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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I'm getting the hang of this Low Carb thing :)

I'm a total convert.

I love Weight Watcher's and my meetings but I think going low carb was a good move for me.  I'm still going to WW meetings, btw so when I say it's a mix I'm eating low carb and going to meetings lol.

During induction I lost 10 pounds total in 2 weeks, the bloated feeling is gone, I have more energy, my blood sugar is stable and the intense cravings for junk is totally non-existent.

No, it's not for everyone and I'm happy with this move so I don't want to see any posts saying my way of eating is better than yours.  Blah, y'all. 

What have I been eating?  A lot actually and I've kept my daily net carbs between 20-25 a day.

Today for example I have eaten:

breakfast:  2 large whole eggs scrambled with 1/2 c spinach, 3 pieces of bacon

lunch:  6ozs salmon and a salad (2tbsp creamy parmesan dressing)

dinner:  beef chili w/shredded cheese and a salad with the same dressing as before

snacks:  2 pieces of string cheese, a serving of turkey pepperoni and sliced zucchini with evoo & herbs drizzled on them, coffee with reg half & half and 2 splendas

I have no idea how many calories it is....I might sit down and calculate it later.


6 comments:

  1. Do you crave cruchy chip type snacks? If so, make baked parmesan cheese crisps. You can google it to find "recipe/directions". LOVE them!!! It fulfills the cruchy chip snack type craving too!

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  2. I started a no carb diet last week. I have had cravings to carbs once only. Which is surprising as I'm a carb junkie! I'm feeling better than ever. I do better when it's no carb rather than a little carb because that always makes me want more :) - Good job. Love your food menu for the day. Gave me ideas for myself! :)

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    1. I too blog as much as I can at www.50poundsless.com :)

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  3. Hello!! I have been on carb/sugar detox for a week. WOW what a total difference! I have hypothyroidism and have struggled for 2 years trying ALL kinds of diets. I went on last Wednesday to a nutritionist that my dr recommended who has treated a lot of peeps like me - so we are in the process of changing my diet, how I eat, when I eat, and what I eat. Will I ever eat another ice cream - you bet! Will I ever eat BREAD again = soon. I have worked hard this week to try and retune my body - and I have lost 6 pounds and I am SLEEPING and I am not HUNGRY. Was it HARD - YES! But I am so excited and pumped up. I have 50 pounds to lose. My life is on a new journey and I am ready. I have to MOVE IT at least 30 minutes 6 days a week for now. That will change too as my body changes. It is all about adapting to what your body NEEDS and making the changes as you go. 5 years ago I could workout and do weight watchers and drop 30 pounds quick - now not so much. I just wanted you to know I am inspired by you and I think just being WHO YOU ARE is all you need to do - don't even waste your time on the people opicking you apart.

    Amy Quinn
    Texas

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  4. I'm curious, do you still track WW points? What does a day like this translate to in points? I tend to do higher protein with WW. Protein keeps me full.

    And a "girly" question: Did you have problems with weight going up in certain places in your cycles? I hope I'll have a big drop next week but it's discouraging to see that scale number move up slightly even though I have done everything on plan. :( I'm pushing the water to get rid of the bloat. Any other suggestions?

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  5. Congratulations on the weight loss! You look really good, even with all that weight on but after shedding a few pounds, it's like you're a totally different person. Eating right while doing regular exercise will bear good results in due time. I hope more people would consider a slow, but sure pace of losing weight, instead of going through a crash diet and horrendous gym menu that would cause more harm than good on their bodies.



    Bernardine Terranova

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