Day 1 - My Low Carb Dietary Journey

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Princess...

Joined: Feb 13
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Posted: 22 Jul 2014, 06:26
I was quite apprehensive starting this diet full force today. I know that this is the right thing to do if I want to be healthy. I have spent a long time pondering when I will take the bold step and stop the excessive carbs I consume. Being African, most of my meals are mostly made up of cabs accompanied with some sort of vegetables and meat. I need to change this meal round to vegetable plus meat accompanied with almost no carbs. Believe me, this is completely counterintuitive; I guess it’s like asking Italians not to eat pasta (with due respect to my Italian relatives). The day started off well with 2 eggs at 10am...and I thought..then what.....I was quite surprised how full I was, though. I went through the day thinking of what I am missing and how I will cope with low cabs. I don’t think I’m ready to start measuring, too much to handle for now. I just want the cravings for croissants, bread, rice etc to GO! STOP!! Grrrr . Anyway, I continued with the diet until the evening meal.. so excited, I resisted my favourite (sorry, previous favourite) sandwich although tearfully. I can’t believe how much routine I’d developed buying this lunch meal...food for thought...as I was about to give in, I thought, it will only be harder tomorrow!! Evening meal: I was so tearful just watching my husband devouring a bowl of basmati rice as I was counting every spoon going into his mouth. Good news! I resisted (again) and had some protein rich pies with the thinnest crust I’d ever had. Pat on the back!! Oh dear! I became very hungry just before bed and the desire came back. I knew I’d missed a trick in the day, my calorie intake was just too low and now I’m paying for it... so I reached for an apple...I guess it’s better that having that rice leftover which is still nagging my mind. Hmmm..
Reflection: I should have been more prepared and plan ahead. I need to drink more water. Stop thinking of what I am missing. Think of the benefits. I need to find low cab recipes. I need to ask other low cab dieters for their advice and wisdom.
Rating: On the whole, I give myself a smiley tearful face.... long road ahead (boy!!)..
PEACE!!
Please Lord, help me through this journey.....
skinnyzee-01

Joined: Jun 14
Posts: 40

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Posted: 22 Jul 2014, 09:28
Congratulations on taking action! Just like you, I was on and off low carb for years. Doing it for 2 days here and 2 days there. Last week I decided that enough was enough and started taking thing seriously. Strange enough I do not have any withdrawal symptoms, do not crave sugar and bad carbs anymore, I feel clear minded as well.

I can understand you being African. I literally grew up on bread, maize meal porridge, rice etc.

Lol..I was also naughty and did take a peak on the scale. I liked what I saw but my official weigh-in will be in 2 days time.

Keep it up!
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Princess...

Joined: Feb 13
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Posted: 22 Jul 2014, 10:54
Thanks sister for the encouragement... I am looking forward to having clear mind too. How are you coping with family get together meals?
Please Lord, help me through this journey.....



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