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Postby SarahC » Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:53 am

OK I have started on this "Metabolism Surge" program, which is a 36-day program of diet and excercise. It's broken up into three "rounds" of 12 days, so I'm just gonna post the first 12 days as a start and see how it goes. I thought putting it all together here would be easier...

Anyway, what I'm doing is:
    5 days low-carb
    1 day protein only
    1 day zero protein / fruit only
    5 days low-fat


So, for the next five days it's low carb for me. The program says to go for 30-50g carbs :shock: I'll do my best!

DAY 1 (Friday 26th January)

Breakfast: FibreX cereal, 1/2 HPLC bar, tea
Morning snacks: Diet yoghurt, Almonds
After gym: Banana & Protein smoothie
Lunch: Tuna & soy cheese on leafy greens, Carb-smart icecream
Afternoon snack: Protein shake
Dinner: Thai tofu w. steamed veg
Dessert: Diet jelly
Late night snacks: Protein crisps, Tomato & olive tuna, more almonds

I counted 70g of carbs. Interesting, this is the first time I've ever tried to count carbs :o Just a teeny bit over my 7000kJ limit, so not too bad.

LOL my parents came over with fish and chips for dinner as well... I didn't eat a single chip... go me :D
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:08 am

Oh my lord, I'd never be able to stick to that!! I love carbs too much!!! Good luck with it Sarah, I'll be interested to hear about how you're going with it and hear about the results!!

And good on you for resisting the evil chippies!!! I did the same last night - twice!! Once when I was soo hungry waiting to go out to dinner with my friend and my parents and sister had chicken and chips from the chook shop, and when my friend Lexy had chips with her meal at dinner. Go us :D
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Postby KimE » Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:12 am

Good luck Sarah will be interesting to see if you feel a difference....I would imagine you would.

Well done both of you on the chippy front. :D
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Postby SarahC » Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:11 pm

Thanks! Chips are certainly difficult to resist :)

DAY 2 (Saturday 27th January)

Early morning: Carb smart icecream (I went to bed craving it, so when my smoke alarm went off at 2:30am, I had to have it :shock: )
Breakfast: Scrambled tofu, 1/2 HPLC bar, tea
Morning snacks: Mixed nuts
Lunch (after gym): Banana & Strawberry protein smoothie
Afternoon snacks: Tuna w. melted soy cheese, Celery sticks w. low fat ricotta
Dinner: Thai tofu w. steamed veg
Dessert: Diet jelly
Late night snack: Protein crisps

81g carbs today. How I'm going to get it down to 30-50g I don't know! Still over 7000kJ, will have to work on that.

Afternoon tea at my grandparents' tomorrow... another challenge :roll:
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Postby SarahC » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:16 am

What a slacker I am... busy weekend! Lucky I write everything down :roll:

DAY 3 (Sunday 28th January)

Breakfast: FibreX pancake (using recipe on side of packet... it was delicious! :D ), Diet yoghurt
Morning snacks (after running): Protein shake, Strawberries
Lunch: Tuna slices w. salad, Tofu dessert
Afternoon tea: 1/2 HPLC bar, Coffee, Almonds
Dinner: Thai tofu w. steamed veg
Dessert: Diet jelly, carb-smart icecream
Late night snacks: Veggie sticks w. ricotta, Soy cheese

Counted 75g carbs. Major victory here - we went for afternoon tea at my grandparents. I bought along my own food and ate it, and resisted the temptation of my favourite fruit cake :o . Then spent the night at my parents - woo hoo :D

DAY 4 (Monday 29th January)

Breakfast: Tofu w. mushrooms & tomato, Small serve of bran w. milk (starting to stress about fibre lol), Diet yoghurt
Morning snacks: 1/2 HPLC bar, Mixed nuts 30g, Peach
Lunch: Bean salad
Afternoon snacks: Power wrap w. thai tofu & salad, Soy cheese
After gym ("Dinner"?): Banana, Protein crisps
Late night snacks: Diet jelly, Carb-smart icecream, Tuna w. salad

