Day 3: Down another 2lbs this morning...so a total of 6 lbs, which feels good. My puffiness and bloat is going down...BUT my monthly lady friend will be joining soon, so I'm working overtime to keep cravings and expectations in check. wink emoticon. Just keeping it real.
I'll be moving forward with a pretty streamlined blog format. I'll share food tips, my daily meals, and biggest struggles...so stay tuned!
Here I've posted the "virgin diet plate" not to give away J.J's secret but to show you how your meals should look! Even after the 21 days are over.
HEAR ME, reading this book is super important to get the full effect! It also tells you what High-FI (food intolerance) foods to avoid for your 21 day cycle.
Truly, even my Nursing background and nutritional training couldn't have prepared me for the wealth of knowledge she provides. So buy it. Read it. Let it help you. Sometimes it's just a simple shift in perspective.
I'll be making a short grocery trip today to replenish some easy items, but y'all I have to tell you...grocery shopping on this plan is the LEAST amount of money I've spent to date (over 20 years) on a "diet". Super pumped about that. Just goes to show, you can work this healthy routine in on a tight budget!
Tip for today: STAY HYDRATED!! Roughly drink 1/2 your weight in ounces PER DAY, while in this program and at least 64 after!! ALSO, grab a good Magnesium and Vitamin C supplement. *pic posted below of my choices.
Meals for the day:
Breakfast-16 oz H2O, Black coffee, Vega Shake
Lunch- Vega Shake
Snack- Virgin diet Lentil soup
Dinner- Brown rice bowl with black beans, homemade salsa, and avocado.
Struggle for the day-afternoon hunger...so I ate some Lentil soup and all was better. Making every effort to listen to my body and make sure hunger isn't boredom. Making better choices each time.