It's been 2 weeks of my Atkins diet and I'm down 5 pounds. Well, it's not quite been 2 weeks, because I jumped off the wagon on Friday night. I'd been beginning to go a little crazy the last few days of last week, unable to think of anything but what I couldn't eat. That's no way to live, so I decided that I needed a short breather. Some pizza, several beers, and a few hours later, I was full, but still not feeling better. I woke up Saturday morning feeling terrible. Note to Kris: I certainly never felt this bad after carbs before; my body must have lost its tolerance. I decided, however, to spend one more day in carb-land, eating those things I'd been missing. I didn't go too crazy: had Atkins-friendly breakfast and dinner, but ate lots o' movie popcorn, a very tasty cherry mocha shake, and a few glasses of red wine before the day was done. Today, I'm back on board, ready to lose at least 5 (and maybe 10 or 15) more pounds. My current plan, however, is to take a day or so off every 2 weeks, just for my sanity.
Here are some notes from the last few days for those looking for inspiring low-carb meals and snacks:
Omelette with spinach, feta cheese, and artichoke hearts
Grilled halibut with a tomato/olive/anchoivy sauce
Chicken taco salad with fresh guacamole and cilantro sour cream
Sauted lettuce (I mixed it up with escarole)
Cobb salad made with escarole (they really look similar) and too many hard boiled eggs
Homemade coffee frappe; it got everywhere, and just tasted like cold, watery coffee