I have to give a shout out to Danger & Play for his podcast back on March 18th. Prior to finding that, I had been following a food plan from GLL that basically called for no carbs other than from veggies like spinach and broccoli. After about 6 weeks, I didn’t notice a big difference look wise other than an initial 6 lb. weight loss, I was tired all the time, I looked ‘flat’ and my sex drive was low as well. No spark.
After bringing carbs back in to my food (by using organic brown basmati rice) I immediately noticed results. More fuller look, more energy and my spark was back. I don’t know if the previous diet works well with my blood type (A+) or not, but as I said in the past, always judge for yourself if something works for you are not. Don’t be afraid to keep trying until you hit the sweet spot of results. For the record, I am NOT saying don’t listen to GLL in regards to his recommendations- GLL has got really great stuff on his site and I recommend you peruse through it if you haven’t. I’m just saying that particular diet wasn’t getting the results I desired.
Anyway, one of the great things about what I’m doing food wise is the costs are minimal. With a list of a 2lb bag of rice, a dozen eggs, a bag of frozen veggie medley and 5 bags of smoked turkey meatballs ( THE f*cking bomb!!) and the 25 oz. disposable tupperware containers, I can make about 20 meals to go. Total costs divided per meal amount to roughly $1.50 per meal*. That is awesome!! Again, eating healthy does not always mean expensive.
I boil the rice, throw in the 12 scrambled eggs and bag of veggies and divide the meatballs about 3 per meal. BAM! Done! I take them to work with me and also when I get home and I’m wiped out, stick one in the microwave and I have a meal. Little salsa or my sausage & peppers tomato sauce that I make from scratch and it’s really kickin’!
One of the tenets of TNCM is keeping costs minimal and this is congruent with my overall plan (which will allow for a 3 month vacation in Vietnam and Thailand through the end of this year).
* I buy my food at Trader Joes.