So imagine my disappointment, when I get on the scale in the new year and find my weight up nearly 20 lbs. All of it from this year. It has been a really hard year, a year that broke my heart in two. Was I surprised? Yes, and no. I knew all my clothing fit tighter and some didn't fit at all. I could see that new muffin top. But in a way, I knew I had been wallowing in my sadness and I always turn to food for that.
I've looked around at many other low carb diet plans; Paleo, Wheat Belly, Slow Carb to name a few. Jorge has even come out with additional books in the last few years (The 100, Happy Hormones Slim Belly). But I have decided to go back to 100% Belly Fat Cure and the S/C Value 15/6 counting. It worked for me befor, it was fairly easy for me and I like the structure of it.
So here we go! Who's in? I'm going to lose these 20lbs and take better care of myself in 2014. Here is the basics of what I eat on the Belly Fat Cure:
Breakfast: 1/2 Cup of Quaker Rolled Oats, 1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Puree and water microwaved for two minutes. 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Butter, Cinnamon added after.
Lunch: I suck at figuring lunches out and usually eat them on the run or end up skipping. Ugh! This is where I really need to work on my plan, and suggestions are welcome. But I do love that I know how to order fast food on this plan, Protein Style burger or crunchy tacos are usually good.
Afternoon Snack: Pot of Tea, I love chocolate teas! The tea helps make me feel full, even though its just tea. A Cheese stick with Mary's Gone Crackers while my kids enjoy their after school snack is also good. This is a really stressful time of day for me. Dealing my the kids homework and school issues, planning/cooking dinner and getting them off to their activities.
Dinner: 1 La Tortilla Factory medium sized tortilla, Leftover Steak, Romaine, Sour Cream, Guacamole, 1 Tablespoon Salsa.
Evening Snack: Pot of Decaf Tea shared with the family. I usually have a square or two of 85% or higher Dark Chocolate.
On the Belly Fat Cure you track Sugar and Carbs per meal and the daily total isn't as important. If you just add up the day my total is S/C Value is 10/6. But adding up per meal, like you are supposed to, it is 10/7. Not a big difference I just went over by 1 serving of carbs, but just remember to count by meal.
Once I entered My Fitness Pal diary for the day, and realized Mary's Gone Crackers are higher carb than I thought, so I went over by a carb serving. It is best to keep the snacks at 0 carbs, so I'll work on that. You are welcome to add my on My Fitness Pal, I think we do best when we track every meal. You will need to make changes to the MFP setup to track the Belly Fat Cure correctly, instructions are HERE.