Today is the day! Today I start to “Blog It Off” with the Digest Diet. I wrote about how I met Liz Vaccariello at BlogHer and I learned all about The Digest Diet. Today is the day I began!
Now the first 4 days were the only days I was a little leery of. You basically drink a smoothie for breakfast and lunch, and have a snack then a soup for dinner. Ordinarily I would not entertain trying to eat this way as I feel it’s not as many nutrients or calories that I need, (or enough food passing my lips, people!) but for the sake of the diet, I decided to do it. Also, and a BIG reason I was more comfortable with it is that it’s all whole foods and clean eating- the way I try to eat most of the time. So no funky freaky stuff,. Of course, I am used to flax meal and coconut milk, so maybe that’s why I’m not freaking out.
For breakfast I had this super yummy Apple Cinnamon Smoothie How’s this for a healthy smoothie? it’s filed with
- nonfat Yogurt
- lowfat coconut milk
- nonfat milk powder
- 1 apple
- flax meal
- peanut butter
- ice cubes
There was nothing in there that I do not use most of the time in my smoothies, except maybe the milk powder. I had a similar smoothie for lunch, but with grapes, some ground chia and no honey or cinnamon. I’ll be having a snack shortly of a pepper and ricotta cheese.
I made Spiced Winter Squash Soup with Asian Greens. It was BEYOND yummy and I loved it! I’m very excited I have plenty for the next 2 days.
One of the things I loved in the book was the recommendation for a daily check in. The suggestion was to answer these questions daily to stay motivated and on track:
What Made You Laugh Today?
My kitten, Mewie, made me laugh today. He is a little bit CRAZY and never fails to crack me up with his antics!
When, Where and How Did You Move?
I did a bunch of housework today. I also had to do all the shopping so I made sure I parked as far away as I could.
What Challenged You?
Staying on track today was hard, especially after dinner. I’m used to having a snack after dinner, and it was hard to walk away
Balancing Act: What Can/Did You Do to Achieve More of It?
I was full, and I knew I was full, so I had a coffee and really enjoyed it.I need to clean all the floors and finish the laundry tomorrow so I know I’ll get even more sweating on!
I totally forgot to take a weight photo yesterday- so I had to snap one this afternoon. Either I really partied hard during my BIRTHDAY WEEKEND (and yeah, I did) or I’m all full of green tea, but here’s the number- Day 1 of the Digest Diet:
It says I put back the 2.6 pounds I lost week. Truth is, I am NOT going to sweat this number- I am going to use it as a jumping off tool.
Also, I’ve been logging in my food on MyFitnessPal: username wendydelmo – so come and follow along!