Friday, September 11, 2015
For months I was cooking separately for myself and the family since on PSMF I was allowed only lean meats and small servings of low-carb veggies, and the family needed a more balanced diet. Then I had to learn to maintain and carb myself back up, and went a little crazy on the snack food carbs that I missed so much. And then I gained some weight back, and now I am back to figuring out how to have balanced meals without going overboard on the carbs.
This week was a little challenging because we made a big lasagna on Monday, and instead of freezing it, I have been re-heating leftovers for dinners. Tonight the kid and hub had healthy servings of lasagna, meatballs, and green beans. I had the beans, a second veggie, some de-skinned roast chicken breast, and half a cup of lasagna. It's too hard to deny myself the lasagna when I can smell it on everyone's plate every night. So I serve myself 1/3 of what the rest of the family is getting, and I make that half cup of lasagna last a long time by taking small bites and chewing slooooooowly.
This is the fourth and last night of lasagna, thank goodness. I love anything with melted cheese, and every dinner I've been fighting the temptation to shovel a pile of that gooey pasta in.