Monday, June 18, 2012
So I am recommitting to being more diligent on my Primal Diet. I had been bad on re-introducing bread into my diet and that was a slippery slope to diet coke. Now I have to cut out my diet cokes and the bread.
But I know I can do this! I have done it before and actually have been able to maintain my weight loss pretty easily even with the last month of being off plan.
So here goes! Day 1 Food Journal below.
So far I have eaten:
9:AM Breakfast: 1 small coffee with Almond milk and 2 sugars (8 carbs)
1 sm. TJ yogurt 20 carbs
10AM Snack: 1 hot tea with 2 sugars (8 carbs)
11:30AM Early lunch: 1 chicken leg, 1 baby bell, veggies (squash and glazed carrots)
Snack: Luna bar 24 net carbs/ 28carbs plus 4 fiber
2PM 1 chicken leg, 1 baby bell, veggies (squash and glazed carrots)
3:30PM snack cinnamon almonds (20 pieces- 10 carbs)
Water: 2 bottles of Crystal light. 1.5 cans of soda.
Note: need to pick up cottage cheese at TJ and some more low carb options for snacks and meals. Do not really have my meals planned out well so far.
Here is what I ate once I left work and went to the grocery stores.
Not the best choices. But hey I did put back the bag of chips I wanted to buy. :)
Pre-dinner snack: snack cinnamon almonds (20 pieces- 10 carbs), 3 carb covered malt balls (10 carbs)
*Went to the store and was so overwhelmed with snack cravings.
Dinner: diet coke, sm piece of mock quiche (4 carbs), bowl of safeway loaded potato soup (28 carbs), 1 sm. Piece of bread (panera- 30 carbs), 2 pieces of bacon, spoon of coconut butter (4 carbs).
Over all carbs (Over 150 carbs prob. 200)
As you can see I can definitely do better when eating low carb but the nice thing at this point in my eating plan is that I am willing to eat a little bad as long as for the most part I eat on plan. I do not feel guilty or beat myself for wanting a high carb item nor do I deprive myself and then over do it once I finally give in.
I really feel like I know how to eat and how to maintain this as a long term lifestyle. Some days I am really good to stick to a plan but most days I do 80/20 and seem to be able to still lose a little bit of weight.
I would love to shed my last 15 pounds quickly but I am also not willing to deprive myself and eat bland tasteless food. Sometimes just eating this primal plan of more protein makes me feel deprived (j/k). But I know it is the right plan for me.
Last night I even threw out all of my frozen carb treats to help me stick to it better.
These simple victories are what help me see my progress.