This is a quick post on how I fared this week. Is this week 1 progress or not? Pretty darn good progress I’d say! No, really, I am quite impressed with how I feel at the end of 6 days, and how I felt
If you’ve just landed here and have no clue what am talking about, please check this post for the introduction and come back to read this one.
Also, I was randomly checking Pocket, and I fell upon this NPR article where they suggest Slow-Carbs and my jaw literally dropped on the coincidence – of course, they say use grains etc, which I will eventually add into the diet once I drop 30 pounds, but that was serendipitous! Down to the exact date! January
WEEK 1 Progress REPORT
This is my food log, just listed as simply as possible. I didn’t bother with MyFitnessPal and count calories or worry about percentages of macros and how I break them and distribute my foods. Honestly, it’s a HUGE relief.
As you can tell, I skirted the rules a bit. I ate vegetables. Not a lot of cruciferous, like cabbage and broccoli, as suggested, but just vegetables. Low carb vegetables that I usually have in my refrigerator. I also ate
HOW I FELT
Honestly? Pretty darn good!
Monday: I was starving by 10 am and I gobbled one KIND bar and also raided a colleague’s stash and gulped down a pack of nuts and raisins. Yep. I was starving, despite the 1 egg, 2 egg white
Tuesday: I got hungry again by 11 am. I realize this is back to my old self
Wednesday: Woke up and stood on the scale and I had lost 2.5 pounds. That was weird, but I’ll take it. Incredibly busy day. I changed it up and didn’t have any egg, but had a very heavy filling unfermented urad dal dosa. Only urad dal, no rice. It was filling, and I had a long day, so I got to eat a KIND bar at 12.30 and then a chipotle salad (no rice and no cheese) bowl at 1.30 pm with a friend. I came home stuffed and was not hungry one bit. Didn’t have a snack either, ate a bowl of chole and a bowl of salad at 7.30 and am feelin’
Thursday: It was a full day again and I overslept so didn’t get breakfast in. Had some coffee and ran for a meeting at 9.30, but I did eat a KIND bar and some cheese crackers. These Snyder’s Cheese crackers are amazing! Yes, they are processed, but as I said, am not restricting myself too much. I feel fine.In fact, I feel full.
Friday: Another busy day on feet and I managed to stay on track. Prepping salads ahead of time and also made spinach – masoor daal (lentils) and had it as a soup. Hunger is at bay. Was at a dance event and it was late and I ate 2 small slices of cheese, and skipped the fruit. In a parallel universe within my head, I believed cheese was ok to have. Sigh. It wasn’t.
All the foods that I have had thus far.
Saturday: CHEAT DAY
Woke up and weighed myself in and I was 2.5 pounds lighter. I wasn’t super excited to eat anything
Thoughts To Add:
I am still working my way through the food part of the book, but the
I haven’t started on any supplements either, but I plan to add Calcium, Potassium, and Magnesium starting in Week 2, that is Sunday. Yoga and walking in the water will continue into next week, and I’ll be adding some strength training at least twice a week. The gym’s got a couple classes I’d like to enroll in, so am going to try them out to see how my body reacts and adjusts.
The Big Leap from Keto:
If you are wondering how I could jump ship and go from extreme weighing and calculating grams and fat and calories, well, that’s exactly how one should do things, don’t you think? Know that you deserve better, and are continuously willing to push boundaries so you find the path to your goal.
Have faith, take a deep breath and just leap.