What would you do on a wet and dreary day when the kids are climbing the walls and constantly asking for snacks? You make sushi don't you? Well...I do. We can't get enough.
Yes I cheat and use a mould as opposed to screwing around with a rolling mat and driving myself infuckingsane. I did that for years and always felt like a complete hack. But even if I screwed it up; ugly sushi still tasted great. My only problem is I love the seasoned rice so much I keep nipping spoonfuls. I must down a ton of rice during prep.
Oh yeah, after six weeks of Atkins induction, I decided rice would be ok once in a while. I was getting to a point where my energy was really low all the time and the magic Atkins Energy never came to find me. I need more carbs in my diet. The ones I've missed the most, oddly enough, aren't the sweets and chocolate, but oatmeal and rice. I love curry with rice, stir-fry with rice; I love rice so I have a small amount of rice - and that feels ok. I can live without pasta which is great - I actually prefer pasta sauce on salad. It sounds weird but something about the hot, meaty sauce on the crispy leaves is just fabulous. And bread is a complete turn off now. I'd never say no to a Cinnabon, but bread is yuck.
I'm going to move back to the bodybuilder's diet which is a 40% protein 40% carb and 20% fat, six small meals a day diet. I had success with this diet in 2006 and I think the messing about, trying other things, pushing the limits of my food sensitivities and addictions, struggling with anxiety - well I'm done now. I know that I have a low tolerance for carbs and even small amounts set me onto ravenous binges and depressive mood swings. I also know I can live without it. So back to the green veg, chicken breast, lean fish and porridge diet. The one that makes me crave butter. *rofl* I can't win!! I'll ease back into this diet by cutting back the fats that I enjoyed on Atkins (Farewell Beloved Bacon! You too cream in my coffee. I loved you more than you know) and that will probably be all I need to do as the Atkins plan follows along close enough. I'll look into The Zone diet a bit more but I know that one does focus on calorie reduction to achieve it's weight loss and that doesn't work for me. Cutting calories for me will equal failure. I need at least 1300 calories a day or the cravings start to overrun and drive me mental. 1500 and I keep my full sanity, and that's with my exercise regime.
So, I waffle on about food a bit now don't I?