So the first week of my new insulin focused diet is over and as promised I am letting you how it went so far. As you know I started on Tuesday so I will just continue with Wednesday.
1 American pancake, 3 slices bread + jam, bowl fruit (pineapple, melon), 1 glass orange juice
2 pieces pizza, 2 toast with prawn, 2 pieces roast beef, large salad, 1 profiterol, a few spoons of peanutbutter cheescake, 1 piece cake
Large tuna salad, 7up free
1 l water, 1 cup of tea
How I felt:
I cycled to work and I felt overwhelmed already after 2 minutes of cycling. It’s weird how just another type of movement can exhaust you like this. I am used to walking to work (50 minutes one way) but the cycling really got to me. When I left home I felt very hungry but when I reached work the hunger was gone. So, although I had planned to eat exactly the amount of food that is recommended for this diet (4 bread rolls with something sweet like jam) I ate less.
I think it is important to know that the pieces and slices at my work are always very small. So even high numbers that you see in my lists are not really a lot of food. A slice of bread is about half the size of a slice of usual toast. So you kinda get the dimensions. So taking a few pieces doesn’t make it a huge amount.
For lunch I was already very very hungry. Not as bad as Tuesday, when I almost couldn’t wait, but pretty bad. On the other hand, my stomach signaled to me, that I am not hungry anymore. That didn’t happen on Tuesday.
I got hungry in the afternoon, because I am used to having some kind of a snack. So instead of a snack, I had a warm cup of tea.
After cycling home I was so hungry that I didn’t think that a tuna salad would be enough for me, but actually it filled me up pretty good.
3 slices bread + jam, 1 kiwi, watermelon, 2 bites cereal bar, 3 forgot the name things, 1 glass orange juice
Califlower with bread crumbs, 2.5 saussages, Sauerkraut, 1 spoon mashed potatoes, small slice apple strudle, 2 slices poppy seed cake, 2 glasses coke
2 pieces fish, small tuna salad, 2 slices ham, 7up free
4 cups tea, 1/2 l water
How I felt:
The cycling in the morning got easier. My legs were hurting really bad but I was less out of breath. I was a little late and there were no pancakes. So I though I’d have a cerealbar but I didn’t like that bar so I tried those 3… little things. Forgot the name but they were really nice.
Now at work we have themeday every Thursday. They will cook food from a specific country and this week it was Germany. I love German food, I grew up in Germany so it tasted a lot like my childhood really. I felt like I could keep eating the califlower forever. My coworkers were giving me funny looks because I ate so much califlower 😀 The different cakes for dessert look like a lot but remember how tiny the pieces at my work are cut, so it’s overall about the amount of one piece of cake.
I hated my dinner. I came home super super hungry but there was fish and I am really not a fan of fish. I will eat tuna… sometimes.. but there was only fish at work that day, so I had to take the fish. I ate only half of it, I munched a bit on the tuna, nibbled the salad and was very frustrated about my food. Indeed I went to bed hungry and the next morning I woke up hungry.
3 slices bread + jam, water melon, orange juice
8 slices ham, scrambled eggs (3), 4 pieces bread, 1/2 banana, 1 glass coke
5 saussages, coleslaw
2 glasses coke zero, 1 cup of tea
How I felt:
So Friday was really a bad day for me. I got my period over night and when I have the period I always have huge chocolate cravings. I always had that, since my teenager years. Just last year I developed a chocolate allergy so I was really grumpy. I was in pain, grumpy, tired, and very hungry. I reached work and the pain that had been gone while cycling was back. I ate bread with chocolate spread because fuck my allergy, I have my period. Of course I am already paying for it… got an allergic reaction of course.
I left from work after an hour because the pain was so bad. So at home I had to deal with what little food we had. That’s whe the food choice is a bit odd. The bread was home made and just… flower with water really. I didn’t even have yeast so yea. It’s not bad, maybe I make a quick recipe one day.
While in the first one or two days I didn’t really feel like I am eating more or less than before I started, by now I see why this diet works. And I feel it too.
What I feel is, that the amount of carbs in the morning help me to get on fine until lunch without coffee. I feel more awake after this type of breakfast.
On Tuesday, when I started, my stomach was rumbling the whole time. It was hunger and I had a lot of air … I don’t know how that came but by Wednesday, both of these problems were gone.
I decided to allow myself 7up free and coke zero because both is without sugar or calories. I know that it’s not healthy but I like it and my goal is weight-loss, not becoming a health guru.
I am less and less hungry. Although the evenings are kinda rough for me because I really like to have a snack around 11pm which I am not allowed anymore.
Also I read somewhere (don’t ask me where) that insulin levels go down within 4 to 5 hours. So I am eating after about 4.5 hours. That’s a practical desicion. I am done eating around 9am and lunch is server until 2pm. If I am the last one to come for lunch, there won’t be much left.I think I did already lose some weight. Not a lot but a little. I feel it on my trousers. Will get a new scale in February to give you proper updates.
That’s it for now. I’ll keep you updated about the progress.