Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Atkins Diet - Induction Phase - Day 3

This has been an interesting day so far. I woke up starving. I had a touch time just not to make a big bowl of oatmeal and have at it. Instead a made two egg omlette again with bacon this time. It was good but didn't do much for my hunger. So, I had a jello. That did the trick. So, I don't think I'm over my sugar cravings yet.

Here is the menu for today,
Breakfast: Two egg omlette with red onion and bacon
Snack : Atkins bar
Lunch : Mint burger with tomato-cucumber salad
Snack : Atkins shake
Dinner : Chili Pork chops with green salad

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Atkins Diet - Induction Phase - Day 2 - Breakfast Omlette

Its day 2 of Atkins diet Induction phase. Breakfast went well. I have to tell you thats the best part of the whole day :) . I make a two egg omlette with onions , bell peppers and cheese. I think I'm going to make this everyday.

Breakfast Omlette:
Eggs - 2
Finely chopped red onions - 1/4 cup
Finely chopped bell pepper - 1/4 cup
Olive oil - 1 tsp
Butter - 1 tsp
Water - 1 tsp
Shredded cheddar cheese - 1 oz , about a small handful
salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat oil in a small omlette pan in medium heat.
2. Add chopped onions and bell peppers.
3. While its cooking, beat together eggs, salt, pepper and water till the eggs color is light yellow.
4. When the onions and bell peppers are cooked, add butter to the pan.
5. Swirl the melting butter aroud the pan.
6. Add the egg mixture and swirl the pan so that the egg mixture covers the whole pan.
7. Turn the pan to low heat and close the pan.
8. After about 2 mins, open the pan. There will be some runny egg mixture on top.
9. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top.
10. Use a spatula and fold the omlette over the cheese.
11. Close the pan again.
12. Switch off in a min. Omlette ready!!!

I absolutely love this. Its fluffy and cheesy.

So, here is the menu for today

Breakfast: Omletter
Snack: Atkins bar - I personally like the caramel nut bar
Lunch: Rosemary roasted Chicken and vegs
Snack: Atkins shake - Dark Chocolate royale
Dinner: Tuna salad on lettuce

Ok, so, I was craving sugar so badly today and I had a jello right after breakfast!! I could not help it! But I think I'm getting a hold on the sugar cravings. I did NOT have jello after dinner. Yeah!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Atkins Diet - Induction Phase - Day 1

Its been a long, long time since I posted anything in the blog. Too many changes in that time frame. But now my mission is to .... lose weigt!! I know, I know.. nothing lofty as change the face of cooking as we know today. Just a lowly aim of losing weight I put and.. ahem.. and carried on for 3 years now after the birth of my daughter. I was able to successfully lose the pregnancy weight and 15 more when I did that after I had my son and I did it in within a year!!! Now what is so different about this one, you ask.... Well, whatever I did for the first weight loss did not work. I also have been trying to do my own diet by cutting carbs and sugar. But I just was not able to stick to it because I was not holding myself accountable and did not know what I was doing.

Result: I'm going to try Atkins diet. There are reasons for that too. The main one being meat... I'm a pure carnivore. I do love my fruits and vegs,but I'm a carnivore to the core. The second reason being my desire to cut carbs and sugars for health reason. So, Atkins seemed to be a good choice.

I'm not going to put the Phase I induction rules here since you can find it anywhere on the web. But here is the gist of it,

1. No fruits, bread, grains, starchy vegetables or dairy other than cheese, cream or butter
2. No sugar but can use splenda, which means no soda,gum
3. Drink atleast eight 8oz cups of water

Here is what you can eat,
1. All kinds of meat
2. All kinds of fish and seafood
3. Atkins bars and shakes for snacks
4. Salad greens and non-starchy vegetables

Here is the caveat, I love sweets!!! And Splenda is not sugar and I hate the after taste. And no fruits!!! I love fruits. I have atleast 4 servings of fruits everyday. How am I going to survive this??? I don't know but I'm going to try.

Here is my menu for today

Breakfast : Two egg omlette with onions, bellpeppers and cheese
Snack : Atkins bar
Lunch : 2 cups of loosely packed lettuce with 5 oz can of tuna mized with 1 tablespoon mayo
Snack : Atkins shake
Dinner : 5 oz pork tenderloin with cup of steamed brocolli and cauliflower, 1 sugar free gello

I have done till lunch so far and I'm feeling hungry. Which tells me I have been eating way too much. Easter took a toll on my own 'diet'. So, I'm hoping the Atkins diet will do the trick.

Update: ok, I'm done with Day 1 in the Induction phase. Dinner was delicious!! I love all this meat :) . But that said, I still feel hungry and craving for sugar. I did drink a lot of water today. Atleast Atkins is helping with water intake for now. Time to hit the bed before hunger gets better of me.