Friday, September 9, 2011

Day 9 of the 6-week challenge.

Woo hoo, day 9 starts to feel substantial, almost into double digits.  If you lasted this long you've probably lost toxic hunger, and are feeling good.  Your taste buds have probably re-sensitized and fruit and veggies are starting to taste really good.   Just think, it really only takes about a week of truly healthy eating to start feeling good.   So if you are struggling, maybe you should reset right now, and in a week you'll be right there with the rest of us.

Today I had the same old thing but my salad was really good!  Wowsa, I'm making this again.  I think I will have to post this as a separate recipe, which I'll do next.

Brekky:  greens and beans, salad (after exercise).

lunch:  baked sweet potato, salad.

snack*:  carrots and sugar snap peas.

dinner:  greens and beans, salad.

*egads, I had a snack.   Dr. Fuhrman doesn't recommend snacks!   Well, tough noodles.   I was much happier riding my bike home at 7 pm having had the snack then I have been the last few weeks.  I eat lunch at noon and don't get dinner until 8 pm.  Lately my bike ride home has been tired and hungry.  Tonight I was back to day dreaming on my bike and enjoying the ride.  Plus this way I don't have to stuff myself at lunch in order to make it until dinner.  I'm not going to worry about this "transgression."

I didn't weight my carrots and sugar snap peas so my calories are just a guess but they are probably within 100 of correct.  By the way, I don't eat just a few carrots, I eat about a pound.  We're getting local carrots again (hopefully for the next 8 months) and I just really like them.

Total calories:  1392,  protein 50.5 g (11%), fat 16 g (10%), carbs 288 (79%), fiber 68 g.


Linda said...

This is sort of a continuation of the post on Day 8, where I'd had a rough day. I just posted the following paragraph on a thread at Dr. Fuhrman's member center, and wanted to share here as well:

Well, it was nothing a good night's sleep couldn't resolve...I'm ready to face another day of cellular nourishing, while people I love still eat whatever 'looks good' to them. Funny thing, after striving for over a year to follow Dr. F's protocol, the very definition of 'looks good' has changed, for me. 'Looks good' now means that something appears to have healing/nourishing qualities, rather than disease-feeding properties. DH just thinks 'looks good' based on what his saliva glands tell him. Because my internal definition of 'looks good' has changed, my saliva glands no longer set off in presence of pizza, burgers, BBQ, etc; but a beautiful salad bowl will set them off! Never thought I'd see the day...

kneecap said...

Hi Linda, I've learned over the years that the vast majority of people I know have no interest to change their diet. I've also learned that I can't predict who will change. So I just live my life and get sad when I see needless suffering in my friends and family, and occasionally let them know that I can help them out if they are interested to try a new diet, and occasionally someone is interested. And I'm happy about that and just have to live with the rest.

I agree, I don't see most of that stuff as food anymore.