The cravings for starchy foods is killing me. I woke up this morning craving a Filipino dish I make called Bibingka. It is made with Mochiko rice flour, brown sugar, butter, milk, and shredded coconut and is baked into a cake. The buttery ooey gooey goodness is enough to tempt anyone, but if you have texture issues, it might be something you would avoid as it’s a different texture. Spongy isn’t quite the way to describe. Mushy either. Rice flour is a different beast. That being said, I am craving it so bad it’s ridiculous. I am definitely a weak one when it comes to cake, but when it comes to this, I am ridiculous. I could eat the whole damn pan in a day or two if I wanted to. I don’t even want to think about it.
Right now things are not going so well for me on the food front. No matter how hard I try I seem to fail at keeping myself below 60 grams, hell, even 80 grams of carbs a day. I feel bloated, puffy and like I have gained weight. The holidays are not easy when it comes to weight loss, or trying to stick to a nutrition plan, and I am not throwing it out the door completely, but at the same time, I am trying to be realistic in my expectations of keeping up with eating low-carb during this time. My first holiday on a low-carb, high-protein plan and it is not going well. I mean, we had Thanksgiving and I did fairly well, but this is for the birds.
Part of the problem is I think that my metabolism has finally kicked in, because I am CONSTANTLY hungry. I am even waking up hungry sometimes. That is a definite good sign. I have got to try to keep up with what I am doing because I don’t want to fall too far back.
I can tell you one thing – being on this plan I have switched to all white meats (I hate fish so I don’t eat it), and yesterday and Saturday I consumed red meat. Two days of red meat really put my tummy to the test and I now realize WHY I don’t eat it often. I am trying to boost my iron levels. Yeah I know leafy greens and liver, gizzards are good for that, but those are two things I can’t stand. I am a VERY picky eater. I’d like to see some improvement in not bruising so often. I wake up and find myself bruised up and wondering where it came from, and all I can think of is The Conjuring and wonder if we have a demon in our home.
Speaking of supplements, I picked up some Biotin (5000 mcg?) as my nails and hair are a hot ass mess right now. Hopefully that will help as well. The Magnesium is doing nothing for the leg cramps. I think it’s time to switch to Potassium…