girl Gone Sharin' widget to see the scientific marvels that have been cross-examined by the online community. Of particular note is Don Matesz' discussion of a study that suggests that the (practically) paleo diet has the same anti-ageing benefits as does basic caloric restriction, which is a very promising suggestion.
And for your viewing pleasure, here are my meals from this past week (note the excess of fish & chicken vs. red meat - I was feeling quite icky early in the week, and it took me a while to realise that my body was probably demanding saturated fat - no wonder I could eat fish & chicken endlessly and achieve nothing in the way of appetite suppression beyond nausea!):
Raw salmon & salmon caviar
More raw salmon & salmon caviar
Yet more raw salmon & salmon caviar
More roast chicken; leftovers from a chicken bought at the store during a late night working at school
Lamb chop & butter
Creole-seasoned, hot-smoked salmon
Chicken drumsticks & bacon
Grilled flake, topped with butter
And I'm still feeling the lack of red meat & saturated fat, so even though I'm committed to having seafood once per day at least, while my freezer is still filled with various fish and sea creatures, I'll be sure to get back into eating beef and lamb regularly. I've even found a new provider of grass-fed lamb & beef, via a flier in my mailbox today! How exciting! Koallah Farms deliver more frequently than Organic Direct, and is quite transparent when it comes to its practices and produce. I'll have to wait until there's more space in my freezer, and I'm going to see if there are any co-workers that might want to share in a larger portion of an animal to save us both money. I feel so privileged to live in a part of the world that has such easy access to naturally raised animals when so many have no other option beyond cattle fed with M&Ms and housed in manure-filled, chemical-blasted fart sheds. I wonder what that tastes like...
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