Carb cycling

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Today I did a low carb day.  Hoping that it will make a difference on the scale tomorrow.

I’ve been reading a bit about carb cycling (interspersing days of low carb with high/normal carb days).  Supposedly it will help amp up my metabolism again.  We shall see.

This is what I ate today…

Breakfast–two scrambled eggs in 1/2 tbsp butter with 1 slice American cheese, with 1/2 tbsp ketchup with one cup coffee with 2 Splenda and 2 tbsp half and half

Lunch–same as breakfast, minus the coffee and add in 1 string cheese and 14 almonds

Dinner–Taco Salad–1 and 1/2 veggie burgers with taco seasoning, spinach and lettuce, 1/2 a tomato, approx 3/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese, and approximately 3 tbsps Ranch dressing, 4 strawberries for dessert

Snack tonight–1 oz block cheese, 28 almonds and 2 tbsp peanut butter

Total carbs = 58 (-14 fiber) = 44 net carbs.

Most days I have over 200 carbs.

Of course the fat is really up today (144 gms) as well as the protein (108 gms).  But fat and protein do not affect insulin so I’m hoping to see at least some loss on the scale tomorrow.

If not, oh well.  I keep doing what I’ve been doing, which is counting calories.

This is my year.  It WILL happen, no matter how slow it takes.

Off to watch some Grey’s Anatomy.  Night all.

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