Any time I change my eating pattern I have a difficult time sustaining my calories. When I can't eat what I want, when I want I have less interest in food.
It is really hard to analyze bite after bite to determine breakfast.
I've had half of my allotment of blackberries and 1/2 lavash with 1 ounce of cheese thus far and it is coming up on lunchtime.
I did make the switch from half and half to goat milk in my coffee, and still have to analyze my goat milk.
Thus far 38 grams of carb.
Lunch was a feast. I did it, I made an extraordinary satisfying and nutritious dish that included pasta and brought it in at 47 grams of carbohydrate.
A Sicilian Feast
1.5 ounces of pasta
1 tablespoon of olive oil
15 small black olives
1.5 cups of broccoli
Put a pot of salted water onto boil for your pasta.
Finely chop the garlic and saute in the oil, when it softens add the broccoli and a touch of the pasta water. You want a little steam. Ideally broccoli should be crisp, not hard or mushy. Sprinkle lightly with seasoning.
When pasta is almost done, drain and finish in the skilled with the broccoli and oil. Know you are getting a lot of vitamin C and enough of everything else to make this a healthy dish.
Diabetics can have pasta, just not very much.
Dining out can be a mystery card for all of us. We just have to adapt with what is served.
Tonight I was at a graduation. Star Bosley of the C.H.E.F.S. program graduated tonight. She is an intern I have been working with and she has become a very good chef in her own right. The chefs who have no completed an internship prepare the food for the graduation of those who are ready (or in the case of Star)alreayd have moved onto jobs.
We began with finely chopped tomato and basil on sliced french bread served alongside 2 shrimp and 3 grapes. Odd composition, yes, but tasty little breads. I had my two and one off of another plate.
The main was a half cornish game hen with a pomegranate glaze. I had half, just the drum and thigh. The glaze was delicious. It was served alongside bulgar (I avoided it) and grilled asparagus which I ate.
When I did not eat my bulgar they brought out a small portion of the kid's meal, macaroni and cheese and my strong resolve dissolved.
I did manage to avoid dessert, but then they handed out goody bags of biscotti. Two are currently in my backpack taunting me.
I am jonesing for a snack but I will have a small bit of wine and try to resist. My calories are fine but my carbs are a little bit high in the total proportion of my diet coming in at 37%. Not in the danger zone, but time to stop.
...and I could not resist a snack. I chose well. I had some dried anchovies with chili peppers in the house. You can find them in Chinatown, sometimes with peanuts mixed in as well. Great snack.
Calories 1,880. Carbs 33%.