I started following some guidelines in the book Carb Nite (I apologize, the site is a little scammy and hokey) over the last 10 days. I waited a full 10 days of Ultra Low Carb eating, and decided that the night of Day 11 would be my insulin-spiking feast!
During the 10 days I ate things like,
ground turkey with sauteed onions, mushrooms and red pepper flakes (basically my sweet potato hash minus the sweet potatoes)
Salads with grilled chicken and bleu cheese
Burgers, no bun, with cheese, pickles, lettuce, bacon, mushrooms
eggs, lots of eggs! Hard boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, fried eggs.
fried, unbreaded chicken wings, caprese salads (tomatoes were my biggest source of carbs the last 10 days, for sure.)
grilled steaks, sausages
salads, salads, salads
more eggs, more bacon.
Coffee with cream (I’m drinking dairy again, I couldn’t stay away.) and by cream I mean, half and half, or heavy whipping cream – 2-3 cups of coffee a day
butter! Mmmm butter.
Mozzarella, often with hardboiled eggs. I can eat them in the car, on the go, whenever. As long as I put some salt in that zip lock, we’re good to go.
nuts! walnuts, cashews, almonds
That about covers it. But yeah, my biggest thing was the VERY FIRST DAY. Once I got through the first day, I was good. I missed my dried pineapple, my dried banana chips, my whatevers. Sweet potatoes, rice, etc. But.. once I got through that first day, the rest was smooth sailing.
I’ll tell you about my Carb Nite later. If nothing else, just know I was extremely UNcomfortable last night after all the shit I ate. I can’t believe people eat that way on a regular basis. As in daily. As in multiple times daily. I even stayed mostly gluten free last night too! Miserable.
I will mention that in 10 days’ time I went from 215ish to 210. My lowest on this CrossFit/Paleo journey EVER has been 209. So.. hopefully this insulin spike BS crap that I went through last night will power me past 209. That would be awesome. 🙂 More later!