For 3 days I tried eating a ton of fruits and vegetables. Some raw, some cooked, some lean meat added when I felt hungry. No dairy. No starches, except bananas. No juice. No added fats.
The good news: My heartburn went away and my digestion felt great – no bloating, no gas. Makes me wonder if it was milk causing the bloating.
The bad news: I’m back to being depressed, for the first time in about 2 months. Heart racing from lack of sugar, despite eating a quarter of a large watermelon, 6 ripe bananas, and 2 pounds of grapes in the last few days. My heart rate has been dropping since I ate ice cream tonight. A reminder that sugar (fruit) with no fat = bad blood sugar control…for me, at least. I feel angry and hate everyone again. High serotonin from all the fiber, I guess. Also, I noticed my weird neurological tic came back again yesterday, just like it did last time I tried eating a primarily plant-based diet. Maybe that’s how long it took for some nutrient to run out. Who knows.
Goddamn it. Ray Peat…right again.
Edited to add: More bad stuff – I was hungry for all 3 days despite eating POUNDS of vegetables and fruit every day, and I none of it – except for the watermelon – was palatable for me. These are not deal breakers. At this point I’ll be hungry and hate eating if I can be healthy. But not if I have to feel like this. I’m really hurting today.