Doggone protein. I just can’t seem to keep it in control.
Last night after dinner I entered all my numbers into the web site food tracker and found the protein hit a whopping 126g. That’s not a little over my limit, that’s more than two brats over my limit. There is absolutely no telling how much protein I took in during the weeks I didn’t record my meals.
With that in mind, I’ve included sour cream with my egg casserole today. I’ll have those and see if the satiety sensation goes farther into the day. I’m supposed to go out with some guests and such to dinner tonight, but I’m not really “feeling it” right now, and that is going to go way over my limit. I can easily see the steakhouse serving a 12oz or 16oz steak, which to my nearest guess is about 84-112g of protein in a single sitting.
Now, granted, I don’t have to eat it all. I can leave some on my plate, and that’s fine. But even an 8oz serving is a whopping 56g of protein, and I seriously doubt I could find a 6oz portion at these places. Not to mention the hidden carbs which will come with the salad dressings and things like that. Overall, going out tonight sounds like a disaster.
I’ll make that decision closer to the time to leave, I suppose.
So I fully expect to gain weight this week. I just don’t see how to avoid it. I can start again on Thursday, shooting for lower protein intake, but right now my stomach is absolutely growling and gnashing, and it’s not even 8AM yet. How am I going to put off eating for another three hours? UGH.
Well, back to the drawing board.