Friday, November 04, 2011
Randy's gone to help his parents up in Idaho so I've not been making the new recipes I had picked out for this week and instead am just having basic stuff for my meals. Eggs for breakfast (with almond flour pancakes), salad for lunch, more salad or cooked veggies and a small portion of meat for dinner. I'm not hating it but it's not nearly as exciting as cooking up a new recipe for the both of us to try. Soon as he gets back, I am off to a tech conference in Boston. Let's see, Boston Baked Beans? Nope, can't eat that. Boston Creme Pie? Nope, not that either. Boston lettuce? In abundance! I plan on ordering room service so I can get bacon and omelets and not be tempted by the provided continental breakfast. Lunch and dinner aren't provided so I have more control there.
One thing I've learned with going low carb is you've got to always have lots of fresh vegetables on hand. Well, you could do frozen I guess, but I like fresh. So, I shop more often. I am always buying more salad greens, more tomatoes, more avocados. The things that have a short "good to eat" period. Slimy salad greens are just grody. We've also upped our dairy delivery to include two dozen eggs and had them stop delivering the milk I used to use on my morning cereal. Can't have morning cereal. I am continually amazed at how many carbs everything has! Who knew? We're doing just fine on only 20g a day. I feel like the WonderWoman of carbs. Give me a little and I'll rule the world!
Loving the sugar free candy I found but not loving the “laxative effect”. That’s one of those marketing phrases your eyes see but your brain doesn’t immediately translate, it just goes into a slow skid until it stops with the click of understanding. Oh, they mean “diarrhea”! There’s no way you are ever going to see the word “diarrhea” on any food product. “Laxative effect”, so peaceful and non-alarming. Say it in your George Carlin voice.