People are now starting to notice the weight loss. Until I put these photos side by side, I did not see it. Now I totally do. Now this weight loss has not been without struggles. I love carbs, I love sugar. I have most definitely cheated and felt the wrath of that choice. This past week was no exception. In fact it was probably the worst week I have had with food in about 6 weeks. I most definitely had ice cream and Mexican food and OMG the chips and salsa were enough to keep me happy and full for a year. However, the aftermath was nausea and bloating and a headache and the itches. Yes, I now have hives from eating Mexican food with carbs which is a nifty little thing to figure out.
- Granola Bar. I will confess that this is where I am not good on the diet. These granola bars have 25 carbs in them and have chocolate. However, we eat dinner early and I do not eat after dinner until I leave for work. That is typically 12 hours and my blood sugar can do some funny things in 12 hours so this morning spike helps.
- Some sort of deli meat and cheese with avocados or peppers or a salad. If I have leftovers from the previous nights dinner, I eat that.
- Chicken, Pork, Beef or Fish and a fresh veggie. My favs lately have been salmon and asparagus, steak and brussel sprouts, pork chops with broccoli, Chicken & mashed cauliflower. You can eat real butter & cheese and I love garlic and other seasonings. Dinner is great and actually super easy. If you can get it out of your mind that you must have a pasta or potato side dish, then everything is easy. I have also done tacos in a lettuce wraps, grilled chicken chipotle salad, roasts galore and so much more. Basically its all meat and veggies.
- Almonds, cashews, apples & oranges (not on the approved list), beef jerky, sunflower seeds, non starchy veggies.