Weight: 158.2 lbs (pre-diet 166 lbs)
It's not that I'm not thrilled at how well this diet is working. I am. But my lack of interest of food is just plain strange. Yesterday, at lunchtime, I sat down to a mozzarella, tomato and basil salad, a combination I love. True, it's Belgioso mozzarella, it's a bit more plasticky than I would like, but still. It was bad. I had to force every bite down. I really did feel as if I was eating sawdust.
As you may have picked up by now, I have issues with breakfast and lunchtime. So it's not entirely surprising that I still don't enjoy those. But I'm having trouble with dinner too. We had baby back ribs the other night, which again, I would normally love. Instead, I ate what I had to, and then stopped. I then had an extra one, just because I felt I should, but eating it was not pleasurable at all. Sawdust again.
Sometimes when I'm driving, I imagine what it must have been like being a caveman: you ate what you had to to survive - a rabbit here, a leaf there - and no, just like most animals, it wasn't about taking great pleasure in your food. Maybe it's just psychological, but I'm beginning to feel a bit like that, this lean, alert, semi-starved creature.
I know this is not everyone's experience of this diet, but I think it may be the experience for those of us who were never particularly keen on meat, or rather were particularly keen on carbohydrates. I really could survive for months on pasta aglio and olio - i.e. some spaghetti with a bit of garlic and olive oil. I hate rich sauces on my pasta, and equally, on bread, just a tiny sliver of ham or salami was enough for me. I never ever ate a Subway sandwich because there's just too much stuff on it. So again, and I don't want to drone on here, but the very heart of my eating platform has just been ripped away, and I am still finding that really, really hard...But tomorrow, rather than moaning, I am going to do a list of pluses and minuses of this diet. I want to be a bit more systematic about my thoughts.
Breakfast: coffee (sorry, I just couldn't face it)
Lunch: Cauliflour fried with eggs
Dinner: Artichokes in egg and butter sauce, Moussaka, made with 25g of wholewheat flour for the topping...is that OK?