Over a month since I posted. Continuing to find this way of living very easy. Mornings are less hectic because I usually don't make a complicated breakfast. If I'm hungry I prepare a Greek yogurt and berries and macadamia nut bowl. If I'm not hungry, I pack 2 lunches of a salad with meat and cheese and a left over meal. On a no breakfast day I drink a latte with extra cream. I typically will snack on nuts around four, and then eat a protein 1 veg dinner. Lately lots of 85% chocolate. Did well around Halloween with one whopper candy only! All the candy is out of the house now, the Halloween witch came and took it away, leaving a book for each kid.
DH has joined me in my workouts to try to lean out. I'm happy with my shape. Still lots of extra fat around if I go looking for it by pinching but clothes fit nicely. the scale is stuck. I've pretty much accepted that this is it. My September whole 30 was fruitless on the weight front.
Here's what I ate yesterday.
Espresso with cream X3 (made at home, 6oz cups)
2 fried eggs, 4 breakfast sausages, avocado slices
Cashews for lunch
3 squares dark chocolate
Approx 100g salami, 2 oz Parmesan cheese
1 chicken sausage, roast chicken ?6 oz, broccoli and bok choy stir fry with cashew sauce
I fet like it was a lot of food.
I guess to try to further lose weight I should cut the nuts and dairy, but really I don't want to. I'm over 10% weight loss, 3 dress sizes which is good. My BMI is still in the overweight category, but I'm assuming my bones are very dense. I've read in other journals about lifting really heavy things (Owly and sbhikes) and that they are leaning out a lot with this. I'm not going to join a gym so I don't think that will work. Body weight exercises have to be enough. I want to do things I can keep up for the rest of ny life. I can do 2 real pushups now!
LCHF since Oct 2011