ElizabethEl's Journal, 26 April 2013

A whole new world to me: after Atkins' diet to have my doc tell me (due to my kidney function having been impaired and needing a rest) that I need to cut back on meat and get more proteins from rice/bean type foods. To cut back on protein of all types in fact temporarily. I never knew the kidneys had a hard time filtering protein.

But, since I'm on a low sodium diet the canned beans are outrageous in their sodium content so got brave and soaked garbanzas, adzuki and lentils last night, and simmered them this AM. (they are ZERO sodium) Was so easy I don't know what I was worried about. Packaged them in one serving baggies and froze them so that I have lots of 'grab and heat and eat' beans to add to rice or soup broth or salads. Also made a crockpot full of brown rice and froze those servings, too. I feel very healthy and courageous and efficient! Dug out my old Moosewood Restaurant cookbook and got a bit excited about making some fresh soups and rice pudding!

My doc said don't try to lose weight yet but am still trying to keep my RDI below 1400K.

I was afraid eating the carbs would start my cravings again, but strangely, it has not. I am wondering if it's SALT that makes one crave more.....hmmmm. Because I find fruit and fresh veggies so sweet they satisfy and I really am not hungry between meals. Interesting.....

Diet Calendar Entries for 26 April 2013:
1655 kcal Fat: 76.50g | Prot: 95.05g | Carb: 152.93g.   Breakfast: spirutein strawberry yogurt, Coffee, Cream (Half & Half), Splenda No Calorie Sweetener. Lunch: La Tortilla Factory Whole Wheat Low Carb & Low Fat Tortillas, Boar's Head Baby Swiss Cheese, Brown Rice (Medium-Grain, Cooked), Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans, Bengal Gram) (Mature Seeds), Avocado, Butter (Salted), Curry Powder. Dinner: Trader Joe's Premium Black Angus Beef Flank Steak, Broccoli Flower Clusters, Albertsons Baby Carrots, Marie's Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing, Breyers Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream, Edy's Orange Cream Sherbert. Snacks/Other: Waymouth Farms Dried Apricots, Dry Roasted Almonds (Without Salt Added). more...
2791 kcal Activities & Exercise: Stretching (yoga) - 35 minutes, Sleeping - 9 hours, Resting - 25 minutes, Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 2 hours, Desk Work - 8 hours, Driving - 1 hour, Shopping - 1 hour, Housework - 2 hours. more...
on diet TLC / DASH  


I find carbs (like beans) that are low on the glycemic index do not cause cravings. Glad that you are still losing!  
26 Apr 13 by member: BuffyBear
Sounds like your doing great with you new WOE..Hang in there sweetie..you have been through a big scare..:O) 
26 Apr 13 by member: BHA


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