That was until I “slipped up” and had a bagel for breakfast one day after finals. (I rationalize that it fell into my mouth because it had been neglected for the past three months, therefore I am not to blame). The next day, I stepped on the scale and saw that I had gained three pounds. From a frikkin bagel! I was so pizzed off that I decided to have everything I had been desperately craving and depriving myself of during the past few months. I ate like a person who had never seen food or carbs before. In less than two weeks, I had regained everything I had lost during the past three months.
And that, my friends, was the end of my low/no carb diet.
But I did learn something during my low/no carb diet days, that I still take with me on my current journey to good health.
Protein is your friend. Protein helps you feel full and satisfied much longer than certain refined carbs do. Especially in the morning. I find that if I have some kind of protein (veggie omelette, quiche, homemade egg mcmuffin, etc) when I start my day, that I am definitely less ravenous and tend to make smarter choices at the rest of the days meals.
My current favorite breakfast is a three egg white omelette filled with spinach, mushrooms, onions and 1 oz of shredded 2% cheddar cheese. I also cook the veggies in two teaspoons of olive oil to meet my healthy oil servings for the day.