BuffyBear's Journal, 06 January 2016

Happy Hump Day!

It has now been 10 days since I've eliminated wheat from my diet. It amazes me that I've lost 7 pounds by doing nothing more than that and keeping to a 16:8 IF schedule (weekdays only).

The next step will be lowering carb intake. I know I can do this - the problem is sticking with it. This is where I need support from all of my super patient buddies.

Will offer my thanks ahead of time.

Diet Calendar Entry for 06 January 2016:
1871 kcal Fat: 118.21g | Prot: 112.54g | Carb: 87.93g.   Breakfast: Coffee, Great Value Half & Half, Atkins Frozen Farmhouse-Style Sausage Scramble. Lunch: Atkins Frozen Crustless Chicken Pot Pie. Dinner: Longhorn Steakhouse Rancher's Sirloin, Baked Sweetpotato (Peel Eaten, Fat Not Added in Cooking), Butter (Salted), Cinnamon Sugar, Lettuce Salad with Assorted Vegetables, Longhorn Steakhouse Bleu Cheese Dressing. Snacks/Other: Coffee, Land O'Lakes Traditional Half & Half, Emerald Natural Almonds 100 Calorie Pack, Golden Delicious Apples. more...

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You got this bud! I too have just eliminated wheat and trying gluten next. Makes me nervous but I know I can do it! And so can you!  
06 Jan 16 by member: Qu33nLain3y
Happy hump day back to you. No wheat is working great for you, that is great. How low are you looking to go with carbs? I don't end up sticking to LCHF for long periods but am wanting to limit net carbs to a reasonable amount and will be figuring that out over the coming weeks. 
06 Jan 16 by member: jmb3450
Qu33nLIN3Y - Yes you can do it! If I can then anybody can. Good luck!  
06 Jan 16 by member: BuffyBear
Jmb3450 - What I have to do is get my lazy butt in gear and start cooking. For instance, cauliflower rice, zucchini lasagna, etc. are just to die for. But, unfortunately, you just can't buy them in the frozen food section or through the drive thru at Burger King.  
06 Jan 16 by member: BuffyBear
I'm trying to get my carbs through (mostly) fruits and vegetables, and very very little wheat, which is so irritating to my airways anyway. When you do your cooking, make extras of anything that will be as good next time you eat it--I make a huge salad and eat it every day for a week, ditto with veggie sticks. I buy almonds and peanuts and measure them into snack size bags, and I never ever leave the house without a packet of those and a sliced apple in a bag, tucked into my purse. Larabars, the ones that are only fruit and nuts, are good for this too. Then I always have SOMEthing with me that's okay to eat if hunger hits. (Also much cheaper than running through a drive-through!)  
06 Jan 16 by member: Elizabeth_V
Elizabeth - thanks for the tips. I agree it is so important to have something on hand when hunger strikes - there is never any reason to go hungry on this WOE.  
06 Jan 16 by member: BuffyBear
Good for you Buffy, I remember that grains were a problem for you. One of my nieces has posted some links to recipes on facebook recently that I'm dying to try. The site is www.vegetarian247.com There was a nooodleless lasagna that looks delish! As many of you know I don't do low carb Good planning Elizabeth. I try to have an apple with me. It is so much easier to eat healthy if you have done some prep ahead. Not low carb: My plan includes a fruit and veggie smoothie to start my day. I have mostly just been using a banana but I love it when I have a fruit salad (dressing a bit of yogurt) in the frig to snack on or toss in my morning smoothie. I have decided to make one each week. Any left can be buzzed and frozen in paper cups and tossed into the smoothie maker.  
06 Jan 16 by member: wholefoodnut
I find it is easier to be strict about the carbs.. the more you have the more you crave. 
06 Jan 16 by member: Rguarino
Wholefoodnut - Always love hearing from you. I recognize that everybody is different and diets are NOT one size fits all. When I am behaving myself, I do try to include healthy carbs daily, including raw fruit.  
06 Jan 16 by member: BuffyBear
Oooh, Wholefoodnut, those smoothies sound good! I agree that it's easier to be strict about carbs. By getting most of mine through fruits and veggies, I do not crave carbs the way I did when carbs meant things like bread and pasta! 
06 Jan 16 by member: Elizabeth_V
Rguarino - You've got my number!  
06 Jan 16 by member: BuffyBear
Congrats Buffy on your progress. I love carbs and sugars but I feel so much better when I stay away from them. My motivation is that I feel better and even my skin looks better. Low carb/high protein is how I'm eating at the moment. I had lots of cravings in the beginning but I believe it was for sugar. Don't forget about the sweet potato if you need something a little heavier. I wish you well and support in advance.  
06 Jan 16 by member: ChicaLean
ChicaLean - Much appreciated! BTW, I love sweet potato, rutabagas, winter squash - basically anything orange.  
06 Jan 16 by member: BuffyBear
That sounds really good. I'm craving vegetables so I may make a soup this weekend. You are going to do great. 
06 Jan 16 by member: ChicaLean
ChicaLean thanks for mentioning the part about ur skin looking better on LC I got off program when I had my 2 retina surgeries and I just figured my skin looked yucky because of anastesia but maybe it's because of the carbs. I'm back on LC now so maybe it'll get better. 
06 Jan 16 by member: Addie Aline
BuffyBear I stole some of ur recipes the spinach pie &I a pork chop one & a chicken one, I hope u don't mind. Do u have a secret to get the meat tender? 
06 Jan 16 by member: Addie Aline
Addie - to be honest - those recipes were added such a long time ago that I have no idea what they are. But, as for pork chops, I have a tendency to cook them TO DEATH. I've found browning them on the stove and finishing them in the oven works better. Also - I cook pork in a sauce quite often. Good thing this isn't a cooking show - LOL. Best of luck.  
06 Jan 16 by member: BuffyBear
10 days is epic in my book... Im on day 5 , "offically" day 3, however you wanna look at it and its been hard as heck. Way to kick butt..  
06 Jan 16 by member: redgirl1974
Redgirl - Am sure it will all seem like an old habit soon. Wishing you the best. 
06 Jan 16 by member: BuffyBear
A good substitute for bread is the MIM( muffin in a minute) made with round flaxseed. 1/4 cup flax meal (8.09 total carbs, 7.6 fiber) 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (0.64 net carbs) 1 packet splenda packet (0.9 net carbs) 1 teaspoon cinnamon (1.84 total carbs, 1.2 fiber) 1 large egg (0.6 net carbs) 1 teaspoon butter microwave for 1-1.5minutes  
06 Jan 16 by member: jewels8862

     
 

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