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!!)..
Please Lord, help me through this journey.....