Dear friends and other interesting creatures –
#Banting. Wow – what a total way to mess with my head. As a fat person (none of us are blind) I am very well informed about food – all types. Hell, I’ve eaten enough of it. What I do know is that in my head you always reach for the low fat or non fat in everything. It is like a learned behaviour, and here comes
@proftimnoakes and turns it on its head.
My blogger friend, @ has been doing incredibly well and I am incredibly proud of her…. and incredibly jealous so naturally I had to give it a bash. Okay Sharon is also doing a nice amount of exercise where I walk to @ …. First part was getting hold of the book, “Real Meal Revolution” which was a struggle I have to tell you. I left my card everywhere over a period of about three weeks and the only response I received was from @ in @ – seriously.
I started my first #banting week last week Monday. I weighed in this morning, exactly 4kg lighter. Shocked and stunned!
I am still learning, so I cut out all obvious carbs, as well as all sugars. I have always drank lots of water so I have continued but it is harder in winter. I have eaten when I am hungry, and not just because it is a meal time. I have changed all my low fat everything to full cream. I add cream to my coffee, cooking with butter…. eating more eggs than usual, more protein. I have tried nuts which I don’t actually enjoying eating but I am experimenting. I have included LOTS of mushrooms and changed cheese to mature cheddar. Also eaten more tomato. Hardest thing this week was walking away from a bar one milkshake at Wimpy!
One week in I am not experiencing wild cravings. I did have one baby tiny potato with sour cream this week and did eat it very slowly and actually tasted it. I realised how I usually just eat and swallow, I don’t actually taste every bite… okay except when we were at @ a couple weeks ago. I lingered on every bite. So maybe it is a bit like smelling the roses in a food way. LOL The other thing that I have found a bit difficult is only having water, tea or coffee. I usually do drink fruit juice… imagine all those sugars… eish.
Not the most fascinating of blogs I have ever written, forgive me. Between Tour De France, replying to Social Media Diva mails it has been a hectic morning.
I wish you enough,