Diet Update: I haven’t had any sugar or carbs for the last two weeks and I still haven’t killed anybody! It’s a freakin’ miracle.
I’ve been really faithful and good about sticking to it so far, the diet is primarily protein and low carb vegetables like salad, broccoli, etc. No corn or wheat at all and definitely no refined sugar (The Devil)!
The truth is, most of the time it hasn’t been that hard, because I haven’t been hungry. The protein/fiber/fat combination really fills you up. I have had cupcake cravings, but so far it hasn’t felt worth it. I want results, man!
This is kinda TMI gross, but I had a stomach flu yesterday that is already better today, but like a psycho dieter I was all “Maybe this will help me lose another pound!” Sad.
I just found out yesterday that even though I’ve been faithful, I probably have still been getting too many carbs daily for what they call The Induction Phase.
You’re supposed to try to limit net carbs to 20 a day (I believe you get to subtract fiber to determine net carbs- so 5 carbs minus 2 grams of fiber is really three net carbs? Something like that.)
It’s really easy to go over 20 net carbs a day! Even if you’re just eating big salads. They say to limit your veggies to around 3 cups per day. So I am starting today with that goal…
I’m allowed coffee with half n’ half and Spenda or sugar free vanilla creamer, portion control nuts and cheeses (macadamia nuts are very low carb), avocado and healthy fats like olive oil, etc.
I’m eating a lot of chicken and turkey, meat and seafood.
I’m also having a flashback to my childhood and eating those cheese filled hot dogs from Oscar Meyer without a bun- kind of weird and delicious! Pop it in the microwave for 25 seconds- done.
Good low carb veggie choices include: spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, asparagus, cucumber, mushrooms, lettuce and other dark leafy greens (like kale).
I think I’ve lost about 5 pounds in the first two weeks, I’m trying not to obsess about numbers because I want it all to be over and I want it NOW! I probably should start looking at this as a long term lifestyle change though…(I want my cupcakes back. Grrr.)
If there are any Atkins experts out there, I’d love to hear your tips! I’ll keep you posted…I’m going to the BlogHer conference in NYC in August and I want to feel healthy, cute and fabulous.