Low carb day one: completed.
BREAKFAST: Two eggs on rye bread
Okay, for cutting out all carbs but fruit and veg, my breakfast wasn’t the best. It was a plate half full of carbs. In fact, it was my standard, every day breakfast, minus the avocado. Note: the lack of any fruit or veg with this meal was because none of the avos I had in were ripe yet *sobbing*. It was enough to fill me up though after my morning run, and when my avocados are ripe, I’m sure I’ll find a way to cut the bread.
LUNCH: Turkey steak with cooked veg and feta; banana
This was prepared at the same time as my breakfast so that it was nice and ready to be packed into my bag to take to work. I really am quite the chef.
This will probably be a staple. I chucked a tomato and red bell pepper in a pan with a few handfuls of spinach and kale and done. The turkey was cooking nicely in the George Foreman ever so slightly out of picture, to the left. I then sprinkled on some lovely feta and I was good to go.
The only difference between this and what I would usually make to take out and about was the lack of quinoa. But low-carb Sazza missed the delightful wee grain out today!
Was this a big mistake? I suppose starting this on the day of an 8-hour shift wasn’t the best idea, as I felt completely exhausted and physically hungry only an hour or so after my lunch break (?!!). It honestly took me another hour to figure out that I might be feeling that way due to my wilted veg lunch – and it took me another hour to realise I might be so slow because of the lack of food.
DINNER: Stir-fry veg with cod and corn-on-the-cob
I’m surprised I even managed a photo of this before it was hoovered into my mouth. Even the pillows were at risk of getting eaten by the time I got home and was making dinner. Again, this is almost identical to the dinners that I have most days and I did feel a lot happier and fuller post-food – you’re safe for now, bedding. I treated myself to some natural yogurt with a scoop of protein powder and an orange for dessert. Ya gotta be good to yourself!
It’s now an hour and a half later, and I’m tired, becoming cranky and starting to get hungry again (ps articles like this do not help!!!). Overall, my meals weren’t that different from my norm – which confuses my starved brain – but I think the lack of quinoa, wraps, brown rice and (even more) rye bread really did make a difference to my energy levels.
We’ll see if tomorrow is any better…