Oops! I Led You Astray

I’m sorry to have misled you yesterday regarding being hungry. Maybe blog posts need to be written before midnight…

Breakfast: Egg whites, green onion, green bell pepper, red banana pepper, cheddar cheese and turkey bacon

I commented that I expected to be hungry, and most of you expected me to be hungry, too; it seems to be the nature of diets and one reason we tend to shun them. 

But I am not hungry! It is hard for me to ingest the 1200 calories my body needs for daily nutrition because what I’m eating makes me feel full. I encourage anyone who wants to lose some weight to give this diet a fair shot. Give up the sugar (the hardest for me, because I love sweet tea–and make mine a large)! Start easing away from bread, snacks with no nutritive value, and starchy foods like potatoes, corn, carrots, get tempting foods out of the house. I did that for about ten days before officially starting the South Beach Diet–I found other options to make tea I would want to drink, looked at restaurant nutrition charts to make wise choices there–so I wouldn’t feel “deprived” and cave in to unhealthy choices.

I’ve also learned that I’m not used to cooking for myself. I normally grab a banana or a Zone bar and call it breakfast. Now I know that a banana needs to be offset with protein to reduce the glycemic reaction, the effect that foods have on blood sugar and those dreaded hunger pangs. 

The scale brought a smile to my face this morning–rather than the usual groan-when it said I was two pounds lighter. 😀

 

 

32 thoughts on “Oops! I Led You Astray

  1. Yay! Two pounds is a good start! That’s just the encouragement you need to keep on track. (Just so you know, I’ll be jealous when you post your ‘AFTER’ pic of you in a bikini :lol:)

    I couldn’t agree more with cutting out sugar (really hard for me, too. LOVE sweets…but I have a strong family history of diabetes so I do try to cut back. The shocking thing is how much sugar is in things I don’t consider sweets – like BBQ sauce, salad dressings and even cornbread mix. Yeah, I know I shouldn’t even be eating cornbread, but lets deal with that another day, okay?

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  2. What an excellent breakfast and what a healthy diet! I once lost weight steadily by giving up sugar. I gave up nothing else and the pounds dropped off. Sugar is detrimental to health. It’s sad but true. I’ve been back on sugar too long. I need to ban it from my diet again. Starchy carbs turn to sugar quickly. Everything our bodies don’t use for energy will turn to sugar eventually and be stored.

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  3. Bravo! I’ll take two pounds down any day. And your breakfast looks divine. I am guilty of your specified sins – bananas, grapes, bars, shakes, crackers – anything easy to grab and go.

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    1. That’s right, Renee, anything that gets the scale moving in the right direction for a change. That bacon is 25 calories per slice, I see a BLT wrapped in the lettuce in my future. 🙂

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  4. Your photo makes my tummy growl. What a delicious breakfast. Yum!
    Thanks for sharing such helpful advice. I wish you continued success in your dieting journey! 🙂

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  5. I’m glad to hear you’re doing so well on it. I think you preparing ahead to wean yourself off the various no-no foods was a big help too. That’s a great tip if I decide to try it.

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