Challenges of Day Three

Day Three was pretty good. I wasn’t feeling the gnawing hunger I felt on Monday. I think swapping the snacks was a good idea. You wouldn’t think it would make much of a difference whether I ate my almonds at 11am or 3pm but apparently it did! Lesson learned.

I appreciate the reader feed-back so far! I got a comment from Chris yesterday who is also doing the Four Hour Body Diet/Slow-Carb Diet.  He corrected my list in saying that the first part of the diet you aren’t supposed to drink any milk. Later in the diet when you want to start bulking up you can drink milk. I don’t think either of those things will be an issue for me. I don’t plan on bulking up (or doing this diet long-term).

I didn’t memorize the book because I kind of hated everything about it. I’m doing this Slow-Carb experiment solely to support Michael and kind of learning more about it as I go. I suppose I am not taking it all that seriously, perhaps I should, but I’m still a skeptic. And I don’t think I will lose any weight on this diet, either.

BREAKFAST:

3 egg whites, 1 egg scrambled

Black Beans

3 Turkey Sausage Links

Salsa and half a serving of sour cream


Breakfast was the same on Tuesday as it was Monday. Eaten at 7am. I wasn’t hungry for a snack until almost 11.

Calories: 306    |    Carbs: 11g     |     Protein: 35g

 

SNACK:

10 Raw Almonds

Cashews

I realized on Monday that I needed to swap my snacks because almonds in the afternoon weren’t as filling as the hummus was. Snack was eaten at 10:30am.

Calories: 139    |     Carbs: 6g     |     Protein: 5g     |    Fiber 2g

LUNCH:

Cobb Salad:

1 hardboiled eggs

Salad

Veggies

Chickpeas

Chopped turkey and ham slices


Lunch was tasty and really filling. I loved the Cobb Salad and I’m surprised I haven’t eaten these for lunches before now.

Eaten about 12:30pm. I wasn’t hungry for a snack until about 3:30pm. I was surprised at how much more full I felt with this lunch compared to Monday’s lunch. I think it might have been the addition of the egg?

Calories: 406    |     Carbs: 31g     |     Protein: 39g     |    Fiber 10g

SNACK:

Hummus

Sliced Cucumber


The snack was eaten right before I headed to the gym.

Calories: 116    |     Carbs: 11g     |     Protein: 5g     |    Fiber 3g

 

WORKOUT:

At the gym I ran about 3.5 miles on the treadmill. I was initially worried that I wouldn’t be able to run at all because of the diet but it was alright. I ran about 2 miles before I started to feel like it was a struggle.

After running I spent about 25 minutes doing weights. I went easy on the weights because I was planning on biking into work on Wednesday and didn’t want to be too sore.

Gym Stats:

Time: 1:21
Calories Burned: 605


I had a snack in the car of peanuts and almonds.

DINNER:

Salmon with Tomatoes and Basil

Asparagus

Steamed Broccoli


I was hungry when I got home from the gym but I wasn’t dying.  I munched on some cheese and black olives while I made the salmon. I made the Salmon and Tomatoes with Basil again–this time using more garlic.


Michael sauteed the asparagus in Grape Seed Oil and garlic and I topped it with pepper and fresh Parmesan.


I also discovered that my Goddess Dressing is okay on the diet! There is ZERO sugar in it, so I am very happy about that. I topped my steamed broccoli with a little dressing and ate every bite. I was full the rest of the night.

Calories: 562    |     Carbs: 25g     |     Protein: 46g     |    Fiber 11g

My Thoughts about Day Three: It went well, I felt satisfied with the food I ate. I’m happy the pre-workout snack worked well and kept me full. I did notice that once I was done eating dinner I craved dessert. I was full from dinner and definitely didn’t need any more food but I just wanted something sweet. I didn’t have anything and was kind of disappointed about it when I went to sleep. 🙁

Totals for the Day:

Calories: 1796    |     Carbs: 98g     |     Protein: 153g     |    Fiber 30g

8 Responses

  1. Besides everything else, I think experiments like these are great because, look, it made you try a different lunch that you really liked! I think that’s awesome.

    It took me years to like oatmeal/oat bran. It was so foreign to me and part of me was balking because it felt like diet food. I still don’t eat it every day, but I can’t imagine not eating it now. Variety is the spice of life (speaking of which, LOVE that you used the Penzey’s! I can’t wait to go back and stock up!).

    1. Yep I liked the Cobb salad a lot and I will eat that more often for lunches (even if I’m not on the “diet).

      I love oatmeal and I miss it on this diet. It’s an easy go-to breakfast for me if Michael isn’t eating breakfast.

  2. That looks like a really good day of eats Lisa! I would miss a little dark chocolate or a piece of fruit after dinner, but I think this will help you re-prioritize desserts after you’re done with the diet! I bet you will lose weight with this diet, even if just for a week!
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  3. I would be really surprised if you did not lose weight. This all looks like weight loss to me 😀 You have changed things up enough that your body will react to that.

    I would miss the fruit too much, but I am quite the fruit addict. When I only have 2 pieces a day – that is cutting down LOL!
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