It has been a week

It has been a week

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It has been a week

December 16, 2009 in Uncategorized

I have been taking my supplement for a week, it's only been a week? I feel like I have been doing this forever. I am a little discouraged today about committing to the diet and supplement, it is so hard and I am always hungry. I know that my emotional and mental health is considerably better - my husband would agree to that. I am not sure what I am thinking or feeling today, just overwhelmed I guess. I will be sticking with the diet and supplement, I just know it is going to be very difficult over the holiday season, especially since my family doesn't really understand my commitment to this diet. I have to start meal planning, I have seen a couple different websites for receipes that I can look at, but does anyone know of good receipes for freezing and thawing over the week? I have a hard enough time planning for my family, planning for me usually takes last place :)

7 Reviews of It has been a week

  1. Registered: Dec 2, 2009

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    Phelan, California

    I know what you mean I have been back on diet for for 2 weeks now and back on formula for 6 days now. It is very hard at work all the time we go out to eat and my boss will be like oh lets split this I have to say no remember I am back on my diet. I dont think my co-workers understand but they dont push me on things I cant eat. My family how ever has always been supportive about my diet but still I know they dont really understand. If you find any good receipes send them my way I need some new ideas my ideas are getting old quick….well good luck you can stick with it!!

  2. Registered: Feb 26, 2007

    Posts: 0

    Chicago, Illinois

    I posted on the forum recently under a topic called Relationships & Cooking. I had asked what sort of things would be easy to cook for both low protein & high protein diets & I got a lot of good responses. I found that pastas & rice dishes worked really well. Pot roasts are also a good option if you put lots of vegetables…you can eat them & get the flavor. I liked making taco salad too…just substituting corn for cheese & fried bread w/taco seasoning for meat. Also, the Apples to Zucchini cookbook is great…there are tons of low protein ideas that don’t use too many low protein products so they can be easily adapted for both diets. I can’t imagine how hard it would be cooking for a whole family, but I would suggest planning for you & adapting for them, since your own mental health is going to be what keeps you going for them. =)

  3. Registered: Feb 26, 2007

    Posts: 0

    Chicago, Illinois

    @Steph– I know exactly what you’re talking about! I was at a close friend’s house the other day & she knows all about my diet. But she still kept offering me chocolate & desserts after I told her I had already had all the protein I could eat for the day!!! Grrrr….

  4. Registered: Dec 2, 2009

    Posts: 0

    vancouver, Washington

    if you are already starting to feel better imagine how good you’ll feel in a month or two months. i know its hard but you need to do it….for yourself.

  5. Registered: Apr 24, 2009

    Posts: 0

    Cornwall, New York

    Hang in there.. it will continue to get easier. I am glad to hear you are feeling better :)

  6. Registered: Apr 24, 2009

    Posts: 0

    Cornwall, New York

    I made pizza — sauce and veggies on my bread — which can be frozen

  7. Registered: Sep 12, 2006

    Posts: 0

    Franklin, Wisconsin

    I am so glad to hear you are feeling better already. Hang in there, and remember you can do it :).

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