Saturday, June 01, 2013
I'll admit it. I'm discouraged today.
I've made a promise to myself to not just lose weight, but to eat better. I can get single-minded sometimes and have a hard time focusing on more than one goal at a time. I want to do this right.
To do this, I'm transitioning into a low-carb lifestyle. I am not eliminated carbs, but I am cutting back bit by bit with the eventual goal of maintaining my necessary carbs from veggies and other sources vs. refined foods. So I ate a low-carb breakfast and came up a bit short for my carb goals. It wasn't enough. I knew it wasn't enough and I would be hungry soon. So, a little while later I had a glass of V8 to hold me over until lunch.
For lunch, I decided to make a tuna sandwich on some sprouted grain bread with a side of broccoli and hummus instead of diving into the bag of potato chips. (I did allow myself to have 5.) It was delicious. I added up all the carbs and calories and was horrified. Combined with my lean breakfast, a coffee, and a peanut snack, I only have 300 something calories left for the day, went over my target for fat, and have not made my carb or protein goals. I still have supper to go.
So I guess in my desire to limit carbs, I consumed too much fat instead :(
I know it's just one day and that now I can make changes tomorrow. I know that a weakness of mine is that as I limit carbs, I am using eating fat instead of lean protein. I guess it's time to find out what y options are for lean proteins!
I just really want to be healthy again.