Day two is an awesome start!
Whether you are just joining or have been pushing through with me, welcome. This is a safe space to start the process of taking better care of yourself. I want to lose weight but not only that, I don’t want to be beholden to food.
I think about it A LOT and now that I am not mindlessly munching. It shocks me to have to stop and think of something else. Planning out what I want to eat has really helped keep me on track.
Look In Your Phone
My phone has a built-in fitness app so I started putting in what I ate to see just how many calories I would eat if I actually went through with it all. You might shock yourself at how many calories are in some of your favorite foods and drinks. I bet 10 of my gained pounds came straight from coffee creamer!
Homemade Shakshuka, a middle easter dish with a tomato base that can be cooked with any type of veggies. After seasoned and simmered you drop an egg in the middle to cook. With one piece of Dave’s Killer Bread chopped up and no butter to cut calories this meal came to about 500 calories, a bit steep for a 1,200 calorie meal plan but it was left-over and so good I just couldn’t waste it.
I have been really enjoying drinking Yogi brand Green Tea. It’s got a sweetness at the end that just hits right and makes me smile. I was super happy that I finished off two whole mugs of it through the day. About 64 ounces baby, hydrated and feeling good. I also enjoyed a sparkling pink grapefruit drink with dinner. Gotta love the bubbly.
Mid Morning Snack
I was so hungry by 11 am I devoured a chocolate protein bar. I thought I might be able to save half for the afternoon but it was too good and I kept going back. The plan was to also enjoy a chia seed, soy, and grapefruit mix I put together but I’m working on cutting calories so I’ll eat it today and hopefully I feel more full longer because of the extra fiber.