I have been working out like crazy this month… The Captain and I are almost at the end of the 9th and final week in our Metabolic Aftershock workouts. This last phase has been especially hard and l have not been running at all between workout sessions. The phase 3 MA workouts are very leg-intensive and other than walking on ‘off’ days, I thought it best to preserve our leg muscles for the workouts themselves. I am not sorry the program will reach its natural conculsion at the end of the week. I have enjoyed it and found it very good for building up my should strength, as well as firming me through the middle along with my butt and thighs.
And I have been doing very well in the eats department lately too. I have finally ditched the Sugar Monster am enjoying some lower carb days again. It really does suit me better – no cravings whatsoever, and I can even enjoy an occasional glass of red wine as long as I am having a protein/fat snack with it. YAY!
I am not following any program in particular, although I have been reading a lot this week…
Right now I am just watching my macros, keeping net carbs (carbs – fibre) to about 50g per day. It is working very well for me and I feel great, have a ton of energy and am sleeping like a baby.
Low carb isn’t scary… or difficult. It just takes some planning. I am eating lots of leafy greens, spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, zukes, etc… and somewhat limiting fruit, squashes, sweet potates, beats, peas, and carrots. And of course I am getting lots of protein and ample healthy fat… that is the key to staying satisfied, for me.
I have been going through my own food blog We can begin to feed… looking for some of my favorite low carb recipes to make, too. I thought I would share a couple of my staples with you here today.
The first is a lovely little Low Carb Flatbread… made from eggs and cooked cauliflower. No, you cannot taste the cauliflower! And these flatbreads freeze and thaw very nicely. I always have some in my freezer and use them for quick sandwiches. You can use them open-faced or fold-over style too. Love them.
And this next one if a special treat. It is my High Protein Angel Food Cake. It is perfect for when you want a nice dessert or even just a ‘sweet’ with a cup of tea. The ‘sweet’ comes from the taste of vanilla protein powder in it… or you can add a bit of stevia if you use it and want a sweeter taste. I made one up last night and we enjoyed some of it with some whipped cream and a few berries. I have also eaten it with some melted peanut butter drizzled over the top. Truly delicious.
I plant to keep it up because I feel so good, and then once we get back from Vegas, delve more deeply into it… as well as start on a new exercise program. Perhaps get back to some lifting… and running, of course.
Do you have a favorite low carb dish? I would love to hear about it.