Tuesday, June 18, 2013
So I'd made a plan to follow my "detox" plan 2-3 days per week every week this month. I'm on day 2 of my third week today. And I am just now realizing/admitting that this plan has me eating considerably more carbs and way less protein than I am used to (See Monday and Tuesdays for the past 2 weeks in my tracker, and Monday and Tuesday for the last week of May). I've been at the top of my range or even a little over my range for carbs and barely meeting or just under my protein range.
Foods I am avoiding during the detox: all dairy, caffeine, alcohol, processed foods, gluten and added sugar.
Foods I am eating a lot of: fruit, veggies, chicken, oatmeal, sweet potatoes (and regular potatoes...), peanut butter, avocados and various beans.
I'd added an egg white to my oatmeal today and nixed the hash browns I'd been having every morning for breakfast (reduced carbs and adds some protein).
Any idea of more protein and less carbs? It would appear that I could forgo the bananas, potatoes and popcorn, but I'm still at a loss for more protein, aside from eating more chicken/beans/peanut butter.
(Side note- I've been going back and forth about becoming a vegetarian again. I've been getting weirded out about eating animal flesh [gross, but true] and kind of wanted to see how that would work for me. Not so well so far, seeing as how my protein has been pretty low without the chicken)