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Day 3

Friday, January 10, 2014

I can honestly say, this is the longest I can remember sticking to a plan and not cheating. Seriously. While that's sad on one level, it's very motivating on many others.

Interesting things (to me at least) are:
With the removal of constant grazing, or popping candy into my mouth, or drinking sugar-laden coffee - I'm noticing what I think of as low blood sugar episodes. That sudden, I'm hungry and if I don't eat now my body might just fall over on me feeling. Not as bad as my partner's diabetic low blood sugar attacks where she breaks into a cold sweat and really WILL pass out, but a less intense version if I go more than 4 hours without eating, or eat too little at breakfast which seems to be the usual culprit.

See, I'm not a first thing in the morning eater. Prior to this, I wake up around 4:30, I'd have a couple cups of coffee, eat a small bite at my desk around 7 a.m., then a snack at 9:30, then a big lunch at 11 a.m. Now....I get up and force myself to down a couple of scrambled eggs to meet the "eat within 30 min of waking" rule set by my nutritionist friend. Wow, is it hard to eat that early for me! yet, I find if I don't add some veggies in there, it's not enough and by 8 a.m, I'm feeling my head start to spin.

All learning curve I guess. I can say, I miss cheese. Eggs without cheese? Sigh. I did have some bad chocolate cravings last night and I was GLAD I had removed it from the house! i don't know if I could have not eaten it last night if it was here!!
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    1562 days ago
    Stay strong! It does take a little while to adjust, but it's worth it!
    1563 days ago
  • MCCC75
    I can relate! Great job sticking with your plan!
    1563 days ago
    Hey there, Beautiful!

    Keep up the good work... you are making great progress... anytime we do something we've never done before, we are forging new pathways of success in our lives.

    As for those dips/crashes... try upping your healthy fat intake. In these days of your body transitioning from being a sugar burner to being a fat burner, don't worry about your calories or how often you eat, just eat a lot more fat... avocadoes, nut butter on celery (it's SO good), hard boiled eggs for snacks, eat olives by the tub full, have a cup of coffee with full-fat whipping cream, full-fat coconut milk (I keep a can in the fridge and eat it cold like pudding... sprinkled with cinnamon which helps to keep blood sugar stable), coconut oil, walnuts, macadamia nuts. The enemy of anyone trasitioning to a low/lower carb diet is going too lean.

    Here are some articles that you might find helpful:




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    1563 days ago
    My downfall is BBQ potato chips, Lays.
    1563 days ago
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