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I cannot believe that I only ate 1600 calories today and I am NOT hungry. I simply am amazed at this. I literally do not feel hungry at all. I am starting to get used to the meals and that horrible nausea has gone. But most of all I am simply NOT hungry. Still feeling a little weird about not eating the veges but I did have a whole brocolli head today and it didn’t blow me over my carb budget. So I think I am getting to know how to do this. 

On a more negative note I didn’t do so well on the exercise today. My heartbeat was rising very quickly and I did not burn off as much calories as I normally do by keeping my HR between 145-155 heartbeats per minute. I will monitor this. 

Today I ate:

Breakfast:

50g Edam Cheese

Lunch:

Curry Chicken: Full cream yoghurt, Garam Masala, Turmeric, Cloves, Garlic, Chilli, Ginger, Brocolli, Skinless Chicken, Mint, Canola Oil

Dinner (ATKINS STYLE)

Pork, Eggs & Butter

Exercise

20 Mins Brisk Walking on Treadmill – 143 calories

Total Calories – 1623

Carbohydrates – 20g (13.6g sugar)

Fat – 90g (33.1g Saturated Fat)

Protein – 206.7g

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WOW. Since monday (it is now wednesday) I have lost nearly 2 kilograms or 4.4 pounds. Basically ever since I severely reduced my carb intake on Atkins this has been happening. It is amazing!!! My hunger levels have bottomed out to be sure. I feel a little bit ‘arrggghhh’ at eating meat, eggs and cheese all the time with little veges or fruits. But I am soldiering on as I know the veges will return and I will be a happy camper. For now I will keep drinking water to feel refreshed. 

Yesterday I ate:

Breakfast:

Glass of Milk

Lunch:

Minced beef, tomato slice, edam cheese, 5 onion rings

Afternoon Snack:

Steak, olive oil, garlic

Dinner:

Steak (more), lettuce, tomato slice, 5 onion rings, edam cheese, fried egg

Exercise:

20 mins brisk walking – 154 calories

Total Calories – 1931

Carbohydrates – 19.2g (15.3g sugars)

Fats – 125.1g (51.1g saturated)

Protein – 207.4g

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Not anything major to report on the food front today. I had some coconut milk so my saturated fats were higher than normal but thats ok. The coconut is totally natural so I am ok with eating it. No hunger again tonight so I am starting to wonder whether it really is the carbs that make you hungry!

I have a job interview tomorrow and have to fly there and so I have decided that tomorrow for lunch I will eat ONE NORMAL SIZED meal. But thats my day no big dramas. My flatmate told me Im obsessing about food and I was like ‘Uh Duh’.

Breakfast

Handful of cashew nuts, 2 apples and an orange

Lunch

Steak and Salad: Scotch fillet steak, 2 Avocado’s (hehehe), tomato, lettuce, olive oil

Dinner

Coconut milk and fish curry: Fish, coconut milk, mint, courgettes, onion, capsicum, garam masala, cumin, tumeric, coriander

Total Calories: 2045

Exercise: 20 mins brisk walking (158 calories)

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What a great day. I have simply not felt hungry today. When I finally did get hungry at about 8pm I just had an egg and tomato salad and was no longer hungry again. I cant quite believe it! In fact I have only eaten 1500 calories today and this is much lower than what I can eat but I just dont feel hungry. Over the last few days I have stopped eating potatoes and the dried fruits and have tried to minimise carbohydrates by having only a few fruits and a handful of nuts. I am literally not feeling hungry and this may be why. OR it could just be that I am not having a hungry day but that has never happened on a diet before so I feel a bit insecure about the whole situation. Not been hungry on a diet kind of scares me to be honest. Its almost as if I would rather brace myself for the hunger rather than start to feel like I wont be hungry and then have hunger set in. Anyway.

As for the exercise I am doing so well. I am almost running now. Well I am walking so fast I dont think that I could walk any faster. My heart is relatively cool and not beating too fast so its obviously adapting well to the exercise regime but my poor legs cant seem to catch up. I might try stretching them pre work outs and not just post work outs and see if that helps. But it amazes me than within a week I am at this level of fitness. Today was good. 

Also Im starting to ponder the goodness or badness of dairy. As far as I can see it seems to be carbs that are the main cause of our modern diseases of civilization. So dairy? It certainly would add some diversity to my cooking. Would be interested in peoples feedback on this but for now I will keep leaving it out. But expect a post soon as I want to look into the research to see the good and the bad. 

Breakfast

Apple, Orange and a handful of cashew nuts

Lunch

Tuna salad: Lettuce, Tuna, Long eggplants (skinny version), Mint, Olive Oil, Spring Onions, Tomato


Dinner

Steak and Guacamole with salsa: Sirloin Steak (grass fed of course), Avocado, Olive Oil, Lime, Tomato, Cucumber, Onion, Capsicum, Coriander, 

Supper

Egg and Tomato Salad: 3 Eggs, Tomato, Onion

Snacks

Apple, Carrot

Total Calories – 1610 (oops not the 1500 I said but still well under my daily allowance)

Exercise – 20 mins brisk walking (161 calories)

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