Day 1: My Elimination Experience

Day one and already I’ve been greeted with some pleasant (and some not-so-pleasant) surprises. As I mentioned, this was not an “on a whim” decision – a lot of planning and thought back this diet, so naturally it was a shock when I woke up this morning to the announcement of a dedicated partner. “Might as well,” one of many seemingly lazy, yet amazing mantras often sported by my boyfriend was the empowering string of words that completely calmed my admitted increasing nerves.

The day went by smoothly for the most part. I didn’t have to change much about my morning or afternoon because I am used to eating overnight oats for breakfast, and usually order a salad for lunch. I had to accommodate some ingredients for the oats – making sure to eliminate any traced of gluten or soy, and when ordering lunch, I omitted cheese and used plain olive oil and vinegar as a dressing. I know a lot of people use this as their go-to dressing for salads but I actually hated the taste! I will definitely need to figure out something different, but will likely stick to one of my go-to favorites.

I already miss chocolate (obviously) and coffee. Technically, it’s day four without caffeine. It was this evening that I noticed I feel lighter yet a little sluggish at the same time. I’ve had a lot of (terribly smelly) gas throughout the day. You know the type: “silent but deadly,” haha. And it was walking around this evening that I noticed a pretty cranky all over body-ache creeping in. I certainly need to start planning further ahead for dinner because I am starving!  Here’s a peak at my first day, and my first dinner, but I do plan to have all of my meals/prep available soon! Stay tuned 🙂

Day 1: 03/01
Workout:
Eliptical + Legs Strength Training

Morning:
Hot water w/lemon
Sprouted & peeled almonds
Clementine
Overnight Oats w/almond base + blueberries

Afternoon:
Just Salad – Mesclun/kale, quinoa, dried cranberries, apples, grilled chicken, oil/balsamic vinegar
Clementine
Banana
Peach Herbal Tea

Evening:
Avocado, Tuna, Zucchini pasta, seasoned with garlic salt and lemon juice, cooked in olive oil, topped w/a red pepper, mushroom, cauliflower puree + mushrooms
Leftover red pepper + Hummus before bed

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