GRUMPY.

May. 18th, 2009 01:03 pm
mebfeath: (PotC @WE - 'garden party')
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Yes, that's right. Grumpy.

I am on a diet. A ridiculous diet. This diet involves no wheat, no sugar and no yeast. And considering dairy products are already a touchy subject, very few of those.

What does this leave me to eat, I hear you ask. Well, very little.

- Vegies (limited potatoes)
- Salad (no dressing)
- Meat (including chicken and fish)
- Nuts (no pistachios or hazelnuts)
- .....

Yes, that's about it. It's quite ridiculous.

FOUR TO EIGHT WEEKS.

I am actually beginning to possibly feel sorry for my classes over the next two months. I'm probably going to have slightly less grace than I normally do...

Off to assembly I go.

Date: 2009-05-18 04:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coltsbane.livejournal.com
A few tips from my diet-related rage lately.

* Don't go overboard on the garlic too early on. Garlic is great, but it gets old really, really fast.
* Paprika is awesome and underrated on just about everything.
* Cutting things into small pieces or mushing them all up makes it easier to get through a meal if you're that down by it that you don't want to eat but have to. (Shovelling for the win)
* I don't know if they have many IGA supermarkets near you, but they tend to have a good, affordable selection of fish.
* Grating the vegetables into the salad makes it a bit more manageable if you're not a big salad person.

You so, so, so have my sympathy. I'm going back to the 100g meat (incl. chicken and fish), 1 cup of green vegetables for lunch and dinner every day as of Wednesday after the detox thingy.

Date: 2009-05-18 07:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mebfeather.livejournal.com
They are *awesome* tips. I'm going to print them out and put them on my fridge along with the other diet tips! Thankyou!

It's hard too because I'm feeding another person. And the thought of creating two meals doesn't really appeal because a) time no time no no time, and b) I can't eat it.

Yeah - I just need to eat faaaar more healthily after this. Sigh.

Date: 2009-05-18 07:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coltsbane.livejournal.com
Big sigh. If you guys like similar stuff, I would recommend cooking the same meat for the both of you - even if Da Man's is prepared differently. That way, you don't have to worry about getting grumbly at the smell of something that you'd much rather have.

If you're on any sort of portion control, weigh yours up in advance (I have a few weeks' worth in my freezer all portioned out and ready to go). Actually, in general if you can pre-prepare stuff, you'll get through it a lot easier. Having to prepare something I know I don't want to eat is what gets me. Oh! And the microwave is your friend with steaming vegetables and stuff. Way faster.

And make sure you treat yourself SOMEHOW once a week. Even if it's a sauce you're allowed to have or a snack you normally wouldn't have but can get away with or the diet will eat away at you and not in the physical way!

PS: Homemade soup. Goes good in big batches for freezing.

Date: 2009-05-20 04:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mebfeather.livejournal.com
I just did a whole big reply and LJ ate it. *kicks*

Iain will be eating what I eat. :D It's ok, really - I can have quiches, and sweet and sour pork (minus sugar), and other yum stuff, so he'll be ok. And it's only 6-8 weeks, so he can deal. ;) I'll let him get pizza and stuff if he wants, but I'll just make sure I'm out of the room when he eats it. ;)

I've been treating myself to potato chips and coffee. Just a little coffee, and a handful of potato chips every couple of days, but it's enough to keep me going. You're completely right - the battle is not physical; it's all in your head! Argh!

Thankyou for all your awesome tips. They're fantastic. You're my hero.

Date: 2009-05-18 04:17 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] deaniebtvs.livejournal.com
Actually, that sounds quite similar to my post-gastric-band diet (except I can't have solid foods, and have no problem with dairy). Okay, and I haven't worked my way up to vegetables yet.

My first piece of advice? If you like eggs, eggs are your friend. High-protein, easy to cook, and you can toss meat and veggies in 'em to vary the taste.

Also, can you have sugar substitutes? If so, sugar-free popsicles are a nice and tasty desert.

{{{hugs}}} Good luck with your diet.

Date: 2009-05-18 07:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mebfeather.livejournal.com
Eggs are the awesome! I have two boiled eggs for breakfast everyday. Keeps me full for 4-5 hours, which is a feat in itself! I shall try tossing grated up vegies into an omlette. That is a brilliant idea...

Can't have anything remotely like sugar for at least 4 weeks. *cries*

CHOCOLATE. NEED. CHOCOLATE.

Date: 2009-05-18 09:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meg-pat2000.livejournal.com
my first question...

WHY!!!!!

My second question...

what diet is this???

Date: 2009-05-20 04:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mebfeather.livejournal.com
I have health issues. Sigh. It's a doctor-required diet. Sigh. There is no way I'd be doing it otherwise!

No sugar, no yeast, no wheat. Ergh.

Date: 2009-05-18 01:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] audrich.livejournal.com
Oh dear :(

Once I had that and because I'm a veggie, meat was off as well.

I grew to love beans and pulses like I wouldn't believe.

Good luck xx

Date: 2009-05-20 04:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mebfeather.livejournal.com
Thankyou! It's quite frustrating, but I'm getting there...

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