I did a big mistake the other day; no, not a big mistake, a huge mistake. And if this was not enough, I repeated my mistake 30 minutes later…
I drank a cappuccino; and it was so good I had to drink a second one.
I must have done this in a moment of total insanity…
The results? I felt very well for about 2 hours; I was on a “high”. Then I began to feel bad… very bad. Then I had a horrible night, not because of the caffeine, because the sumptuous foamy milk created some cravings…
Luckily, some cheese helped me to go through the horrible feeling I suffered. Someone could argue I had some “casein” cravings but I do not really care. The cravings were there and this is the last thing I wanted…
Still, my sad experience had a positive side: I do realize I need a Zero Carb diet and it is more then a necessity, I need it to survive.
Of course, we could discuss the fact my body getting no carbohydrates for a long period of time has become very “carb sensitive”. But sorry, I do not agree with this. Anything that reinitiates some old cravings has to be bad. Give some alcohol to an alcoholic and look at the effect: studies are showing after consumption it takes about 15 minutes to reconnect the brain networks of any dependency by up regulating gene expression.
It is that easy.
And please do take note that I did not have sucrose; I just got some lactose from the milk, which should have taken some time to be transformed into glucose, which only shows how sensitive I am to carbohydrates.
All of this said, it brings up a point, which I think is important: someone may do Zero Carb because he think it is a sensible way to nourish his body, to gain some health. Others will enjoy Zero Carb to control a weight problem and even an eating disorder, but I tell you honestly, I am doing Zero Carb because it is a necessity.
After celebrating 2 strict years on Zero Carb, my “cappuccino experience” just proves how I need to eat this way, and only this way. I felt so crappy and with so much pain, it just reinforces the concept Zero Carb is the way I have to nourish myself at this point of me life, surely my "metabolic life"...
I have spent the last few months writing how Zero Carb is healthy, full of nutritious food items such as vitamins and anti-oxidants, how it brings any metabolism into favourable ketosis, but I think I need to go one step further and stipulate I must eat this way because it is THE ONLY WAY I can eat.
And I do not only need to “cut on sugar and white floor” or “avoid vegetable oils” or even “stay away from processed food” but I have to stay away from all sources of carbohydrates.
No discussion here for me.
OK, I will not argue Zero Carb may not be for everyone as we all have different levels of carbohydrate tolerance, genetically programmed and/or caused by years of carbohydrate consumption, but I will argue “to death” following a Zero Carb diet is for me a necessity.
It is a necessity to maintain health, physically and spiritualy.
So I have “learned again” what I already knew: there is NO WAY OUT of Zero Carb for me.