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The low carb challenge. The results of the first week

May 5, 2016

I'm currently working hard on losing the weight I regained over the winter.  I was asked to write a series of articles and found myself resorting to some old, bad habits with my productivity.  That is, I would procrastinate for several days and then on the day I told myself I absolutely had to get the work done that day, I would continue to procrastinate until the evening.  At which point, I found myself working hard late into the night and morning.  And because I needed brain energy at that point, I would find myself eating again.  And because willpower is a limited daily resource, by the nighttime, I would find myself making bad decisions about food because I was working on my writing and getting things done.  

 

So I ate a lot of carbs and dairy.  And dairy, much as I love it, does not work in my system.  It causes a big addiction problem from the caseo-morphine protein (which makes up 80-90% of the protein content of cow’s milk and are formed during our attempt to digest casein), and because of the inflammation it causes me, I can't lose weight.  

 

So about a month ago, I gave up dairy.  Again.  And now I'm back on a low carb diet.  Drinking non-dairy bulletproof coffee in the AM , lots of vegetables during the day at meals and limiting protein.  I try to eat as much organic and grass-fed meat as I can, but when it is not an option I eat regular meat.  Because I also keep kosher, there are very limited resources for grass-fed and organic chicken and lack of competition and extra supervision means the pricing is extremely high.  So I do the best I can at the moment.  

 

And here's too a future where these healthy resources are more available at affordable prices.  

 

 

 

 

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