Monday, October 25, 2010

Diet, Day 2

Well, I have continued my "detox diet" through today, well until dinner.  I have done fairly well, I think.
Here is what I have eaten since my last post...

Dinner Sunday night: I ended up eating a salmon filet and a baked potato.
Breakfast this morning (Monday):  Strawberries, banana and coffee. 
Lunch today:  Brown rice, and some very yummy zucchini oven chips. Here's the link to the recipe - Zucchini Oven Chips
Afternoon Snack - Protein shake consisting of 1 tbsp peanut butter, about 3/4 cup milk, ice, and 1 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder
Dinner - Pork chop, baked potato, and peaches

Obviously I didn't follow the diet to a T.  I went out to a comedy club with my husband last night, and I had a Smirnoff while we were there.  I couldn't resist.  The peanut butter and milk in my protein shake were not on the official detox diet, neither was the bread crumbs on the zucchini chips or the pork chop.  So I guess you can say it's not really a true "detox diet".  I don't, however, feel that "detoxing" your body is necessary.  My goals of this diet are to eat healthier, include more fresh fruits and vegetables in my diet, and test my body's reaction to eating healthier. 

I have already learned a lot in just the 2 1/2 days that I've been on this diet.  I have learned that my digestive problems may not get a lot better just because of my change in eating habits.  I have continued to have problems with bloating and reflux.  It really surprises me that I have had so many problems with reflux since I have not eaten anything fattening or spicy in any way.  I have also learned that I need protein.  My problems with fatigue and muscle weakness are definitely worse when I haven't had any protein.  After my protein shake today, I felt much better.  I seemed to have a lot more energy (relatively) than I have when I ate only carbohydrates. 

I am going to try to continue eating healthier.  I am working two days this week so I will have to make sure I have enough energy to work a twelve hour shift x2.  Those are extremely tough for me as it is.  Therefore, I am not going to continue to the extreme that I have been doing for the last couple of days.

I probably won't post again for a few days since I am working Tuesday and Thursday.  I am pretty sure I'm not going to have the energy to even type a post until at least Sat.  I hope you all are well, thanks for reading.

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