Doc's orders

by - Thursday, August 21, 2008

To make sure everything on the next round of bloodwork comes out OK, the doc gave me strict orders to limit sugar intake and make sure I keep my carb level to fewer than 40 grams per day.

Now he told me that in the middle of the day yesterday, after I had already eaten more than half the food I eat in a normal day, so I decided I'd put that practice into effect today. (To be read: I went home yesterday and ate a big bowl of chocolate ice cream topped off with whip cream and peanut butter sauce because who knows when, if ever, I will be able to have such a yummy treat again. Seriously, I'm not being melodramatic, it's a possibility.)

But today, I'm all about following the doctor's orders.

I've realized that 40 grams of carbs is not a lot. For example, a single serving of whole wheat pasta has 41 grams of carbs. A piece of wheat bread has 12 grams of carbs. Kellog's All-Bran (the cereal I used to eat) has 20 grams of carbs (For the record, 13 of them are fiber).

I can only eat 40 in an entire day. Yeeesh that's tough.

Here's my plan: Two eggs for breakfast (about 2 carbs total), cottage cheese for the morning snack (8 carbs), salad with fat free Italian dressing and chicken or tuna for lunch (4 carbs in the dressing, 7 carbs from salad) and then chicken/fish and veggies for dinner with the option of celery sticks and hummus as a snack too (5 g). 

So far today, I'm starving. That's so not a good sign.

Tomorrow's tailgate is going to stink. I will be able to eat nothing....well I guess I could have the hot dog without a bun haha.

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  1. AHHH that would be so hard. good luck!!!

  2. I'd probably poke my eyes out if I had to do that LMAO! GOOD LUCK chica!

  3. Wow...that will be tough! Hang in there!
    Glad you got the computer and got it all set up and great jpb on the 5 miles...I am impressed with how fast you are pickig back up!
    Take Care

  4. Good luck chica! I know thats a tough personal decision, and if I was in your shoes, I would probably go with it too, but there's a part of me that says, screw it! I'd rather die happy :-)

  5. Limiting the carbs is so difficult. I managed to do it once before & lose weight, but it was too hard.

  6. Check out The Lighter Side of Low Carb. She's really funny and also has some good low-carb recipes that may help you. 40g/day is TOUGH! I could never handle a low-carb diet because I love fruits and veggies. My solution is just to limit processed/refined/"dry carbs" like pasta, bread, chips, etc.