Slow-Carb Diet Update–Day 7
I think I’m going to start posting some details about the progress of my diet through the course of it as this sort of info might be helpful to others. I had my 1st “bing” day yesterday, which is sanctioned by the diet. I decided to try to go full bore and see how it effected me. My breakfast consisted of:
- fried chicken
- 2x sausage & egg sandwiches
- grits (didn’t like it, didn’t eat much) – how are these supposed to be eaten?
- 2x 16oz glasses of sweet tea
As good as it tasted, it made me feel horrible for the rest of the day. I had a headache and my body hurt. It’s amazing how bad sugar is for you. The evening was filled with more goodness including crab cakes, bolgogi beef, chicken meatballs, pan-fried mac and cheese balls, shrimp with bacon, sausage burgers, beer, wine, bourbon. The results:
Now, if the diet works, by Tuesday I should return to my post-binge weight. Sarah and I went to Safeway (how I hate that place) and I bought more veggies than I ever had before in my life. Trying to follow the paradigm of “use bag of frozen veggies” just didn’t cut it and I need to get some variety. So for lunch I had two “slow-carb” burritos that consisted of a large piece of lettuce, layer of refried beans, garlic pulled pork from last week, sautéed green beans/onions/garlic/spring onions, peppercinis, avocado, and habanero salsa (finally found a safeway salsa that I liked). And it was really good – I didn’t miss the bread at all.
I’m really enjoying the cooking that I’m doing for this diet, as I’m usually too lazy to cook. I’ve found it’s been a lot better on the wallet but a huge pain in the ass to clean up. The dishwasher runs like 2x/day now.
And tonight – safeway had a great sale on Dungenous crab — so I’m going to try to make a crab salad with homemade mayo (all the stuff in the store had some sugar added). I’ll probably add some bacon to it as well.