BFC Servings Reminder

BFC Servings Reminder
15/6 = 15 grams sugar/6 carb servings
Carb serving (no more than 2 per meal)
5 grams - 20 grams = 1 serving
20 grams - 40 grams = 2 servings
Eat no more than 40 grams carbs and 5 grams sugar per meal!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday Oct. 3 - Fast Track

Wow the weather has turned cold!  We went from having our A/C on last week, to turning it off and opening windows, to closing windows and turning on the heat - all within a matter of days!  This morning it was 48' outside! Brrr   

I officially started the Fast Track yesterday.  I weighed in first thing in the morning and the scale jumped back and forth between 172lbs and 171lbs and finally settled on 171!  Hooray!  Maybe the one pound difference means I'm on the move again - or maybe it was a fluke and I'm not really down a pound.  I'll know for sure on my official weigh in day of Wednesday.
My first day on the Fast Track started out pretty well.  I spent the afternoon at the grocery store stocking up for what I'd need plus, since my boys eat me out of house and home,  I needed to replenish grocery's for them as well.  Here is what I had yesterday:
Breakfast - Two egg omelet with cheddar cheese, three slices of pepper coated bacon and two coffees with heavy cream
Lunch  - Three pieces of salami, one piece of provolone cheese, 1/4 piece of leftover chicken breast
Dinner - Scampi style Shrimp, with added artichokes and spinach.  Four stuffed mini colored peppers, stuffed with a cream cheese blend of cheese, avacodo, garlic, and jalepeno pepper.
Snacks for the day - Just a couple of cups of tea and two pieces of 86% chocolate

So not so bad for a first day.  I didn't miss grains at all, but of course it's only the first day. To mentally get ready for this challenge I've been reading a lot of stuff by Gary Taubes over the weekend.  He is the one that wrote "Why We Get Fat", and I think he was a big influence for the Belly Fat Cure.  There is a lot of science on how carbs (especially sugars) are what are making us fat, clogging our arteries, and numerous diseases.  He talks a lot about how the conventional stuff we've been taught about "calories in and calories out", saturated fats being bad for your heart, and exercise helps you lose weight are all wrong.  He says a lot of the reason we've been told the wrong thing is big companies that have a lot of money run surveys and tests that sway public opinion towards thinking the way that is best for their companies.  Very interesting, but since all the low fat, low calories nutrition stuff has been pounded in my head since I was young it is hard to start thinking any other way.  I mean I'm convinced the sugar is bad and causes a lot of diseases but it's hard to not believe that saturated fats do not actually cause heart disease.  Have any of you guys read the scientific stuff by Gary Taubes?  I'm still reading.

Kyle & brother Ben being goofy as always
Other than BFC.  We all went to the Renaissance Fair in Crownsville, MD  on Saturday.  We have been going every year since the boys were small and now we take them and their girlfriends.   It is a lot of fun if you like the Medieval time period - and what boys do not like knights, swords and jousting?!  There are shows like sword swallowing, hypnotists, a joust, King Henry the VIII and his court, and stuff like that.  My guys put on capes and medievel hats when we go because about 2/3 of the people at the Fair are dressed up and talk to you in character.  My youngest son, Kyle, put on this knight stuff from an old Halloween costume and for some reason wanted to wear a fake beard and he looked pretty cool, and way older than his 16 years!

Hope everyone else is having a great beginning of the week whether you are going Fast Track, regular BFC,  maintenance, WW, or something in between!


  1. Good luck! Sounds like you are off to a great start! I picked up the book and started "officially" on Saturday. My weigh-in days are Wednesdays too.

  2. What a great start! I have not heard of Gary, but I will search for him on Google. I was telling family about it yesterday and when I am explaining things, I realize that it is totally different than conventional wisdom.
    My kids used to go to Renaissance Fairs with their dad. They loved them! Your son's are very handsome and no, he does not look 16:)
    I am so excited for you!

  3. HI Beth, I do have a book by Gary Taubes but probably did not read it. I only like to read fun stuff. :-)
    You're off to a great start on the FT. And it really looks like you had a great time at the Fair.
    Have a great day :-)

  4. I've got "why we get fat and what to do about it' on my reading shelf right now - it's easier to read than Good calories, bad calories. It's definitely influencing my diet, along with which talks about primal dieting. Personally, I disagree with the whole calories don't count idea, because I know if I eat 2000 calories of fat my body still has to do something with it. My diet is like 65% fat right now, and I'm not losing anymore weight. If I cut back my calories or increase my calorie burn I KNOW I will lose weight. So that part is just semantics. Calories are still important, just the type is important. anyhow... Great job on day one- don't forget lots of veggies!! :)

  5. What a great post Beth! I tried to read Gary's Good calories, bad calories while camping but it was a little to heavy for camping reading. I would like to try some of his other books, I think he is very smart and has a lot of good things to say.

    It is hard to get away from thinking saturated fat is such the enemy. Especially since that is all we hear about.

    The fair looks like it is a lot of fun. That kind of stuff is right up my alley. I love that your boys dressed up, what hams. You must have a very fun house. Have a wonderful week :)

  6. Hey Beth! I wanted to mention that benefiber is technically out, but chia is still good. I am not using any wheat at all, to see how it affects me. That being said, you gotta do what will work best for you!

  7. HI Dawn. I should get that book. I just have no time to read anything anymore. That's what I miss about summer, I seemed to allow myself more time to read on the beach. I'll have to put that on my to do list. I totally agree with you about the calories. I am proof of that, as I really don't seem to lose, and I am eating within the limits of the BFC. I know I am still eating too much of the good stuff. Reminds me of the post you wrote about that. I know I cannot have as much as I want of cheese, nuts, bacon. It's hard because I have the appetite of a truck driver! I swear I eat more than my husband. Portion control, even while on the BFC is what I need to really work on. Good luck on the fast track!