South Beach Day 16: Phase 1.5
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Well, I did decide to try my own Phase 1.5. Basically, I'm allowing myself either 1 serving of steel cut oatmeal in the morning or the warm Kashi GoLean cereal. Lots of fiber to bring down the net carbs. I'm also allowing myself one piece/serving of fruit per day. Today, I'm going to have one half of a grapefruit. However, I'm keeping away from bananas, melon, mango, papaya, etc. for now. I'm going to allow myself 1/2 sweet potato twice a week and two alcoholic beverages per week (red wine or gin). That's it. Better be darn good wine or gin--and drank very slowly.
I'm not allowing myself any of my trigger carbs, whether whole grain or not. No bread, pasta, baked goods, cereal bars, crackers, tortillas, flat bread, etc. None. That's way too dangerous.
I'm also continuing to try to cook using the least processed foods that I can handle. Last night, I made tacos (I obviously had a taco salad) and made my own taco seasoning. The family liked it and didn't even notice the missing salt and preservatives. And the ground beef even looked like meat. It didn't take on that odd orange hue that store-bought seasonings have. Obviously, we're not eating out or getting carry out much on my diet.
The FitBit One is certainly motivating. I didn't realize how pathetically sedentary I am. It is hard to move around a lot when designing or writing--but I realize now that I HAVE to move more.
Happy Thursday--9 pounds down, 51 to go!