Hello all, I was redirected here by ~Jey100.
A question for you all doing ZC. This is my second go at trying Zero Carb, but I just donít think I can hack it.
I have not been totally ZC, I am still drinking an erythritol flavored drink a couple of times a day. I find that when I try to drink just water, I still feel hungry. I may feel full for about a 1/2 hour, but then I am hungry again, or my stomach seems unsettled, almost gurgly.
My usual meals have consisted of:
Breakfast: A package of bacon, or a few eggs with crumbled bacon and a little cheese. Usually 1 lb. of bacon, though.
Lunch: Sometimes skipped, sometimes 2 double quarter pounders from Mcds, or a Strip steak or ribeye with some butter.
Dinner: Steak or two with some butter. Sometimes skip dinner if had a big/late lunch.
Today I had to work and skip breakfast, so I had one erythritol beverage in the morning, and then at about 3 pm, I had a 12 oz. Ribeye at Longhorns. Got a bacon cheeseburger to bring home, and ate that around 4. Was still hungry so I made a 1/2 package of bacon. Itís almost 7, and Iím hungry and I feel like I could go eat a bag of cookies.
Iím about ready to quit and go back to Keto/LCHF. That has worked for me before, but I liked the simplicity of this, and people seem to have great results with it. I have lost about 8 lbs. so far, since Christmas. My pants do fit better, but I feel like everyday is a struggle.
Before I give up, does anyone have any tips or advice? Iím pretty sure I canít last much longer. Also, I think about food a lot, and sometimes I think Iíd rather not eat than have another steak.
I feel like a failure for giving up again...
Sorry for the long post.