This is going to be a longish post!
I started BSD June 2, lost 15 pounds the first week, 5 lbs. the second (cuz I had zero appetite), nothing lost or gained week 3, a few pounds lost week 4, and week 5 where my total loss was another 5 lbs. so 25 lbs lost so far and week 6 starts tomorrow.
My problem is my appetite came back in week 3 and I think the problem was my carbs were probably about 50 gr. I eat too many vegetables. I find if I stay at 10 g of carbs, I have no appetite.
To figure this out and experiment, on week 4 and 5 I turned to the Atkins shakes which have a lot of fat and protein and very low carb. It worked, but I started adding big salads with protein and have slowly tapered off the Atkin shakes because week 6 I want to go back to real food.
I have not cheated at all with sugar or carbs, but several days during the two weeks I went way over 800 calories, because I craved fat and protein. Sunflower seeds are my weakness, and twice I ate extra chicken breast slathered with extra olive oil which pushed me well over 800 calories
My cheats didn’t cause any weight loss or weight gain.
Since I was also cheating with a lot of sunflower seeds, I decided to add them to my list of 800 calories so now I can eat them without going over, as they are my “treat”.
My problem is 800 calories gives you pretty little wiggle room to add more fat and protein. And that I have to cut down on veggies because they make my carb level too high for me and I get hungry.
1 eat about 4 OZ chicken breast daily with 1 Oz goat cheese in a big salad with a teaspoon of olive oil, plus my 2 coffees with heavy cream and almond milk, and sunflower seeds and hard boiled eggs.
I was eating 4 cups green beans and chicken sautéed with 8 cloves garlic and 2 T olive oil, but it had too many carbs for me.
Any suggestions on how to increase my olive oil, fats and proteins, and still include a lot of veggies (at 10%) and sunflower seeds to stay at 800 without craving fat or protein?
Any advice is appreciated.