How much weight could you lose if you could stick to your food and fitness plan over the week-end?
If you’re like me, staying on plan is easier from Monday to Friday than it is on Saturday and Sunday. My usual work and training schedule helps me to keep my commitments. I look, feel, and perform better when I keep sugar, grains, and seconds off of the menu so it’s easier to leave them alone when there is work to be done.
When Saturday and Sunday come around, the little voice in my head says, “Don’t you deserve to let yourself go? Everyone else is doing it.” As the Sugar Freedom Woman, I almost always stay strong, but I do get tempted!
Here is how I handle the week-ends and stay slim.
During the week I follow a Ketogenic food plan. In addition to leaving out grains and sugar, I also eliminate fruit, nuts, and dairy except for the organic heavy cream I use in my morning coffee. On the week-end I pick one day when I can enjoy a piece of fruit, a serving of stevia sweetened dark chocolate, or an elegant serving of cheese.
On very special occasions, I will make my Freedom Chocolate Mousse, and serve it with strawberries and crushed pistachios. It is delicious, elegant, and it doesn’t trigger my appetite.
If we eat simply during the week, we can add back a few of our Fancy Freedom Foods without gaining fat.
Here is an example of a typical week-day menu:
Breakfast: 2 Eggs, 2 slices uncured Canadian Bacon, 1 cup spinach, 1T salsa.
Lunch: Large leafy green salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. 2 braised chicken thighs. 1/2 avocado.
Dinner: 2 Lamb chops, green salad as above, roasted broccoli.
On a Sunday or a holiday, I would add a serving of brie with a Granny Smith apple to lunch or dinner. Luckily, one of my favorite restaurants has a special cheese plate daily, so I have that when my husband is having dessert.
It works beautifully to keep me happy, satisfied, and lean.
What are some special Freedom Foods that you can enjoy on week-ends and special occasions?
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