Monday, July 23, 2012

Day 2 (7/22/12)

Breakfast - 3:35 AM
  • "onion eggs":
    • 1/3 sliced white onion, fried with olive oil (3 carbs)
    • 3 eggs
    • salt, pepper, fish sauce, p. i. n. c. h. of sugar (0 carbs)
  • salad: 
    • mixed greens with tomato, cucumber and 1/2 of an avocado (13 carbs)
    • with lots of Ranch dressing (2 carbs)
  • water - lots (0 carbs)
Dinner - 9 PM

  • fruit, 1/2 strawberry, 2 grapes (at least 3 carbs)
  • 1/2 cup of basmati rice (30 carbs)
  • chicken, lots (0 carbs)
  • creamy "marsala" sauce (4 carbs)

Total daily carbohydrates: 55 *OUCH*

Insights - Well it is clear that (in general) it is best to steer clear of places that serve the type of food you just cannot avoid.  For instance, don't go to an Indian restaurant if you won't be able to resist the naan or the rice or butter chicken or whatever it is that you are attempting to keep out of your diet.  For me, i was able to avoid the mango lassi and desserts but went overboard on rice and a bit of fruit.

The Friday before - when i was "practice fasting" and could eat during the day at my own discretion but was still trying to avoid carbs, i took my son to the BK play area and got chicken strips with a small fry for my son.  Even though the fries were not that good (actually, they were pretty awful), i still had more than a couple, because it was so hard to resist them being there in front of me.

Lesson: don't go if you cannot ignore the foods you are trying to avoid. For instance, don't go to the movies if you simply must have popcorn and Coke.  Try to find alternative snacks, but if it doesn't work, go to the park instead and bring your healthy meal. 

1 comment:

  1. Eggs have 1g carb each.
    Chicken and most meats have 1g per ounce of meat as well.
    It must be super hard to eat only when the sun is down, good work!