Week 25. Maintenance
Another week in SLD and AS is super strong. Which is great, but I had to take some extreme measures.
In August 26th I'll be running my first full marathon and I have been training. All good. But I came to the point that as part of my training I have to run the full distance TWICE before the big day. This will help me make sure I am fully trained and prepared for the race.
That means I will be running 3 marathons. 2 by myself and 1 race.
The problem is I keep eating too small portions! No hunger at all. And that is not good for a marathon runner. I need to start packing up carbs so I don't collapse on both the training runs and the race itself.
So I suspended the oil until after the race.
Now here's the thing: I won't be eating stupid carbs like bread and pasta. I'll stick to the paleo diet (hacked for runners) which directs me to have natural and homemade foods. I'll be having lentils, potatoes, peanuts, tons of veggies and lots of delicious meats.
I just hope I get a little bit hungrier. I don't want to pig out, of course. I just need to eat right.
After the race, I'll get back to my oil. Maybe once every week.
I'll report how that goes.
And as for the paleo diet, I couldn't be happier. Eating bread and grains (goodbye breakfast cereals!) had me full of allergies and I always felt very heavy. I never noticed the difference because that was my life.
But trust me on this: quitting grains and dairy has been one of the best things I've done. Maybe you should research and try it
The social part of SLD, it's been awesome. People keep on staring at me. Some of them have stopped me in the street to ask me what I have been doing to lose weight.
I have to admit this makes me feel fine, but then I have come to this point where I try to explain SLD to people and they laugh or simply discard what I say.
More than once I have heard that I'll die and that drinking oil will make me sick.
Of all the people whom I have explained SLD, I have had zero people understanding it.
Which is sad because some of them really need this. I hope they open their minds and give it a shot.
Until my next update, keep the oil flowing!
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