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Sardines for Breakfast

By May 4, 2017 No Comments

Today, I ate sardines for breakfast.  I stared at them for about an hour before mustering the courage to try the first oily fish body.  Then, as I went to pick up the first sardine, it broke in two pieces spilling olive oil on my pants and landing on the table in front of me.

I had to laugh.  I had started a Ketogenic Diet, and this was my first step.

Why the morning sardine folly?  Simple:  Lately, I have not felt great.  I am a natural contrarian so any “diet” I judge immediately as a “fad,” but I heard enough good things about Ketosis that I had to give it a try.

In the past few weeks, my diet had a few too many cheeseburgers and beers.  This morning, I felt sluggish, beat down, and a bit fatigued by life.  In my business life, fighting has become a daily event, winning is happening at a glacial pace, and customer and employee irrationality appear to be the norm.  Further, compound the business stress with the daily trials of being a father and husband, and I feel a bit worn out.

So, I ate the sardines for breakfast (I also ate some eggs and a few blueberries).  I ate Flax Meal mixed with nut butter for lunch, and I will eat chicken and vegetables for dinner.  No bread.  No carbs.  No beer.

Oddly, five hours after I started the ketogenic diet…just now, my attitude changed.  This is contrary to everything I read about Ketosis.  Sometimes, the first two weeks of the Ketogenic Diet are challenging both emotionally and physically.  However, I feel uplifted and positive.  I am excited about life, business, and I feel empowered.

I am not sure why, but maybe the journey of heading in the right direction immediately impacts my mood. This is really a positive direction yielding positive mental attitude.

Then again, maybe it’s just the sardines I ate for breakfast.

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