It’s day 5 on The Plan by Lyn-Genet Recitas. In actuality, this is the sixth day on the plan but because of my work SuperBowl party, I swap the days. Lyn-Genet says not to do this but at the same time, I’m not starting all over due to one day. Ideally, I would do everything as stated in the book but that’s not feasible for me and my life. I’d rather be 95% compliant than not do the Plan at all.
As expected, my weight goes up today. I literally ate two giant plates at the party yesterday. Surprisingly, I don’t feel as bad as expected. Sure, I am fuller than usual but that’s expected. I’m starting to get why those “big eating days” like my Super Bowl party and Thanksgiving aren’t so hot. They leave you feeling lethargic and bloated. That’s the price you pay for eating a big mix of random food with probably several highly reactive foods in the mix.
I do get upset tummy for a few minutes and then just like that, it goes away (if you know what I mean). Like after one trip to the bathroom, poof! It’s gone. I think it’s because my body is already in such a low inflammatory state that it can eradicate bad foods more efficiently. It also makes sense why if you have multiple big eating days, you feel worse and worse because your body can’t get rid of the bad foods fast enough. In this case, I’m eating super clean on the plan and then BAM, I eat a terrible lunch but then I go right back to the Plan, and it all gets cleaned up in one day. If my body isn’t running at maximum efficiency, it wouldn’t be able to do this!
It’s all starting to make sense!!!!!
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- Flax granola with 1/2 apple and coconut milk
- Mixed greens with carrots, ¼ avocado, goat cheese
- Cream of broccoli soup
- 1 rye cracker with raw almond butter
- 1/2 apple
- glass of red wine (it’s Saturday!)
- Chicken with mango salsa
- Winter veggies – carrots, broccoli, zucchini, onions
- Dark chocolate
The book describes how people get addicted to this Flax Granola. My friend Anne said she enjoyed it so much that she took it on vacation. At first, I thought this was ludicrous and now I’m those people.
The Cream of Broccoli is one of Joe’s favorites. Although this doesn’t look like much, it’s surprisingly filling. I add torn up mixed greens, carrots, goat cheese, and avocado. Once again, I’m shocked at how I eat, I’m not full, but I’m not hungry. It’s like the perfect amount of food to satiate. The book also addresses that but it all seems so unbelievable, until it’s not.
Today I’m testing rye. Both Joe and I think it’s a bit silly that we’re eating ONE single Rye cracker (men get two crackers). I’ve never noticed rye crackers before so to isolate it for today’s test is interesting. Joe describes it as eating really crispy cardboard.
The portion of almond butter seems too high for me but I go with my two tablespoons as instructed. Like the other things in the book I didn’t believe, it works just as described. I decide to put my red wine with my snack instead of dinner.
Normally I’d be testing a protein today (actually day 6) but instead I’m doing my day 5 with chicken and mango salsa.
Dessert once again is one ounce of dark chocolate. I have to break it up into several bar because I didn’t quite have the whole ounce. I’m still surprised at how much is in 1 oz.