Day 2: All Veggie day
This day was the worst. My body craved for sugar, any kind of sugar! I kept wanting to sneak in my daughters room to steal some of her leftover Easter Candy. It took every last ounce of will power to stay away from the chocolate.
I don't tend to eat much a day, and normally don't get hungry until the afternoon. Around noon or one, I stared to feel the hunger set it and made a salad. I added tomatoes and an avocado to my greens and for dressing, I used this great stuff I found at Whole Foods called Vegi-Delite. I also made a batch of wonder soup and had a bowl. It was not very tasty, but I put in too much water for my liking, making it taste somewhat bland.
That night for dinner my daughter wanted Subway. Walking in to the shop, I smelled the fresh baked bread and it was pure torture. As I watched my daughter eat her veggie sub w/cheese on the Italian herb bread, I sadly ate my salad. This time I also added some green peppers and cucumbers to my tomato and avocado. For the dressing I had them drizzle a little bit of red wine vinegar.
Next to this Subway shop is a Tutti Fruitti and my daughter talked me into letting her get some desert. She sampled a new flavor that she thought I would like and tried to get me to sample it. Then proceeded to laugh at me after remembering my diet. I had a feeling them that it was going to be a hard week.
Day 3: Fruits & Veggies
I wasn't home much this day, and ended up drinking a lot of iced Black Tea. When I did get a chance to eat, I had a pear, some pineapple, a bowl of the soup and some cuties. I definitely felt better at the end of day 3.
Day 4:Banana and milk day
This was my favorite day. I lived on Banana smoothies all day. I used 2 bananas per smoothie and mixed it with my Light Vanilla Soy Milk and ice.
Day 5: Tomato and Beef day (or in my case, brown rice)
Another good day. The tomatoes were yummy and I had about 4 or 5 of them throughout the day. I also had a bowl of the soup and made some brown rice.
Day 6:Veggie & Beef day (or brown rice)
Today I had another one of my salads and some tomatoes.
Day 7: Fruits, veggies & juice day
I had a PTSA meeting at school that day, and afterwards a few of us went to The Soup Plantation. While it sounded like a good place to go when on a diet, it was extremely hard to stick to the diet. The smells of the soups, pastas and breads were killing me. But I stuck to it and had a big salad w/olive oil & vinegar drizzled on, a baked potato w/veggies as a topping and some fruit. I did cheat a little and had some of their lemon summer salad. The dressing was not GM diet approved, but it tasted awesome!!
At the end of the week, I ended up losing a total of 6 1/2 pounds. Not quite the results I was hoping for, but it's a start. On my two days off of dieting I tried to keep the healthy eating going, but was not all that successful. I had an egg & cheese croissant from Jack in The Box after going to the gym one day & a small Chipotle bean & cheese burrito from Del Taco that night for dinner. The next day I had a pear and some cuties for lunch and a childs size portion of spaghetti for dinner.
During these two days, I started thinking back to the banana and milk day, and how much I enjoyed it. I decided that I wanted to do a Green Smoothie Detox/diet next. My plan is to do 7 days of the GM, take 2 days off then do 7 days of Green Smoothies with 2 days off. Then start all over again.
There are many different variations of the Green Smoothie plan, but essentially you should drink at least one Green Smoothie a day and eat healthy the rest of the day. I have been making one to two big smoothies each day and nibbling on little items here and there.
If you google "Green Smoothie recipes", you will find all sorts of yummy concoctions. I have never been one to follow recipes or directions all that well, so I tend to just throw things in. Some of my experiments are made up of the following:
1)Bananas, vanilla soy milk, flax seed oil, spinach, dried seaweed, frozen berries & plenty of ice.
2)Bananas, kale, chia gel, cacao nubs, peanut butter, vanilla almond milk & plenty of ice.
A few minutes ago, my daughter was pestering me for a smoothie (a bonus to this plan is my daughter is drinking the smoothies with me, getting more veggies in her diet). I made this one with mango, strawberries, kale, cacao nubs, chia gel, gogi berries and plenty of ice. It doesn't look pretty, but tastes pretty good :)
I really enjoy the green smoothie plan, and was considering not even going back to the GM Diet, but I am not losing any weight. In fact I am up 2 pounds. I still have over 60 pounds to go, so I will stick to my plan of flip flopping them until I lose the weight.