Wednesday, October 29, 2014
As many of you know, I've been low-carbing since August. It has worked out well and I decided to continue eating a ketogenic diet until December when I travel to Jamaica. After that I plan to slowly reintroduce complex carbs, just not as much as I use to eat, maybe no more than 40% of my daily calories.
That's still the plan but this weekend I took a break, on Friday night I went out to a Japanese place with my girlfriends to celebrate one of them passing her medical boards (yes, the celebration was a few months delayed- she had a baby right after). The hibachi sauce was sugary and I had some sake. I also ate the cream cheese icing off the cupcake. The rest of the day I ate very little carbs- mostly from my salad at lunch. Saturday night we went out again to celebrate another friend's birthday. Our group kept growing and soon our reservation for 6 at Fleming's Steakhouse had to abandoned because our group grew to 15. As you may imagine, it is pretty difficult to get a reservation for such a large group at the last minute so we ended up at TGIF, I know, how the mighty have fallen. I had some buffalo wings which was breaded and the Jack Daniels sauce on my steak was sweet so I again had too many carbs that day.
Never to fear, I resumed my low-carb eating on Sunday and for good measure, I went very low-carb, almost no-carb on Sunday. The sugar crash came and it was horrible, I had such a pounding headache I couldn't even go to the gym on Monday. However by last night I was back in keto. So what's the point of all this? Well rededicating myself to low-carb after two night of indulgence also made me look at what else I can tighten up a little. Over the last couple of months I've been using my stationary bike more and more and while I push myself on the bike, I've been doing less workouts that work all my muscles. So starting November 1, I'm going back to some of my Jillian Michaels videos and limiting the bike to 2 days per week.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Stumbled on this awesomeness this morning!
3 tablespoons protein powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
water/almond milk to bring to pancake batter consistency
Makes 2 pancakes, delish!
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Those following along for a while know that I batch cook meals for the week on the weekend. Today was a lovely trio:
Spicy crusted pork loin- made a quick dry rub from smoked paprika, seasoned salt, salt, ground pimento, garlic powder, onion powder and dried thyme. For the crust I bought pork rinds, pulsed them into dust in a food processor and coated the loin. Baked at 450 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes then hit it with the broiler in high for 3-4 minutes. Let it rest, then slice and serve.
Pesto Chicken- (would be really good with pasta if I weren't doing low-carb) I had left over pesto from a batch I made so I used that but you can also buy the commercially prepared pesto- the hidden valley brand is good- cut chicken breast (or really parts you prefer) into 4 oz pieces, season with salt and pepper, next rub with pesto and add some diced grape tomatoes. Bake at 425 for 30 minutes uncovered.
Parmesan crusted chicken- super easy- I used chicken breast, cut into 4oz pieces, season with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper, rub with enough mayo to coat the pieces (I think you could also use greek yogurt and I've used mustard before) place single layer in a baking dish then sprinkle with dried Parmesan cheese generously. You can mix the cheese with breadcrumbs but it's not necessary and wouldn't work for low-carb. Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes. Will have a nice golden color.
For the family- wheatberries with dried cranberries, salad.
Me- a mixture of green cabbage, carrots and broccoli seasoned with salt, pepper and some curry powdered and steamed slight.
I am so close to 100 down I can taste it! I hope I get there soon, I'm doing everything that is within my control but we all know that the body does as it sees fit but I'm almost there!!!!
Monday, October 06, 2014
Said the Head of Nutrition at Yale University to me a few days ago at a talk I attended. So gratifying that I didn't even mind the fact that she felt the need to reach out and touch my upper arms and sort of poke them. You are so muscular and have a defined waist! It's extremely hard to achieve these results! she said. Of course she doesn't see the things I think are my problem areas, like the extra skin on my arms and on my thighs, however, I do know those are all things I am and can work to improve. So weird to get to this place where there's people I've know for several months who have never seen me significantly overweight.
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