Tuesday, February 10, 2009

More Diet Info...

Ok, so, someone out there (I don't know who "Sara" is) wants more info. on the diet. No problem. It's from a company called Standard Process and it's supposed to be a colon cleanse type of thing. It's 21 days, 10 of which are strictly fresh fruits and veggies. In the evening, we sautee or stir fry veggies with organic butter or olive oil. We have a fruit smoothie twice a day, one for breakfast and one for either lunch or a snack. Protein powder goes in the smoothies since we aren't eating any meat. Along with the protein powder, we take all these capsules full of God knows what (and Eric, he knows). The great thing is that I thought I would be hungry all the time, but I rarely get hungry at all except right before bed when I stay up late. We can have all the raw fruits and veggies we want, but supposed to eat twice as many veggies as fruit. I'm not sure I'm doing that exactly, but I try. Also, you have to drink tons of water!

We have become very creative with our recipes, strictly vegetarian of course. Our new favorites, which we will continue to eat even after the "diet" is over, include spaghetti squash with fresh tomato sauce, sautee'd portabella mushrooms (large), veggie soup with cabbage and tomato base (will be even tasier when we can add chicken or vegetable stock), and homemade guacamole. Eric has even discovered that sautee'd chopped mushrooms with cumin and chili powder are a great substitute for fatty ground beef to make a taco salad! I have a newfound love of avacado and sautee'd red onions!

I wanted to lose ten pounds, but I'm not sure it's going to happen. I've lost four-and-a-half pounds so far. I really need to be working out more, but my after-school schedule just keeps getting more hairy by the day. It's insane at school and Eric is working later and later every night. It's very frustrating. I just keep telling myself that I'm glad he has a job! :0)