I think there's a lot to what people say about carbs (the bad ones) being poison. I've really been paying attention to the way I feel after I eat too many carbs these last 2-3 months, and there's a notable difference. They really do make me feel hazy, foggy, sluggish...overall like crap. When I'm sticking to mostly protein and veggies w/ fats like EVOO, then I just feel BETTER. My head/mind seems clearer, I feel lighter, and just less junky. I hate that junky feeling.
Being someone who's always loved sandwiches, getting away from the bread has really been hard. I continue to work on it, and take the choices day by day. Sometimes I fail miserably, but I keep trying.
Yesterday was one to be proud of. I had an egg scramble with grilled chicken and mushrooms, onions & red bell pepper. Lunch was the soup I made with chicken and veggies (broccoli, yellow squash, zucchini, onions, datil pepper & 1/2 c. fat-free Half & Half, all pureed with the immersion blender into creamy deliciousness (shredded chicken added in after blended). I had a snack plate of veggies at work with grape tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet mini peppers and baby carrots. Dinner was chicken fajitas but I skipped the tortillas. I ate them over a bed of romaine, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers and a few sliced black olives (no cheese) with a little sour cream on top and a small amount of dressing by mixing 2 Tbsp of Ranch and 2 Tbsp of Texas Pete hot sauce.
I did excellent in the low carb department overall. My only bad choice was splitting a Little Debbie brownie with Dwayne (1/2 is 130 cals...but pure sugar). I don't expect any of my days to be perfect...but I do expect to get better.
Breakfast this morning was 2 eggs scrambled with 2 oz. Boar's Head low sodium ham, bell peppers, onions and mushrooms with Texas Pete on top. I made a salad for lunch with romaine, spinach, red cabbage, red onions, bell peppers, sweet mini peppers, and tomatoes. My snack plate is celery, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, baby carrots and a 35 cal. wedge of the Laughing Cow chz (for the celery). The plan for dinner is a 93/7 plain hamburger on the grill (no bun), and a bowl of the chicken/veggie soup. (Dang I miss my camera!!)
I'm feeling good today...no bloating, no ovary pain, healthy food planned, and the scale says 238.6 again this morning. Happy Tuesday!! :)