Sunday, October 2, 2011
Seagull Cottage, original, 8 x 10 available on Etsy
So.....day 33 of my eating well program ( plant based, no added oil) and I am feeling great! Here's what has happened:
I have lost 12 pounds.
I have more energy.
It has not been difficult at all.
I eat a LOT.
I eat the same breakfast almost every day which keeps things easy. Ezekiel bread toasted with raspberry or currant jam and a sprinkling of PB2 powder( peanut flour without the fat) Just like PB&J on toast. I have tea with almond milk in it.
I have a green smoothie almost every day or at least as often as I can.
I saute without oil. Just add a tiny splash of water when things start to stick. You don't miss the oil.
I have no cravings for junk food. I have no desire to eat any cheese now which for me is a big thing. I was a cheese maniac. Now I am turned off by the fat in it.
I eat lots of lentils and rice and beans and soups and delicious stir fries and curries.
I carry Wasa or Ryecrisp crackers with me as a snack and some fruit.
So far so good, I will stay on this path as long as I can. Who knows I might trip over a cinnamon bun one day, but hopefully will pick myself up and keep on.
I still enjoy a glass of wine or two:)
This is a facebook site I enjoy, The Engine 2 Diet there is always lots of recipes and motivation over there. Actually there are TONS of delicious recipes out there with no added oil or processed stuff.
Here is a great fat free salad dressing I make all the time. Simple and yummy. Good on pasta with veggies too. You can alter the kinds of acid, savoury & sweet in this. Add garlic if you want too.
3 Tbsp Basalmic vinegar, 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard, 1 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
It is raining cats and dogs here. Hurricane Ophelia is thrashing her way up the coast far offshore.