Saturday, September 17, 2011
Sugar Free Day 5
The days are moving along smoothly. The only minor twinges I feel are when looking at my favorite blogs when they're featuring yummy sweet things, or when I'm doling out raw chocolate to friends and family. I remind myself that I'll be eating sweet things soon enough.
It was an exciting morning as a beautiful birthday gift arrived in the mail from one of my dearest friends, Ulyana. Gorgeous turquoise hoop earrings - she knows me well, it's is my favorite stone. I bought a turquoise ring last month that the earrings go perfectly with. This stone has powerful healing properties!
It was a catering day. I assembled tuno salad sammies, packed up kale chips, and made delicious cucumber dill soup which I hope to make again soon and write down to share with you.
- 2 eggs, chard, tomato (same ol'!)
- Protein shake: 1 scoop protein powder, frozen wild berries, plain yogurt, water
- Snack of lettuce/tomato, tuno salad spread, 1/2 piece veggie bread
- Cucumber dill soup, tuno sandwich w lettuce and tomato, 3 oz moose meat, handful kale chips
- Protein shake
- Self "Your Best Butt Fast" - 40 mins
There's a segment that really gets your booootox! Another video I've had a long time and enjoy periodically. I like that a bit of yoga is incorporated at the end.
Moving right along! I feel energized and thinner even though I'm eating substantially. Normally after a meal I crave something sweet even if something small. With this diet plan I feel satisfied after every meal.
A reason why I think this works for me...
Someone recently asked what my blood type is. I'm type O - the hunter/meat eater/oldest blood type - according to Dr. Peter D'Adamo who wrote Eat Right For Your Type. I came across this book for the first time when I was 14 years old, and had just turned vegan. When I started getting terrible fatigue, became underweight (to the point that people called me anorexic), and pale, my mom suggested I heed this information. Of course not! I was very set on my new healthy lifestyle and wasn't going to turn back because it was "the way". Now, years later, I see truth for me in his research. I see that I feel best on the diet he maps out for Type Os and it does for my Type O friends who used to be vegans too. I certainly don't follow it to the letter but the idea of more animal protein for my type seems fitting and I have an O friend who followed it exactly and got marvelous results. Go figure, my mom is lucky Type AB - more the vegetarian! But in any event, I can't help but suggest that if you're a Type O who is struggling on a raw/vegan diet, check out this book.
My boyfriend made this delicious spicy dish for dinner. Zucchini noodles with a tomato curry sauce made of fresh tomatoes, spinach, onion, garlic, curry, sea salt, and hot peppers, toss with prawns. I don't normally eat prawns since they're "bottom feeders" but I enjoyed a few in this dish.
- Protein shake
- Handful almonds and cucumber
- Salad (romaine, tomato, red pepper, celery, avocado), 4 oz moose meat, 1 piece veggie bread spread with egg salad
- Plain yogurt with wild blueberries
- Zucchini noodles with cooked tomato curry sauce, prawns and raita
- Protein shake
40 minute power walk
This is hump day! Halfway along. I had to package an order of turtles and I had a second of feeling like I wanted one but the thought passed quickly enough.
I still get hungry often on this food plan even though I'm eating quite a bit. All the protein is pumping my up metabolism I suppose. I ate yogurt just before going to bed and I still woke up in the middle of the night feeling hungry... I guess I'm still finding just the right amount to eat.
I made a yummy chipotle sun dried tomato dip (recipe below) to bring for a girls night along with tomato flax crackers and veggies. I'll definitely be making it again! There were yummy looking sweet things to be eaten and normally I would have brought a raw dessert but was just as happy with veggies, crackers, and dip.
- Protein shake
- Miso soup, salad with 2 oz moose meat, 1 egg, 1/2 piece veggie bread
- Protein shake with spinach
- 2 eggs with cooked chard and fresh tomato
- Flax crackers with sun dried tomato chipotle dip, cucumber, red pepper, romaine
- 1/3 cup plain yogurt
- 45 mins power yoga - Shiva Rea, Yoga Shakti
She's fabulous and this video is great because you can customize your own yoga routine with the yoga matrix.
Chipotle Sun Dried Tomato Dip
1/2 cup packed sun dried tomatoes, soaked in enough water to cover
3/4 cup cashews
3/4 cup tomato soak water
1/2 cup diced tomato
1 clove garlic
3/4 - 1 teaspoon himalayan salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
Blend all ingredients until smooth, reserving one piece of sun dried tomato.
Chop the dried tomato and stir into the blended dip.
Wishing you a great weekend!