:-) At least, i'm back to an Atkins-level carb intake. Yesterday, black coffee for breakfast, lunch a "Cuban chicken melt" with mushrooms on the side and decaf to drink, then a couple of glasses of red wine with the dish our family calls "fake stroganoff," a "paleo biscuit" and generously-buttered broccoli. Today's menu will resemble the classic Strong Medicine regimen.
I still have more subcutaneous fat on my belly than i've had for months. :-( Tomorrow i MAY have guts enough to get on the bathroom scale, but i'm not promising anything.
What with all the vegetable matter i've been consuming this past week, i have less-happy intestines and gut-bugs than usual. My allergies are much worse, too. The vague aches in some muscle groups are back. 2012 has been eye-opening for me in how i've observed my body to perform on different foodstuffs! The only things that don't have ANY downside are fatty ruminant meat and water ... just as Dr. Donaldson wrote half a century ago.
It's fun to break the rules for a short time -- a change is as good as a rest, you know -- but once you discover what your body will put up with to maintain a decent quality-of-living, to stray from it very long is just plain DUMB. ... And for the record, i did NOT run out and try to buy a final box of Twinkies. Those things are NASTY.