Very strange day eating-wise lol. A little to busy to think about those carbs, so ended up with about 95g :oops:
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Postby bluebox451 » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:36 am

What are protein crisps? SOunds interesting.
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Postby SarahC » Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:23 pm

Hi Liz. Protein crisps are kind of like potato chips, but they're made out of protein rather than potatoes. You should be able to get them in the supermarket, in the same area as all the protein bars and that (usually on the bottom shelf). Failing that, you can get them online (I go to completehealth.com.au but you can also find them on the Aussie Bodies website), or very rarely in the health food shops. They are delicious, and pretty addictive!
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Postby SarahC » Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:51 pm

DAY 5 (Tuesday 30th January)

Early morning: Protein crunch w. soymilk
Breakfast (after gym): FibreX cereal, Banana
Morning tea: Protein delite bar, coffee
Lunch: Thai tofu, soy cheese & salad power wrap
Afternoon snacks: Peach, Salad w. tuna
Dinner: Tofu & veg kebabs w. steamed veg
Dessert: Diet jelly, Carb-smart icecream
Late night snack: Almonds, Diet yoghurt

Counted 75g carbs today, not too bad. Today is the last of the "low carb" days. Tomorrow is an "all protein" day, which is supposed to be just 20g of carbs :shock: Yeah right, but I'll do my best anyway!
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:00 pm

20g of carbs?! Is that possible?! This is very interesting reading all this!!!
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Postby Ally » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:41 pm

Give it your best shot Sarah...can't ask more of yourself than that mate!! Thanks for sharing all this info with us!
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Postby SarahC » Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:06 am

That's okay :D It think 20g would be possible for a meat-eater, you would just be eating meat and veggies basically. It's harder for me as most veggie products, like tofu or soy based stuff, contains carbs (normally about 5 or 10g per 100g). Lucky I can eat fish okay (feel bad about it, but at least my tummy can digest it) so that helps a bit. No fruit for me today though as that's where the bulk of the carbs come from :( Tomorrow is nothing but fruit so I have that to look forward to lol.
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Postby Ally » Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:54 am

geez Sarah that sounds a bit tough mate!! I am sure you will get through today though!! Keep going!!
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Postby SarahC » Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:33 pm

Thanks Ally! I was going okay, but the horrible food cravings won over tonight - doh. I still ate all the right foods, just went way overboard on them. Bad day all round :(

Anyway, let's assess the damage...

DAY 6 (Wednesday 31st January)

Overnight: Carb-smart icecream (4 serves :oops: Why???!!!)
Early morning: Protein shake
Breakfast (after gym): FibreX cereal
Morning tea: 1/2 HPLC bar
Lunch: Power wrap w. soy sausage & salad
Afternoon snacks: Atkins protein shake, Tuna salad
Dinner: Soy sausages w. steamed veg
Dessert: Diet jelly
Late night snacks: Power wrap w. vege spread x2, Protein crisps x3, Mixed nuts 30g (well, I'm told to eat lots of salty food after my Accent / radio frequency treatment... certainly got that covered! What a moron :roll: )

I counted 78g of carbs. Slightly different from the suggested 20g! But really not that bad considering. No calorie deficit for me today though.

Here's to a good day tomorrow!
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:47 am

keep going sarah you should be proud of how well you are doing :) thanks for posting your progress too :)
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Postby SarahC » Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:47 pm

Thanks Kate :D

Finally made it to the end of the day, and I don't think I'll ever be able to look at another piece of fruit again! After doing the low carb thing for the last 6 days, my body has said "no" to all the carbs I have put in it today :( Feeling decidedly bloated...err..

DAY 7 (Thursday 1st February)

Early morning: Grapefruit w. sprinkle of fruit sugar, Prunes x6
Breakfast: Bran w. mashed banana (needed the extra fibre lol)
Morning snacks: Apple, Strawberries, Honeydew melon & kiwi fruit
Afternoon snacks: Peach, Nectarines x2, Grapes, Annie's All Fruit Bar
Evening snacks: Diced mango & sliced banana, Apple, Fruit cake ( :oops: ), Diet jelly
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