Today is Day 4 of my low carb adventure (read the rules here).
So far it is going well: I have constant amounts of energy rather than bursts and falls. I feel much healthier and more in control. My appetite has also virtually disappeared (which is extremely unusual for me!)
I have also – wait for it – lost five pounds! At a rate of over 1lb per day I’m not complaining.
Now, I know this is lies. I know it’s impossible to lose 5lbs of fat in three days, and that it’s just water, bla bla. I know all that. But it’s hard not to do a little dance of happiness when I get on the scales in the morning (an internal happy dance – dancing is not on the agenda at 6am).
My diet today is looking something like this:
Grazing during the day at work. I have a selection of:
– mixed nuts
– a vegetable smoothie (avacado and low fat yoghurt)
– fat free cottage cheese
When I get home tonight I’m going to do a big stirfry with lots of veggies and tofu.
I’m also going to get my backside to the gym for the first time since starting this plan: 7km is supposedly on the cards, but it depends how much of a pounding my body is prepared to take. Will update you tomorrow!