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Low Carb Chocolate Nut Granola
I'm taking this to work with me as my breakfast. It is so good. Here's the recipe:
1 cup of the following nuts:
low sugar dried fruit
1/3 cup of the following:
sugar free syrup
1 entire brick of bakers unsweetened chocolate, chopped
Mix all ingredients. Put parchment paper in 13 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Cool completely then break up. This made enough for 10 of my take to work containers.
I'm now 53 and I'm fairly sure that I've tried every diet known to man. I'm not sure what drew my attention to this one but somehow I found myself this last weekend watching Youtube videos about people eating only one meal a day. There are even a couple of books on it on Amazon.
I'm trying new things this year, like yoga so I thought I'd give this a try too.
There's not much to it really. I just eat one meal a day. So my strategy is to fill up on zero calorie drinks the first part of the day, eat my one meal at lunch and fill up again on zero calorie drinks in the evening.
Here's my meal today:
For me this week is all about salads. I love salads because you can put almost anything into one. Here's the recipe for this Broccoli Cauliflower Salad:
Broccoli and Cauliflower florets
Red onion, chopped
Cheddar cheese, shredded
Dressing of your choice (I used a low sodium brand)
I also baked some chicken breasts, seasoned with Mrs. Das…
It's almost a total re-do. The tomatoes continued to look so bad that I pulled them out and replanted cherry tomatoes. I still have the peppers and they look ok so far. The big chest is gone and I've added a few more containers. I'm having lots of fun watching everything sprout, but I still don't know if I'll end up getting any food from these plants. We've had lots of rain so I haven't had to water much. Right now everything is looking good.
One of the two avocado seeds that I put in soil doesn't look alive anymore so I'm starting two more seeds. When it comes to fruit trees multiples is key because there's no telling if all of them will make it to maturity.
I've also decided to sprout some sweet potatoes. Right now I have two sweet potatoes in water. Once the slips appear I'll plant them in a couple of large containers.
I'm excited to see what will happen over the next few months.
Live and learn. I've chosen to see every part of my weight loss journey this year as a learning opportunity. Last week I was relearning something.
Back at the beginning of the year I tried OMAD; one meal a day. It didn't work for me. I got so hungry that I eventually binged and spend the next two months getting back on track. So, when I decided to incorporate intermittent fasting a few weeks ago I though I had learned enough from my previous experience; I hadn't.
I started out doing 14:10; fasting for 14 hours and eating window open for 10. I did great. I continued to count calories and abide by the schedule. It was easy. So, this last week I went to a shorter eating window; 16:8 so that I could fast longer. That meant that I had to do all my eating at work; not great. I think I panicked. Eating at my desk is tricky and it really didn't work for me. Also, I took enough food for three meals and I really loaded my lunch with calories. And I didn't count…