I was doin' it wrong.
Sugar-free pudding is indeed NOT a phase 1 item. That being said, I still highly recommend Jell-O Dark Chocolate Mousse. Totally worth it. But for now, I'm saving the remaining ones in my fridge for Phase 2.
Today marks Day 11. That means 3 MORE DAYS on phase 1! For some reason today is hitting me like a ton of bricks. For starters, something really upset my stomach last night. Currently, I suspect it was the stevia mix I added to a ricotta dessert (which tasted like crap). One of the main ingredients in it is maltodextrin. Anyhow, I've been self-medicating with Goodbelly straight shot.
I've been keeping up with the running program, but thats proving difficult as well. I think it'll be MUCH easier once I can start adding some carbs back in.
This morning I felt pretty sick after my run. A cup of coffee and a scrambled-egg breakfast helped me perk up a bit. If it wasn't so stubborn, I probably would've just had a piece of whole-wheat toast and said sayonara to Phase 1. But seeing how I'm almost there... I'm stickin' it out. Just to say I did.
Today I had some tuna salad sans mayo for lunch. I adapted the recipe from the How to Boil Water cookbook. I used less oil to make it a bit healthier and served it on lettuce leaves instead of crusty french bread.
Mediterranean Tuna Salad
Serving Size: ~1/2 cup per serving (makes 2 cups total)
- 1/8 cup olive oil
- 1/8 cup Red Wine Vinegar
- 1 clove of garlic chopped
- Dash of thyme
- Dash of oregnano
- ~ 2 tbsp Fresh Chives
- ~ 3 tbsp chopped red bell pepper
- 4-5 kalamata olives, chopped
- 1 can of tuna in water
- 1/4 cup of Athenos Reduced Fat Feta Cheese with Basil and Tomato
- Mix the olive oil, red wine vinegar, and garlic.
- Add seasoning (thyme, oregano), chives, bell pepper, olives.
- Mix in tuna and feta.
- Serve on bread, lettuce leaves, crackers, etc.
- For nutrition stats go here.
In other news...
We're moving! While moving day is still over a month away, we're just too excited to wait so we got a head start on packing. :)