Happy New Year to one and all. I hope it's a good one for all of us.
For the first time in four years I'm making a resolution (not New Year's because I started it last Tuesday (28th)), and it's the same one it was then - to lose weight. Last time I lost 4 stone. A stone and a half has crept back on over the last year. This, apparently, was because I followed a high carb, low fat, diet which I've 'sort of' kept on with over the time, and after a while your body just starts turning the carbs to fat and it goes back on.
So, this time, I'm working on the 'Zone' diet. It's as easy as 1-2-3 (they reckon). Each mean 1 x 10g fat, 2 x 10g protein & 3 x 10g low density carbs for each meal. Did you know that 20g protein is the size and thickness of the palm of your hand? Apparently!
This morning's breakfast was:
1 cup each of strawberries and blueberries, 20 grams of protein powder, 4 ice cubes and 3 macademia nuts - which I couldn't get so I had 3 unsalted cashews. - all blended together.
It was odd. I ate the nuts on the side, but, whilst the drink was okay, quite fluffy really, it left me feeling bloated - and hungry. Though I seem to be okay now.
As with all diets it reckons I'll never feel hungry - it lies. I can eat a huge meal and feel hungry after it. If it wasn't for my amazing appetite and hunger levels, I wouldn't need to diet in the first place.
I will do my best to stick to it, so excuse me if I post food lists sometimes. Also if anyone has suggestions, menus etc., they'll be gratefully received.