Actually it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I woke up early this morning and went to my local Wal-Mart to stock up on everything I would need.
Much of my shopping list was based upon the sample menu, I created yesterday.
That was all well and good until I realized that the sample menu I created WAS NOT within the guidelines of the Induction Phase!
In my defense, I did create the sample menu at about 3a.m. this morning and was only partially lucid from a particularly grueling week at work.
Anywho, I noticed my serious error when I tried to actually follow the menu today.
The problem with my original sample menu is that the net carbs (NC) for the day was about 13.6 g and I wasn’t taking in a sufficient amount of (12-15 g NC) from the foundation vegetables mentioned on the Atkins website.
With that error recognized, and easily rectified (since I had the correct vegetables on hand) I’ve created a revised sample menu.
Check it out!
|Sample Atkins Phase I Menu|
|2 Eggs, large|
|3 Brown ‘n Serve Original Frozen Sausage Links||2 g|
|1 Tbsp. (28 g) Kraft Naturals Shredded Cheese||0.5 g|
|1 C. Herbal Tea|
|1 Atkins Advantage Shake||3 g|
|1 C. Herbal Tea|
|1 Sugar-Free Jell-O|
|Turkey or Beef Soup|
|-1 C. Low-Sodium Chicken Broth||1g|
|-1/2 C. Water|
|-1 C. Bok Choy||0.8 g|
|-1 stalk celery, diced||0.8 g|
|-6 oz. ground turkey or beef, sauteed|
|6 oz. ground turkey or beef, sauteed|
|1 C. Brussel Sprouts, roasted||9.6 g|
|1/2 C. Kale, roasted||2.4 g|
|2 Tbsp. Kraft Greek Vinaigrette with Feta Cheese OR
Kraft Blue Cheese Dressing OR
Kraft Caesar Italian Dressing
|19.6 g NC|
|(13.6 g NC from foundation vegetables)|
Drinking lots of water throughout the day greatly helped me retain a feeling of fullness, stay hydrated, and not have any cravings.
The only thing I noticed that was really strange was as serious case of the chills this morning after breakfast. Now granted, it’s still Winter and I live in the northeast of the US, but I found that I couldn’t get warm no matter what this morning! I finally got sick of it after about an hour and took a hot shower to see if I could warm up. It worked!
Other than that, nothing else wayward or strange occurred.
My energy levels are about the same as normal.
Chat with you tomorrow!
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