I eat.

June 12, 2009

In times of stress, I eat.

I have done this all my life, so why would I think now is any different? It’s definitely a time of stress.

I suppose what is different now is what I’m eating.  I would never have believed it, but this low-carb thing has really changed the way I eat.  I don’t mindlessly graze and after eating I’m not immediately hungry again.  So it’s now been over 8 weeks since I’ve had bread, pasta, potatoes, dessert & the like.

I’m eating plenty of other stuff, and if I was counting calories or grams of cholesterol or fat I’d probably be seeing numbers that scare me, but since I’m trying to be gentle with myself I am just sticking to low carb and following the right kinds of foods without tracking anything.  I know by the kinds of foods I’m eating that the carb grams are low enough – but have tested for ketones a few times just to be sure.

I have gone for walks yesterday and today, both of which help me relax and enjoy my life here in Paris (lovely in Spring), and I’m enjoying being on a diet where I can eat meat, butter eggs and cream (and veggies too, but that’s less indulgent!).

My tests this week all came out well, thank god.  I have a busy weekend ahead of me, then my mom flies in on Monday, and Monday evening is hospital time.  I suspect the waiting for the pathology report will be the worst, of course.

A little extra eating right now seems like not such a big deal, and I’m quite pleased that I’m able to do it within the constraints of my diet without feeling deprived.

I’m also starting to look into meditation as a stress-reliever.  If anyone reading has any experience with this I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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