Sooooo, I have been rocking a wash-n-go turned twist out for exactly seven days. I have a meeting tomorrow, so something needs to be done. But for the past week, I have absolutely loved the fluff! I came about my new routine after getting upset for the umpteenth time about my hair taking several days to dry from a WNG. So, at the end of day 1, I just do large twists (about 12 or so). It is a great way to expose my roots. For my nighttime routine, I just throw on a bonnet. I do not do the pineapple. For me, putting in and taking out the pineapple causes more frizz than just a bonnet. In the morning, I just remove the bonnet, fluff, and go.
Breakfast: 2 chicken roll-ups (deli-slice rotisserie chicken with colby jack slice)
Snack: 1/4 avocado with salt and pepper
Lunch: Canned tuna, drained with a squeeze of lemon juice and celery seed
Dinner: Roasted pork tenderloin, sauteed spinach (in grass-fed butter with red onion), roasted butternut squash (with cinnamon, cumin and ground ginger), small glass of Rhiannon red blend wine
Snack: Handful of almonds
Water intake (over the course of the day): 2 liters
Today was a light day. My total calorie intake was around 1100 calories. But I wasn’t hungry. Eating nutrient dense foods goes a long way to keeping you full. Here is the breakdown on nutrients:
– 29% Protein, 71.9g
– 55% Fat 60.9g
– 16% Carbs 38.6g minus 12.9g of fiber) = 25.7g net carbs
NOTE: This is an extremely low carb plan and is not for everyone. I do not suggest you jump into this unless you are ready/prepared to go through carb withdrawal. It took me several attempts to really get into this way of eating before finally sticking with it. Right around day 3, I would get keto-flu, which is no joke: migraine, nausea, shaky, hypoglycemic symptoms. Honestly speaking, it straight sucked. But once you get through that – around day 4 or 5 – you wake up feeling energized. And every time I go off the range, I have to go back through leto-flu (to a slightly lesser degree). So, I stay pretty focused.
If you are new to this way of eating (WOE) or considering a new start, I would slowly reduce the carb intake every few days until you get to the level you want.
I start working out tomorrow…stay tuned!