Monthly Archives: October 2015

Ok…so breakfast is a thing.

I decided to have a “proper” breakfast at home this morning… less than 30 minutes after waking up.

I had some beef minced meat, a tomato, some broccoli and 1 egg. It was delicious and satisfying.

This is unlike my usual, I get to work, work for an hour then have “breakfast” around 10am. Breakfast usually being two slices of bread with peanut (during my pre-no-carb days) or scrambled eggs throughout last week.

When I have my “breakfast” at work, in less than 2 hours I start feeling hungry .

Today, on the other hand… It’s been 4 hours since my carb-free breakfast and I do not feel hungry. AT ALL!

I’ve been sipping on water all morning (it’s an extremely hot day today), and I am not craving anything.

Lunch is going to be a leafy green salad with olives, feta cheese and tomatoes.

Mid-afternoon snack is going to be strawberries

And dinner is going to be mixed GREEN veggies and roast chicken.

What I’m doing that’s different to last week is that I’m not eating every couple of hours. Instead, I’ll still to the tried and tested 3 meals a day and one afternoon snack of strawberries.

Let’s see how this goes.

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I have pressed the Re-Set button

So, I began my no-carb journey last week.  Based on my other attempts at diets in my whole life, it was a success.

And by success I mean the only “real” carbs I had in 7 days were popcorn and 2 slices of home-made bread.

However, my drinking was kinda high…and I had 3 biscuits and a tablespoon of pasta on Saturday.

My reward? I dropped 200grams. lol!

My 1st week of going carb free did not make me lose as much weight as I thought I would. I believe I probably ate too many calories… but based on my MyFitness Pal food logs, I never went over 1400 calories.

And for whatever reason, (perhaps it’s depression at not losing any weight) I had a blueberry muffin this morning. And truth is, I enjoyed every bite of it.

I will be doing some circuit exercises this week to try work off that muffin.

But, it is back to super low-carb now.

I won’t be having high carb and high sugar veggies and fruit such as bananas, pineapple, butternut, beans and carrots etc.

I shall be sticking to only green veg… leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage with meat.

And on the fruit side, I’ll only have strawberries which are very low in sugar and calories (incredibly low in calories… like 32 calories for 100g) and some watermelon.

No more butternut and very few nuts.

Week 2, let’s do this!

I’ve gone no carb

I mean, as no-carb as possible. That means no bread, pasta, rice potatoes etc. However, there is food on my menu that contains carbs such as beans, butternut and bananas.

I made this decision on Saturday…5 days go. And It has been surprisingly easy in terms of being able to resist temptations.

I’ve not craved carbs, though I’ve generally been feeling a bit eefy…light-headed and very irritable.

However, I will confess to having popcorn on Monday (day 3 of my new lifestyle) purely because it was in the house, and i felt compelled to eat it.

And I had 2 small slices of brown homemade bread yesterday because I had to go and review a new restaurant for work.

Those are the only basic carbs I’ve had in 5 days….

This is an INCREDIBLE ACHIEVEMENT for me. I have never stuck to any sort of diet for longer than a few hours. The fact that I have been focused for almost a week is incredible and unbelievable for me.

Even with my slip-ups, I could easily have gone back to my old ways. But I have stuck to having a high veggie and high protein eating plan. That means eggs and veg for breakfast, chicken/minced meat with veg for lunch and dinner, and small fruit and yogurt as snacks between meals. I will admit that it has been hard achieving my calorie intake goal of 1200 per day.

The scale has not budged at ALL… I was hoping to start seeing results almost immediately. by dropping a kilo or two in the first couple of days… but my weight has remained stagnant. I’m not sure why. But I have lost almost an inch around my waist already.

I shall be sticking to this and I believe I will get results eventually.

It won’t be easy with social gatherings… but I will bring my own no-carb food, so that I don’t inconvenience my hosts.