I’m feeling much better today. Okay, the good news of the day is that I lost 5 pounds – seriously? Usually it takes me about 5-6 weeks to lose 5 pounds. Really, it does. I know, it’s quick water weight, but still, I wasn’t able to lose even quick water weight no matter what I did in the past. So, the achey, headachey, sick feeling has passed. I woke with a headache this morning, but it went away throughout the day and now I feel pretty energetic. The thing I found today was that I’m not able to eat all that much when you eat like this and it stays with you longer. Here’s the run-down for the day (sorry – no pictures: I had all left overs today):
Breakfast: GF Whole Oats cereal w/ almond milk, apple
Snack: pumpkin seeds (yummy)
Lunch: Leftover Golden Australian Cauliflower soup, salad w/ black beans, ground flax seed, and dijon date dressing on top
Snack: Grapes, almond butter
Dinner: Leftover Asian Vegetable Stir Fry, salad w/ kidney beans and Fuhrman Caesar dressing on top
I only ate about 1/3 of the stir fry for dinner. I was just stuffed. I still have dessert tonight: Yummy Banana-Oat Bars. Today I felt really satisfied. I think at first I was a little worried that I would be way too low on calories, but I’m going by what my body is telling me and I feel satisfied and energetic. I left some of my dinner out just in case I get hungry, but I feel actually kind of stuffed. That’s a big difference from my normal m.o. Seriously, I can usually eat a lot of food. With this diet, I am eating a lot of food, but it’s a lot of fiber and high nutrient foods so it satisfies more quickly.