Saturday, September 24, 2011
I finished the first six weeks of the Eat to Live plan -- greens, beans, fruits, vegs, nuts, seeds -- 14 pounds down. Naturally, with the stories featured in the book, I was hoping for more, but I should have been realistic to begin with.
I travel a lot, so I had to figure out how to do this while away. I was probably out of town as many days as I was in town. For the most part, I did just fine, ordering the best I could and living with the rest.
DH started a few weeks in, and his pants are all falling off him now. (I have a couple of pairs that require a belt).
Mostly I just felt so good, eating healthy foods. I wondered repeatedly why it took me so long to try this. I often eat raw all day, which I never thought I would like! As for the specifics, the hardest thing is having the right salad ingredients on hand at home. Home is harder than away. Cheese wasn't as hard to give up as I thought it would be, though I still wish I had blue cheese on my salads some times!
So I've detoured just a tad the past couple of days -- nothing too off-tracking -- and now I've read about the Life Plan. Eat the greens, beans, fruits, vegs, nuts, and seeds 90 percent of the time, with only occasional deviations. 90 percent translates into 150 calories a day or 1000ish calories per week. I am going for it. Here's to fruits and vegetables!