Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Today is already off to a fantastic start! I am super pumped about starting the new diet!!
So far today I've had scrambled eggs with yellow bell pepper and fresh garlic sliced in with bits of ham. I'm so used to having cheese on my scrambled eggs that I could really tell it was lacking. But it was fresh and tasty. To wash it down I have a grapefruit and strawberry water that I made myself last night. The grapefruit is a bit overwhelmingly tangy but the strawberry comes in and smooths it out. Very interesting mix of flavors.
For lunch I'll be having a salad with lettuce, cucumber, cherry tomatoes (not had a tomato in years so this might not work), more yellow pepper, and a meat of some kind. I'm making my own extra virgin olive oil based dressing for it with some herbs, both fresh and dried. This is the biggest question mark of my day. Will I like it? I'm the sort of girl who likes ranch and blue cheese dressings. The white ones. And they're most certainly off the menu.
Dinner today will be seasoned chicken breasts with sugar snap peas and possibly something else, though I'm not sure what yet. Broccoli maybe, if I have any left after my lunch.
The Whole30 is going to be quite difficult for me. I LOVE my grains. But, no more tortillas for a while. I'm also going to miss cheddar cheese. Why am I doing a Whole30? The way I look at it, yes, I want to forever adopt a healthy lifestyle but I think it will be easier for me in the long run to jump in and go to the really deep end for a while before going back to the shallows to float.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
As you may be able to see I fell off the bandwagon again. I'm not going to let this get me down though! Tomorrow I'm going to start the Whole30. I've had a lot of friends doing it and having great success. More details in tomorrow's blog! Tomorrow is an all new day 1 for me.
Friday, March 28, 2014
I'm back again. I've had an insanely busy month with my job. Thankfully I'm finally getting some time off and time to get back to taking care of me. Today I'm starting a new diet. I really hate to use the word diet but I don't see myself keeping this meal plan up forever. A friend of mine has been on this while she's been doing a bootcamp style training thing and she has lost an amazing amount of weight. So I've decided to give it a try! So here is the plan:
Breakfast: 2 Slices of McCambridge bread which is a very dense wholewheat bread with either 1 scrambled egg or 2 slices of smoked salmon.
Mid Morning Snack: 2 Oatcakes with peanut butter or one piece of fruit, or carrots and hummus.
Lunch: Brown Rice, Quinoa, Cous Cous or Brown Pasta plus Veg & Protein
Mid Afternoon Snack (If its a workout day): 20g of nuts, a few pieces of cold meat/fish, seeds, or 100g yogurt.
Dinner: No Carbs or Root Veg. 2-4 dinners a week are salads.
No eating after dinner! If hungry have a small spoon of peanut butter.
Other general rules for the diet include: Nothing white (processed), no junk, no cereals, no soft drinks.
So this morning I had two slices of the McCambridges bread with a scrambled egg. It was a little bit dry so tomorrow I'll try adding a bit of butter to it and see if it helps. For my snack today I'm going to try the oatcakes (never had them before) with peanut butter. For lunch its brown rice with sugar snaps and prawns. No mid day snack for me as I'm not working out today. And dinner is still up in the air. Though a salad does sound very nice.
I get the feeling I'm going to find myself hungry for the next few days while I adjust to the new diet. But I'm really excited to be doing it.
Hope everyone else is doing well!
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