I know it’s been awhile but between work, school, and trying to maintain any semblance of life I have had very little time to blog as of late, so my apologies!
Firstly, you may remember last time that I told y’all that I was going to continue to restrict my carbohydrate intake. I’ve been able to drop a couple more pounds (hooray!) and while I don’t take any measurements, my clothes are fitting even better and I’m much more of a true size 10 than 12 as I was before. I still have an occasional treat from time to time but let me tell you: after reducing my carb intake I’ve noticed that my appetite has gone down. I’m not sure if this is because I’m eating full-fat food that’s really satisfying, or what. But it’s been nice that some of the hard work (cravings!) seems to be built in to this way of eating. No worries though, I’m still eating right around 1650 calories a day without exercise. Yesterday Wally and I went for a run and I burned almost 600 cals, so I ate a LOT more!
So one of the things I just can’t do without is chocolate. I found this at Trader Joe’s while shopping last week and it’s my fav new thing. I only eat a couple of squares and it’s oddly very satisfying (coming from some who, previously, could eat an entire bar). I like the dark chocolate with almonds flavor:
You can find out where to by at http://www.simplylitefoods.com
Another thing I’ve been trying to eat more of lately is beef. I’ve been able to find 85% lean grass fed ground beef and I’ve been making bunless burgers. My favorite recipe currently is as follows:
-1/4 yellow onion, chopped finely
-1 lb. ground beef
-1/2 tsp garlic powder
-1/2 tsp onion powder
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp pepper
-2oz cream cheese
-2 slices cheddar cheese, divided
-1/4 c salsa, or to taste
-4 c. baby spinach
Mix up your ground beef, spices, egg, and onion. Form into patties and cook on med-high heat until they’re cooked to your preference. My husband and I prefer med-rare. Once they’re almost done, plop the cream cheese and then the cheese on the top, turn the heat on to low, and cover until the cheese is melted. Remove from heat and serve on a bed of baby spinach. Top with salsa.
I’m so creative…I’m like Bob….
Take care and thanks for reading!