Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Atkins Induction Day One Review

Yesterday was the first day of my Induction Phase after having read Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution.

I'm still dealing with the fact that my vacation cost me 8 lbs.  I don't know how 8 lbs happens in 12 days when I stayed away from bread.  I'm sure I really do know how it happened, but it's time to move on.  I hadn't read the book, and I wasn't 100% on board like I am today.

Sticking with the plan on day one was pretty easy because I had planned the menu ahead, although I will admit my coffee is not decaffeinated.  I will have to see if that makes much impact. For now I really don't want the headache that going cold turkey off caffeine gives me.

Breakfast:
2 cups of coffee with 3 T cream and 2 packs of splenda (total)
2 eggs over easy cooked in 1 T olive oil
3 strips thick bacon

Lunch:
Salmon burger
2 large romaine lettuce leaves
1/2 avocado
1 T olive oil

Snack:
Kale chips cooked in 1 tsp olive oil
Chocolate (decaf) tea
3 oz diet cranberry (the kind with splenda in it) mixed with 9 oz sparkling water

Dinner:
6 oz Chopped Steak
Jicama Slaw
Protein Cake

Total Water = 6 glasses (short of the 8)

I didn't complete a workout.  I spent the time doing housework and laundry instead.  By skipping happy hour I had more energy and worked later into the evening.

I didn't get enough sleep because we stayed up to watch the mermaid special on the Discovery channel.  I'm up at 4 am writing this post and getting ready for boot camp.

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