Day 3 is almost down…so far so good, although I haven’t noticed much “weight” loss on the scale. But, it’s only day 3 and truly that isn’t my determining factor for doing well on this diet. The way I feel and how clothes are fitting along with TI (when I get a chance to take the measurements) will be more of a guide for me. I am interested in getting a BODPOD measurement – but the nearest one I could find online is about 45 minutes away and I’m not sure I’ll have the time to schedule an appointment and get the measurements done.
Yesterday I wrote about the base of the skull headaches I was having…I’m glad to say today (as I kind of expected) I didn’t have any and I felt much better. Glad those went away – the only drawback to today is that I drank a lot of coffee and then switched to ice tea (unsweetened) – and started to get very nauseous around lunch time. I waited a while and drank water and all was well – I need to drink more water obviously and stay away from too much caffeine.
Breakfast: I prepped last night which helped with cooking this morning. I had a 4 egg omelet (2 whole/2 egg white sub) with black beans scrambled in, some turkey breast avocado and salsa. Another very good breakfast – only thing it was TOO much – I ate only about 3/4 of it as I was too full to finish.
I still didn’t eat within 30 minutes – but I started eating about 40 minutes post wakeup. Again, I’m sure that’s not a huge deal but I’d like to try to get it to 30 minutes or under. I may look into whey protein shakes to start the morning – but I’ve never found a brand that is good with water – if there are any suggestions I’d love to hear it!
Lunch: salad with veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots) 1/2 cup of dark red kidney beans, tomatoes and pickles and lunch meat (ham).
Snack/2nd lunch: bowl of leftover chicken soup…very good
Dinner: wifey made a crock pot meal of chicken breasts in cream of broccoli cheese soup – I smeared away as much of the cream as possible and ate it alongside roasted asparagus and salad with tomatoes and avocado. The chicken was decent – a little dry, and hopefully the broc/cheese didn’t run me off the track.
I’m feeling a little hungry right now – but I’m going to drink cold water and hopefully that will do the trick – although I don’t know if this works or is a placebo effect.
As for the workout from yesterday – the hips are a little sore, but on a scale of 1-10 (1o being hit by a truck and dragged 30 feet down an asphalt road)…I’d say I’m about a 2, not bad (but also, weirdly not good). I’m thinking of throwing in some HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) – only because I actually enjoy doing those types of workouts – but I don’t want to overdo and burn myself out…I am a bit out of shape, and I know I tend to overdo it early on.
In a future post I plan on reviewing/talking about a similar diet I tried in the past and it showed some good results…I think it would be good for those people that feel that TF’s Slow Carb Diet is a little to strict and spartan. Please look forward to it.
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