Lucia, you sound like you are doing very well. Thanks for posting your short updates, its encouraging for me to hear how you are doing!
Well done on the weight loss, Sunshine Girl. Every little helps!
I have been noticing that even though my weight loss is painfully slow, (aside from an unexpected 3kg loss last week), I am definitely losing inches; I have even gotten comments from people who have noticed my loss- and all i’ve lost on the scale is 11lbs so far.
So I am very pleased with progress so far. I actually started the BSD a while ago, i’m past my 8 weeks but I feel like for me, the first 8 weeks were a learning curve- a very, very steep one at that. Now that I have got it all down pat so to speak, it’ll probably be much easier going. I am not counting weeks, I am counting carbs and as long as it takes to reach my goal- I will be here!!
Some tips I’d like to share:
I prepared a batch of garlic mayo dip, and I’m finding it very versatile! salad dressing, to dip veggie sticks in, as coating for chicken, etc. The recipe is very forgiving- I took a 1/2 cup of homemade mayo, added a clove of minced garlic, handful of parsley and some salt and pepper. You can adjust the amounts according to your preference.
Another thing I wanted to share that might be helpful to other BSDers is that I’ve gotten a gift which has made my life a lot simpler in terms of cooking and prepping food. Its a kitchen gadget called a pizza maker and its a bit of a misnomer because you can make absolutely anything in it- chicken, meat, fish, vegetables, etc- all done really fast! A piece of chicken cooked in about 45 minutes. Best part is that if you line it with bakewell paper, there’s no cleaning up afterwards. I’ve been experimenting with different recipes, if anyone is interested I can share them in a later post, but if you’re looking for shortcuts in the kitchen, this is a really, really, really good one! (its not too expensive, around £50-£60 on Amazon, there are several brands available).