Today we are going out for lunch at a buffet. No, not the germ-ridden cheapo buffet that I swore off last year after watching children sneeze on the chicken, put their fingers in the side dishes, and take and put back rolls. The fried chicken at *that* buffet used to scream my name whenever I went... but after realizing the sheer amount of mucus droplets being left on all the food, I lost my appetite for any of it. But the Indian buffet is much smaller, less busy and there are generally very few (or no) children there, so it's one of my favorite places to go out to eat. I have limited it severely while on Medifast, although occasionally getting my Lean as tandoori chicken and my green as a salad has worked.
Today will be an off day, but still a low carb day. I'm having my usual Medifast meals for breakfast, snacks, and dinner. Lunch will be a large salad of greens, cucumbers, and tomatoes with raita as dressing, a piece of tandoori chicken, and some samplings of other curry items from the buffet. I don't eat rice or naan bread, nor do I partake of starchy things like potatoes or lentils. I skip the desserts and fruit as well. But I do plan to take some chicken, broccoli, eggplant, and cauliflower that is cooked in curry sauce; I just tip the serving spoon and leave most of the sauce. I might have some spinach (saag) as well. It's wonderful to have just a taste of many different flavors, and a few bites of each item is so satisfying. I know my calories and fat will be over for the day, but my carbs will stay low.
I am thinking about upping the biking a bit this week. I've slacked off because I've been busy, but I do feel better when I bike. Even if I don't increase my daily time (10 minutes), I can make more of an effort to actually get on the thing at least 6 days a week. And then, since this foot pain isn't going away anyway, next week I plan to start increasing the time as well.
Feeling good, and hoping for a loss the next time I get on the scale!
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