Today we test bread. The book says don’t go for the high fiber, multigrain, blah blah, just get the plain white or wheat bread. It’s weird how so much goes against what we think. I always buy high fiber thinking that must be better. It turns out there are more ingredients in all of those enriched breads and they may cause reactions in you. Makes sense!
Yesterday was a rest day and I see the slow and steady weight drop. This is not my main goal but it is a nice by product. Clothes fit better and I don’t feel stuffed and bloated. Especially over the holidays, I remember several meals where I ate far too much and felt uncomfortable. At what point does this make sense? Sure, food is to be enjoyed but not at the expense of feeling sick about it and then sick about being overweight.
Another nice thing about the plan is that you don’t have to think about food. Again, I thought this would be the opposite. Now, I know I will eat three meals, one snack, one dessert, one glass of wine. I don’t think about extra snacks. I don’t feel hungry in between. I just have my set PLAN and then I follow it. If I see snacks, sample foods, food sitting around the office, I just ignore it because I know I have a set menu and plan.
I don’t feel I have to be overly disciplined or have some tremendous will power either. I walk past literally dozens of restaurants on my walk at work during lunch. All of the restaurants smell delicious but again, I don’t crave it. I remember how good I feel and then I keep on walking. I am one third of the way through the plan and I’m a believer!!
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- Flax granola with pear and coconut milk
- Open face sandwich with one slice of whole wheat bread, goat cheese, baby romaine, grated carrots, and avocado
- Cream of broccoli soup
- Kale chips
- Red wine
- Chicken with orange zest on spinach
- Sauteed broccoli, zucchini, carrots, onions
- 1 oz dark chocolate
We’ve moved away from blueberries and now I put cut up pear with my flax granola. Joe has also started adding honey. That will be covered in my journey with flax granola.
Today we test bread. Here are my lunch components unassembled.
Here they are assembled – so very pretty with the grated carrots! It looks, feels, and is a healthy lunch that is so surprisingly filling. I look at the tiny bit of cream of broccoli and a few veggies as I start and think, this will never be enough. I’m about 75% through and start to feel full!
Here’s the bread we choose. I try to follow all of the Plan bread guidelines.
These are the kale chips while they are light, fluffy, crispy, and melt in your mouth. Once they’ve been transported in a ziploc bag, they are soggy and chewy. For the future, we will be substituting the potato chips for lunch snacks when they call for kale chips.
The meal prep is starting to make more sense. Sauteed kale? Got it. Winter vegetables. Done. Chicken without salt and just italian herbs and orange zest. Consider it covered!
Life is much nicer now that red wine and dark chocolate are in the rotation. I’m eating this daily and not craving tons of sugars like before.