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Thursday, September 6, 2012

BFC Week with Mom

I just had a great week with my mom visiting us. The first day of her trip she decided to switch from WW to BFC with me. I was totally doing the Belly Fat Cure before mom came to visit, but this made me super aware of everything I was eating. Tracking in such detail and explaining each meal to her really helped. For example, I found I cannot have a full serving of oatmeal (3/4 Cup) if I am having it with my morning coffee. The fiber supplement and cream I add to my coffee put my carb count over 2 servings. Did I already know this? Had I forgotten it? I know that might sound like a really minor detail, and what does a few measly carbs here or there matter. But I think I am very sensitive to carbs and that it does matter for me. So I cut back to 1/2 Cup of my oatmeal if I'm having my nice coffee with it.

Here is a little of what we ate this week:
Steak Taco - La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious
Introduced my to my favorite BFC Tacos - a staple of my diet. She has a hard time find the the La Tortillas Factory Smart and Delicious tortillas. I showed her different packages and explained why these are the best. Other brands, like Mission, have artificial sweeteners or no fiber at all even if their carb count is okay.

Grilled chicken and zucchini fauxcini alfredo
Our favorite dish all week was Chicken from the The Food Lovers Make it Paleo, cookbook which we grilled up! I made her my fake Fettuccine Alfredo and she loved it too. She couldn't believe it wasn't noodles!
Refine Mojitos on Labor Day
A fun little Stevia sweetened cocktail on Labor Day in the sun. We also took my 72 year old mom to play her first game of Laser Time, to mini golf and the water slide.
Evening Snack - Whipped Cream & 2 pieces of dark chocolate
 I think mom and I  both licked the bottom of our bowls when we had a few squares of dark chocolate and a little whipped cream. We all piled into our bed with the kids to watch Pirates Band of Misfts, because strangely our best TV is in our bedroom. Which makes it a little weird when we have guests....
Afternoon snack - sliced cucumbers, tzatziki and hot tea
 I introduced mom to a fun snack of thinly sliced cucumbers that you use like chips. I like it with all sorts of dips, but had tzatziki that day. We sat out in the sun and both read novels and had a cup of chamomile tea.
Chicken Enchildas with La Tortillas Factory Smart and Delicious tortillas
This was my mom's Sassy Enchilada recipe that I BFC'd for us. I left out most of the stewed tomatoes and used the right tortillas to get the S/C Value down for us. We served it with a spinach salad and it was really filling.


12 comments:

  1. Wow Amber ... the tortilla dishes look delish (darn no wheat thing I got going on ... lol). Is your mom going to stick with the 15/6 when she's home? I've decided to take my carb obsession one step further - Dr. Davis recommends most people get a glucose meter and test their blood sugar 1 hour after meals to see how what they ate affects them. I'm concerned my beloved whey protein shakes are to insulin boosting ... we shall see (inquiring minds) :)

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    1. Trina I have been thinking of doing the same thing. I can really feel certain foods affecting me now days and would love to start testing and see what is actually going on. Let me know what you do!

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    2. I'm sure I'll blog about it when I get some results. My fasting glucose this am was 4.9 mmol/l (which is around 88 mg/dl) ... so pretty good. I'm having my whey shake now so we'll see in one hour what happens. I make my shake with full fat coconut milk so I'm hoping the fat keeps the whey from spiking blood sugar. Should be fun to figure this stuff out though :)

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  2. It sure sounds like you all had a nice visit. All your food looks yummy. Have a good one :-)

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  3. Sounds like you had a great visit with your mom! I am interested to see if she gets good results at her next weigh in, and it's good to see that you were able to fix some of your habits for the better.

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  4. You guys sound like you had fun. Im interested to see how much weight your mom loses and how she likes the BFC.
    Carey

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  5. What a wonderful post, Amber. Will you let us know how your mom did when she weighed in? Also, will you share some of the recipes with us?

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  6. Hi Amber, thank you for all of your guidance. I need to take a general woman's multivitamin but I'm concerned about the sugar in them. I have contacted some manufacturers and have not received a response. Are there any multivitamins you would recommend knowing they are low sugar or any terms I should steer clear of when choosing a multi? Any advice you can offer is appreciated!

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  7. Amber-Can you tell me what are some good veggies for this plan?

    Thanks!

    Brian

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  8. Amber-Can you tell me what are some good veggies for this plan?

    Thanks!

    Brian

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  9. Amber-Can you tell me what are some good veggies for this plan?

    Thanks!

    Brian

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