Hey, I’m still on my high protein, low-ish carb diet to get in shape for the beach, and it seems to be going well, so far. I’ve been doing it for about 8 days and I’ve lost 2-3 pounds.
True story, the third day on the program, my son won the cake walk at a fair, and we had this giant, homemade vanilla cake in our house all day. Frosting is a weakness of mine, I can eat it straight from the can.
Then we were invited over to dinner that night by our lovely neighbors, where more cake and pastries were served. I didn’t even have a bite of frosting, I was a rock! *cries*
In case anyone else out there is working on losing weight along with me (or wants to), I thought I’d share a bit as I go along. I bought an American flag bikini yesterday (‘Merica, baby!) and I’m using it for motivation to lose at least 5 or 6 pounds before the end of June.
I’ve been eating every kind of protein, eggs, a lot of salad and green veggies, portion controlled amounts of cheeses, nuts and seeds, avocado, olive oil and lemon, a little fresh salsa, a little hummus, hot sauce and ranch and Caesar dressings, and I even added some fruit after day 3.
For sauces and dressings, I check the label, some ranch dressings can contain a lot of sugar, but if it says 1 carb per serving, I know I’m fine.
The strawberries I’ve included are also a thermogenic food, which means your body burns the calories in them just to digest them. I’m not eating any bread, pasta, flour, rice, etc…this is definitely not a no fat or starvation diet. I get stabby/crabby if I’m hungry.
When in doubt, eat some protein, even a bunless microwaved hot dog. You can have mustard, too.
Carb counters know you can subtract the fiber from the carbs in a food. Like say, your avocado slices have 7 grams of carbs, but 4 grams of fiber: that counts as only 3 net carbs.
But I digress: Have you ever eaten at a churrascaria? I love it, it’s a restaurant that serves traditional Brazilian style barbecue. My Brazilian friend Drika said their most popular style of beef called picanha is her favorite, and it’s mine, too. Continue reading