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Old 05-26-2012, 12:45 PM   #1
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Default Low carb experiment

I've been having trouble staying within my 21 daily points. I want to save my flex points for restaurant measl/going out. But I am always so hungry!

So yesterday, I thought I would try an experiment. For breakfast I had my coffee with coffemate (1pt), everything bagel thin (1 pt) with 1 hard-boiled sliced egg on top (2pts). This was a 3pt breakfast instead of my usual Quaker Oat Squares and ff milk (5pts). I didn't start thinking about lunch until 1/2 hour my usual time. Good sign?

For lunch I had 3 oz of jerked-grilled chicken (3pts), and celery sticks with hummus (4pts). It was so filling I never got around to wanting to eat the apple I had brought. Forgot about it actually!

So after I closed the store, I decided to go shopping to have something to do (my partner works Friday nights and I didn't want to go home and eat in front of the tv). I wandered for several hours, and even while checking out the new Target grocery area, I wasn't led to buying a lot of junk (just some frozen wild salmon and some Kashi bars).

I finally got home at 10:30, and knew that I was still 10pts short of my day, so I had better eat something. Since this low-carb thing seemed to be working, I ended up eating a left-over grilled pork-chop (6pts) and treating myself to a lite beer (Labatt's lite with lime 2pts).

For the first time in months, I had 2pts left over! And I didn't eat a cookie!

I have PCOS and have been told I am probably insulin resistant, but I never really tried to do low-carb. Now maybe I have seen the light. I know I have to incorporate more veges and fruits, but still it seems promising.

So today, I have been checking out the low-carb boards. Anyone combine WW and low carb? Any advice/insight?
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