As you know, I follow (in the main) a Low Carb diet in order to lose weight and keep my Type 2 Diabetes in remission. However, when I went to London last week for the ‘Public Speaker University’ event, I struggled to maintain the low carb diet as everything on the menu seemed to include bread, rice, pasta or potatoes.
Well in just 5 days, I put 4lb’s in weight on.. even though I was still being careful and eating minimal portions etc. I now realise that I really only have to look at these types of carbohydrates and I put weight back on!
So, having returned from London 4lb’s heavier (with a much lighter purse), I’ve been careful to get straight back into my Low Carb diet.
I find that ‘variety is the spice of life’ and even though I didn’t have much ‘salad’ in the fridge, it’s surprising what can be put together quickly and with minimal preparation when you ‘think outside the box’..
So for yesterday’s lunch, I’d cooked 2 pieces of salmon fillet the evening before (place fillets on a large piece of tin foil.. drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice and seasoning – sometimes I add some herbs and then bake for 25 mins in the oven at about 200 degrees C)…
I ate one piece of salmon hot that evening, served with a tomato sauce and cauliflower rice (sorry I forgot to take a photo but it was tasty!) and saved the other (refrigerated) for lunch the following day.
Having been away, I haven’t done a proper shop and realising I didn’t have any ‘lettuce/salad’, I had to think ‘outside the box’..
I chopped up some celery into small pieces to dip into a dollop of humous, along with some chopped fresh tomatoes, carrots, red pepper and strawberries… If you haven’t tried strawberries in salad, you’re missing out on a treat!
I placed some sliced avocado between slices of the salmon, added a drizzle of balsamic dressing, served with my ‘salad type’ concoction and ‘Voila’ a treat to behold.. and devour! Yum – so tasty… The whole dish took less than 5 minutes to prepare (with the pre-cooked salmon) and oh yes… less than 5 minutes to eat!
Yep back on my Low Carb feels and tastes Great and the good news – I’ve already lost 2 of the 4 extra pounds and I’ve been on a ‘use up what’s in the fridge/freezer’ week, so as I lose my extra pounds, my purse is regaining it’s weight!