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Day 1 on ultra-low carb

Friday, October 25, 2013

Today was my day off, so a great time to start. The weather was warm and sunny for October.
I felt good today. No carb-flu symptoms at all. I made sure I got enough to drink and enough sodium.
9 am
Breakfast: decaf with 1/4 cup cream

11 am
2nd breakfast: 3/4 cup full-fat yogurt with 1/2 cup cranberries, 1 tsp. Xylitol

lunch: 4-egg omelett with 1 oz. cheddar cheese and handful of parsley, cooked in 2 tbsp. butter, with lots of seasalt, basil and garlic

5:00pm decaf with 1/4 cup heavy cream

It's 6:30pm and I'm not hungry yet. I may skip dinner. Will decide when dinner is ready in an hour. I found some chocolate in the cupboard that my daughter left there, not a temptation so far.
Ended up having dinner at 8 pm. Baked squash with bacon and green beans.
I decided on herbal tea instead of dessert. Not having fruit with yogurt for dessert will take some getting used to.
I realized that I drank very little water today although I did drink enough
other fluids. Water does not seem very appealing to me once the weather gets colder.
Today was a good start. I should be back in ketosis by tomorrow morning.

Exercise was light today. 3 x 20minute walking/easy jogging with the dogs and 2 hours of painting the barn.
Relaxation (yes, that will be part of the plan): watching the sunset, reading some more of "Jane Eyre". Maybe some keyboard playing if there is time.

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    Thanks for posting, I'm always interested in low-carb meals. Last night I had brussel sprouts in bacon, so similar to you.
    1549 days ago
    the interesting thing about low-carb is that your body learns to burn fat as fuel, including your body fat. Carbs are not an essential nutrient. That's why low-carb works so well. And skipping meals is not a problem once your body has adjusted by switching to ketosis (fat burning state). emoticon
    1550 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/26/2013 1:23:50 AM
    glad you did not skip a meal - you may not feel hungry but your body still needs to be fed fuel, after all that is why we eat .. Good luck, I could not do this ... cheers emoticon
    1550 days ago
    great way to go thanks for posting
    1550 days ago
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    1550 days ago
    I am the same way with water, I don't want it as much when its cold. All I want is coffee! But I get my water in with herbal teas, I don't see a problem with that...there are some great fall ones out if you like the spiced ones.

    What kind of squash? Your dinner sounds good!
    1550 days ago
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