I guess this is part Catharsis but there is a question in here, I promise. For as long as I can remember have been the guy that did not push himself away from the dinner table until my belly felt like it was going to bust. I simply did not feel full until I was overly full and by then it was too late. There were actual instances of my brain telling me to stop eating but my belly told me to continue and the belly won every time. I imagined there was a physical trigger that told us when we were full, a set of nerves or sensors in the abdomen just outside the stomach that told you to stop eating as your stomach filled with food and pressed against them. I assumed that for whatever reason mine were further away and so I didn’t feel full as quick as others and I got fatter because of it. I know, I know, pretty dumb, huh?
I’ve been eating Paleo/Primal for about two months and staying VLC all the while. Admittedly, I have bounced back and forth tweaking my diet in a frantic attempt to find that magic combination that would shed fat quickly and ended up gaining about 12 lbs in the process. My final tweak came by way of a three days Atkins “fat fast” that ended Tuesday evening. I found the process uneventful and completely do-able, although had I been transitioning directly from a SAD diet I may have felt differently. Anyway things have changed. Could it be that I’ve reset my Leptin sensitivity? I’m hoping it’s not just wishful thinking, but I do feel different. Wednesday I had to push my lunch away after eating about 5 ounces of chicken breast and some asparagus. Thursday four eggs for breakfast held me until dinner without another thought for food. This morning I gave no thought to food until 11am and I never skip breakfast. Is it possible I’ve fixed a life of food abuse?