Join me as I blog my way through Dr. Furhman’s Eat to Live plan (again, yup I did this before and lost over 21 pounds)! My goal is to reach my ideal weight by doing the 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 15:
Breakfast: Apple slices with almond butter and raisins (see Day 12, breakfast)
Lunch: (see pic above) I enjoyed my Asian lettuce wraps so much yesterday (see Day 15, lunch) that I decided to make a spicier Mexican version (so I wouldn’t need the too-much-salt-added Sriacha sauce). Mexican lettuce wraps made with firm tofu sauteed with low-sodium veggie broth, 1/2 can black beans, dried minced onions, garlic powder, Cayenne powder and cumin. Topped with fresh low-sodium salsa and chopped green onions.
(Lunch, continued) Along with the lettuce wraps, as if there wasn’t enough lettuce to begin with, I had a mixed baby greens salad with Crimini mushrooms, grape tomatoes, sliced strawberries, 1/4th Hass avocado and raw sliced almonds.
Dinner: Now, here’s something new for me–an Eat to Live-friendly pizza. This was made with Trader Joe’s vegan whole wheat pizza crust, crimini mushrooms, fresh broccoli florets, sliced yellow onion, diced red peppers, thinly sliced jalepeno peppers, Trader Joe’s Meatless Meatballs (cooked in microwave then sliced in half) and Trader Joe’s vegan shredded cheese. I also used Trader Joe’s Pizza Sauce as the base.
Certainly, this is not something you can eat in unlimited amounts. I made sure to eat my giant salad as my main course (because you eat more of what you eat first), then I enjoyed two slices of my ETL pizza. Honestly, I could have lived without the vegan cheese–I’m not a fan. When it melts down it becomes very oily tasting and next time I will leave this off. But, this will certainly feel like a treat and I made sure not to eat any other carbs today before this meal.
(Dinner, continued) Mixed baby greens salad with sliced strawberries, grape tomatoes, shredded carrot, 1/4th Hass avocado, raw pine nuts and almond slices; dressed with Balsamic vinegar.
Dessert: 1 small banana
Thoughts: Since day 14 I’ve been having trouble. Cravings are coming on strong and you can see from days like today I’ve had to loosen up the reigns on the 6 week plan. Since I lost over 21 pounds the first time on this diet, I’ve had a lot of starts and stops. Instead of stopping, I think it’s better to get through the rough patches by going outside the rules a bit like with some more salt use (see Day 15, thoughts) or like today with having some pizza.
The main objective is to not fall off the plan again and to have some splurges while still within the confines of the basic tenants of eating lots of raw fruits and veggies, having your fats with lots of fiber, having a big salad before lunch and dinner and avoiding meats, dairy and processed foods. Just keep going, it’s going to get easier with time!