Happy Labor Day, gang! I hope you’re all enjoying the last days of summer. We’re spending a great holiday weekend hanging out with family and prepping for SCHOOL!!!
In case you missed my last post, I decided last week that low carb eating might be the best for me. I just do better when I stay away – far away – from the sugar. So on Friday I started an Atkins-ish approach to low carb, following the recommendations in the book “ Why We Get Fat, And What To Do About It ” by Gary Taubes. Here’s how the eats went down for the past few days, and how I felt about it:
Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese, 2 slices of bacon, 2 cups of coffee with CREAM (yum) and Splenda
Lunch: Hugh Jass salad with iceberg, broccoli, grilled chicken and Ken’s Blue Cheese Dressing
Snack: Pepperoni sticks
Dinner: Cheeseburger (no bun, duh), string beans with butter
Water and diet iced tea throughout the day
How did I feel? HUNGRY. OHMYGOD I was so freakin’ hungry!!! Went to bed early just so I would stop feeling so damn hungry!
Breakfast: 3 scrambled eggs with American cheese, 3 strips of bacon, 2 cups of coffee with CREAM & Splenda
Lunch: Salad (mixed greens) with roast beef, cubed cheese, blue cheese dressing
Snacks: Macadamia nuts, pepperoni sticks (I tried beef jerky and my TMJ jaw was like, “NO WAY, WOMAN!”)
Dinner: Cheeseburger patty, mock potato salad (made with cauliflower, pic below and recipe here ), green salad with vinaigrette, one nitrate-free hot dog
How did I feel? Better than yesterday!! Breakfast was actually too big. Had family over for dinner, didn’t miss the buns on my burger and hot dog, and was very happy eating my jello while they all had ice cream and apple pie!
Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese, 2 cups of coffee with CREAM and Splenda
Lunch: sliced turkey and grilled chicken breast with blue cheese dressing for dipping
Snacks: macadamia nuts and pepperoni sticks
Dinner: Cheeseburger patty, mock potato salad, hot dog, green salad with blue cheese dressing
Dessert: sugar free jell-o and sugar free whipped cream, coffee with CREAM & Splenda
Diet iced tea throughout the day
How did I feel? Pretty good – another day with family visiting, so I repeated my menu from yesterday and it worked great. Nighttime was tough because we ate pretty early, but I had a couple of pepperoni sticks and felt okay. Best part of today – everyone except my mom tried the mock potato salad and thought it was really good! It made me feel not so “different” at the dinner table.
I’d like to have some more snack options, so I plan on having some veggies cut up and ready to eat, like cucumber, peppers, green beans, etc. and maybe using hummus for a dip. Otherwise, things are good!
On Day 1 I weighed in at 231.9. I had my hubby take a pic for me, but its way grainy – I promise to take a better one next time!
Do you serve special / diet foods at family gatherings or do you tend to serve family favorites, even if they’re not healthy or part of your plan?