I want a cheeseburger. Badly. And a large pan of lasagna, too.
I did not exercise today. I drank my zesty morning beverage, and followed it with my delicious superfood shake. I’m not a morning person so the shake is convenient and satisfying, I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything for breakfast because normally (in my pre-detox life) I would often just have yogurt and a cup of coffee. The shake is actually more satisfying and tastes delicious, plus it’s super easy to make. Today I added some Dandy Blend to give it a little bit of coffee flavor – it goes perfect with the vanilla!
For lunch I made a wrap with turkey, spinach, pesto, and these coconut wraps. It was “just ok”. I miss mayo. And bread. Ooooh how I miss bread. Sliced bananas added some excitement to my lunch.
I also tried the coconut whipped cream recipe from Samantha Eaton’s blog. It was tasty, but the texture was not nearly as fluffy as normal whipped cream. Mine came out kind of lumpy. It thickened up after I refrigerated it a little more, but still was not fluffy like normal whipped cream. Still, it was delicious and paired perfectly with strawberries.
Dinner was a bust. I worked right up until we went to the movies and saw Storks (super cute movie, loved it), so no dinner before the show. I can’t exactly watch a movie without eating movie theater popcorn – who DOES that, so I got a child size popcorn (no drizzled butter). And I couldn’t have popcorn without my beloved Mr. Pibb… so I got that in a child size too. Wolfed the popcorn down as if I haven’t tasted butter flavor in 3 days (oh wait, I haven’t). Thought about eating some of Jacob’s popcorn when I finished mine but then guilt set in and I resisted the urge.
After the movies everyone was hungry so I made burgers on the grill – big greasy angus beef burgers for AB and the boys, a tiny lean grass-fed burger for me. Boys had buns, cheese, etc. – I had nothing but hummus. Lean ground beef dipped in hummus is nothing like the Five Guys burger I am craving. The burger I want is oozing with juice, situated between 2 fluffy buns, slathered with A-1 steak sauce, mayonnaise, grilled onions, and sauteed mushrooms. Not the kind sauteed in coconut oil, but sauteed in butter. Real. Fatty. Butter.
I’ve been getting dizzy spells lately – one yesterday and two today. It feels like I might be lacking something – not sure what though because it feels like I’m eating plenty of food. I’m also taking a daily multi-vitamin. If the dizziness persists I’ll ask the nutritionist for advice. I probably just need a cheeseburger.
The detox diet is becoming more and more difficult to sustain. It’s hard for me to make 2 meals each night – one for Jacob and the other for me (and usually AB and Logan). Cooking = lots and lots of dishes, and I can’t think of a way to eat out and stay within the limits of the diet. I’m feeling a little bit of cabin fever, and did I mention how badly I’m craving a cheeseburger? I’m not sure if I can sustain this level of diet, but I will do my best. So far I’m just super gassy and haven’t felt any of the real benefits of the detox – I look forward to the point at which I have more energy and clearer skin.