First, I owe you an apology.
Why? Because I’m like that. I apologize for things, and especially when I’m wrong. (Except when I’m arguing with my husband. Because then I’m always right. Stop laughing.)
Not realizing there are so many new readers in the new year, I’ve become so freaktacularly lazy at explaining my menus. Like seriously lazy. Like so lazy, you’d expect to find a piece of gum in my cleavage–hey; so that’s where that went).
I assumed you know what I’m doing, why I’m doing it, what my Taco Star Nachos are (look up and then read this)(BTW guys, those are the grilled chicken nachos in the picture!), why I’m an Aquarius, what color my underpants are, and why I’m not wearing any socks.
Alas, there is also some confusion as to how much I’m eating and if I’m getting any protein or nutrients at all. This is understandable, especially since I forgot you are actually reading what I’m short-handing and assuming I am not a flaming buttheaded buttmonster of buttlaziness. I appreciate your confidence.
I’ve become slightly complacent in my efforts to beef up other areas of the site to bring the fabulosity. And in so doing, I have so totally neglected what I thought no one was even reading anyway: The menus…
My assurance to you: I will try to be more helpful and less lazy (sigh), and I’ll stop assuming you can read my brains. And if you have a question, definitely let me know. I appreciate that.
Moment of disclaimer goodness: I do not advocating eating as I eat. Why? Because I’m not a licensed dietitian or medical person.
What I am doing:
I am working to suss out my food allergies (so far: wheat, some dairy, soy, eggplant, broccoli, avocado), and I pay attention to calories as well as to carbohydrates to some, small degree (the keto advantage is mighty, but not magical).
- I do enjoy a high-fat (60-65% of calories from fat), moderate protein (30-35% of calories from protein) food lifestyle, stick to typically 20 net carbohydrates or less to keep blood sugar under control (save for on my Taco Star Monday with corn chips), and have lost roughly 66 pounds in the last 4 months as a result of stopping my former binging behavior (with the help of low-carb + Dr. Julia Ross’ The Diet Cure book and amino acids regimen) and making healthier, non-or-less inflammatory/allergy food choices.
- I also weigh in weekly at TOPS for accountability, and I do my best to show you that even someone as imperfect as I am can lose weight so long as I’m focused on journaling my food, noting how I feel afterwards, so that I can find even more food issues I’d never paid attention to before. That means that I do eat whatever I want (in moderation), along with certain baseline foods that you’ll see again and again that do not set off inflammation or allergic reactions.
- I’m not here to send a message or beat you on the head and tell you my way is right and your way is wrong; I’m here to spread a mission: Do you, define your healthy food lifestyle based on your personal needs and health predispositions, and love your food in the process.
Now on to how I’ve been doing with my weight loss and continued sussing out of foods to which I’m intolerant or allergic to… Be sure to do your thing. I am thrilled share my progress and thoughts, but I’m not the person you should necessarily look to for dieting advice (I’m not a paid nosh-a-titian). Be sure to subscribe for updates by adding your email right (in the sidebar) or through Feedburner in the title bar up top. You can also click the tab up top that says Mid-Year Resolution for regular updates.
I ate this:
Breakfast: Nothing. I had way too many handfuls of nuts, seeds, and dried fruit last night (more than I recorded) + cottage cheese
Lunch: Gunther Toody’s Taco Salad sans the wheat bowl (grilled chicken breast, black beans, lettuce, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, tomato, shredded cheese, refried beans, and a light-light drizzle of dressing)
Dinner: Papa Murphy’s Cowboy Pizza scrapings from 3 slices (cheese, mushrooms, black olives, onions, sausage)
Notes: We typically don’t eat out this often (let alone twice in one day), but it’s been one of those days when we have company from out of town and it was fast and convenient. I really enjoyed being able to scout for healthy options, and I made great choices! Sure, it’s a little carbier than most days and I ate slightly beyond satiety, so tomorrow I’ll try to keep it light and stick to my usual base foods to make up for today–and only eat when hungry.
What I learned:
Dried fruit is not something I plan to enjoy on a regular or even semi-regular basis. It’s like nature’s crack. I could roll naked in this stuff and drape it over my face like diamonds. Only I wouldn’t eat diamonds. Probably. Maybe. Do diamonds taste like dried apples?