The first week back to healthy eating was most definitely a success. The Christmas weight is gone and I am on track to keep losing. Now that I have the eating part down, I need to add exercise into the mix.
I am not sure that I mentioned this in my last post, but I am following the South Beach Diet right now and making my way through phase 1. At first, I was scared it was a bit of a "fad diet" and the restrictiveness would make it impossible to follow. I was wrong! After a week, I have never felt better. DH has noticed a big difference too. My tummy troubles are gone and even my mood is better.
Phase 1 has been somewhat difficult, but I was eating so much sugar and junk over the holidays, it was no surprise I had a few days of headaches coming off the carbs. I really do not miss the starchy carbs, but I am looking forward to adding some fruit and yogurt back into my diet next week, when I start Phase 2.
For breakfast, I have been eating different omelette's and egg scrambles. Snacks are veggies and hummus, celery and natural peanut putter and deli meat, laughing cow and lettuce roll-ups. For lunch, I usually have leftovers or a big salad with protein.
Sunday: Chili with shredded chedder, green onion and low-fat sour cream
Monday: Meatloaf muffins, cauliflower "rice" and green beans
Tuesday: Italian stuffed portobello muchrooms and cesar salad
Wednesday: Sundried tomato sole in a bag and roasted asparagus
Thursday: Mediterranean chicken thighs and roasted asparagus