As I've mentioned, I got a handy dandy gadget called a blood glucose meter to measure what's going on with my fasting glucose (when I first wake up in the morning), after certain meals or when I feel "off".
Since I've been following my low carb eating all week (except for a one meal that I'll tell you about later) I haven't had any episodes where my heart was pounding and I felt anxious and terrible. As a matter of fact, I've been feeling fan-friggin-tastic!
Fasting Glucose numbers:
I was concerned about the 68 but I had zero bad symptoms of low blood sugar and I wouldn't have even known it was that low had I not taken the measurement. So I'm not worried. I felt fine.
On the other hand, I was not feeling fine with the 130 reading. My heart was doing its dance in my chest and I just didn't feel as well.
Here's what happened and I'll try to keep a very long story short: Chuck has had a terrible week at work so I suggested a dinner out. We can still go out and I can order things that won't mess me up. We get to restaurant and Rachel sends a text that she has a prom dance meeting. Forgot all about it. So rush back home, rush to the meeting. Meanwhile I'm really hungry. Meeting lets out at 8pm. I haven't eaten since 11:30ish. So I send Chuck a text to meet me at a restaurant with Charlie. We get there around 8:30 and decide it's a good day to have a drink. Or two. And a handful of corn chips. And two chicken flautas. It may not sound like much but it has a profound effect on me. Why didn't I just get the fajitas or a salad? Because by that time I was hangry.
1 day of strength training and 1 day of having a 30 minute walk.
Feelings: Happy, not hungry unless I go hours and hours without eating, sleeping soundly, no cravings, clear mind
Weight Loss: I had gained back 5.2 pounds of the weight I lost in January. Since last Wednesday I am down 6.3 pounds by upping my fats, keeping protein moderate, and carbs low.
Low carb chocolate pudding made from avocados. Don't think of it as chocolate guacamole. I promise it's really good and creamy and filling.
Asparagus Gratin. Wow! This is some good stuff! I substituted coconut flour in the recipe and added a little cream to the cheese mixture. Definitely a hit and will be making this again.
Serve that with a filet mignon from the Sous Vide and you have yourself one happy tummy. :)
I put the steaks on a foil lined pan to torch them so they would have a nice char. That torch melted the foil! Which was kind of cool. Love playing with fire.
It seems counter intuitive to eat more fat to lose fat but it's working. I can't complain.
Have yourself a wonderful weekend!!