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.