Over the last week, my losses had slowed down a lot which is a signal that it is time to move on. I was glad that my body was responding appropriately and I was ready to eat some meat!! That is where the scary part creeps in. The boundaries are looser. I have more choices of what to eat and how much.
The low carb plan is like Atkins in that all carbs are kept to a minimum, even good ones like fruit. Unlike, Atkins amounts & calories still count. So, eating a whole pound of bacon is not allowed. Still, I am fearful of piling in protein as if it is free food and undoing all my hard work the past four weeks.
So far, I've been enjoying more protein than the past for weeks, but my appetite has diminished so that I have not gone overboard. I'm trying hard to listen to my body and respond to hunger and satiety without going into overfull.
Even though thoughts of brownies & ice cream dance in my head, they are still off limits. As long as I continue to see them as 'not for me' and allow myself treats like almonds and walnuts, I think I'll make it. Plus I have a wedding the last Saturday in July and I want to look good in the pictures! Seeing another 0.4 lb slip off this morning helped as well.
I've got a death drip on this now. I don't want to lose focus and gain weight. I haven't got it in me to re-lose these pounds yet again. They have got to be gone forever this time.