My weight has been fairly static recently. But having kept it off I am confident the downward trend will recommence any time soon. I’ll keep you posted.
A short note on the subject of those horrible sugar cravings: I manage to get rid of my sugar cravings by giving in to them. Don’t deny that you want sugar. Just eat some chocolate (try a small bar from a corner shop instead of a giant slab from the supermarket). I find that when I’ve done that I can say to myself “right then, no more until next month”. And dumb as it sounds it is actually working. I have given myself permission to admit that I have these cravings and to admit that I called them “treats” when in truth they were just “poisons” for my poorly liver. So after accepting this truth I found it easier to handle and easier to quit for the month, knowing I could give in next month if I had to. Feel free to see my constant weight loss since January if you think I’m kidding. My diet is all in my mind. Bet yours is too.
Anyway here is an example low carb diet menu for a day
My Food Diary: Today, Monday 28 April 2014. The first set of numbers is the totals for the day.
Fat Carbs Sugar Net C Prot Cals
29.49 47.88 25.39 40.43 166.80 1156
Breakfast 15.78 7.85 2.11 7.85 16.72 245
Scrambled Egg (Whole, Cooked)
14.90 2.68 2.11 2.68 13.53 203
Sainsbury’s Chunky Vegetables
1.1 x 100g
0.88 5.17 5.17 3.19 42
Lunch 9.50 9.60 3.40 7.60 39.01 282
Co-Op Sweet & Crunchy Salad
0.40 7.00 1.40 5.00 1.30 40
John West Tuna Chunks in Brine
1.10 36.71 156
Hellmann’s French Dressing
2 x 1 portion, 30 g
8.00 2.60 2.00 2.60 1.00 86
Dinner 4.21 16.43 7.88 10.98 104.07 538
Steamed or Poached Cod
3.52 99.59 454
Tesco Pak Choi
0.35 3.85 2.10 2.62 30
0.13 8.36 4.94 6.06 1.17 36
Sweet Red Peppers
0.21 4.22 2.94 2.82 0.69 18
Nothing complicated. No starving myself. All very easy to cook. Breakfast was cooked in a small frying pan without the need for oil. Lunch came in a can and a bag and a squeezy bottle. Whilst dinner took the most time to prepare I had to chop a pepper, peel and chop half a turnip and chop 2 pak coi pieces. Unwrap the cling film off my cod and place them all in my stove top steamer (cheap and simple). I steamed for about 20-30 minutes.
Some of you have been asking me to say what low carb or low fat foods I eat through a whole day instead of just putting down example meals. Well generally speaking I eat what I want within reason. All I do that’s different to you is that I am bothered enough to record everything in FatSecret. A great little app. Here’s a pdf of that menu above Food Diary 280414