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Attempt at a 3 Week Diet Challenge

In my weigh-in post on Monday I mentioned starting a 3 week diet challenge. After not losing weight for almost a month and getting pretty pissed blaming myself for not working hard enough I decided to clean up my diet and knock out some of the carbs and sodium.

What the hell am I thinking?

That’s pretty much my thought today. All day I was like, “if I make it till Monday I’ll stop”. I forgot all bout Mondays post saying I would go at it for three hole weeks. Cursing myself now because if I said it I should do my best to stick with it.

I’m having a hard time mainly because I dropped carbs since Monday. My net carbs for the day have been pretty much under 30. More than likely my body is starting ketosis and its got me feeling like crap. There were two things I wanted today in the worst way.

  1. To eat something loaded with carbs. Monday and Tuesday were fine but today I was having major withdrawals. I kept fantasizing about slamming a Kellogg’s 90 calorie cereal bar in my mouth.
  2. The other problem I was having was a total lack of energy. I hit the ground running in the AM and because I didn’t have any appointments until 2:30 I contemplated between cleaning up the house or going for a jog. I still cant get myself back in the gym and the weather was pretty nice for a change for cleaning won. Around 11:30 all I wanted to do was go back to bed . I dragged my ass for the rest of the day and now I’m sitting here at 9:00 ready to pass out.

I don’t plan on doing a full keto diet but I was curious what would happen if I mixed things up and continued eating low call and dropping out the carbs. Well….. somethings working and I’m really exited because I was 246 on the scale this morning. That’s about a half a bound from the lowest I’ve been in the last 8 years. If I weigh myself in on Monday and I break that weight it will be a huge personal milestone.

Keeping a clean diet is going to be the goal for the next three weeks but I’m not sure what angle I want to take this carb thing. I read a little about carb cycling which sounds like a viable option. Id like to bring back the fruits and various vegetables because eating mostly meat, eggs, nuts and cheese gets boring really fast.

Hopefully for the next 18 days I can keep it clean. I’m going to call this the gluten-free-paleo-hybrid-diet.

Here’s a rundown of what I’ve been eating;

Monday-

-Breakfast

  • Coffee
  • Chocolate Protein Shake with Almond Milk

-Lunch

  • 2 Poached Eggs
  • Half Avocado

-Dinner

  • 2 Baked Chicken Thighs
  • Garlic Sauteed Broccoli Rabe
  • Trader Joe’s Kimchi

-Snacks

  • Polly String Cheese
  • Baby Bell Light Cheese

Tuesday-

-Breakfast

  • Scrambled eggs with cheese
  • Side of strawberrys

-Lunch

-Dinner

  • Greek Salad with Gyro meat

-Snacks

  • 2 Baby Bell light Cheeses

Wednesday-

-Breakfast

  • Chocolate Protein Shake with Almond Milk

-Lunch

-Dinner

-Snacks

  • Baby Bell light Cheese
  • Tuna Pouch mixed with Greek Yogurt Guacamole
  • Almonds
  • Polly-o String Cheese

I also started drinking lots of green tea from my Keurig. I’m trying to get used to this so I don’t have to drink coffee every morning. Green tea is supposed to be good for you I think.

Well that about sums up my week so far and I’ll keep the blog updated on anything new. I’ll leave you with pictures of my last two lunches, definitely not #foodporn!

Poached Eggs

Turkey Meatballs and Green Beans

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