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.
3 egg whites, 1 egg scrambled
3 Turkey Sausage Links
Salsa and half a serving of sour cream
Calories: 306 | Carbs: 11g | Protein: 35g
10 Raw Almonds
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
1 hardboiled eggs
Chopped turkey and ham slices
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
Calories: 116 | Carbs: 11g | Protein: 5g | Fiber 3g
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.
Calories Burned: 605
Salmon with Tomatoes and Basil
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.
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