I feel really lousy. I do not feel *sick* as in germ/virus kind of sick. I just feel icky. I wonder if it is the high fat content of my diet. I wonder if it is the 'carb flu' many of you have told me about. I wonder if I am just not meant to eat this much meat.
A long time ago I read a diet book called Eat Right 4 Your Type. (It seems there is always some new, breakthrough, amazing, this-is-the-answer diet book out there, doesn't it?) It came out in 1997 so I would wager that is the year I read it. Anyway, according to that book (which classifies people's ideal diets by their blood type) I should eat a mostly vegetarian diet, with less meat and lots of produce and plant-based foods. And I have always felt *better* eating that way. It's just very hard to maintain because I was hungry all the time and I felt like my blood sugar was all over the place with a diet of mainly vegetables, fruits, grains, and legumes. But I did feel lighter and more energetic. Eating more meats and fats and no grains or legumes means I am less hungry, but have been tired and headachey and just plain feeling off.
Who knows? It's all one big experiment to me. Try this, try that. Find what works. I will keep eating Primal for at least another week but I tell you what, this headache and fatigue really needs to go away for me to continue long term. I have to wonder at what point it is prudent to 'listen to my body' and say hey, this sucks... or if it is wiser to 'power through it' and see if I feel better eventually.
Breakfast was a scrambled free range egg topped w/1 oz cheddar and 1 small pastured sausage patty with 1 sliced kiwi fruit and black coffee. I had lunch at a festival; I got some meat/veggie kabobs with about 2 oz chicken, 3 oz beef, mushrooms, onions, and pineapple. I also drank a small iced latte (no sugar). Came home and had a slice of cheese.
That's all for now.
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