I am an American living in Japan with my 4 beautiful children. As I started my new lifestyle I was really struggling with the fact that two biggest parts of the diet meat and dairy are extremely expensive( 10 oz steak is about $30.00 and 1 quart of cream is $23.00 not to mention cheese hehe) here in Japan. I was in a quandry as for what to do for low carb foods like wraps, shakes etc. I placed an order to Netrition for almost 200 dollars....1/3 of that was shipping and I have come to the conclusion that I was wrong on both accounts.
I am in Japan, so I should use what I have here and easily available. I am very lucky as I can buy chicken cheaper than the states ( about 5 lbs breast meat deboned for $7.00) and my new favorite shirataki noodles which I can get on sale for about 58 cents a bag. :) As well as a plethora of cheap fresh low carb foods like daikon, bok choy, pak choy, spinach, fresh greans,sprouts and tofu, and that is what I am going to and have been eating. Eggs are also relatively inexpensive and the area I am living in is famous for free range chickens. :) I can also eat locally raised pork that have been raised entirely on sweat potatoes and another that has been raised on mushrooms and the by products of making sake and shochu. ( all natural foods btw no chemicals added)
I happy to say that my quandry is no more. As I move forward I will be posting more and more recipies featuring asian cooking and shirataki. I hope all that follow this blog will get some new ideas from my menus and not feel that they have to be special food to live this lifestyle as it can be done any where. :)
When I started this new lifestyle I was wearing 6XL shirts and size 66 pants(when I say "wearing" I mean I poured into those sizes. I am 6' 1" tall so I am guestimating 530pounds/ 240 kilograms.
My weight will be updated monthy. January 6th 2009 530 lbs February 2009 505 lbs March 6th 2009 485.8 lbs April4th2009 470.2 lbs May 1st 2009 458.2 June 6th 2009 448 lbs July 4th 2009 438 lbs July 31st 2009 427.6 lbs September 1st 2009 413.8 October 3rd 2009 407.6 lbs November 1st, 2009 400 lbs November 30, 2009 389 lbs December 22, 2009 376 lbs January 31st, 2010