I know that I am always posting about workouts so I think now would be a good time to talk about what I’ve been eating. I used to post my meals every day but I stopped mostly because of time constraints and finding myself becoming obsessed with food. I also don’t always eat that great, especially compared to some other bloggers, and do not want to be criticized since I am supposed to be into healthy living and everything. Well, I know I am not “other bloggers” and will never stop drinking margaritas, so I will start posting about food more.
For me, what I am eating matters way more than what workouts I am doing if I want to see changes in my body. I’ve been working out about 5 days a week for years now but because of all the crappy food at work, I have slowly gained some weight. I have trouble resisting free food, especially food that looks as good as this:
I know that eating carbs and sugar all day long is what puts on the pounds, so I recently decided to attempt a diet that my brother-in-law lost 35 pounds from called the Slow Carb Diet. Basically, you cannot eat carbs or dairy all week, and can have one cheat day. This has been working for him because if he craves something during the week, he does not give in since he knows he can have it on Saturday. For example, last Saturday he had cheese fries, a burger, falafel, and pizza to satisfy all of his cravings from the previous week. I know you may be thinking that this sounds really unhealthy but it really has been working for him.
Here are the rules:
RULE #1: AVOID “WHITE” CARBOHYDRATES.
RULE #2: EAT THE SAME FEW MEALS OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
RULE #3: DON’T DRINK CALORIES. (Red wine is allowed!)
RULE #4: DON’T EAT FRUIT.
RULE #5: TAKE ONE DAY OFF PER WEEK.
I decided to start this diet (kind of) last week. I have not been following it completely at all. Maybe writing this post will help get me back on track. I had fruit this morning and had a slice of pizza at work yesterday, woops! I also exercise a lot more than my brother-in-law so I feel like I do need some carbs during the week. I also refuse to cut out all alcohol. Sorry.
This is what I have been aiming to eat each day:
I will bring either cottage cheese or an omelet for breakfast Cottage cheese is the only dairy allowed, but I will admit that I have been ordering feta cheese on my salads. Salad is just so boring without feta or goat cheese!
For lunch, I buy a salad or order chicken and veggies from a Thai place nearby. There is a fruit place in the Chelsea Market where you can build pretty cheap salads.
I also love Chipotle for lunch. By the way, beans and guacamole are allowed.
One day last week, I was just dying for fries. I cheated and got a Chicken Cobb wrap and fries from The Diner. Yes, I suck at this diet. This was the best lunch ever. I also felt gross after.
This was last night…really sad.
Sometimes I will order Chinese food and get chicken or beef with broccoli and not eat the white rice. Sometimes I will order sashimi. Over the weekend, I had all-you-can-eat sushi and ate everything.
I figure that if I can avoid as many carbs and sugar as possible during the week, I can enjoy this over the weekend!
As you can see, I am not following the diet to the extreme but I am more focused on eating protein-filled meals instead of pizza. I feel a lot better when I start my day with eggs or cottage cheese rather than a bagel or the amazing, delicious french toast sitting out at work. Sigh. I needed to figure something out to stop myself from eating all the crap at work because gaining 5 pounds every year is not fun. Having some rules really helps keep me on track since I really don’t have much control when it comes to food. I also need to mention that I do not keep food in the house besides eggs and frozen food. That is my only solution to the binge eating that used to occur every night. I would rather buy dinner out than deal with eating a box of cereal. I will continue to post each week about how I am doing with food!
What are your thoughts on this diet?
Do you want to see more food posts?