Banting Diet Week Two Overview
Things I’ve noticed:
I eat a lot less than I thought I would. The first few days I ate a lot. I felt hungry all the time but now I’m down to 1ish meals a day. I have breakfast which is usually 3-4 eggs scrambledish, with mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes, and cheese. The rest of the day I might have some nuts or string cheese or a boiled egg. I drink one iced coffee a day though I don’t use banting approved milk. Actually milk of any kind is not actually approved. It’s suppose to be cream instead but I can’t afford cream and I won’t give up my iced coffee so I cheat with a half cup of milk a day. At the moment I’m trying to change my mindset. This is not a “diet”. I plan to eat this way in some form or fashion for the rest of my life. This isn’t for a period of time. This just is.
I haven’t missed food as much as I thought I would and I think that just comes down to the fact that I don’t feel hungry. I don’t have cravings. Except for one day but that was the day before I started my period so I”m chalking that one up to mother nature. I’ve lost 14 lbs so far. Though I’ve stalled out since my period started. Haven’t gained. Haven’t lost either. I’m trying not to get frustrated because today is literally day 14. I’ve lost 14 lbs. That is freaking awesome. And I need to remind myself of that. I’ve also started running again. Not as much as I’d like but I did it 3 times last week. Need to get out there this week too.
I’m kinda rambling here because I’ve forgotten all the things I wanted to include.
Oh yes, water. I crave water. When I first started and gave up soda, I drank flavored water. Now even flavored water doesn’t quench my thirst. All I want is plain ole water. I bought a brita water pitcher because I hate the way our tap water tastes and I honestly can’t afford my water habit so bottled water was not an option. I’m drinking I have no idea how much water a day to be honest but I know it’s a lot.
And I cheated, that’s right I almost forgot. My manager makes granola bars some times. Not healthy ones but freaking awesome ones. She brought some this weekend and it had been 12 days since I’d had any form of sugar or carbs. I ate two bars and thought my skin would crawl off my bones. I was so hyper I was shaking. I got a headache and stomachache. I felt awful afterwards. But I’m glad I did cheat because I will never do that again. I was really shocked at how my body reacted but it let me know that the shit I was putting into myself before was the reason I felt like shit all the time, had no energy and spent half of my time in the bathroom. I do not want to feel like that again. I haven’t cheated since and really don’t plan on it. I even bought my husband McDonald’s the other day and got absolutely NOTHING for myself. I’m super proud of that.
I can’t think of anything else at the moment so if you’ll excuse me I still haven’t seen the finale of Game of Thrones and I really want to know what happens.
By week 3 overview I will have started strength training. The goal is 3 days running, 4 days strength training.