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Whole Living Action Plan 2012 – Days 15 & 16


Week 3 here I come – bring on the eggs and rice!

Day 15
Breakfast: Orange, Apple, Carrot and Celery Juice
Mid-morning snack: Banana
Lunch: Artichoke, Onion, Mushroom and Spinach Frittata
Snack: Almonds
Dinner: Chipotle Vegetarian Burrito Bowl (cilantro rice, black beans, pico de gallo, corn salsa, gucamole and lettuce)
After-dinner Snack: pistachio, blueberries, raspberries

Exercise:
None.

Weight: dipped just below 97.5 (which is exciting because I thought it would start going up when I added other foods! Let’s see what happens this week…)

Day 16
Breakfast: Mean Grean Juice #1 (kale, cucumber, celery, green apples, 1/2 lemon, piece of ginger)
Mid-morning snack: Banana
Lunch: Artichoke, Onion, Mushroom and Spinach Frittata
Snack: Green bean salad with corn and tomato, trail mix
Dinner: Sauteed shrimp with garlic and lemon, sauteed mushrooms, baked sweet potato fries, roasted cauliflower and green bean salad with corn, red onion, and tomato
After-dinner Snack: pistachio, trail mix, blueberries, raspberries

Exercise:
Ran 3 miles.

How I felt:
I’m feeling really good. My husband says my skin is glowing and it does seem to look a bit bitter. I have energy and overall feel great. On Monday I attempted to make “corn pasta” which is “pasta” made from corn flour. Technically, this is probably not ok on the cleanse because it’s processed but I wanted some semblance of pasta. It was terrible. I didn’t even put sauce on it because when I tasted it to see if it was ready it was awful and really chewy – not anything like pasta. So, we scrapped the corn pasta idea and went to Chipotle since I could eat everything in a vegetarian burrito bowl. It was yummy since I’ve been craving Mexican food but I noticed some changes to how I ate it and it made me feel. First, I didn’t eat nearly as much as I usually do. I normally can’t finish the burrito bowl but I get pretty close to finishing. This time, I left just under half of the burrito bowl. I wanted to keep eating but I felt full and so I stopped. I was happy that I was able to recognize that I was full and stop eating. Also after two weeks of not eating anything heavy the rice felt a bit heavy in my stomach and I could feel my stomach working harder to digest.

On Tuesday, I was going to make rice as a side dish just because I could but I didn’t really WANT it. So instead, I made a bunch of veggies on the side and was really satisfied with my dinner (and it was very tasty). I’m definitely glad I’ve stuck with this cleanse because I can already see changes in how I’m eating. That said…I’ve decided to end the cleanse two days early. I know, I know excuses, excuses but this is really valid. My plan for future eating is to eat in a similar way as the cleanse during the week and on the weekends I can eat whatever (bread, sweets, etc). BUT, if I go through Sunday then I’ll have to wait until the following weekend to have a cupcake. And frankly, I just don’t want to! It’s the Super Bowl on Sunday! I will definitely snack in moderation though – I have a feeling my stomach won’t like me if I dive in.

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