Yesterday, I was attempting to make some Paleo whipped cream to put over my berries. Unfortunately, after leaving my coconut milk in the refrigerator for 24 hours, it didn’t thicken. Turns out it was a blessing in disguise.
I am dying of chocolate cravings. Waiting until Saturday to make chocolate chip cookies with oreos on the inside. Because I can’t have chocolate now, I am just going to post a bunch of chocolate pictures AFTER I post what I ate today.
Dinner (not pictured): Tim Ferriss’s Stir Fry. I swear I took the picture…
I’ve noticed that I’ve (unintentionally) been eating fewer calories. I think that my metabolism may be slowing in anticipation of being a woman this month. That said…
ON TO CHOCOLATE!!
Until tomorrow (the day before cheat day),
I added a new food to my diet!
Yes friends, lentils. I don’t think that I had ever had them before. Alone, they are really, really bland, but with a touch of soy sauce and mixed steamed vegetables they are proving to be a welcome substitute for beans.
Today was Valentine’s Day. Aaron and I decided to move our Vday plans to Saturday so that it can correlate with cheat day. We are planning homemade ahi tuna with ginger sauce. Though we have our post-Valentine’s Day date all planned out, I still felt like I was missing out on this great holiday because of four hour body. I politely accepted chocolates at school, only to offer them to clientele at work. Yeah, even Lindt extra dark chocolate. That’s dedication.
School is starting to creep up on me. I have a midterm on Wednesday (
look at me blog and not study), a portfolio review Friday, and another midterm a week from today. Amidst all this stress my reaction is to find fatty foods to eat. My craving of choice: cookie dough. I ate a ton of it (likely literally…) last semester. Though it’s not romantic, I’m going to have to put it down on the list of foods that I want for Saturday. How the heck is it only Monday??
Anyways, despite my kvetching about food cravings, I was good with the diet today. Adding some variety is really helping. I wish that there were more blogs that included 4HB recipes.
PS: Know any good lentil recipes?? I’m shooting in the dark here…
Today is my 10th day on the 4-HB diet! Though I’m still adjusting to the cost of food (the idea that this diet is “cheaper” is rubbish) and occasionally get cravings for chocolate (
especially this week), I’ve grown quite fond of my changed lifestyle. At least I did, until spring semester started back up today. Today has been the hardest day to be on this diet to date.
There is so much free food available at college! Within the past ten hours, I have turned down:
Not to mention all of the goodies in our dining hall! It is no wonder college students are fat, especially in the south (today was fried chicken and pizza day in the cafeteria).
Despite how bad for everyone all of those foods are, I really found myself struggling to say “no.” Not only could I taste the sweet sugar drizzling into my belly, but I also didn’t want to be rude. Turning down wine that someone brings into class to share isn’t exactly polite, and leaving the class to further resist temptation (which I did) definitely didn’t help either. I’d have to say that today was one of the hardest days on my diet thus far.
Another contributing factor is that I chose today to not take my supplements (we’re supposed to take one day off per week). I haven’t been hungry per say, but I haven’t exactly been in a fantastic mood, and I’m starting to get that dull headache that many 4HB followers are complaining about. Unfortunately, I’ve also been biting my nails more, and that’s a habit I have wanted to break since before I can remember. Ugh.
There are two more contributing factors that have made 4-Hour Body particularly difficult today. One is that my phone wasn’t working (just fixed the problem) so I couldn’t take pictures of my meals, and two, one of the bloggers that I follow quit the 4HB today after getting terrible results.
Despite everything, I am NOT giving up. I am still getting some great results from this diet and, aside from today I’ve been feeling pretty good. Plus, I have my mom to keep me motivated (though she is doing a different diet) :).
That said, I kicked my ass into gear and worked out my lower body today (no cardio—that’s now Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays). Though I can feel the workout, it isn’t painful. Progress!
Sadly, because my phone hadn’t been working all day I only got to take a picture of my dinner. Observe:
As happily noted, my calories are back up over 1200, so I’m not worried about that anymore! ONWARDS WITH 4-HB!