Tuesday, May 14, 2013
WooHoo! I was down 2.8 lbs this week! Love being back on program.
One significant change I made this week - I had met with a dietitian who reviewed what I was eating for a week and compared it to the Canada Food Guidelines. I was on track for fruit and veggies, but I was very high for protein and very low for carbs. I had read so much about wheat-free, low carb, primal, paleo and all of the successes people were having. I wasn't being strict about it, but had cut out most carbs other than fruit and veggies. The dietitian wanted me to try adding some carbs back. Very carefully I have added Fibre 1 cereal, gluten-free bread and brown rice. I will keep an eye on how this progresses.
The other thing the dietitian wanted me to work on is to get 8 hours of sleep at night. I am normally in bed for about 7-8 hours, but wake often during the night. I haven't really done anything different here, but I have slept much better this week. Not sure if adding carbs back in is helping.
My thoughts on low carb - I know I will get some feedback on this - I think it does work very well for some people, but not everyone. I keep going back to the Blood Type Diet - 80% of the people are either type A blood or type O. The Os types are expected to do much better on a high protein diet. Type As are expected to do better on a low protein diet. So, whatever works best for you. Try one way, if it doesn't work - switch it up!
............( Previous).. Today...(Change). Next Goal
Weight... (187)......184.2.... (-2.8)......176 (10%)
BM I...... ( 34.8)........ 34.8..... (-0.0)....... 29.9 (overweight as opposed to obese)
Waist.... ( 38.5).......... 38.5 .......(-0.0)........35
Waist to Hip (0.88)... 0.88..... (0)........... 0.85 (moderate as opposed to high)