Friday, September 21, 2012

Day 5, Carb Cycle Solution

 Today marks Day 5 on the 7-Day Carb Cycle Solution, from Choose to Lose by Chris Powell.
I did a video entry, but I am not going to post it today, because I'm just so worn out from this virus I have. Sneezing, coughing. etc. Remember, I said in the video that you have to eat 5 times a day. It seems daunting when you think about it, but every time I start to think I may need something else to eat, it IS time to eat! I was astounded that was the case. Pictured above is one of the meals I had today. At 11:30 a.m. I made broccoli bits with half a can of Spicy Thai Tuna, I think Bumble Bee brand. The "heat" from the tuna helped my sinuses for awhile, so that was a big plus. I also had a tablespoon of Jif Natural peanut butter to get some fat into the meal. Chris Powell says that on the low-carb days to get a little fat with each meal to help keep cravings that carbs usually curve at bay. It was all so tasty!
I decided on canned chicken (Kroger brand) for my mid-afternoon meal. I made this to eat at 2:30 p.m. The chicken is sauced by a little bit of Balsamic vinegar and I added an eighth of an avocado for my fat portion. I ate that entire mug of green beans (Del Monte), too.

I will try to keep this up, although it may be mostly on weekends because I have classes every day during the week. ~night!