On Monday I started the Whole Living Action Plan. I’m posting more about it next week on DC Ladies, but I wanted to let you guys know a little bit about it, too. I wanted to do something to get myself back into shape and back into healthy eating habits. I was slowly making my way out of the hole over the past few weeks, but I knew it was time to commit myself to something that would promise results.
I’m on Day Three and I will be honest with you, it hasn’t been butterflies and sunshine. Monday was great. I was at work and I have an ample supply of the allowed snacks at my fingertips to help me get through the day (dates, avacados, nuts, etc.). I had yesterday, today and I have tomorrow off, and I knew that days at home might be a little more challenging. Luckily, I set myself up pretty well and stocked my fridge and pantry with food that I am allowed to eat. It hasn’t been too difficult eating and hunger-wise, but I feel a little awful. I’ve had a pounding headache for two days and am so tempted to grab a cup of coffee to whisk it away. But I won’t.
To learn about what foods are restricted, click here. To read more about my experience so far, be sure to check out my post next week on the DC Ladies website.
I will share with you some of the smoothies that have been my breakfast treat. I have always been a fan of smoothies but I also find it pretty difficult to gulp one down in the middle of winter. Luckily, the past three days haven’t been that bad. I think the key thing is giving myself time to drink it. I’m not rushing the meal like I normally rush breakfast.
So far I’ve made the:
Berry Grapefruit Smoothie
my own recipe
1/2 grapefruit, peeled, seeded and cut into pieces
2 cups frozen berries
1 cup pomegranate juice
1/2 cup carrot juice
The Antioxidant Smoothie was very tart, of course, but it was still pretty good. The Green Smoothie was chunky and tasted a lot like parsley but it was refreshing. It made my stomach a little upset, but you could tell in a good way. The smoothies are made with fresh, whole fruit and they are supposed to be making my digestive system work less and clean out all of those toxins. The smoothie I made this morning was really great. I love adding the carrot juice because it brings the sweetness and tartness level down.
Any smoothie recipes out there for me? I’d love to hear them!