It's going so much better than I had expected. I think I had built it up in my mind as completely unattainable for me and that's really not the case at all. I mean, I am only doing the least restrictive level, so maybe that's why.
Here are a few answers to questions that I'm sure you are all wondering about:
How easy is it? It does take prep time, I'm not going to lie. The first week took a LOT of prep, but this week I'm more comfortable with it, so I can wing it a little more. However, lunches still need to be planned out because there are no "convenience" stops for food unless you just pick up veggies at a 7-Eleven. Dinners are home cooked, if we eat out, its based on what we can eat. Ruby Tuesday and their "garden bar" has been fantastic so far.
What do I miss the most? In short... coffee creamer... That has been the hardest to give up, but I'm starting to get used to the taste of coffee with half and half. I mean, sure, a donut would be nice, but really, there's nothing I'm dying to have. Believe it or not, I don't feel like I'm depriving myself. I'll let you know if that changes.
Do I notice any changes? Yes, first off, I have so much more energy. It's crazy. I can actually work a full day and still come home an get stuff done around the house, cook dinner and play with the kids without feeling like I need a nap. There have been days lately that I can't function without a nap of some sort, but now I don't feel like it. I actually feel like getting off the couch and doing something. That reason alone makes it worth it for me.
I haven't weighed myself, so not sure about that. I'm going to wait until the end.
I will say, the end of day 2 until about day 6 or so, I didn't feel well, but it came in waves.
What's the cost? It's slightly more expensive than normal groceries if you buy the food to make their recipes, however, you could totally make your own food (basic proteins and veggies and approved grains) and probably not spend anything additional to your grocery budget. I like it because the whole family eats it. I'm not making a bunch of different meals for everyone. Or purchasing premade food for my self and then still buying normal groceries for everyone else. Or buying shakes and supplements and then still purchasing food.
What did you eat today?
- Breakfast-Ham Egg & Cheese Sandwich (on the drop biscuits), coffee with half and half
- Snacks-green apple, trail mix (homemade), hard boiled eggs, babybel cheese
- Lunch-Ham & cheese roll ups, avocado with lime & sunflower seeds, mixed raw veggies
- Dinner-Pork & pinto bean tacos with lettuce shells (onions, tomatoes, sour cream, avocado)
Have a question that I didn't answer here? Ask it in the comments and I'll answer it next time!
to the moon and back,