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Didn't give in to sugar cravings tonight

Posted by alicesRestaurant (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 30, 04 at 23:51

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.


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Didn't give in to sugar cravings tonight

Yeeeeaaaahhhhhh Alice! Am I glad to read your post and also extremely happy that you are finding what works for you. I agree steamed veggies are great, have lots and lots of taste. Olive oil is GOOD FOR YOU, in moderation, your body needs polyunsaturated fats. I use olive oil margarine.
I like your protein drink and I should give it some thought for the days I miss eating meats (often just forget).
Fabulous! Thanks for posting, I was thinking about you a wondering how you are doing.


RE: Didn't give in to sugar cravings tonight

Hi Alice! You rock!!!!!!!!!!! I know exactly what you mean about the cravings. Ice cream is one of my "special" foods-----I buy those "Skinny Cow" ones---they have 130 calories, 2 grams of fat, and are 23 grams Carbohydrates. They're round ice cream sandwiches, a pretty good size, too. Six in a pkg. for about 4 bucks---no, I don't work for them. lol I may have to buy some stock, though!

It sounds like you're well on the way to your goal weight. I've got at least 30 more lbs. to go, have lost about 15 in the past 3 months. I seem to fluctuate... a lot! I don't know if you read the other thread, but DH has diabetes problems so now he's cutting back on all of his sweets, etc. So, now it should be easier to lose.

Take care, have a great day and post with us----we're all doing it together----losing one lb. at a time. sue

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