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It has been a successful week…yeah! Some very simple stuff just clicked in my brain and in my body and I am feeling pretty darn good and pretty darn proud….I am sticking to it and I know that the fact that others are in this with me is helping….tremendously.

No I haven’t been perfect…but I have been soooooo much better.  Thank you Lisa for the cottage cheese suggestion….I am in love with it….my most recent concoction, cottage cheese, chopped tomatoes, about a quarter of an avocado, and a teaspoon of crushed pecans…I’m drooling just thinking about it….well not really but I am finding it really satisfying….great texture and interesting taste combo.

I tried, I really did, but the batch of blueberry muffins I made (followed the recipe religiously) turned out…..quite awful, pretty much like eating  damp sponges….notkidding….the fresh blueberries couldn’t even salvage them….and I would have had to eat 3 to make a breakfast….yikes!  I think I will wait on that sort of stuff for now. I don’t crave baked goods, actually don’t crave anything and seem to find the quantities satifying…finally. I think right at the moment my biggest downfall is that I still drink diet drinks….good news is that I have cut back….

Question, I am confused about low fat, non fat, all fat….I can’t figure out say for cheese..regular, or low fat… the books indicate low fat, but then people are talking about coffee and half and half, I don’t know what to do..I found some low fat cheese but it tastes like cardboard and it isn’t very easy to find. So what do I do…other milk products too? Do I get the lowfat, and add protein?


  1. crossfitflagstaff says:

    Connie, AWESOME! You have made it through that initial 2 week hump and now you’ll start feeling the rewards more than the struggles. Strong work!
    As for the fat, I don’t recommend eating low fat items. The block counts generally take into consideration that foods also include other macronutrients, such as fat. If you eat low fat items, you’re often supposed to increase your fat intake on your specific fat blocks. The low fat food items usually taste bad or they have weird texture, and they are processed in order to extract the fat. The milk products are higher gycemic index without fat than they are with fat. The place I would choose lower fat is meats. Leaner meats are better. Enjoy the full fat foods such as cottage cheese and 1/2 and 1/2 and regular cheese.
    You are an athlete, so it’s not going to be the same as reading the book. The book was written for the average American who is much more sedentary. You’re using more fat than they are. Choose your fats wisely, and don’t stress over the bad tasting “low fat” foods. bleah. If it tastes bad or has bad texture, it probably is bad.

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