Even though i've been a "locarber" for years now, i seem to be following the classic pattern old Vilhjalmur described in his men: they take to the fatty meat-eating enthusiastically enough, but soon have a lapse in appetite for a couple of days before regaining their relish. I'm in that middle phase. The first day i easily ate and drank the quantities prescribed, but yesterday i had a heck of a time choking it all down!
I was tempted to reduce the volume, and wondered if Donaldson's recommendation of half-pound-beef-eating might have been the male version of the diet -- one case history he discussed was a stout young woman, whom he directed to eat two two-rib frenched lamb chops three times a day -- exactly how many ounces would that be? Tempting to do exactly the same, but EXPENSIVE. Other women cited DID have comparable prescriptions to that of the men, though....
Soldiering on, i managed to consume 1/2 pound of home-made pork sausage for breakfast, another patty of my home-ground chuck/liver/parsley/green-peppercorn burger, and an appropriate amount of the over-large KC strip steak, each meal accompanied by a short cup of coffee, interspersed with the six total cups of water. Damn, i felt my stomach was overloaded all day!
This morning i woke with a reasonable appetite and the scale a pound lower than yesterday. The before-breakfast exercise took a goodly amount of my appetite away, though, and i had little enthusiasm for the half-pound of leftover pot roast i ate. Stuffed again! ...On the other hand, it beats hell out of my low-fat days, when my stomach could be overloaded but my satisfaction level inadequate.
Allergy symptoms are lower than they were yesterday, but not gone. I'll be sticking to ruminant meat today (i have goat and lamb in my freezer as well as beef), and if i decide to sneak in a little starch at supper, it'll be white rice. I predict less sinus inflammation tomorrow.
This remains an interesting experiment! Like the Atkins "fat fast," i think it makes for a reasonable method of getting past a frustrating plateau.
Bette Davis (LOVE that actress...) once said, "Getting old is not for sissies." I'll go a step further and say, losing weight WHILE you're getting old isn't for the weak, either!