Off topic… Diets!

I twisted my ankle once too many and need to waer a splint until December. So no sports, not too much walking and I have to take it easy 🙁 So I decided to go on a diet in order to fit into my Bridesmaids dress in December.I was never ever a diet person and never cared too much about food. I made my first diet last year and only started it to help a friend as a study volunteer for his bachelor thesis. My boyfriend and I took part in his study and did 6 weeks of a hardcore low carb diet – a hell of a trip…

I wanted to do Lowcarb or Atkins again, because I survived 6 weeks  last year and it worked ok for me (except for the moodyness…). So I went to the book store and looked for a recipe book, because eating the same stuff every day really made me go nuts last year. And I found this Dukan Diet Recipe book, that kind of caught me. I’ve heard of Dukan before and knew it was also a high-protein-low-carb diet like Atkins. The book was quite appealing so I bought the recipe book and some oat bran and started my diet on October 27th. The first days were easy, because it was weekend, I had the time to cook every meal and the fridge was full. With a list of allowed foods and with the help of the recipe book I went to shop for groceries. Dukan is a little different from the diet we did last year, because you are not supposed to eat much fat but you are allowed to eat low fat dairy products. I found it a little hard to figure out what other products I am allowed to consume that are not on the list, because some of them were mentioned in the recipes but I wasn’t sure how much of them was ok etc. So I had to do a lot of research on the web… Then came the first Workday, I had to plan all my food in advance and had to prepare it to take it to work. Motivated as you are in the first days, this was no prob at all. Not all have the convenience of a fridge and microwave at work, but I am glad I do. After 3 days withdrawl of sugar I felt annoyed for the first time. Coming home late from a full workday, having a huge headache, starving, being completly bushed and needing to stand in the kitchen to prepare todays dinner AND next days breakfast, lunch and snack sucked big time. I made daily food plans, but I gave up on it already after some days or so because I never sticked to it or had leftovers or had a craving for something different. After almost one week, I started Phase 2 of the diet which also includes at least some vegetables -Yay! But my cravings got worse… I am longing for some crispy cookies, they are all I want! But baking with oat bran, maize strach or protein powder does not turn out crispy at all. Always has the consistency of damp cardbord… But I will not give up trying to bake something crispy and delicous with the given ingredients! This is my new mantra!

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