this book by J.J. Smith. She let me check out her copy of the book which is actually a quick read and I realized that the smoothies looked pretty normal. Nothing crazy or hard to find in them, so I decided it couldn't hurt to try.
I am really at a point in my life where I just want to feel healthy on a regular basis. I exercise but don't always eat well or get enough sleep and it's catching up with me.
So last Monday I started the modified version which is a green smoothie for breakfast, lunch and a healthy dinner with a few snacks throughout the day. For snacks you can have hard boiled eggs and crunchy fruits and veggies with a non sugar peanut butter. No dairy, carbs, red meat, sugary treats, alcohol or juices.
(this was my day six smoothie)And the smoothies are pretty good! No lie. :) Today on day eight, my smoothie was spinach and spring greens, banana, mango, pineapple, and mixed berries. You can also throw ground flax seed in there or protein powder. Some days I do the flax seed and some days I forget (lol).
I won't say all the smoothies are great. On day 3, I remember telling Mike it tasted a little earthy. Wasn't my favorite.
But since I started eight days ago, my sinuses have been so much better. No sinus headaches at all. I am sleeping better at night and haven't had any processed sugar. No chocolate either! Shocker I know, but I am surviving just fine. I didn't think I could.
After the ten days, you are supposed to ease back into eating more whole foods. So still two smoothies and more choices for meals. I can see myself doing one or two smoothies a day for a while though. Maybe breakfast and dinner with a meal for lunch and small snacks. I thought I would feel super hungry and I did the first and second day. But really after day three, not so much.
And it feels good not to crave sugar. It doesn't mean I'll never have it again I'm sure, but I can walk past the hershey kiss bowl and feel no desire for one. And soda. Done!
I've been pinning a ton of clean eating recipes on my food board on Pinterest as well, because I would like to move away from eating any types of processed and unhealthy foods as much as possible. Hopefully this is the jumpstart I needed and another step to a healthier me!
And for blogging, I am hoping to start posting again a little more frequently, but honestly I will probably only still be reading blogs one or two days a week. Morning time after the kids went to school used to be my blog reading time, but now it's set aside for exercise or subbing. And I am usually too tired these days after the kids go to bed. But I will definitely make time at least once a week because I really miss it!