It has been 4 weeks since beginning this diet and so far I have lost 18 pounds. I am really getting used to not eating sugars or refined foods like flour or rice and pasta. To say that I don’t miss those items would be a lie but they are no longer controlling me. I do not run to them for comfort anymore.
I have discovered some cool recipes that I can have while on Induction (Induction is the first phase of Atkins, to learn more click here). I found these amazing cream cheese pancakes:The recipe for these is simple: Just 2 tbsp of cream cheese, 2 eggs, 1 sweetener packet and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and blend all in the blender. I found it over at Melissa’s blog “I breathe… I’m Hungry…” She also has a low carb book of recipes available at her site. These pancakes are thin, more like crepes but with sugar-free syrup they taste really good.
God wants me to eat right, that is to eat to honor Him and not to eat to serve my body (ie, my fat cells or my taste buds!) This is His plan, he says in Proverbs 23:21: “for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.” No good ever comes from giving in to any desires when they fall outside of God’s will.
Other recipes I have come up with are braised roast beef with zucchini, celery, onions, mushrooms and garlic.. braised in a bit of beef stock. Seasoned with cumin, parsley flakes thyme, salt and pepper. It was really flavorful and the beef was very tender. Tonight I am making home made hamburger helper without noodles. I am doing it with cheese over hamburger, zuccini, brocolli and possibly green beans. I will try to get a picture of it.
I have been enjoying the looks on waitresses faces when I order a burger with no bun and cottage cheese instead of fries. It really is pricless. One waitress said after I ordered: “That’s does not sound fun”. I said it does to me. :)
Also I have to say that Wendy’s will serve up any of their burgers without the bun and the double burger is really good without a bun, they wrap it up in lettuce and it still has the cheese, tomato, onion and pickles and really hits the spot. Also I went to Taco Bell and got taco’s without the shell, they serve them in a bowl and I think ya get more fillings that way. Seems like there is more meat, cheese and lettuce.
Well I guess that is all for now, remember keep looking up and stay focused on Jesus. I could not have gotten this far without Him and my friends Darin and Rich.