I've done what you're doing only I had a 1 year old baby with us. It's hard, very hard, but doable.
I eat low carb Primal and have been since Feb. I love this lifestyle. My energy is up and it is just plain healthier for me and my family. My meals consist of protein, good fats, lots of green leafy veggies and non-starchy veggies. Eating this way has made meal preparation so simple.
Good fats are olive oil, unrefined coconut oil, bacon grease, 4 Tblsp. heavy whipping cream per day, nuts, avocado, and butter. If you are eating these fats, do not eat carbohydrates like flour, sugar, potatoes, bread, corn, wheat and corn products, etc. No white stuff. No gluten. You can't combine fats and bad carbs. Your blood work numbers will rise for the bad.
Breakfast - a veggies omelet with onion, mushroom, and green pepper with a little full fat cheese. Bacon or sausage. Coffee with NuStevia and 2 tsp. heavy whipping cream.
Lunch - Green salad with chicken or tuna on top. Full fat salad dressing w/no more than 2 g. sugar per serving.
Dinner - a piece of meat cooked and a steamed veggie or, my favorite right now, caprese salad. Tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and a vinaigrette. Salmon is a favorite. As is a grilled beef patty with sauteed onions, green peppers, and mushrooms in the bacon grease.
Snack - Double espresso w/3 Tblsp. heavy whipping cream. small piece of 85% dark chocolate. A few almonds.
That's a delicious day of meals and you will lose weight.
Check out the Atkins and Other Low Carb Team here. Check out the book "Why We Get Fat" by Gary Taubes. My lab work numbers have come down dramatically going low carb.
| current weight: 177.0