Cinch!: Conquer Cravings, Drop Pounds, and Lose Inches
Another day under my belt. Today was a much better day then yesterday regarding the taste of my meals. I’m contributing that largely to the raspberry dilemma and the ridding of sugar.
As for my raspberry dilemma I actually spoke with Cynthia Sass via email about it. Not use to purchasing frozen fruit I wasn’t sure if what I was experiencing was normal or a case of bad fruit. She thought it was possible that the fruit may have at one time become unfrozen and spoiled. From the smell of the fruit I believe this is very possible. She said if I has having a hard time finding good raspberries that I could switch to blueberries since they are less delicate. Blueberries do have a little less fiber then the raspberries but hold many of the same other properties.
What I’ve decided to do is buy some fresh raspberries and combine it with frozen blueberries. The reason for the frozen fruit versus fresh fruit is purely an economical choice.
For breakfast yesterday since I was not entirely happy with the taste of the spinach cooked in the egg I decided to eat my egg separate and eat the spinach with almonds as a salad with balsamic vinegar. I ate the raspberries (fresh) as a side. I also added pepper to my egg. It was much more enjoyable then yesterday’s breakfast.
For lunch I had my parfait with a mix of fresh blueberries and raspberries. I included both cinnamon and nutmeg this time. It was definitely much better then yesterday. I’m not sure I’m a fan of greek yogurt, plain may have tasted better to me but since I purchased all the greek yogurt I needed it is going to have to do. Greek yogurt does have a lot more protein then the plain and I really like that added benefit.
For dinner and snack I did not change anything other then I decided to eat the almond butter separately from the smoothie as a treat. I am looking forward to the 5-Day Fast Forward end and on to a little more variety.
Food: The meals were definitely easier to eat, LOVED the fresh raspberries and the lunch was definitely a lot tastier. Not exciting as the no sugar makes it a little tougher to swallow but much better then yesterday.
Mood: I was in a good mood. No energy problems or mood swings. However I do tend to get pretty hungry before it is time for dinner.
Physically: Definitely can feel the weight loss (or water loss) in my tummy area which is great because my clothes are fitting a little better. It is definitely motivating to see the numbers drop and a good kick start to my weight loss.
Start January 1st: 169 lbs
January 2nd: 165 lbs
January 2nd: 163.2 lbs
Disclaimer: I am in no way shape or form a professional on this subject and am not advising you in any way. This is my own opinion and should only be taken as such. As with any eating or exercise program consultant your doctor first.