Sunday, May 2, 2021

Day 1 - A New Beginning!

Well I am happy to say grocery shopping is done and out of the way and the Low Carb way of eating has begun. So here's today's menu My hubby is also joining me on the change in our eating habits. He could use to lose some weight and we all need to be healthy. So a lot more veggies coming and a lot less junk food.

Breakfast: Keto London Fog Tea, 3 dollar size Sour Cream Coconut pancakes, 3 Lilydale chicken breakfast sausge.

Lunch: 2 thin sliced pieces of Deli Rosenary Ham, small side salad with grated cheese, cucumber, tomato, radishes and 2 Tablespoons of Italian Dressing.

Dinner: 3oz of chicken done on the rotisserie, 1 cup of faux "potato" salad, 1 cup of Keto coleslaw.
Afternoon snack (if I choose to have one) : 1 sugar free cherry jello cup with 2 T real whipped Cream.

Evening Snack (while watching tv with hubby): 1 serving pepperoni chips & 1 serving of smoked cheddar chips with 2 tablespoons of spinach dip..

I had my tea first thing this morning when I got up and didn't end up eating my breakfast until 11:00 am. I will say that I wasn't impressed with the Sour Cream Coconut flour pancake recipe I tried. It didn't taste horrible but it didn't taste good either. The texture left a lot to be desired - I won't share the recipe because it was really not worth the effort. I did try an experiment to make a quick syrup topping for the pancakes though and it worked pretty well.

Warm pancake topping

2 T butter

2 T cream

1 T monkfruit blend sweetener

1/2 t vanilla extract (I would have used maple extrac if I had some)

1/2 t cinnamon

Mix all together. Heat in microwave 1 minute. Stir. Heat again for 1 minute. Stir & heat one more time. if it's not thickened enough for you at this point just do 30 seconds at a time until it reaches your desired thickness.

I have to say it was pretty darn good. You could use different extracts, leave out the cinnamon, what ever you choose do . Adapt to what you like. You can see it in the picture below.

I sipped on water all day and threw an A&W diet soda in with my lunch, which we ended up eating later in the afternoon because that's when we started to get hungry.

Today wasn't really a typical day. We eat much earlier during the week days because we get up early to look after the grandkids. We are on a regular time schedule most of the time but this weekend we had a ton of stuff to do and just ate when we were hungry.but generally speaking we stick to a pretty strict time schedule because of the kids and our schedules. So today has went well and I'm not thinking of this way of eating as a diet it's just a healthier way of eating for me. I'm also not telling myself I can't have something, because when I do that's when the feelings of deprivation set in and that's when I really want it. I think planning really helps because I know the next meal or snack is coming up soon and if I really want to eat I have a host of items to get me through that I can just go grab. By keeping myself organized, planning, and only buying stuff I can have and no stuff I can't have in the house it may just help me get through the crunch of starting. We shall see. Today I made it through. I'll try again tomorrow!

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