After that weight gain, which was NOT a blip on the scale – I’m actually above 360 most evenings after eating my food for the day – it’s painfully obvious that what I’m doing with my day-to-day eating just isn’t working.
What I’ve mostly been doing has been this: I’ve been buying roast joints – usually pork shoulders – and cooking them in my slow cooker, shredding the meat, and eating the meat in a wrap with either my Paleo Mayo or pâté – home-made or sometimes ALDI’s Duck & Port Pâté – for lunch and dinner. A breakfast cereal for breakfast, or sometimes a Slim•Fast shake if I can’t be bothered actually eating.
Thing is, the calorie count is fine. Or, it would be, if I’d been weighing my cereal. I weighed my cereal last week, and one bowl was 130g, without milk. Approximately 520 calories, not including the milk. That’s just for breakfast.
If I was eating an actual meal for dinner, it’d probably be fine to eat that amount of calories for breakfast, but since a wrap is about 200 calories each, I don’t know how many calories for the Paleo Mayo, the calories for the meat. Sometimes a yoghurt.
I’m not using my calories smartly enough.
Come Tuesday, I’m going back on The South Beach Diet. No more counting calories. Just…
Getting rid of my sugar cravings and stabilising my blood sugar levels.
I know Phase One is hell. I’ve been through it twice before, but I’m determined, this time. I won’t screw up when I hit Phase Two.
But this is the kick in the arse that I need.