This morning, down 1 lb.
Overall, a work day is usually an easier day to get through since I am not constantly thinking about my food. I prepare my lunches for work and already have my snack of almonds at my desk so day time eating during work doesn’t take as much thought. Dinner is a little more difficult since I do alter my plate from the family’s, (toddlers generally don’t eat steak and green beans) so I try to modify or eliminate the carb portion of the family meal for my own plate. So far, I haven’t missed potatoes or rice, not a big fan of these sides anyway, but bread is a big downfall of mine when it comes to carbs. Once I have a piece of bread, I just can’t stop eating it, and it could be any kind of bread- banana, garlic, or even just plain sandwich bread. It’s all good to me! So my biggest and most consistent craving so far is bread. I am very much missing it, especially my usual sesame bagel with plain cream cheese I get at least once a week for breakfast. (Side note- put bagel on the crave list.)
The positive points on being on the 4HB, besides losing pounds and inches, is it is pretty cheap to prepare your meals. I bought a bag of dry lentils at Target for a little over $1.00 and not knowing they expand A LOT once cooked, I made the whole bag which will probably last me more than a week. I am currently growing spinach in my garden at home so I have spinach pretty much every morning for breakfast (free) and then having the egg whites with whole eggs, I think my usual breakfast costs less than $0.50 – now that is cheap!
Another positive is that meal planning is pretty easy, especially now that I am getting used to eating certain things. Since I know I have to pick a protein, a bean and a vegetable, its easy to prepare my meals, not to mention easier to cook.
I have been doing some research on recipes so I plan on trying some new ways of seasoning and even trying some alternatives such as this cauliflower rice I keep hearing about from Trader Joe’s. This would make a nice filler side for my meals and count as my vegetable too.
The meals I am currently liking are:
Breakfast- whole egg with egg whites, lentils and spinach (or eggs with avocado and tomato)
Mexican- seasoned ground turkey, guacamole and refried beans
Garbanzo beans – just not for breakfast!
Down 1 more lb. So despite the bloat and my cheat day, I am down 3 lbs and have not gone over my start weight once in a week. I do really wish I had started with my newer better scale but c’est la vie- the show must go on,
Breakfast @7- the usual- eggs, spinach, lentils
Lunch @11 – 1 can tuna, celery, onion, 1.2 cup lentils (I have to admit even this was a nice change)
Dinner @6:30PM – Fish (breaded), green beans, (i skipped the lentils)
After dinner snack – 2 tablespoons peanut butter.
Down 1.4 lbs. – Even with my breaded fish for dinner last night, I lost weight!
Breakfast @7- usual – eggs, spinach, lentils
Lunch@11 1 can tuna, lemon slice, cucumbers and lentils
Snack @3- almonds
Dinner@6:30PM – chicken wings, celery
*Snack – 2 tablespoons of peanut butter – I may very well go through an entire jar in one week!
Afternoon walk for 30 minutes
Today I am having lots of bread cravings- better put that on the crave list for Saturday!