I just meant Schwarzbein-like in the sense of tons of veggies and more whole grains. When I figured out my carb allowances from Schwarzbein (using Overwight, Excessive "Insulin Meter", and Active from the chart on page 260 of the first book) it put the numbers at up to 120 a day spread out over three meals and two snacks (15-30 per meal, 0-15 per snack). I suspect that I'll end up somewhere in the 150-200 range over six meals a day with Body Rx (which is actually in line with the Cycle 2 numbers, which I would consider jumping to, but it entails even more protein and since I'm already questioning my ability to get in as much as Cycle 1 requires, that seems like I would be setting myself up for failure). The upper limit of 400 just sounds unreachable to me right now, especially in the presence of all that protein.
I'd really be surprised if I'm able to get close to even the 200 carbs mark. I've noticed that I'm a little carb-phobic these days, and even when I want to make a concerted effort to eat more carbs I struggle to overcome the last four months of "re-programming". Some of that is that since I overcame my potato chip addiction it's just plain hard to find carby things (other than rice) that I really love.
I think I am going to let back in more rice, whole sandwiches made with my beloved Ezekiel 4:9 (instead of the one slice open-faced ones I had on occasion), beans, oats, hummus, and the occasional bit of whole wheat pasta. Instead of the "only every once in a great while" status those things had for me before, they'll show up with a bit more regularity.
Carbs from what he (he being Scott Connelly, the author of Body Rx) classifies as "green carbohydrates" aren't to be counted, and honestly that's where most of my carbs now--outside of Wasa crisps and the Ezekiel--come from. So, I'll get in more of those and eat a few of the other things when I please. (Green carbohydrates are pretty much the equivalent of Schwarzbein's "non-starchy vegetables" with a couple of additions.)
The only thing that I eat semi-regularly now that I see on his red list (red, meaning "Stop, this isn't so great") is nut butters. The plan is rather anti-saturated fats, so that's no big surprise. *shrug* I'll re-learn to live without the regular doses of almond butter.
Bah. I didn't want to think about food, and that's exactly what I'm back to doing again.
It really isn't a bad ratio though, so try not to get too upset over it. This is not the end of the world!
I know I'm having a little bit of an over-reaction, but it's just tough to swallow right now. Other than my weight--and the knees I trashed in high school--I've never had health "issues" in the past. For them to start showing up now, when I've been actively trying to improve my overall health, just feels like some colossally bad joke is being played on me...a bit of a kick in the 'nads, if you will.
I'll buck up and get over it eventually. I'll just have to do a lot of whingeing over it first.
Also, the FedEx guy has still not shown his face, so that's no help to my generally whiny state today.