So, on Friday I started the slow-carb diet from the book 4 Hour Body by Tim Ferriss. It's actually a bit odd how this came about. I was on my way to pick up an order of contacts when I thought something along the lines of "hey, while I'm over here near Third Place Books I should see if they have the 4 Hour Body book." What's odd is that I really have no idea where that thought came from. I'd heard about the book in passing several months ago, but I honestly can't think of anything that happened that day that would have made me think of it. So Wednesday I got the book, Thursday I read through the weight loss section, Friday I started the diet. Now, on this diet you eat three things: protein, beans and vegetables and you have those with every meal. Because I had clinic all day on Thursday I started with very little preparation. Here's what I had for breakfast on Friday:
Protein: leftover easter eggs. Beans: plain kidney beans I threw in the slow cooker overnight. Vegetables: cucumber and carrots. Not bad overall, but the beans were a little bland.
Lunch was better.
Protein: hard-boiled eggs. Beans: Spicey Indian daal (lentils). Veggies: Cucumber.
Dinner was best.
Protein: scrambled eggs with salsa. Beans: Kidney beans with Daiya vegan cheese and salsa. Veggies: Celery.
I've got a good stash off hard-boiled eggs now, as well as some curtido made for my veggies. I made lentil soup and I'm doing some chili this afternoon. I have three more days to go until my first free day and two days until I weigh in for the week. I'll let you guys know how it goes.