The weekend is going quite find.
My body is probably still learning to adjust eating less because even if I feel some hunger pangs, I have no problem dealing with them.
But I felt much more comfortable from Monday to Thursday on my “10 bites meals” as they were totally satisfying. And since I have lost some weight during the week, I will reevaluate the need to do more of these 3 days periods on 5BDZC.
Anyway, I only have to loose an extra 5 lbs. and I will have reach the weight I think is ideal for me, 158 lbs.
I am more and more convince that I must, at any cost or pain, avoid overeating in any occasion. The principle being that if, for example, I reward myself with a 16 ounces steak on a special meal, some of the excess protein will be turned into glucose and give an insulin spike. We well know the insulin release during a meal is done in 2 phases, the 1st one being calibrated according to the previous meal and the second, about 20-30 minutes later, according to the content of the present meal. So if the previous meal was 16 ounces of meat, I will have an insulin spike of phase 1 and I will be trapped into overeating again to compensate this imbalance. This would create a vicious cycle and I would put back some weight.
And, of course, if I include cheese or cream which stimulate an even larger release of insulin for the same quantity of protein, the vicious cycle will become an hell…
This would mean that if someone regains weight on ZC, he should maybe avoid AT ALL COST AND ON A PERMANENT BASIS any excess intake of protein.
I hope the following days, and weeks, will help me to confirm this.