Yesterday I began to really feel the affects of dropping the carbs and sugars. My brain was transformed into a slug creature, and after school I let my son entertain me with watching Literal Videos on YouTube. What are they ? Imagine if the lyrics to a music video were changed to reflect the actions in the video. Thins like "stare at floating cloth, sing in front of candles " and so forth. I was also sh0wn what a Rick Roll is ( get someone to look at a video clip of Rick Astleys song Never gonna give you up). It just cracked me up and helped me to stay awake if nothing else. I do know from past experience that this is normal with switching to a low carb diet, and it passes in a couple of days. Meanwhile, much of my joint pain has dissapeared in the process. Carbs, even whole grain ones, can really aggravate arthritis and other joint conditions.
In the evening I was looking for something a little different for my snack. Nuts and eggs are okay, but I wanted something a little more dessert-ish, so I tried some flaxmeal breakfast pudding
This one is very easy to make ! Take 1/4 cup flaxmeal, 1/4 cup water, 1 egg(or equivilant egg beaters) , sweeter to taste and mix ins. Stir well, microwave for 45 seconds, stir, microwave another 45 seconds and eat. For mix ins I chose cocoa powder, splenda and coconut. For this you get 1 gram carbs, 9 grams fiber, 12 grams protein, and 243 calories.Why splenda over stevia ? I learned that in people who have insulin resistance, stevia aggravates the condition. Same is true with agave nectar, and it is problematic for people who are going GFCF.
We weighed in this morning, and here are the results
Me- DOWN 1.4
Son - DOWN 1.8
Hubby -UP1.0 ( due to a business meeting where they were fed monster burritos from Chipoltle that had about 2 cups of rice in each) The nature of his job makes it very difficult for him to avoid these things
So begins another week. Tonight we are going to try flax meal pizza crust. It should work out well, as the flax meal bread works for holding sandwich fillings . Pictures to follow.