The reduction in regularity of posts has been due to a couple of things.
1. Kittens take up a lot of your time. They want to play, eat and fight you when you have your laptop on your lap.
2. Even tough girls like me find themselves mildly depressed after losing a fur baby and being robbed in the space of a week. Didn't feel like I had a lot to say over the past couple of weeks.
3. My diet and exercise have not been working. What to do ....?
So tonight kitty is asleep on my lap and not fighting for attention, the depression has lifted and I am re-considering my eating plan. Voila - here are my thoughts.
I have been eating low carb for over six months now and haven't lost any weight. I think it is time to admit that it is not working.
I am reluctant to give up on it because I enjoy this way of eating so much. But the downside is, obviously no weight loss, and a lack of energy that makes working out very difficult. So I considered the times when I lost the most weight (aside from the 'honeymoon' of just starting out). First time was when I gave up wheat and the second when I started Weight Watchers. The first resulted from a reduction in carbs and the second from restricting calories.
So I have decided to loosely eat an isocaloric diet which is equal portions of protein, carbs and fat - kind of like the Zone diet but not quite as many carbs.
The plan for today was 100g carbs, 100g protein, 45g fat = 1205 calories. Having a bit of trouble getting there with today's totals:
I think I have enough left for a slice of raisin toast with butter, but I don't think I should pollute the experiment with eating wheat straight away.
I feel strangely satisfied and not 'snacky' tonight but I might just be smug from having porridge for breakfast! It also helps to know that I can have it anytime I want along with a whole lot of other things.
Now the only thing I am worried about is the 2kg carb bloat!! Wish me luck!