BIG...but becoming smaller...news
But, what a load of strange food!
Erm, actually, it's a lot of "healthy" food according to the Mayo Clinic Diet guidelines.
Some mentioned the Atkins Diet when I said I wanted to lose some weight and stay healthy.
I listened to my doctor who instead suggested I give this one a serious try.
He wanted me to be especially aware of my blood sugar figures. Had just received a "warning" that I was headed up - the wrong direction.
Sweet rolls? Hmmm..not on the list.
Cheese crackers with peanut butter? Nope.
Trail Mix with M & M's?
You're kidding..not on the menu?
Had run out of potato chips and pretzels.
Hey, but I have eggs.
Eggs were all over the page of items to eat for the first two weeks.
Almost three times a day.
High in protein but no sugar.
I guess that's why it's the basis of the 2-week regimen they say could help me drop 20 pounds.
On the very first day I got to have toast!
Well, along with the two eggs that show up on my plate a lot.
The diet also has coffee or tea included so that would be the caffeine I suppose.
That was a single piece of plain toast.
Later, I read, butter can be added because it's better for you than margarine.
I started using light butter a while back, made with canola oil. Turns out, that's exactly what I want.
My butter has zero carbs but also zero proteins.
Next slice of toast is only three days away.
Apparently the doctors at Mayo agree.
I was thinking maybe making a large spinach salad, with a pile of croutons, a sliced hard-boiled egg, handful of walnuts, bacon bits and a tomato cut into hunks.
Oh, and a breaded chicken breast.
There's some healthy stuff in there
but I just reached for a can of spinach.
After I finished, I read the label and saw that a can has THREE servings. Who knew?
I have pictures of the dial on my bathroom scale on Day One and today's weigh-in.
I'm actually proud to document that, since Friday night, I have dropped 10 pounds!
(Click on the photos for delicious detail.)
Tomorrow's dinner is ALL the steak I want. YES!
I bought a Kansas City Strip steak to go with the pickles,celery and tomatoes.
And a cup of coffee.
Here's the menu for the 2-week intro portion Mayo calls "Lose It."
After that, many more sensible choices called "Live It."