Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Low GI foods

In all my thoughts of cookies- I neglected to report how my low glycemic diet is going :)

I am on day 3 of the 2nd cycle so only 3 days left before I start the Mediterranean diet.
Here is what I have been eating:

Yesterday
Breakfast:
Eggs (beaters- I think) 1cup
Coffee
Milk
11:30am Snack:
1c plain yogurt, 1/2 cup blueberries, 20g Fiber One cereal
Lunch:
Creamy chicken and pasta: tasty but not "creamy" like you may think.
Imagine- elbow noodles, chicken, spices, skim milk and a touch of butter.
Mixed unsalted nuts (1/4c)
Apple
Snack:
Muesli yogurt. It has grown on me. I hated it at first for replacing my yummy peanut butter bar, but I like it now. It has chopped nuts, apples and blueberries too!
Dinner:
Roasted turkey, broccoli, bean and barley stew
Dessert:
Flax seed cookie (!!) and milk

I have to drink a LOT of milk on this phase of the diet. It was rough at first, but I think I am getting used to it. Also there is a lot more meat. Surprisingly, I am OK with it!

Today
Breakfast:
Kashi Crunch cereal (added 15g Fiber One)
Milk
Coffee
Grapefruit sections (1c)
Muesli yogurt
--I had to eat all of this in one sitting because the kitchen prepared it all in bowls, which I could have asked them to transfer into take-out containers, but I think the staff things I am pushy enough (I bring them reusable shopping bags to pack my food into and there was a bit of confusion at first as to whether I am eating some meals there or taking them all to go) and I want to stay on the good side of the cooks! Needless to say, I was very full after breakfast.
Lunch:
Tuna Salad
Pumpernickel bread
Snack:
Flax-seed cookie and coffee
Dinner:
Chicken with Salsa
Beans and Rice
Spinach salad topped with my marinated beans and veggies that I did not eat at lunch time
Dessert:
Apple

Overall, I have felt a lot less hungry on this Low GI diet than I did on the low-fat diet. I think that I will incorporate low GI meals into my diet so I feel less hungry.

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2 comments:

aprilJoy said...

keep going lizzie!! I'm proud of you :-)

rachel said...

I'm actually impressed - it doesn't sound as bad as I was thinking it was going to be! :) It sounds like the low glycemic days are the way to go - can you pick between the two when your month of free food is over?

I am still trudging along on my paper. :(