So yesterday around 2pm, Heather walked into my office and said "Let's be done with this. What's for dinner?"
Well, who am I to argue?
So we had food last night! I made the stuffed Brussels sprouts I posted about yesterday. They were pretty darn good. I have confirmed though that I do not like thyme. It is too overpowering for me. I also confirmed using greek yogurt instead of ricotta works just fine. I also baked my chicken breasts, smothered in greek yogurt and dijon mustard. Yum.
My total weight loss from juicing for 7 days was 9 pounds. Or right around 9. Um...I will take that. The last couple of days the scale hasn't moved much, and that is okay. For the first time today, I calculated the calories in my breakfast juice this morning, and my lunch juice this afternoon.
For breakfast I had:
1 cup of grapes
2 cups of spinach
That is about 400 calories for 16 ounces
For lunch, the Peach Pie shake of:
1.5 sweet potatoes
2 granny smith apples
That is about 400 calories as well.
We are going to continue juicing for two of our meals until Sunday....dinner is a healthy choice. Tonight's dinner is crustless quiche and the broccoli recipe from yesterday.
I am still not craving sweets really. Which is kinda odd. I DID have a little bag of cheetos today for 310 calories. I have been thinking about them for days and days...
and I fell victim to processed food. Good news is, it didn't lead to a crazy binge and I don't want them anymore.
I can't be perfect now can I? How boring would that be?
I would say that my only complaint from juicing is that during my workouts, I had no energy. Now, I dont know if that's from not having meat based protein or carbs other than in the fruits and veggies, OR maybe it's from not having creatine before workouts...but it was brutal some days.
Other than that, I never felt headachey, never felt lethargic, never experienced caffeine withdrawals. I haven't had to fight off the urge to drink a beer or a soda.
Last night I felt focused and "re-booted" when grocery shopping. I made healthier choices, looked at labels for number of ingredients or ingredients a 5 year old couldnt pronounce, and bought organic where I could.
I think the juicing has done what Heather and I hoped for.
Now let's make it stick!