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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.
It's early; only 3 pm, but I've had my one meal today, and I'm at home for the weekend, here we go. I wanted to have something spectacular for my one meal today. There's something about fasting that changes the way I think about food. I'm not normally someone who cares what I eat. I love food, I love cooking and I love eating. But now that I'm only eating one meal a day I want it to be something that I really like and that will carry me through till the next meal, a day away.
we had some sirloin steaks leftover that my husband grilled a couple of days ago so I knew that would be my main protein. I went to the grocery this morning and bought some big, soft rolls, cookies, two pint containers of whole milk, carrot salad, potato salad, and baked beans.
1/2 avocado mashed up
2-3 oz. sirloin sliced up
I would normally avoid sweets when I'm dieting, but since I'm only eating one meal …
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…
I knew at some point I would get hungry. Today I've been hungry since 9 am. I tried chewing sugar free gum, sucking on some sugar free hard candy, drinking several zero calorie drinks throughout the day. I'm still hungry. Lunch couldn't come soon enough. I had another big salad with lots of good stuff in it. It had a whole chicken breast sliced up in it and it was just so good. I also had a banana and a tangerine. I gobbled it all down and I think I could have eaten a whole pizza too.
Even now, at 7 pm I'm sitting here sipping on a diet soda and I'm still hungry. So, tomorrow I'm ramping up the calories. Instead of a salad I'm taking the leftovers chili that I showed recently. With that I'll have some saltines and two tangerines.
I'll find balance as I learn how many calories I need to consume to loose weight and still be able to stay on plan. I don't want to get so hungry for days that I end up binging.
This is only my third day…