I’ve tracked my eating for the last couple days. I’m surprised at how high my protein intake has crept – I want to start planning my meals for higher fat so that I can reduce my meat portions. So instead of eating a dozen chicken wings, I’ll try to have 8 with a salad or vegetable sticks with fatty dressing or a portion of avocado.

Today was an indulgent day, I went to a Latin restaurant and had oxtail sancocho (similar to this). It was served with rice, a creamy cooked beet and carrot salad, fried plantain, and a thin beef steak. I ate the corn, some of the yuca, the fried plantain, and some of the potato in the soup but skipped the rice. Anyway, it was delicious but definitely not low carb.