Step 4: Embrace Protein

2 Sep

At first I was annoyed, but now I’m glad that my Drs office requires patients to start a high protein,  low fat diet as soon as surgery is scheduled.  So I gave myself the weekend and decided that today would be the start of my diet.

I’m looking forward to it for several reasons. First off, it gives my body plenty of time to wean off refined sugars and simple carbs, which is just good eating anyhow. Second off, it gives me a good month to start experimenting with protein and figure out what I like. Finally, it gives me the opportunity to lose a significant amount of weight before the liquid diet even begins. The nice thing about my liquid diet is that its simply replacing two of my three high-protein meals with protein shakes each day, so again, not a super huge adjustment.

I lost a good amount of weight (25 lbs in 3 weeks) on Atkins back in January,  so I’ll just modify it to eat less fat and more lean protein. I’m gunna have to do a lot of reading on meal ideas and  options so I can fully embrace my new way of eating. Had a delicious egg and veggie scramble this morning along with some iced coffee with FF half & half and splenda. Here’s to embracing protein!

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My delish low carb breakfast.

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4 Responses to “Step 4: Embrace Protein”

  1. gotsleeved September 3, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    Looks yummy what is in it ?

    • lindsaygotsleeved September 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

      It was just 2 eggs, a tiny bit of milk, salt and pepper. I used frozen Publix Seasoning Blend (onions, green and red peppers) and sauteed it in a tiny bit of Smart Balance butter, then I threw in the eggs and scrambled. Before they were completely scrambles I threw in 6 cherry tomatoes that I had quartered and when everything was mostly done I threw in a handful of baby spinach that I had shredded a bit. I let it cook until it was wilted. It was delish.

  2. gotsleeved September 3, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

    Yum what’s for lunch ?

    • lindsaygotsleeved September 3, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

      Having grilled chicken over spinach salad 🙂

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