143 lb at the start of this week. I'm just checking in quickly to say what is working.
My weight is the lowest it has been in a long time and I am so grateful to have found a way of eating where I can enjoy food, never feel hungry and have cracked the cravings I used to live with.
What is working is following the Dukan Diet in its main elements. I am in the Consolidation Phase.
The Dukan Galattes have been a key to my success. I make a big batch once a week, enough to last eight days. I toast one for breakfast every morning and have it usually with a 0 fat yogurt and sometimes with an egg.
Every day I have one Nitropro 32 protein bar. I get them from Costco where they cost just under $20.00 for 12 bars. Both the galattes and the protein bars are filling.
Around these core food items I add lots of salad, with my favourite vinaigrette mayo dressing from the Dukan Diet book. I eat lots of salmon, sometimes an ounce and a half of cheese and sometimes 3 Ryvita or a couple of slices of bread. I'm not a big bread eater.
At the moment the only fruit I'm eating is an orange, apple or grapefruit--no bananas yet. No nuts yet.
I'm allowed a celebration meal each week--sometimes I've had two. I'm not rigid about it. But it's working.
I am grateful. Did I already say that? It bears saying again. I am where I want to be and I could live like this forever.
The protein bars give me the taste of something sweet that breaks the monotony that could set in if I only ate vegetables and protein, but they don't set up a vicious cycle of blood sugar spikes and lows in the way that other sweet snacks do.
That's it for now. Just wanted to post an update!