Hi everyone, nothing as energetic as Zumba for me today, just a relaxing spa morning with shower, shave (underarm jungle) and a facial then lots of body lotion and a pedicure as best I can reach my feet. Feel nice a scented.
James, I have to agree with Wendleg, the amount of carbs you are eating are no where near being a low carb diet never mind keto. You ask if we have carbs in the evening and the answer is I dont EVER eat what you know as carbs like bread, potatoes, rice, pasta, breakfast cereals and so on and even keep oats as a one a fortnight breakfast just to have a change. In which case it is 20g oats soaked overnight with almond milk and some raisins or mixed berries and then sprinkled with crushed walnuts for some crunch in the morning. It is up to you what you eat but you are here because you hope this diet will be the answer – and it will if you follow it a bit more carefully. You are doing this to improve your health and that is great motivation but I think you are resentful that you are having to do this and that you are ill at all. I know with my diabetes I sometimes just want to be like everyone else and say, sod it I’m going to have x y or z. But I cant and it is as simple as that. My husband has AF and has no problems with this diet and medical indicators, although he does have the occasional slice of bread at lunch. Even without having to push him as this is my diet, he has started saying no when I offer to make him a separate portion of mash or rice. Believe it, he has just gone off that stuff and you will too when you get your head around it all. Do you have anyone at home supporting you. We are all here for you and will help as much as possible but no-one here wants to be telling you what to do, it has to come from you. Do you do a meal plan for the coming few days or a week, it helps if you know what you are having and have everything in. Stick with us James and we will help you through this. Although I did laugh when you said ‘Dr said 2 more stone and I think 50% of your problems go overnight.’. There is nothing overnight about it, it is going to be a long slog and that is not to put you off but to prepare you for this challenge.
I wont advise on recipe books as Wendleg has made some great suggestions but can you say which ones you already have – The BSD recipe book and the Fast 800 recipe book are great resources if you havent already got them. Keep going James.