Food: January 19, 2015

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Getting Back On Track

If you’ve been following along you know I ate an entire pizza on Sunday. Was it worth it? NO! :) Here’s why:

  1. My body was thrown out of ketosis.
  2. I felt bloated and my weight shot up (see chart below).
  3. I experienced a food hangover of sorts.

I think the most important item in the list above is losing my ketogenic state because my preference is burning ketones as my primary fuel source as opposed to blood glucose (sugar).

Regarding #2, I generally don’t care what the scales say–I’ve focused on numbers because of this blog (I use the FitBit Aria smart scale). I do believe when I eat too many bad carbs, my body retains fluid–I don’t believe I actually gained two to three pounds–which shows up on the scales. I also believe, however, that when I have high blood glucose levels my body goes into calorie storage mode (as opposed to burning my own body fat for fuel).

The third point is huge for me as, similar to a hangover due to excessive drinking, feeling mentally and physically bad because of overdoing it with food can serve as a deterrent and actually helps prevent me from repeating this bad behavior. Have you ever uttered the words, “I will never drink tequila again!” Very similar to my thought today, “I will never eat an entire pizza again!” 😀

Today I got much closer to my my version of Primal/Paleo eating and I’m feeling better already. Thanks for suffering through my ups and downs as we are all in this together and, as always…

Be smart in the kitchen and a beast in the gym!



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