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I don't understand HOW this diet works, but here Are some things I know:
it really does work
it changes the way you eat by 180 degrees
it changes your cravings for sweets (diminishes them!)
it keeps weight off
Yesterday, I went to a gathering and it was almostbembarrassing how many people commented on how skinny I looked... Some, rather loudly! I was seriously on a high. It made me think about how even in P3,
Well, the last 2 days of P3 didn't bring a change at all to my weight. Overall, I stabilized quite well, without too many fluctuations. The interesting part of this journey is that the ONE real steak day I had was due to not eating enough the day before. I had been running around, and not enough cals or fat. Once I added in the almonds, I stabilized right away. It was snacking on raw almonds all day that helped me with cals and the increase good fats.
Now, the "bad" news...
Back up to 118 = LDW
Not too bad of a menu... The only variable was my ladies luncheon. Great collection of salads, but I am sure the ones I had were vinegarette with sugar. I didn't freak out about it though, I figure it wasn't bad to cheat on a salad!
Breakfast: scrambled eggs with cheese
Snack: almonds with 1/3 protein bar and tea with cream
Lunch: variety of salads, not much protein at all
Snack: protein shake with Greek yogurt and berries
Okay, yesterday I ended up doing a calorie count... Just for the heck of it. Freaked me out to see myself in the upwards of 1800-1900! had problems falling asleep after that!
This morning... DOWN 0.6! This is why this diet makes no sense to me and why I had issues maintaining in P3r2 last time. This round, I have been having half and half and hvy cream at every possible moment. I have been pretty stable.
So, the experienced people are right... Increase calories &
Yup, you read it right... back down 0.6lb to 118 (+2 LDW), so it looks like that's my stabilization point. I actually ate well last night. Had a mixture of meat and veggies and also had a big huge latte with skim milk (I don't like using skim - too many carbs). Still, down 0.6 today!
That makes me very happy because things were out of my control yesterday and usually, I would have stressed about it.
So, just having a high protein day today, mostly with a protein shake,
Weighed in this morning and was surprised to see 118.6! It was 0.6 above LDW. There could be several things here:
1. pigging out!
2. water retention (always the culprit)
3. just a glitch
I am not one to starve myself... it's not pretty. Also, we have a dinner to go to tonight, so I can't do a steak day. SOOOOO... I decided not to worry about it. I feel a little like Scarlet O'Hara about it ("I'll worry about it tomorrow. Tomorrow is another day!"),
Yesterday had two eating pitfalls:
1. It was Saturday
2. We had a wedding to go to
Turned out that neither mattered! How nice is that!
Breakfast: 1 protein pancake, 1/2 protein bar, cup of tea
Lunch: salmon, green beans, fresh berries
Snack: 1/2 protein pancake, tea, almonds
Dinner: went out to eat, had salmon again...fish hungry, I guess! Salmon, greens, roasted cauliflower, bite of creme brûlée
I am finally feeling like I am settling into my 118 pounds. It is a good feeling to feel like there is some control over P3. The introducing new things into one's diet can be just a bit stressful. Now that I pretty much have brought everything in, it is easier on my nerves to eat during the day and plan to go out with friends.
Menu for yesterday:
Breakfast- 1 protein pancake with tea
Snack - orange slices, nuts, coffee with cream
Lunch - ground beef with sauted
Seems like 118 is where my body wants to stay... Traveling on P3 is a little bit of a challenge. I am so happy I introduced Atkins bars the other day. We went for an overnight stay at my in-laws home and I took my Atkins shake and a bar with me. Also took 2 apples for snacks.
Day 11's menu
Breakfast - 1/2 protein pancake & tea with cream
Lunch - 1 & 1/2 hamburger patty with cheese and tomato
Snack - handful almonds
Dinner - salad with oil &
So happy that it was mostly water yesterday... I was peeing like a racehorse all day, so not a good day to take my kids to watch a 2+ hour movie. Had to apologize to the poor people sitting by us! How embarrassing!
I was back to 118 this morning. I am good with that, looks like that's where I may be stabilizing. I made protein pancakes this morning... Let me tell you how delish they were!!!
Found the recipe on a low carb breakfast site. They are easy to whip up and