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So it's now Day 4 of Lyn-Genet Recita's "Plan" and I'm beginning to feel more like I'm returning to normal. Since I started on Saturday, I've lost 2.5 lbs and am feeling good.
Every morning, I make a fruit shake from a pear, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and coconut milk (the pear is supposed to be my afternoon snack of fruit, but I forego the fruit from that snack and include it in my smoothie). I then snack on the bland flax granola that I'm not very fond of.
Yesterday's lunch was a salad and an apple. Today's was veggie soup (I didn't like it--it was far too bland and needed at least a tablespoon--or more--of salt) and rye crackers with goat cheese.
Dinner last night was chicken with Italian herbs, broccoli and carrots and beet and carrot salad. Tonight's will be chicken with mango salsa, a salad and broccoli.
The dinners have been quite good for the most part. And at this point I'm pretty much eating the same way I have been for the past few months, so I'm no longer feeling hungry.
I'm looking forward to the next stage, where we "test" new foods and see if I'm reactive to any of them. That's been my goal all along--to figure out which foods don't work for me and eliminate them from my diet. A weight gain of .5 pounds over one day is an indication of reacting to a food, so it will be interesting to see if/when that happens and what food might be the culprit. I hope it's not one that I really enjoy.
I'm also looking forward to working wines back in to my diet. I can't live without my vino!
So, that's the latest. Tune in tomorrow for more...