Thursday, Day 4

Last night’s dinner was fantastic, thanks to my wonderful husband.  He saw how distraught I was about the Carne Asada’s affect on my ketosis.  So, we had fried chicken!  All you do is heat a deep fat fryer, drop the chicken pieces in the hot oil (no breading or spices), fry until the pieces float, remove from oil and season with salt and pepper.  It’s quick, easy, and oh, so tasty!  The skin gets so crispy while the meat remains juicy.  This is a wonderful way to quickly cook boneless, skinless chicken breasts also (I don’t care for white meat but cooked this way, I can eat it all day).

Monday, I weighed 206.4.  Tuesday, I weighed 207 even.  Wednesday, I was still 207.  First this this morning, I hopped on the scale. 204.8!   I also tested my ketosis level and I’m now in moderate ketosis!  I am so excited!

My plans for today are uploading some recipes and working out what my meals will be today. Hopefully my copy of Dr. Atkins Diet Cookbook (published in 1975) will arrive today. Yesterday was a bust when it came to taking my vitamins, so that will be remedied today.

I just have to put in a plug for the vitamins I found.  Since I am allergic to all seafood, it’s difficult to find a multi-vitamin that does not contain fish oil.  Well, I found these at Walgreens! Dr. Atkins does not suggest taking an iron supplement due to the amount of proteins we eat.

http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/walgreens-a-thru-z-select-multivitamin/multimineral-supplement-tablet/ID=prod6048787-product 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size : 1 Tablet Tablet
Amount Per Serving % Daily value*
Vitamin A 2500.0 IU 50.0
Vitamin C 60.0 mg 100.0
Vitamin D 500.0 IU 125.0
Vitamin E 50.0 IU 167.0
Vitamin K 30.0 mcg 38.0
Thiamin 1.5 mg 100.0
Riboflavin 1.7 mg 100.0
Niacin 20.0 mg 100.0
Vitamin B6 3.0 mg 150.0
Folic Acid 400.0 mcg 100.0
Vitamin B1 225.0 mcg 417.0
Biotin 30.0 mcg 10.0
Pantothenic Acid 10.0 mg 100.0
Calcium 220.0 mg 22.0
Iron 0.0 mg 0.0
Phosphorus 20.0 mg 2.0
Iodine 150.0 mcg 100.0
Magnesium 50.0 mg 13.0
Zinc 11.0 mg 73.0
Selenium 55.0 mcg 79.0
Copper 0.5 mg 25.0
Manganese 2.3 mg 115.0
Chromium 45.0 mcg 38.0
Molybdenum 45.0 mcg 60.0
Chloride 72.0 mg 2.0
Potassium 80.0 mg 2.0
Boron 150.0 mcg
Nickel 5.0 mcg
Silicon 2.0 mg
Vanadium 10.0 mcg
Lutein 250.0 mcg
Lycopene 300.0 mcg

I’m thrilled!  O.k.  Off to eat breakfast, water the plants, and plan my meals for the day!

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