I picked up the Somersize book at Goodwill. I read it one day! I've heard it all before no sugar or starch but this time it clicked. The first day was hard. I have the biggest sweet tooth. But I've actually enjoyed this. I don't feel hungry nor bloated. Right now I'm sticking with the Veggies/Protein meals. Once I have a carb I'm afraid I won't be able to stop. I started last Thursday and weighed myself Saturday and was down 1.5 lbs.
I've only just started myself, but it's going great so far. I've lost 5 lbs this week . I've kept things relatively simple until my body gets used to not having so many carbs. Breakfast has been plain non fat yogurt with Truvia mixed in or some type of omelte or eggs. I've not had oatmeal or whole grain cereal with skim milk, but that is an option. Lunch has been a variety of salads with low-carb dressing and dinner has been meat and vegetables, or last night was a vegetarian night with sauteed zucchini, cauliflower, mushrooms and a bit of onion, then put that in a casserole dish with a ladle of sugar-free pasta sauce and shredded mozarella cheese and baked until bubbly. I had that with a fresh picked salad from the garden and I was in heaven. I didn't feel deprived at all that my family was enjoying the pasta and bread. I've even had a bowl of fresh cherries two hours later for dessert and felt satisfied. Once you give up the carbs, you truly stop craving them. I hope that this helps and good luck!
Hi There! When I first started to Somersize, I had to read and re-read all of the "rules" if you will. It can be confusing at first. But once you get it down, it will become a natural way of thinking and eating. I photo-copied the one summary page she had in her book that had the nuts and bolts to Somersizing and carried it in my purse and also had it on my fridge.
My suggestion to you is to start one meal at a time. Maybe you could start by trying out/understanding how to combine your food during your meals.
For one meal, try doing a Veggie/Pro-Fats combination. (Example: steak and salad or chicken and stir-fry vegetables or veggie omelette with a side of bacon/sausage). See if it makes sense to you.
For another meal, try doing a Carbo/Veggie combination. (Example: cucumber and tomato salad on whole wheat toast).
Once you get the combinations down, you can go back and re-read more of the ins and outs. Once you feel comfortable understanding how to combine your foods in a meal, you can get down to the nitty gritty and eliminate "funky foods" as she calls them.
Maybe if you broke it down that way, (one meal at a time), it may make more sense :) Or not! That's why it's just a suggestion :) Hope this helps and post more questions if you have any!
I am trying to get into the life style change of the Somersize eating... however I can't seem to just make a meal plan, and I can't figure it all out. I have a tenancy to over complicate things so I may be doing just that. Do you have any helpful hints for getting started and what has worked best for you?
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