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An extravagance of veggies

Friday, March 27, 2015

Day 4 of re-feeding and I feel like I'm recovering from the initial euphoria of carb madness and settling into relative calm. During PSMF, I was restricted to no starch, no fruit, and two small servings of veggies each day, along with a generous allotment of protein. My quota amounted to ~7 ounces of low-carb veggies total each day, which I divided between lunch and dinner and consumed in small bites to stretch out my meals.

During step 1 of re-feeding, my increased carb allowance essentially means almost unlimited amounts of low-carb veggies, if I choose not to have fruit or starch. Today I had ~14 ounces of low-carb veggies total, which made my lunch and dinner extremely satisfying. I'm aiming for 50 grams of carb/day during this phase, and will slowly ramp up to an eventual maintenance diet with 130 grams of carb/day.

This weekend we have a kids' soccer team dinner, and the organizer has chosen Olive Garden. It's not a restaurant we normally patronize, so I went online to look at menus and nutritional content. It's not reading for the faint of heart. I think there are only two entrees which will fit into my diet - well, at least I have options!
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    At first I thought maybe you were being ironic in your title. With your skill at plays on words, I still think it's possible that you consider "extravagance of veggies" an oxymoron, but reading your blog I see that you are actually grateful to be eating piles of vegetables instead of starches and fruits! What a positive attitude! The PSMF really trained you to be grateful for every little thing!

    So glad things are going well, and I hope the dinner at Olive Garden goes well, too!

    2215 days ago
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    have a nice day
    2216 days ago
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