On April first, a small group of friends embarked on a journey of health. We had completed a 6 week nutritarian diet challenge before the holidays and had very good results... but with the holidays coming we back slid a bit. Some of us fell back into old comfortable habits. I had rekindled my relationship with Diaya Cheeze, Red Hot Blues tortilla chips and Beyond Meat meat substitutes - I was courting "nachos" and "loaded" baked potatoes and the only thing I managed to do was gain a few pounds back. To tell the truth, I was very excited to get back on track!
Did a bit of shopping at Whole Foods today - even bought a fresh basil. The basil totally made my car smell sooooo good!
Let the games begin! This is the plan that we were following, if you're interested - I have added a snack into my days and I am still enjoying my coffee, neither is on plan -I am cheating a bit. After six weeks the "don't eat" foods can be added back into your diet if you wish...
Day One - Started my day with a 20 minute meditation
breakfast: unsweetened, organic apple sauce mixed into organic (no salt or sugar) oatmeal- I had found a all natural, unadorned instant oatmeal at Whole Foods. This was a very satisfying and surprisingly tasty breakfast!
mid morning: pineapple, banana, and spinach smoothie
lunch: black bean pasta, with greens, tomatoes, green onions, and mushrooms - this is not a very attractive meal, but it was quite filling.
dinner: hearty multi grain sour dough bread, smooshed chickpeas with avocado and thin slices of cucumber.
evening: fresh orange
breakfast: cucumbers and hummus
lunch: leftover black bean pasta meal on top of crisp mixed greens, fresh tomatoes with a squeeze of lemon - this was quite good.
mid afternoon: frozen pineapple, frozen strawberries and banana
dinner: a basic repeat of day one with and addition of tomato slices
evening: will be a bit of cantaloupe
I am trying for 100 days. We will see how I do... I will keep you posted!