And the scale says...215.0

The diet is progressing well, although I'm still having trouble with the scale. As I mentioned last week, I seem to be getting incosistent weights depending on where I put the scale and how I stand on it. Today, the highest weight I could get to come up was 215.0. I'm going by that one because the other options were 211 and 210, which can't possibly be right.

One nifty note: it seems the support aspect of fatblogging is working for me. Yesterday I found this comment on my last entry, from none other than Tanya Zuckerbrot, author of The F-Factor Diet, the book I'm following. Now that's service, huh? Thanks for the support Tanya!

So today I thought I'd talk a little about what I'm actually eating on this diet. The nice thing about it is that, if you're careful about what you choos, you can eat pretty much any kind of food. Some of it doesn't even feel like diet food.

The trick, of course, is to read labels. For example, I've been having turkey sandwiches for lunch. Normally, the two slices of bread would use up two of the three extra servings of carbs I'm allowed on phase 2. However, I've been getting the Weight Watchers whole-wheat bread, which has 17g of carbs and 4g of fiber in 2 slices.

Another good example is dessert. I've occasionally been using a serving of carbs to have some chocolate for dessert. Of course, things like Hershey bars and those oh-so-tasty Cadbury cream eggs are out of the question. However, a few dark chocolate products that are actually pretty good on the carb count. My favorite is probably the Guylian assorted chocolates. A 6 square serving only has 12g of carbs, 4g of fiber, and 160 calories. Another good one is the endangered species bars, several of which have 15g of carbs and 5g of fiber in a half-bar serving. They're not quite as good on fat or calories, but they're awfuly tasty.

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