So I had a little learning experience yesterday. I was intent on egg fasting all week, but yesterday I had a lunch/shopping outing with the women in my Bible journaling class. I had planned to not eat lunch because of fasting. Normally, I can go all day on a fast and not be hungry. When we got to the restaurant I saw the first item on the menu was pasture raised deviled eggs. So, why not? Now I can eat lunch with my friends and still be on an egg fast, right? Um, wrong!
Weirdly, eating in the middle of the day made me hungry and I came home ravenous (I'm never hungry during the day!) My husband had just finished cooking his dinner. The smell of the food hit me and it was so awesome that I had to try a little bite of it. Then I ate a piece of leftover fathead pizza, plus a keto pumpkin cupcake my mom brought over, plus the last sliver of keto chocolate pie from Thanksgiving, plus some bacon to finally put an end to my hunger! I was so, so hungry! I haven't been hungry like that in months!
So here is what I learned: When I eat breakfast and stop, I can go all day without being hungry. When I eat a second time later in the day, I want to eat everything in sight!
This is a question I ask my friends who are just getting started on keto, "What is your victory in this?" My victory is two-fold. 1) This was a very eye-opening experience for me to see just how powerful fasting is and how more frequent eating actually makes me want to eat even more. 2) I didn't gain an ounce after all of that...luckily, without putting any thought into it, I managed to only eat a maintenance amount of calories. So, wrecking my fast yesterday didn't wreck my diet! It also helps that I'm in deep ketosis and I'm a fat burning machine!!! So, here's a bulletproof-and-bone-broth-coffee toast to all of you who, like me, are still learning what works and doesn't work with ketogenic eating and fasting! Happy Thursday, everyone!