Most of us know what happens when the body is starving. Like when gastro hits you like a freight train and the merest sip of water sets your innards heaving....
Without food, muscle mass is broken down and used to feed the brain, keeping it alive.
This generally shows up as blood and ketones in the urine when tested.
Recovery is fairly quick once normal food intake is re-established.
So I'm recovering. Nicely.
And I've noticed a side effect.
I'm eating a lot. More than usual. A LOT.
But not just any old thing.
Tissue has been broken down and now needs rebuilding.
So my body wants protein.
Is demanding protein.
I've had a small steak for dinner for the last three nights, plus vegetables.
Before this, I would eat a steak, not exactly rarely, but not often, or even on a regular basis.
I've eaten many eggs this past week, I've sliced and munched my way through over half a block of cheese. Along with many crackers, tomatoes and gherkins.
I have zero interest in chocolate, (that's new...,) biscuits, (cookies), icecream, pretty much any of the sweet stuff that I used to eat.
And probably will eat again, once this protein kick is over.
The surprising thing?
I'm feeling remarkably well, with increased energy levels, because of all this unaccustomed protein.
I may have to re-think my entire diet and factor in more protein.
Flinders Street Station
1 hour ago