Category: the eat to live diet


Update

Not much of interest to report on the diet front. Mostly because I haven’t been able to keep my fridge stocked. I’m on the look out for a good farmers market in my area because all the markets here have crap for produce. I bought a bushel of apples and they went bad in 3 days. I’ve been keeping my food intake to the minimum and only use whole wheat flour in my baking now. Trying to stick to the standards of the diet. I’m still loosing weight slowly another 3 pounds so far. So I’m almost half way there. I am baking like a fiend again too. I have to post my chocolate covered banana cupcakes I made that I actually had people asking me if they could pay me for a dozen parties. Made me feel good 🙂

I have been on my cleanse for 5 days now and am happy to announce I have lost 8 pounds so far! I’m a little tired but that is to be expected. My fiancée and my anniversary is on Friday and I am hoping to be down 10 by then. I have made a few simple concoctions this week since I’ve been working until 10:30 every night it’s left little time to prepare full meals.

simple banana pudding

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2 bananas frozen for 2 hours
A little less than 1/4 cup almond milk
3 ice cubes
Blend in a magic bullet and enjoy!

I was making smoothies and made this because I ran out of milk! It was by far one of the more delicious mess ups in the kitchen.
Day 4 was tomatoes and protein day so I made a big tomato salad and avocado. I’ve decided it’s one of the most perfect foods ever. I absolutely adore avocado!

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Today was similar to day 4 with more
Veggies. So I finished my salad and I just made asparagus that was so delicious. My palette seems so much cleaner without all the convenience foods. I haven’t used salt on a single thing I’ve made.

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I steamed the asparagus in the juice of a pineapple just a bit of it and pepper and garlic.
I was shocked at how tasty it was. You have to try it! That’s all for today. I’ll be back again soon!

So if you haven’t guessed by now the truffles didn’t come out like I had hoped. My fridge went haywire and they froze. Tasted great but not worthy of a post. That’s not what this post is about though. I am going on a diet. Major diet! Life changing diet! I’m tired of making excuses about the way I look and putting everyone else’s interests instead of my own. It’s time for me to do something to make me feel like me.

I don’t eat horribly as is and to look at me you wouldn’t say “that girls huge!” However I am about 30 pounds more than I’d like to be. I’m 5’3 and I would like to be about 115pounds. So I am doing a cleanse diet for 7 days to reboot my system and then it’s on to the Eat To Live diet! I’m on day two of my cleanse and I’ve lost a pound already.
Day one consisted of all fruit. This was what my meals all looked like yesterday…

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It was yummy. Also every day you can have this all veggie soup called “the wonder soup.” it’s pretty good although I’m not a huge fan of cabbage which makes up most of the soup. It’s very filling. Day two is all veggies and you’re suppose to start the day with a potato but I didn’t have any so I just ate more salad.
I will post my results and recipes from the diet. All vegan of course as well as my treats from my cheat days. Having low fat low or no sugar treats for a diet can’t hurt ya much at all right! I’m hoping to be down to my goal weight by summer. Gotta look great in my bikini!

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The Wonder Soup (bulk recipe)

64 oz water
1 bunch celery
6 onions
1 head of cabbage (I only used 1/2)
3 tomatoes
3 green bell peppers
I added garlic and pepper and let it cook for 45 minutes. The veggies will make their own stock. It’s pretty tasty!

I’ll post more results throughout the diet. And pictures of progress. 🙂