I started my day with a trip to Trader Joe’s to get myself plenty of “simply filling” foods to get me through this 2-week experiment. I ended up getting a ton of really yummy looking stuff, so it actually made me look forward to following the plan. I have no excuses now.
Here’s what my counter looked like when I brought everything in …
I stayed right on plan today, which felt great again.
Here’s my photo food journal for the day:
Wow those pics are really unappetizing!
Breakfast was 2 Morningstar farms mushroom burgers topped with a slice of soy cheese and a Saturn peach. Never heard of a Saturn peach? Me either! But they were at Trader Joe’s and they looked like donuts, and donuts are yummy so why the heck not? They are actually quite de-lish!
Lunch was some “fried rice” I made from last night’s leftover whole wheat couscous, some mushrooms and onions and a scrambled egg. It wasn’t that great, but it used up some leftovers and satisfied my hunger so I can’t complain. Dinner was some chili I threw together and I wish I had written down the measurements and ingredients I used because it was AWESOME! I’m gonna try to replicate it again some day and keep better track of what I’m doing so I can share the recipe. Oh and some strawberries on the side.
So looking back on the day, this is probably less food than I used to eat when I was following the Points+ system, but I honestly felt a lot more satisfied and less hungry today than I ever did on Points+. Maybe there really is something to this whole-foods/lower carb thing. Can’t wait to see if the scale shows some results this week.