Well today did not go as planned, the husband forgot to take his meds last night so about 3:30am I woke up to him seizing. Of course I jumped up and went about the usual routine and then eventually tried to squeeze back into the bed to go back to sleep. Daylight came much too soon, needless to say it was about noon when we both finally we’re awake enough to get out of the bed.
My husband gets on the scale everyday, I swear it’s just to rub it in how much more he’s lost that I have. So anyway he tells me today that he’s lost nearly 5 pounds overnight. I’m like WHAT, if anything, we ate too much yesterday! So I too go get on the scale and sure enough I’ve lost 3 pounds myself.
So what I think happened was possibly whats called a “carb refeed”. Now if I understand this correctly, carb refeeding is basically boosting your metabolism to keep fat burning after extended periods of calorie restriction. I’ll have to do some reading on it but it’s certainly something to keep in mind, especially when these little plateaus happen.
Food Log – Day Thirty
I have no idea if Breakfast time even came this morning because I was asleep, so I never saw it.
But Lunch time did arrive, on time, but it too when quickly on it’s way without us stopping to eat. Because about that same time, one of my girls came in with the grandchildren to help with some housekeeping. So while she washed our dishes I played games with the grand-kids and the husband was probably talking my son-in-laws ears off.
Dinner was yummy though, we had Butter Broth Chicken. I wanted to decrease the carbs so after reading that article I mentioned yesterday I thought we would try something similar. BUT after losing those 3 pounds over night I’m now wondering what’s really the better way for breaking a weight loss stall; carb refeeding or pumping up the good fats?
Butter Broth Chicken
2 chicken breast
2 cups chicken broth
2 tbs real butter
2 tbs salt (we only added salt because our broth was unsalted)
2 tbs pepper
1 tbs garlic powder
Place the chicken, seasonings, and broth into the crockpot on high for 4 hours. Shred the chicken and add the butter. We find using 2 forks to pull the meat apart works well. It was ready to serve about 30 minutes later. Makes 2 servings.
MACROS: 1.9% carbs, 14.3% Protien, and 83.9% Fat
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