Daily Menu

Daily Menu, January 24th, 2008

Breakfast:
Monterey jack omelet topped with salsa

Lunch:
Leftover rotisserie chicken, wrapped in romaine lettuce leaves

Snacks:
Sugar-free dark chocolate
Sugar-free Reese's peanut butter cup
A raw carrot

Dinner:
Curried Chicken Salad -- the remains of the rotisserie chicken diced and mixed with diced celery, a couple of sliced scallions, half an apple, also diced, toasted sliced almonds, and light mayo seasoned with curry powder and garlic.

Beverages:
Tea
Sparkling water
Dry Red Wine

Daily totals: 1452 Calories; 68g Fat ; 94g Protein; 47g Carbohydrate; 15g Dietary Fiber (Boy, I had a light day, didn't I?)

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That curried chicken salad

That curried chicken salad sounds awesome! I'm going to make that with my next leftover roast chicken.

Curried chicken - and overall 'welcome back'

It is wonderful to see you back, Dana! I did miss your blog. This curried chicken should be a great treat, and I shall be trying it very soon.

I intend no criticism here - it just puzzles me. I seem to recall, on earlier blog entries, your mentioning problems with not only plateaus (I know that maddening frustration all too well - I'm down only 72 pounds, and still forty or more from goal) but with periodic gaining, a problem I fortunately have never experienced. (I am an Atkins advocate.) :) It seems strange to me that, according to the menus you are posting, you are eating All Bran, peaches, junk food such as chocolate, and the like. I'd hardly think those helpful to anyone who had trouble with plateaus or gaining.

Incidentally - perhaps you have an answer to a question which puzzles me all the more (it has nothing to do with you, but you may be aware of the background.) I have yet to see a medical study, including the one linked from the Atkins site or that which you mentioned in your last blog entry before the hiatus, which shows anyone's having substantial weight loss - it would be common to lose more during Induction than those involved in the studies have in a year! I'm inclined to doubt those in the studies are 'doing Atkins' at all - more that it is some 'modified version' (low carb only by contrast with the ADA pyramid), intended to show that the diet is 'safe' by the standards of .... even the doctors and nutritionists who are opposed to low carb, want protein very restricted, don't want anyone to lose more than a pound a month... Why aren't ANY of these studies showing GENUINE adherence to Atkins, or the much higher amounts of weight loss one might expect? And are there any that do? (Not that it affects my practise - and my own experience has been quite the contrary! But I'm inclined to think that those merely researching the possibility of Atkins, and possibly already negative from all the bad press, would hardly be likely to embrace this wonderful way of eating if they thought they could only lose ten pounds in a year.)

Elizabeth - "Gloriana"
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date - C. S. Lewis