Actual good carbohydrates exist!
You'll be happy to know that there are lots of really tasty and enjoyable foods low in carbohydrate content. Let’s start eating them now!
Rule #1: Eat breakfast
Rule #2: Eat protein for breakfast
You need protein first thing for breakfast. Listen, you are healing from MTBI, and your body is making new brain cells and
repairing the ones that have been injured. The building block for cell generation is protein.
Eat protein at every meal.
Scrambled Eggs with Mushrooms and Spinach
Whip up 2 eggs with a little milk or water. Set them aside and sauté about 3 medium-sized sliced mushrooms in a little olive oil. Throw in a handful of washed and dried-off spinach leaves. When the spinach has wilted, pour in the eggs and cook to your taste.
Serve on a plate, with a slice of low-carb toast (by that, I mean a slice of bread which states on the label that the Carb Content is 14 grams or less. Carb content minus dietary fiber content is total carb content.) Yes, you can have butter on your toast. And add some berries and fresh fruit to the plate.
Handful of almonds (raw, unsalted is best), or handful of walnuts (raw is best)
Rule #1: Eat lunch.
Rule #2: Eat protein for lunch.
You need protein for lunch. See reasons above.
Nice big salad with sliced grilled chicken or shrimp.
Salad dressing with olive oil base is perfect. Very tasty low-carb mayonnaise is made by “Smart Balance”. Key here is to make your own dressing when you can. Garnish with sliced pecans or roasted sunflower seeds.
Half an apple.
Carrot sticks dipped in almond butter.
Rule #1: Eat dinner. (Be done by 7:00 P.M.)
Rule #2: Eat protein for dinner. (Are you getting the drift here?)
Turkey Burger with Sauteed Asparagus
Mix 1 pound ground turkey together with your favorite seasonings, 1/2 cup minced onion, 1/2 cup minced celery, 1 egg and 3 Tablespoons of whole grain barley flour. Shape into 4 patties and fry in olive oil, browning both sides.
Meanwhile, sauté asparagus spears in olive oil with a sprinkling of garlic powder. Cook until tender.
Serve turkey burger and asparagus on a plate with sliced tomatoes and a nice dollop of your favorite condiments.
Now, you have just had five eating events with lots of yummy ingredients. Notice, there were no ‘punishment’ ingredients involved. And you hovered right around 60 grams of carbs for the day.
Excellent. Now, no more food until breakfast tomorrow. You will sleep better on an empty stomach.