After cutting out most foods from my diet, I have been struggling to find things to eat. I finally decided yesterday that there had to be things I could eat to feel satisfied, within the restrictions.
Here is a break-down of what the last few days have looked like:
Breakfast: Smoothie with blueberry juice, frozen strawberries, banana, and NuPlus.
Post-work out: Vitashake with milk and kefir.
Lunch: I had some almonds, a banana, and that’s about it. I was starving all afternoon.
Snack: Sliced apple with peanut butter.
Supper: Juice- green apple, carrots, lemon, spinach, and cucumber.
I was HUNGRY Monday night and had to restrain myself from pilfering through the cupboards!
Post-work out: Frozen strawberries and blackberries minced in the juicer (came out like a sorbet). I took them and mixed my Vitashake and some water in so that it was drinkable.
Lunch: Baby baked potatoes with quinoa and salsa.
Supper: Juice- green apple, carrots, celery, spinach, and ginger.
Post-work out: Vitashake with milk (I know I’m supposed to be off dairy, but I couldn’t help it).
Lunch: Sliced apples with peanut butter and some almonds.
Supper: Baked potatoes with quinoa and salsa, and steamed broccoli.
Overall, it’s been good. I have felt cramping after drinking the green juices, which is to be expected. I haven’t been “running” to the toilet at all. The juice is going to take some getting used to. My palate is unaccustomed to such potent flavors. I can clearly tell when there’s too much celery— who knew that celery had such a strong flavor? Putting in a little bit of ginger (1/2” chunk) helped a lot. It seemed to put a nice mask on some of the stronger flavors, and left a better taste in my mouth. I’m sure it helped calm my stomach as well from the overflow of veggies. I have always loved vegetables and we eat fresh produce constantly around here, but this is a whole new ball game. It will take a while to figure out what combination is the best for us. During the fast, we want to drink only “green” juices, and try to stay away from fruit juices as much as we can. There is a lot more sugar in fruit and it tends to take away from the purpose of this “cleanse.” Surprisingly, I haven’t wanted to stuff my face with sugar or bake anything. I love to bake anything and everything, and I thought I would want to make cookies and devour the dough, but no. Having an actual goal and purpose behind the no-sugar thing is helping with that.