Today begins a recommitment to eating how I know I need to. A little more than two and a half years ago I followed the diet advice of Dr. Mary Vernon, one of the country’s leading experts on carbohydrate restriction, and had great success. To date I’ve kept most of the weight off, but have let some of my good eating habits slip over the course of the last year. I want to again be eating correctly for the sake of my metabolic health as well as my weight. I’m currently investigating the most inexpensive way to test my blood sugar and lipid panel and hope to soon establish some baseline numbers for my recommitment.
Morning weigh-in: 209.4
Breakfast: 3 scrambled eggs (scrambled with whole milk) and 1 piece of bacon
Snack: Peanut Butter Balance Bar
Lunch: Smoked Sausage from Vt. Street BBQ with spicy BBQ sauce. 1/2 cup cottage cheese. 1/4 cup coleslaw. 1 sweet potato fry (I had to try them).
Snack: 1/3 cup mixed nuts
Dinner: tuna salad (1 can of tuna, 1 TB mayo, 1 tsp sugar free pickle relish). 4 slices cheddar cheese. 1 strawberry. small handful of grapes.
Snack: 1/2 cup cottage cheese and 2-3 sliced strawberries with splenda.
Fluid Intake: roughly 74 ounces of water
Reflections: All in all I feel good about this first day back to intentionally focusing on my eating habits. I made good choices at each of my meals and had good snacks. I would like to drink closer to a gallon of water each day, but know that I’ll have to build back up to that.