I've been an occasional lurker and finally joined, since I really wanted to start the SBD in earnest. I' m so glad this place exists!
I'm almost done with the first week and am wondering if I should be a bit stricter next week (maybe even for the next 2 weeks). Specifically, I'm wondering if I should cut out beans.
I love beans and know how versatile they can be, and that they add protein and fiber to whatever they touch. So, I've done things like have eggs with spinach and lentils for breakfast, made a salad for lunch and topped it with asian flavored hummus (an idea that I got here--it's fantastic, thank you!!) or with white beans mixed with a little pesto and olives. I make them from scratch, so they're not high in sodium.
I've also been using a decent amount of fats, but the good kind: (olives, walnuts and olive oil in the pesto, for example) but maybe for this first part I should limit it more?
I do have that "hollow" feeling that a few people are talking about, even after I eat a complete meal, so I'm wondering if I'm having too many "good" carbs? Or does it just take a while to go away? Will it go away faster if I cut those beans and fats out for a short time?
Everything tastes so good and it's been so easy that I have to wonder if I'm doing something wrong!
I weighed myself mid-week, after my stomach shrunk a bit (and it certainly did, since I'm pretty convinced I have a wheat intolerance. On day 4 I think I peed every 2 hours, even through the night! and have been much less bloated). I sort of wanted to start from *that* weight, since it's a truer weight after losing the water retention.
What do you long timers think?
Thanks in advance!