Binge or listening to my body?

(LJ) #61

Been there done that path, maddeningly. With the added bonus of sweetener-triggered bladder urgency from…GUM!

(Jules ) #62

Oh no, you too! GUM is so evil it deserves its capital letters. Bladder urgency too. Ugh. I already have a gerbil sized bladder and don’t need any more frequency. We should gather our packets of gum and light them afire as Darren suggested I do with my other sweetened poisons. I hear it appeases the keto deities and improves bladder elasticity.

(Jules ) #63

ha ha, you said waters. There are a lot of those broken at my work.

(Alex ) #64

I’m miles off being current with this conversation thread @JulesyMcJulesface - but just wanted to say well done on your progress, and I’ve had this binge/eat to satiety conversation with myself most weeks when following the plan!

I’m of the mindset of “best case scenario” - better to gorge on belly pork, than jelly beans and start again strict tomorrow if you have any guilt ! :slight_smile:

(Jules ) #65

I think you are right, pork belly beats jelly belly! How long have you been eating keto? Do you find exercise much of an impact on questioning your appetites real intentions?
It’s such a balancing act between trusting your body and knowing that your head games might be running interference on the body’s messages.

Reassuring to know that other’s ask the same questions of their appetites.

Interestingly enough I was ravenous yesterday after a 23km hike, ate (fat) food like a mad woman until the hunger went away. An entire extra meal and then some found its way into my face yesterday, yet today I find my blood ketones the highest they have been in weeks.
My GKI is 2.62. Interesting.

Going to play around with this feasting/fasting a bit more rather than my up until this week, very predictable IF.

(Alex ) #66


I’ve been on off keto for years. There have been periods of months where I’ve been hardcore with it, and other times where I’ll just watch calories as a whole, and will dip in and out of carb counting as needed. I’d say I’m continuously monitoring carbohydrates, even if I’m not paying attention to doing it properly. Always log my food on MFP regardless of how good / bad things are.

As far as the exercise thing goes, the difference I notice with food cravings when I exercise, is that the experience is far more physical, rather than emotional. So, I wont “feel” like eating food, I know that “need” food because I’ll have a headache, be weaker and generally feel achy.

Whereas - If I’m skipping meals to fast and have a generally sedentary day around it, I feel fine, I just obsess about food, which is boredom probably, and emotionally based cravings.

Factoring in IF or full day fasting to any of this really does amplify the dos and don’ts. If I skip breakfast and lunch, and then cycle for an hour, or lift some weights, I feel LOUSY.

There really is a lot of listening to your body involved, and sometimes the radar is completely wrong.