Saturday, March 31, 2012
Starting the Specific Carb Diet Again!
I don't know my weight or measurements and it feels great not to stress about it! I'm doing well on giving up the scale and didn't cheat because I told my husband to hide it somewhere. I didn't even look for it!
*I went clothes shopping after writing this and I have dropped another size but only about 3 pounds(at my lowest weight before I quit the scale) since the previous one. Weird, but I'll take it. My Levi's are still too snug to wear though. Oh, well, maybe a few more weeks.*
I'm starting the Specific Carb Diet intro tomorrow. I've been working my way closer to it each day this week. Right now I'm hungry and I miss salad. I will stay on the intro for two days unless I need to go longer. I will be eating lots of broth with chicken and carrots. I also made some gelatin sweetened with a bit of honey to help me through the first two days. I can also eat broiled or boiled meats. Yeah, exciting, isn't it. Why am I doing this? I'm hoping it will help my tummy, allergies, back pain, hormone balance and skin. When I first started low carb my skin looked awesome for the first time since before I hit my teens. Now I always have at least one pimple even though I don't eat dairy, grains, or any processed foods.
I have gone through intro before but I think I added foods too quickly. You should only add one new food every three to four days to make sure you don't react to it. I will also try adding in yogurt and bananas after the first few days. I haven't had dairy in over a year and banana since I was preggo with that little guy you see above. I found an interesting article about Haas' original version of the diet and am convinced to try bananas to see if they help with fat digestion. I know my digestion is much better than it was because my gut feels calmer and I am healthier. Hopefully, I can get even better!
Not much exercise this week besides lots of steps 'cause, well, girl issues. Next week I will rest a lot and only do what I feel like I can without using a lot of energy. I'm glad we have the week off school for Easter!
How are you doing?
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