Gisme's Journal, 28 March 2013

So day one of the Atkins Diet was a success. I did not feel hungry at all which was the main thing. I strongly believe that the carbs add to hunger and cravings. No carbs = satiety.

I am going to miss potatoes and I am going to miss fruits, not to mention junk food. I am still considering one cheat day a week or every two weeks where I can go out with girlfriends and just let loose for a night, or have a day with slightly higher carbs. I would likely still see success just not as quickly.

This Friday I am supposed to do just that and I have turned down a lot of invitations to go out over the last couple months because I am trying to stay sober and healthy. Its a tough call!!! I am enjoying caring for myself and taking care of myself so much that I might just not even go. Its just not worth it, and I have noticed such a change in me. Hanging around and getting drunk just isn't me anymore.

Tonight I am going out with another girlfriend to have something healthy to snack on and then Zumba. I am not really a fan of Zumba to be honest but I guess it beats sitting around. I will probably go ahead and log in my jog as well. I am getting better at the jogging. Ten minutes straight x2 with 10 minutes of walking between and after the jogs. I am going to 5mph which is great.

Diet Calendar Entries for 28 March 2013:
1051 kcal Fat: 56.56g | Prot: 82.68g | Carb: 51.14g.   Breakfast: Coffee, Coffee, Egg, Mozzarella Cheese, Mushrooms, Scallions or Spring Onions, Frank's Red Hot Sauce. Lunch: Muscle Maker Grill Grilled Chicken Breast, Lettuce Salad with Assorted Vegetables, Italian Salad Dressing, Coffee. Dinner: Greek Salad, Cattlemen's Ranch Beef Sirloin Skewers. Snacks/Other: Tim Hortons Chocolate Glazed Donut, Deviled Egg. more...
2028 kcal Activities & Exercise: Dance (fast step, aerobic) - 1 hour, Resting - 15 hours, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
on diet Atkins  


If it's mashed potatoes you would miss, try mashed cauliflower. I am not on a low carb diet, but we eat mashed cauliflower all the time simply because it is delicious! :) Also, on pinterest there are recipes for roasted cauliflower and "rice."  
28 Mar 13 by member: AmberLaine
Hmm, this I am going to be a master cauliflower masher. 
29 Mar 13 by member: Gisme
Does cauliflower really taste like "mashed potatoes"???  
29 Mar 13 by member: BeautifulYno
I think so. I put a little garlic, parsley, salt and pepper on mine and its almost like the real deal.  
29 Mar 13 by member: Hdp2102
Beautiful, I love mashed cauliflower with low carb milk (well heavy cream) gravy. I also like it riced as a rice substitute.  
29 Mar 13 by member: ctlss


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