Join me as I blog my way through Dr. Furhman’s Eat to Live plan (again)! My goal is to reach my ideal weight by doing the aggressive 6 week Eat to Live plan by Dr. Fuhrman until I reach that magic number! I will be posting what I eat each and every day (or as close as I can get) with pics! If you are currently on the plan we would love to hear from you–please comment and post pics below!
WHAT I ATE ON DAY 2:
BREAKFAST: May I present the “Banana Blossom!” Made this up this morning, because food tastes better when it looks cute! 1 medium banana, 1 tbsp. raw creamy almond butter, sprinkle of pomegranate seeds and a sprinkle of hemp seeds (fyi: hemp seeds and bananas = perfect together like PB&J).
LUNCH: (see pic above) Baby spinach salad with sliced Crimini mushrooms, 1 clementine orange, 1/4 large avocado, grape tomatoes, 1/2 ounce raw cashew pieces, and a more than generous sprinkle of Trader Joe’s “21 Seasoning Salute” non-salt seasoning. Leftover tofu, mushroom and kale saute (from dinner last night). 1 apple for my after-lunch dessert!
DINNER: Main course is the salad of course! Mixed baby greens salad with grape tomatoes, sliced cucumber, sliced strawberries, 1/4 large avocado, sprinkling of raw sunflower seeds.
“On the side” (of the mega-huge salad, that is): tofu, mushroom and broccoli “stir fry,” sauteed in Trader Joe’s low-sodium veggie broth with powdered ginger, dried minced onion and powdered garlic.
DESSERT: Leftover “fruit freezer” (as my 4-year-old calls it) from last night (just freeze extra in plastic bag and allow to thaw for 5 minutes before re-blending it with a tad more unsweetend almond milk), 1/2 tbsp raw, ground flaxseed.
Went to bed last night feeling hungry, woke up feeling hungry. Felt REALLY hungry in the late afternoon, before dinner. I know it’s that nagging toxic hunger and it’s hard to get out of that pattern of: What am I going to eat now that’s incredibly salty, gooey, rich and comforting?? My brain would snap back to that emotional eating mode throughout the day. Sometimes it was daunting to think I could be on the plan for 12 weeks (since I don’t know how long it will take me to get down to my ideal weight).
Viewing my Pinterest feed was like self-inflicted torture today, I need to be following more Nutritionistas while I’m on this adventure! TMI-alert: I’ve been “going” like crazy today! At least 4 times! And the massive salt-detox peeing is still on too! Trying to mentally take this day by day–blogging about this really, really helps!
If this is your first week EVER doing the ETL plan: please check out how I felt for the first week–remember: you are not alone, it’s tough but worth it!