Adaptation takes time
As much as I felt I was transitioning smoothly to my new macronutrient distribution, today reminded me that change takes time. It was a challenging day for my energy levels. My sleep was divided and it took me a few hours to get into mild intermittent productivity. Luckily, it’s Sunday and multiple naps seem somehow more acceptable even if I don’t have a standard schedule with specific days of work. You probably have guessed by now that it will be a short post since Morpheus is temptingly playing with my thoughts.
Trial and error, the eternal process of discovery. I’ve been experimenting with grain-free and nut-free baking for many years now and this blog revived the flame of my ambition to finally find a basic dough formula that would satisfy my dietary needs. Let’s just say my compost is well-fed this week, but I’m getting closer — and I’m crossing my fingers the red kidney bean starch I’ve extracted then dehydrated this afternoon will be the solution. It has been a long and difficult exploration that has put my tenacity to the test. Hopefully, I can shout Eureka tomorrow!
Reaching my nutritional targets is becoming easier every day but the difference between total and net carbs is starting to creep its way in the form of a slight caloric deficit. I’m currently reevaluating the validity of using a measurement method that is based on accepted standards, but may not necessarily be adequate for my goals. I will give it another week before making any changes to my calculations even if I have a strong intuition that I will be going back to tracking net carbs. I will keep you updated on my decision, though now, sleep is what awaits.