Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Three weeks in

Three weeks in and I love this diet. I'm not a proselytizer...so I'll just tell you what I love about it for me.
#1 I never feel deprived. I think if I was more stringent about fats, I'd be losing weight more quickly, but it is way way easier for me to stick to an eating plan where I'm always full.
#2 I really do have more energy. I thought that was a bullshit claim, but it's true.
#3 I feel lighter. Not in a scale way, in a buoyancy way. Though I'm also down between 8 and 10 pounds (I don't remember exactly where I started because I'd simply gotten above my "Danger, Will Robinson!!" number).

Things that surprised me:
#1 How quickly sweet things became too sweet. I don't think it was even a full week before I snuck a bite of cookie and didn't like it because it was just too much.
#2 How gross I feel after misbehaving. I feel bloated and icky. And what's really surprising is that for the first time in my life, I remember that feeling from instance to instance so it actually *stops* me from indulging.
#3 How much easier it is to stick to a diet with a fully thought out meal plan, even if I deviate from it often.

My staples so far:
Banana/almond butter/bacon sammies
Cauliflower "rice"
Kai jong with something green (eggs, fish sauce, and tapioca flour)
Clothes Make the Girl Pad Thai
Chicken nuggets: brined in salt water, dredged in tapioca flour, fried in coconut oil a la Nom Nom Paleo.

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