This is such an interesting experiment. How come, every day, I have to have my popcorn? I ‘can’t live’ without my coffee?’ And 95% of days I make sure I get a little chocolate (to guard against what, I’m not quite sure.) And yet, I agree to this four day plan, and really, there is no obsession over missing these things. Well, you might say, its only 4 days. Yes, but before this, I ‘couldn’t miss these foods for even a day, I thought. Really, I am a bit mystified by this.
Miz asked ‘how are you feeling today? what are todays eats?’ Well, I almost titled this ‘Bleahhhh.’ That’s how I felt the first half of the day. I never put that much stock in the caffeine in coffee, but maybe that is why I felt like that. There’s also the possibility that I would have felt like that no matter what I was eating. I just have days like that sometimes. I did notice that when I took the dogs for a walk, I really did not have the energy to go as far as I was planning on. Vickie had told me that you were only supposed to do very light exercise/stretching on the days of this diet.
After lunch, my mood lightened significantly, and I felt that quiet contented feeling again. Again, not sure if this is because of the food, or maybe its a little because I have decided I won’t veer from the diet, so there is not all the angst over whether I should or should not eat this or that…or maybe, I could give some credit to the extremely healthy food I am eating.
So here are some of the foods I tried today (oh, BTW, I posted the ‘recipe’ for the veggie stir fry over in the recipes section, because it was even more delicious as leftovers for lunch today.) For breakfast, there was a recipe for brown rice with a ‘sauce’ made by simmering raisins, cinnamon, apple juice, lemon zest, and lemon juice. It was quite tasty, a little too heavy on the lemon for me. Again, I decided not to veer from the recipe for this experiment, because maybe there was something magical and good that I could get from the lemon juice! I can see tweaking this recipe for future use. For dinner, the order was 4 oz. turkey, and ‘vegetable stew’ to include sweet potatoes. Well, as you can tell, this diet is FULL of vegetables, which is fine with me, but I didn’t feel like mixing them up again, so instead I baked a sw. potato, and ate half, and steamed some baby green beans (I happened to pick up a big bag of these at Costco the other day–excellent, and so easy, you don’t have to cut them or anything.) This was a delicious and very satisfying meal. My ‘snack’ for tonight is a baked apple with honey, cinnamon, and walnuts–yumm!
Anyways, that’s how its going here. I’m a tiny bit worried about not having enough energy at work, but I have already planned out my meals to fit into my work schedule, and I think it’ll be fine.
Thanks for listening, and have a great weekend!