I Choose to Lose Part 6

Thursday, January 22, 2015


 
Today I am going with a list. Just some random thoughts and things that I have decided or noticed since starting the carb cycling diet 4 weeks ago!
 
 
1. I drink more/faster out of a straw - I know, totally random, but I could drink two full glasses of water so fast when I put a straw in it! When I am sipping from the glass, I take a drink, put it down and go back to it later. With the straw, I take the whole thing down in no time! So, if you are trying to up your water intake, try it!
 
2. I could eat peanut butter and cheese every day. Every. Day. If you have been following along with me, this comes as no surprise to you!
 
3. I am getting fuller faster. I think because I am eating smaller meals more often throughout the day that even on reward day when I am paying less attention to portions, I am eating less because I seem to get full a lot faster! Definite bonus when trying to lose weight!
 
4. My favorite meal on my low carb day is the mushroom, onion and cheese, egg white omelet.
 
 
5. My favorite meal on my high carb day is my very own recipe for Buffalo Garlic Chicken Medley!
 
 
6. I am so thirsty all the time. Since starting to drink so much water in the day, I am so much thirstier. If you start trying to drink a gallon of water a day, be prepared to go to the bathroom A LOT and to constantly think about water after a week or so!
 
 
7. I get hungry right on schedule. There have been a few times this week that I haven't had a meal in 3 hours as I should, and I am telling you, my stomach lets me know! Clearly, pre-diet, I didn't let myself get hungry very often, because I haven't heard my stomach growl like this in a very, very long time!

8. Meal prep works better for me, by doing a little each day, rather than try to set aside a few hours to do it on one day. When I made my Buffalo Garlic Chicken Medley yesterday, I just made a big batch and divided it up for the rest of the week. When I cut up veggies for my omelet the first day of the week, I just cut them all up. It takes an extra few minutes that one day, but saves tons of time the rest of the week. When I made meatballs this week (which was already enough for two meals for us) I doubled the batch. This way I can either have them again another day if I don't feel like cooking or I will throw them in the freezer for another time.

 
Since I am going with a list today, I decided to throw in a "list" of some of my favorite ecards related to diet and exercise. Another random fact about me, I get a huge kick out of ecards! Enjoy!
 
 

 







 
 
If you want to see more about Carb Cycling, click here
For my progress, click here
 
Have a great Thursday!
 
Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see what the scale says! 

8 comments :

  1. I seriously hate drinking water....especially when it's cold outside but I do agree I drink more if I have a straw. Maybe I need to go buy some fun new straws for inspiration! Meal prepping is definitely the way to go...it's such a catch 22 because I don't want to take the time to prep it all but it saves me time on the flipside. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thanks so much! I usually have bright colored straws, but I was out when I took the picture...I use them everyday. It has helped so much! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. huh, love the straw trick! I'll have to try that.

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  3. Yup that's what I'm eating. I'm about egged white out!!! Lol

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  4. Sorry to be blowing your blog up! I have actually shared it with a few friends! I also wanted to tell you I have been eating chicken or tuna in a can and mashing up half an avocado. Super easy for those crazy days, and really GOOD! I also made some protein balls to help with the sugar cravings! 16 oz. peanut butter, (or almond butter), 2 cups oats, 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (if you choose), 2 scoops protein powder, mix I used about 3 tablespoons of almond milk because it was a little dry. Form balls then refrigerate :) Just wanted to share

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    1. Blow up my blog all you want, especially, with delicious recipes!!! Do you only eat those protein balls on high carb days since it has oats, or anytime you have a craving?? I would LOVE those. I am a peanut butter fanatic. I can eat it out of the spoon! I will have to try them. I have an on the go drink I want to share with you. Send me an email Slitcher@gmail.com . We can chat through there and I will send you the picture. I am going to blog about it, but not until next week!!

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