so....I am on my 4th week now of dietary changes and lifestyle changes. I eliminated all but "natural" sugars from my diet, no junk food at all, no pre-mixed/packaged foods, mainly veggies and fruits and good proteins, lots of raw, you get the drift. So at the beginning of the week I was still only down 1lb and despite eating a 1350 calorie diet per day consisting of the above, I was hungry all ...of the time, even after I ate. Never felt anything like it! I was at work and was telling a friend there about my inability to lose weight, my constant hunger, and what I was eating... she (being a diabetic and working in the medical field for many moons) said, Patti, your blood is out of whack...if you are hungry like that your blood sugar is doing it and you need to eat more! Now normally I should be eating 1100-1200 calories a day, but I was given a plan of 1350 calories which was actually much less than what I had been eating, and should have seen me losing 2 lbs a week. So increase that I thought? I will never lose weight! But, I gave it a shot....I added protein and healthy fats to my three main meals ie: chicken in my salad, eggs, nuts, olives, peanut butter etc. GUESS WHAT? 4 days later, I lost another 3 lbs! It works go figure LOL! eat more and I lose more, I am so weird!
This is a crying shame......
"Poor little Ruby is ill...staying home with her today to keep an eye on her."
I think it is a crying shame that a weeks worth of groceries for two people just cost $170. Why? because it is all fresh fruit and veggies or organic stuff or reduced sodium or whole grain... the healthier you eat the more you pay....it is a conspiracy I say to keep the people eating unhealthy cheaper stuff.
This is an average breakfast for me now. Today: a piece of gluten free chia seed toast, hard boiled egg, blueberry smoothie with almond milk and brown rice protein powder, and a big glass of water and lemon. mmmm good!