Yes, there is a day 5. It was a little touch and go as I was running out to Pilates this morning but it dawned on me. Tired, yes. Bored with food, yes. Heartburn, practically non-existent, even after the Bunny incident of last night. Hmm.
I really want to live in a world of no-to-little heartburn. IBS, I can deal with but the heartburn really drives me bananas. So that led me to skip ‘picking up a Clif bar’ on the way to Pilates (even though I really wanted that for breakfast) and to nuke up a couple chicken-maple sausages and eat them quickly instead. I’d like to see if the heartburn thing is temporary or if – like other people have reported – this diet really helps that. If so, I will make this work. It’s important to me.
I’ve scrapped my food plan (too rigid) but have made notes of things that challenge me. I’m working and taking classes with a lot of work attached to them. I need to be able to not have to cook each day. I *prefer* to eat fresh food but it’s just not tenable. So when I came home from Pilates (having picked up plain almonds as a post-Pilates snack – easy to get everywhere , must remember that), I made 6 hard boiled eggs and roasted up Asparagus and baby carrots so I’d have them for the week. Then I ate the crock pot chicken I’d blown off with carrots and hummus for lunch. Easy enough.
Finished my frozen bananas for a snack and just finished a great dinner of scrambled eggs with feta, mushrooms and asparagus with a side of sausage. I’m still hungry so I’ll eat a cheese stick.
So my new list is:
Keep handy protein on hand – Fage, cheese sticks, supermarket turkey
Keep cooked veg on hands. If no time, roast up baby carrots b/c you don’t even have to wash or clean them. Also frozen spinach for omelets.
Breakfast doesn’t have to be eggs. It can be chicken or fish or even a hamburger. I love eggs for dinner – but if I eat them what to have for breakfast; well why not dinner?
I need to get more bananas and avocado. I love these things – I’ve run out. I need to keep foods I love around.
B: 2 sausages
S: 15 almonds
L: half roasted chicken breast, fair number of carrots with hummus
S: 1/2 frozen banana
D: 2 scrambled eggs, sausage, feta, asparagus and mushrooms
S: babybel (we’ll see if I survive this time!)