So after yesterday’s shocker on the scale, I decided to try carb cycling to hopefully kickstart my sluggish metabolism. My plan is loosely based on Chris Powell’s book Choose to Lose. I’ve decided to go low-carb Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday and then have healthy carb days on Wednesday & Saturday. Sunday will be a “free” day where I’ll still try to eat as clean as possible, but not worry as much about having fats and carbs in the same meal.
Today’s meals were as follows:
- Refrigerator Oatmeal
- Chocolate Whey Protein Shake with added Cinnamon
- Quest Nutrition Bar
- Salad with turkey bacon, egg, sunflower seeds, mushrooms & veggies & low-fat blue cheese dressing
Sometime before 8, I’ll have another protein shake with a small amount of coconut oil to hopefully keep me from waking up at 2 am hungry!
Overall, I feel pretty good about today. I’m a little sluggish, but I think that will improve in the next week or so. I also drank 10-12 big glasses of water and decaf green tea.
In the next few days, I’ll make a list of the various supplements I’m also taking. My endocrinologist said my metabolism is basically dead right now….but my thyroid is technically ok, so I’m going to do what I can to get it revved up. Exercise will also be a part of this plan….but that’s another story for another day.
I definitely feel more hopeful than I did yesterday….which is fascinating because I still have the same 230+ pounds to lose. Maybe making good food choices is empowering? hmmm…