Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Day Four of the Plan (goat cheese)
Yesterday wasn't such a good day. Too much water? Not enough protein? Too much sunshine?
I went to work with my container of carrot/ginger soup mixed with the half cup of chickpeas (my test food for the day) and a container (usual size) of romaine and carrots but with a dressing of olive oil and cider vinegar (Balsamic is not okay yet).
I lost 1.5 pounds the morning after day one. One half a pound the morning after day two (almonds). And 1.5 pounds after day three (chickpeas). I finally had some protein (chicken) at dinner after work alongside a large roasted beet topped with the most amazing orange zest olive oil.
Today, day four, I am finding it difficult to FOCUS. I wrote checks for bills this morning and wrote July 28 instead of June 28. Nearly closed the car trunk door on G's head. Forgot to feed the dog his lunch. And I went out grocery shopping without washing my face, brushing my teeth or combing my hair.
Today's menu includes my (surprise) favorite flax granola. I am picking out the peanuts and almonds. I know a half pound is an okay reaction to the almonds but I prefer to stay with the 1.5 pound loss until after the weigh-in with my nasty doctor. I would recommend eating the granola dry (flax gets gluey when wet). And I am mixing mine with ¼ cup of the Granola #5 from Orangette's blog. Because I made a huge batch and it's delicious and hasn't caused any reaction. The entire ½ cup of granola (mixed) is too much for me to finish. Really!! And I had a cup of Coffee.
I'm supposed to be having leftover steamed veggies and goat cheese for lunch. There are no leftover steamed veggies. And I did, actually, buy some Goat Cheddar to try. Because, I am willing to experience new things. (ROFLOL)
I have made three or four things---because I am so very frustrated by the weight---that I would NEVER in a million years eat. And. I. Have. Liked. Them. So, I will try Goat Cheese.
My snack later today is carrots with homemade hummus. I had to really look to find the low sodium chickpeas for this recipe. I do prefer my own, homemade, hummus to store bought. We'll see if the recipe in the book is a good one.
Tonight I get to eat my chicken with a mango cucumber salsa. I also get a salad and some steamed broccoli. Good thing I love broccoli. And, drum roll, one ounce of dark chocolate (less than 65%).
I found a site with reviews of this book and the diet. There were so many negative comments (even though the diet had WORKED for these people) who complained the food was too expensive. We are talking about broccoli, lettuce, carrots, kale, zucchini, onions, garlic, ginger, beets, apples, pears, cucumbers, lemons and oranges. I don't understand. Do any of you understand?
I am hoping that I feel more energized in the next few hours. I have gardening to do. It's cloudy and overcast--PERFECT weather for transplanting my seedlings into the garden.
I am afraid I will test "reactive" for tomatoes, potatoes and eggplant (already in the garden). The nightshade family. My favorite family.