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Friday, May 21, 2010
Day 2 and counting... & many potty trips!
Well, I made it through the first day of The cleansing Plan. I was not hungry once yesterday. I even enjoyed the after dinner snack.. of 3/4 cup low fat cottage cheese & 1/2 a pear..I took on this commitment out of Need. Here is what I am learning..... and because I have trouble drinking enough water.. and this PLAN (I prefer to call it instead of DIET.). requires getting juice from one lemon daily. It also requires 2 Tablespoons of Olive oil or safflower oil as Essential. I am not to heat the oil but use it on salad dressing precipes only... There is a definite requirement for linoleic acid when the body is losing weight. The richest and best sourse is safflower or olive oil.
The cleansing plan is designed to balance fruits & proteins. The oil is necessary for the break down and metabolism of fat for energy. Eggs are proteins and I can have one yolk a day with 3 egg whites.. the limit is on the egg yolk only. The lemon for detox and for me makes the water go down better.. Sadly but also a good thing right now no wine or alcohol.. as that adds empty calories. The starchy carbs like bread..pasta & rice ( Oh How I love these) have been eliminated from my eating plan because they cause the body to burn glucose rather than stored body fat. The fruits & veggies ( are also carbs) on my plan have been carefully selectedbased on the level of sugar, starch and fiber content. After this initial two week cleansing I can incorporate them gradually into my eating plan.. * This is something to look forward to! For Breakfast this morning I had sirloin steak scrambled egg and orange and herbal tea with lemon.
Lunch today a Spinach Mushroom Salad and apple.
The dressing for the salad was very good and the sald was enough for two serving.
Spinach Mushroom Salad
3 cups spinach leaves washed & dried
1 cup thinly sliced muchrooms
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Dijon style mustard
1/2 clove garlic minced
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried basil.
1 teaspoon sweetner Stivia ( I was told not to use Splenda, as my body would react to it as Sugar and thats a no -no right now.
I was surprised how good the salad was * many veggies are " free foods" another words I can have unlimited amount, so I tossed in a few asparagus spears blanched slightly.
I did have a headache this morning but it has finally passed.. Thinking maybe my body is "Shouting at me" But I can do this....Now I am in Control! Just no Goodies right now...
Thanks everyone for your support and encouragement... Until tomorrow... I gotta go drink some more Water....