It's been one week on Induction. How have I felt? The first couple of days were rough. Headaches on days two and three. But now I feel fantastic. Well, except for having a cold or whatever I have.
Cravings? When I was watching a football game I really wanted a beer. It wasn't what I'd call a craving though. I haven't craved anything since the first couple of days. I do still have a bit of a sweet tooth.
Energy? At first energy levels were way down then it went through the roof! But now that this sore throat has come around the energy level is low.
Sleep? I've been sleeping like a rock! No anxiety issues. My mood has been so good! I mean, I really feel GOOD!
Exercise? Absolutely nothing. Soon.
Hunger? Good grief. NO! None. I don't want to eat sometimes. Of course, that may be due to not feeling great. But the food has been great. I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything. (but I haven't been faces with a soft pretzel yet) There are so many good recipes out there. I plan to put up some links to some web sites I found recently that have some great recipes to try.
I'm glad to be back on track. Induction has not been as difficult as I thought it would be. But I am definitely ready to add nuts to my diet. I'm ready to try some recipes that call for almond and coconut flour.
Tuesday marks the beginning of my second week of being back to eating low carb. So it's time to weigh in.
Weigh In: down 7.5 pounds I was hoping for 30 pounds. *snicker*
Breakfast: I didn't want eggs. Actually I didn't want anything! But I finally decided I should have something. How about a Mock Danish?! Yum. I really like these. And they're filling!
Snack: a little piece of my aged Gouda. Oh it's so good you just have to savor it. My favorite. There are little crystals full of flavor. They're probably something gross like little bacteria cities. I destroy them.
Lunch: Knowing that I needed some veggies but not wanting to cook anything, I took a leaf of Romaine lettuce and topped it with deli meat, cheese, mayo, celery and cucumber.
Wrapped it up and served it with some Hot n Spicy pork rinds. I know pork rinds sound gross but I've always like them. Even as a kid. So eating lower carb has nothing to do with eating pork rinds for me. I just like them! crunch crunch crunch
Snack: no snack except a little nibble of this cheese that I was cutting up for my "potatoes" for dinner. I really like this stuff. But I'm a cheese lover. ;)
So I made this recipe for mashed cauliflower that was supposed to taste like potatoes. I've tried mashed cauliflower a few times. It's decent but there's always a little bit of a skunky undertone to it. I really didn't expect anything different from this new recipe but I was truly surprised. It did taste like potatoes.
Even though it was delicious, I thought I could tweak it a little and make it over the top. Bacon and cheddar did the trick. Holy guacamole! Like eating a twice baked potato. It must have been good because there was none left after dinner and Rachel asked if she could "clean" the bowl. Yeah, it was that good. I'll be making it often. You can find the recipe HERE.
The meal was grilled T-bone steak (grilled to a perfect 135* for medium) and those perfect mashed "potatoes" and green beans. I have a very happy tummy.
I was pretty low on carbs today but I ate until I was satisfied and enjoyed a variety of veggies so I'm not going to sweat it. I think I calculated I was at around 13 grams of net carbs.
Not a lot going on in the Happy Texan house today. Just the usual cooking and the unusual