Didn't give in to sugar cravings tonight
I really wanted ice cream tonight or second best,
I was going to cook some pasta (not whole wheat)
which for me would mean a portion way too large
if I cook at home. Anyway, I didn't do it.
(patting myself on the back :)
Having raw brazil nuts handy helped a lot.
I also had a glass of water with a tablespoon
of cider vinegar and a tablespoon of honey.
Not sure which helped the most but I'm going
to bed now and not feeling deprived.
I'm making up my own diet as a result of
reading and trying to follow many types of
diets. I am lucky because I like healthy
food as well as the unhealthy stuff. So
I have discovered (or rediscovered) steaming
vegetables. I'm not talking microwave steaming.
I use one of those little wire fold up type
baskets in a pot of water that doesn't cover the
vegetables. The lid goes on and most vegetables
such as cauliflower and brocoli can be steamed
in 12-14 minutes. I use olive oil and sometimes
parmesan cheese as a dressing. I don't measure
the olive oil. I'm thinking this is kind of
low-carb (in my own way). I also don't limit
myself. I allow myself as many servings of steamed
vegetables as I feel like. It is nice to feel like
I can eat all I want.
Anyway, these vegetables are wonderful. I
had turnips yesterday, just plain turnips
steamed with olive oil, salt and pepper added
just before serving and wow! I can't figure
out why I have gotten off the track so bad
when I love this kind of food.
I do have a problem with getting enough protein
since I'm vegetarian so I'm doing some liquid
protein in the blender with some carrot juice that
I make fresh with an apple. This isn't very
low carb but it tastes good and I'm losing
weight so there must be something right about
it. I also have White Mountain brand unsweetened
(regular, not low fat) yoghurt with an avocado
for one of my meals. Hmmmm, this yoghurt is
the very best...
Anyway, I weighed in this morning at 240, down
10 pounds since January 2nd. I'm getting a lot
of exercise working around the house after being
in a sedentary job for many years. It helps
a lot that I'm retired now.
I just can't believe it is going this well.
I've cut back on the eggs because my cholesterol
was getting too high. At this point, I guess
I will call this my: yoghurt, avocado, carrot juice,
fresh steamed vegetables, parmesan cheese (or other type
grated over veggies) and olive oil, nuts, apple cider
and vinegar and liquid protein diet.