The Force is strong with me.
Alright, I know. I just feel fantastic because low carb, high fat (LCHF) eating has finally given me a level of control over unhealthy behaviors I have been fighting for years.
But I'm not Jedi level yet.
Considering Christmas and Sugar are as tight as Chewy and Han, I'll give myself credit for maybe escaping a few Tie Fighters. Even so, I'm all too aware that it has only been less than a week since my last binge.
I read another story of self-experimentation about a marathoner who switched to a high fat diet. Spoiler alert: She PR'd but didn't meet her goal. She also concluded that LCHF dieting was unsustainable.
Her experience was just that - her own experiment where n=1. I'm not going to read too much into her conclusions on LCHF diets - maybe she just didn't want to keep her diet going as badly as I do because she doesn't have a messed up eating disorder.
But what I do intend on taking from her story is that simply changing my relationship with food is not by itself going to get me to a sub 2:00:00 Star Wars Half marathon. "Running" 15 minute miles now isn't going to translate into running 9:05 minute miles in April without reintroducing some carbs (and NOT binging) and without getting more than four hours of sleep in a night. I'm working out a plan now to try phasing carbs back in after Saturday.
Why Saturday? I'm attending my alma mater's bowl game here in Florida.
You thought Christmas was a carb nightmare? Try Penn State tailgating. That's like the Sith Lord of carby events.
Sorry about all of the Star Wars references. I saw the movie again last night and it was just as amazingly awesome as the first time around.
110 days left.
Today's Exercise: Rest
|3 eggs with spinach, coffee||Tuna salad, peppermint tea||HC latte||TJ's chicken burger and butternut squash/spinach|