Time To Replan My Plan
Tuesday, November 03, 2020
In Jan of 2017 I started doing the 5% challenges. I lost down to 158 by mid Oct and then got sick. I no longer have my notebooks from then and the exercise history and food log on here was gone when I came back this year.
I started out this time low carbohydrates, high fiber....that is not working and must be changed.
I can't eat enough fiber and be low carb. My energy is waning. The lack of fruit is affecting my skin. I plan to cut out wheat flour and replace it with coconut or almond flour (which keeps me from craving carbs all day long), replace white potatoes with jicama (it is delicious and tastes a little different, but has the consistency and mouth feel of potatoes without the "sugar jolt' that causes me to keep craving carbs), and cut out sugar and if the cravings are gone, maybe I won't overeat.
The lack of energy has made my workouts boring and not enthusiastic. I don't have the strength to jump right back in where I was on my weightlifting and without it, I don't feel invigorated and am not losing weight. Adding back beans and fruit should help my energy level a lot, as well as giving me a lot of fiber.
I plan to add back oranges, grapefruit, cantaloupe, and apples as well as beans and peas and replace white potatoes with jicama, replace wheat flour with coconut flour or almond flour, and start back from the beginning on my weightlifting and HIIT on the treadmill.
I will still eat low carb veggies (cucumber, celery, lettuce, spinach,) med carb veggies sparingly (tomatoes, onions, peppers) and high fiber carbs as much as I can (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, avocado 1/4 of the fruit a day because it is so high in calories, and Kelloggs Bran Buds -- very high fiber and fairly low carb.
I will eat my fruit all at one time with nothing else.
In other meals or snacks, I will only have one serving of carb for each snack or meal. Example: 4 ounces ground beef, .5 cup kidney beans, romaine lettuce with .25 cup sliced onion, 25 gm tomato vinegar and oil or same meal with 1 c broccoli instead of the beans
Starting today Nov 3 and will let you know how it progresses. I think my body will be happier.