OK, unlike my last post of January 9, I really went back on the low carb bandwagon this Sunday and that means:
No bread -- not even low carb bread. I went out and did a low carb shopping spree so my cupboards were full of options to take me through this time. (And I MUST update the low carb shopping list and the low carb discontinued item list!)
Anyhow, induction is best when you don't have low carb crutches, when you just have whole/natural real foods so you aren't tempted by having just another low carb tortilla chip. And I just don't get as hungry when I completely stay away from any wheat/corn products.
Here is a quick rundown of what I have eaten this week:
- Breakfast: 2-egg omelet with cheese/bacon (2 pieces) and coffee every day for breakfast (I know, I know, I shouldn't have coffee, but I do.)
I love eggs, and I can make them with onions and peppers, hollandaise sauce, salsa -- they are just so versatile. Furthermore, I never get hungry when I eat them!
- Lunch: tuna or chicken salad made with mayo and sweet relish with Splenda, a sausage cooked in butter and onions, celery with cream cheese or salad, mozzarella.
- Dinner: Tilapia, cheeseburgers (no rolls), chicken Caesar salad, salad
- Snacks: (if I need them, mozzarella with oil and spices or a cheese stick, an artichoke heart, a few berries)
- Dessert: (OK, occasionally I need something!) Sugar free jello with whipped cream.
And I take one oz. of a pomegranate extract each day. (It has 16 calories and 4 grams of sugar, which I don't like!)
So far, I have taken 3 lbs. off since this morning. (I also walked yesterday for the first time. It is finally getting to be nicer out around these parts.)
I think a lot of people are now going back to the low carb diet. Why? Because it works. As soon as people eat more carbs, especially if they don't exercise that much, their weight goes up. Sometimes it takes a while to reach that threshold where you have to do something, but once you reach it, lowering carbs works -- fast.
Now, the trick is to stay on it, even when faced with life's ups and downs, and even when faced with the food industry's relentless push of carbs.
So, I'm back on the journey!