Joe’s theory is if I continue down the same path of weight loss (assuming I passed pork yesterday – which I PASSED PORK!) then it must be the water from the day before. I guess it is the water! Not only did I lose all the weight I gained after yesterday’s rest day, but I lose an additional 0.2 pounds. I ask myself, how could too little/too much water really cause weight GAIN? It seems the strangest thing but Lyn-Genet says that’s the first place to look. Your body process water at a set rate and if you drink too much before bed, then you can’t expel it (pee it) away in time. As for stopping water at 7:30pm, it’s because for our 20 day plan testing, having that water weight can confuse the data from being non/reactive to a food. And I go back on the daily wine because you know that one day I skipped it, I do gain weight. I wouldn’t want to risk that again.
This brings my total weight loss to 3 whopping pounds after 11 days! For all you men out there, Joe loses 11 pounds in 11 days! I think men lose weight faster. Not that I’m doing this for weight loss, but getting back to my usual 115 pounds is a much more comfortable place for me (and my jeans). However, I have been plagued with upset tummy my entire life. The plan serves a different purpose for me. Learning how to test and isolate which foods work best for me (and avoid upset tummy) is the biggest gift of all! Plus the book says your body will only lose weight when there is extra to lose. I’ve been within 5 pounds of the same weight for the last 25+ years except for when pregnant. I’m very close to my equilibrium weight minus a few pounds which makes sense why my body is only losing very tiny bits of weight.
All humans are different so it can’t make sense that we should all eat the same foods. The book addresses how sometimes you eat a bunch of bad foods and you don’t gain weight. Then you have what you perceive to be a “good day” full of salads, very little meat, very little fat, and the scale goes up. Who knew that if you EAT MORE balanced foods including healthy fats and proteins and AVOID reactive foods, that your weight will naturally go down?
The hardest part is what I’m doing now – coming up with my initial list of friendly foods! I can’t believe I’m over halfway done with the Plan!
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- 3/4 cup of that tasty Earth Fare flake cereal with 1/4 cup flax granola, 1/2 pear, coconut milk
- Mixed greens with kale, avocado, apple, and pumpkin seeds
- Cream of broccoli soup
- Carrots with almond butter
- Chicken, no seasoning and it was fine!
- Vegetable timbale
- Spinach salad with lemon oil
Are you getting tired of this breakfast picture? I’m tired of taking it. Admittedly, the flaky cereal is still yums!
Lunch never seems like it will be enough but when I’m done eating, I always feel full.
Same feeling goes for snack. I opt out of the ziploc bag and start transporting almond butter in my snack tube.
This is a new recipe – vegetable timbale (tim-bale? tim-ball-lay?). Sliced zucchini, grated carrots, swiss chard, goat cheese, and parmesan. Basically, it’s a veggie lasagna.
Joe does 100% of the cooking. Tonight, he even handles all of the cleaning.
Joe loves his torch thing to add his finishing touches to his creation.
This is the finished vegetable timbale!
Dinner is chicken with spinach and lemon oil and the veggie timbale. Joe doesn’t care for the lemon oil. I’m still shocked that salt free chicken is so tasty. I really do think our taste buds have changed. We no longer overload everything with salt. The salt from the goat cheese and parmesan add enough flavor. When I mix the chicken with the veggies, it’s as if I’m eating a chicken and pasta dish. Interesting how the flavors all mix and we notice them more.
Theresa comes over to discuss the plan. I can still eat and drink with friends! I save my chocolate and wine time for sitting with her. The book says to offset wine with the same amount of water. So I pour my water into my wine glass first then pour it into a glass to ensure matching quantities. I add ice and lemon to the water as usual. I’m trying to be extra careful to mind the water intake. I’m a little late in finishing – 8pm vs. 7:30pm this evening. It’s still easier than I expected to be on the plan and spend “eating and drinking” time with friends!