Day 3 of The 100 diet (see Sugar Coma Monday) in full swing and I am doing pretty good, all things considered.
Am I seriously craving an M&M right now?
You betcha! Have you seen my tweets today?
Am I going to eat that M&M?
No way! I popped an Altoid instead.
Do I feel a bit foggy and/or lethargic from such a drastic change in my eating habits?
It comes in waves. One minute I feel amazing, the next a little off. Jorge Cruise said in the book it takes about a week for a good detox.
Am I proud of myself?
Yes! The first step is always the hardest. I took it, and now am on my way to a full run. I consider this my own version of a Couch to 5K plan.
I am LOVING the fact that I am eating REAL, solid foods. None of that diet plan “lean” processed in a factory boxed food. No meal replacement shakes, no bars, colorful plastic containers or fat burning supplements.
One note, in Monday’s post I mentioned I drink a vegan protein shake daily. This is not related to this diet and was a normal part of my nutritional routine for a few years now
On The 100 I am enjoying eggs, beef, chicken, turkey bacon, sausage, spinach, salmon, broccoli, butter, almond butter (fresh ground), mozzarella balls/sticks, whole almonds, etc. I even had a glass of my beloved Sauvignon Blanc, both days!
A 3oz glass versus my previous 5oz, I have learned to sip! 😉
Am I eating out of control portions?
No, I know what’s normal size. I refuse to measure my food. It’s meant to be savored, not surgically altered. MyFitnessPal helps me track the amount of food and resulting calories and nutrients effectively.
The only issue I have with The 100 plan is my dinner. I am regimented in my eating all day long, so that when I get home from the office I can share in dinners with my sons. Dinner is where I consume the most Sugar Calories. My sons like the occasional bowl of pasta and so do I. I refuse to cook us separate meals, so I will make sure my breakfast and lunch are according to the book.
For example, last night we had pasta with chicken. I made sure my pasta portion was not more than a fist size, and ate more chicken. Tasted great and my calorie / nutrient count was within range that I would consider a successful day.
When you work 10-12 hours a day, mealtimes are precious moments with your children. I want to share a plate, not segment them.
I have not weighed myself yet, am going to save that for the 5th day.
However, my IBS is already showing signs of relief. Not to be gross, but it feels pretty darn awesome to go to the bathroom!
Hooray for a productive bowel! I am going to treat my bum to some of that nicer quilted ultra plush paper!
Day 3 almost down… 3.5 weeks to go. Oh, but I just passed a news stand in the subway station and what was out in front, a Dove bar.
KEEP WALKING MIRANDA, keep walking!!!
Thank goodness I have a bus to catch. My boys are waiting for dinner.
For clarity, all opinions in this article are my own. I am not affiliated in any way with Jorge Cruise or The 100. I receive no compensation or gratuity of any kind