Carb Cycling Update
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Well, I've now made it through one of each types of the carb cycling days. I like low-carb day best, actually.
The no-carb day on Tuesday was really tough. Biking to work and functioning in an overly-warm office all day on no starchy carbs was rough. I just felt unsatisfied all day. Partly psychological, I'm sure, but it was still hard. I ate heaps and heaps of veggies to make up for it, but then I just felt physically full and still craving something...
Yesterday was high-carb day, where I get as much carbs as I want for four of my six meals. I waited too long between numbers three and four and totally stuffed my self to discomfort... My brain totally panicked that I wouldn't get to eat anymore carbs for the rest of the day, and I just over ate.
BUT... I know that will be less of a problem in the future as I learn that the last carbo-meal of the day is really not that big deal.
Today was great, low-carb day. I get a serving of fruit and a normal portion of starchy carbs with the first three meals of the day. For dinner I made a delicious "spaghetti" with zucchini, turkey breast, and tomato sauce. Really great and way more filling than I expected.
"Treated" myself for tonights last protein meal - I made a "cheesecake" with fat free quark (like cottage cheese, but smooth), half an egg white (accidentally dropped the other half!), 1/4 scoop of vanilla protein powder (extremely sweet), and a few teaspoons of lime juice. Baked in the oven for 20 minutes and it's just like real dessert.
I also made some great scones for breakasts on carb days - whole grain flour, applesauce, protein powder, a couple tablespoons of soy flour, and flax seed. I'll post a recipe in a bit.