it kept me broke the first six weeks while I was on the diet. Then, around week ten or so, it dawned on me that I was spending about $25 more per week for my "diet" food and some of it I never ate before I started SBD!! And, I am not talking about the veggies either. I mean, the sf Cool Whip (I hadn't regular Cool Whip in years
and now I am eating it to lose weight?) I also never really like pudding and yet here I was eating pudding. The same with Jello.
So, I decided that I would "customize" the food plan so it made sense to me and still followed his core principles outlined in the book and food list. This is how I will eat the rest of my life. I still eat eggs and turkey bacon every morning for breakfast. I think I hold a record now. My lunch changes depending on what is leftover from the day before. My evening meal is always lean meat and vegetables. On a rare occasion, I will have a starch. That's it.
What I continue to do from the Phase 1 food plan is I eat the midmorning and midafternoon snacks (especially the midafternoon one!). That has remained. I seem to get an energy slump around 3 pm. I either have a nf yogurt based smoothie with fruit in it (which works great) or a small glass of V-8 and a piece of red fat cheese (also works great). Those are two of my favorite snacks.
As I have mentioned before I aim for no sugar whatso
ever. I have experimented with some recipes but basically I have modified some of my own so they are SBD. For example, I make my own pasta sauce (no sugar) and then freeze it in smaller containers.
I have found that, for me
, it is added sugar that triggers cravings. Period. Keep that out of the way and I can have as much grains or fruits as I want. The only difference is if I eat more grains, I noticed that I don't lose as much weight that particular week. For weight-lose purposes, I try to keep the grains under 4 servings.
Now, that I am no longer buying all of those "bells and whistles" (like the pudding, Jello and Cool Whip---to name a few), my grocery bill has returned to its former leaner self as I hope that I will too.!