Welcome to my day. It’s morning(ish) because I sleep late on my days off.
Normally, I would brew a pot of coffee and sit on my couch, cuddled up with my dog, sipping cup after cup of my favorite beverage. No more.
Today I start my day with a few supplements chased by a glass of water. I actually take a fish oil supplement, which is decidedly NOT vegan, but that is my only concession for now. I also take Plexus Nerve to help with my pain and an anti-depressant (I am down to half a pill, and I can’t wait to shake my decade long dependence on these suckers!)
I then make a smoothie. I sprung for a VitaMix a couple of weeks ago and it was the best investment I have made so far on this new excursion. Goodbye green chunks, hello slightly odd colored but never the less smooth and delicious beverage.
I pack as much good stuff as I can get into my smoothies, since the basic premise behind my new eating plan is: Get as much nutrition in at every meal as is physically possible.
Lunch consists of either a bowl of Coach’s Oats Oatmeal with walnuts and blueberries or a salad. If I’m at work, it’s usually a huge bag of chopped veggies and hummus. (Ok, ok, I know I said I am oil free, and hummus has olive oil, so another small concession.)
Dinner is always something Pinterest-y. Have I mentioned yet that I love Pinterest? I will be posting dinner menus a lot, so, moving on…
I spend every Monday cooking for the week. I usually put a crock pot of beans on Sunday night so I can have a quick pop of protein whenever I need it. I chop, prep, pre-make, package up and refrigerate or freeze whatever I can to make busy days easier.
It’s been almost 2 months and I am starting to get a rhythm down. I am never hungry anymore, although when I get munchy at night, a cup of tea helps take the edge off. I have figured out I am not hungry (I eat so much during the day I don’t think it is possible to still be hungry!), I am just missing that beautiful, mind-numbing, cathartic eating. It’s a process. At least I can recognize it for what is it and don’t feel deprived when I don’t indulge myself in something bad for me.
I am off to make my aloe, flax, chia, almond, mango, banana, berry, kale, chard, spinach smoothie! Don’t be jealous!