I’m starting to get a hang of this sugar smackdown. The only time I got a headache today was when I didn’t drink enough water, which I was quick to remedy. One of the gals from my gym, Jeni, gave me some great encouragement yesterday:
The headache and crabbiness will go away … Days 2 and 3 are tough but it DOES go away. Always have good options handy … don’t let yourself get hungry. Stay tough lady!
I made sure to eat pretty full meals and tried not to snack as much. Which was impressive, IMHO, because it was Super Bowl Sunday, and as everyone knows, is the day to snack with abandon.
My friend Blair was a total sweetheart and brought over spring rolls devoid of sugar for our Super Bowl get-together. They were so fresh and delicious … I was best friends with the spring roll plate for the rest of the afternoon. The rolls were rice wrappers filled with rice noodles, carrots, cabbage, lettuce, broccoli, chicken, avocado, and fresh ginger. SO NOMMY. I’ll probably have dreams about them tonight. Blair, you are my Super Bowl Sunday hero. 🙂
Day 3 Progress Report
Breakfast: Apple, black coffee.
As I suspected, I’m starting to enjoy black coffee. Even without milk. I’m turning into a monster.
Snack: Soy nut mix (soybeans, dried cranberries, almonds, pumpkin seeds).
Lunch: chicken, broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower stir-fried in pesto.
Pesto is my new best friend. It’s very flavorful and enhanced the chicken and veggies.
Super Bowl snack: Blair’s Fantastic Spring Rolls (rice wrapper, rice noodles, carrots, cabbage, lettuce, broccoli, chicken, avocado, fresh ginger).
Dinner: Tilapia breast, carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower served over brown rice/quinoa mix. Two cuties on the side.
Snack: Dried coconut, dried mango.