It has been getting harder as I go along, I feel more hungry, and less inclined to eat the juice. Some of them are pretty gross :P and I love veggies! I guess its just the blend. Anyways only one more day with just juice, then I start to add in veggie dishes before I transition out. I hope that it keeps me out of trouble for a while, but I can’t say that I am fully changed. I want to start a vegan diet, but I don’t know how feasible it will be in the situation I am in. When my life stops being in flux I hope to really get down to it!
Day 6, I weighed myself and I am down to 192, almost back to where I was before coming to America! I feel great too, I don’t feel hungry, I don’t feel sleepy all the time. I don’t feel like I need a cup of coffee! Its great! I am also considering a vegan lifestyle after I finish my Reboot, maybe not forever, but hey I have tried everything, if this works…Awesome! If not well its just another try at something right?
Well day five has been so good so far. I went to get groceries for days 6-11 and I really didn’t feel tempted by the junk/crappy foods around the supermarket. Unfortunately I am stuck in a small town for the bit that means no whole foods, and as for farmers markets, they are very the same, and not many greens to be seen. To be honest this fast is turning out to be a bit expensive, but I have the feeling that I won’t regret it. And lets face it, if I weren’t doing this I would still probably be binge eating on McDonalds and Taco Bell. So thank goodness I decided to do this, because boy do I feel much better than I did five days ago. I will weigh myself tomorrow and see what the scale says!
Days 3 & 4
What juicing looks like…also I am making my own vegetable stock of the pulp, this is so much fun!
Days before the fast
Sorry to bombard, I promise to upload them on time from now on!
Feeling a little sluggish and cold, but my stomach is already feeling so much better, no more gas and no more bloating. I am feeling a little hungry after dinner, but I just make sure to drink more water. I have already lost 5lbs WOW!! I just hope I can keep up this plant based diet.
Still feeling some of the side effects of the Detox, I have a little bit of a headache, tired and am feeling pretty cold, but that may be from the climate change as well. I haven’t felt hungry for crappy food, but I have also tried to avoid all temptations as much as possible. Even though that is a challenge in its self. I feel great for the most part however, I feel lighter, less bloated, and overall happy about the fast thus far. Following the book that I ordered from the Fat Sick and
Ugh, what can I say I feel miserable, probably the most miserable I’ve felt in a year, the last time I was in America. My weight is back to 200 which is where I was a year ago, before I felt for Togo. When I was in Togo I had lost more than 20lbs, and now, I feel awful!! I feel bloated, sick, crampy and constipated. I have pains in my chest and side and feel extremely gassy, I’m so ready for this Reboot it’s not funny. I have decided on a 15 day fast which will take me to August 13th if I am feeling good and want to push through I may try a 30 day fast. Either way I am so ready for a change.
Okay guys so if I do have any followers left I apologize for the long absence. I have been away in West Africa and haven’t had much access to Internet. Well I’m back now, as it seems for good. Well coming back to America has started a whole new web of challenges for me. In West Africa I didn’t exactly have a lot of good foods to eat so being back in America I have wanted to binge eat on all the good things I missed for a year. Needless to say all that weight I had struggled so hard to lose while in Togo I gained back within less than two weeks. So needless to say after two weeks of eating Texas Roadhouse, Taco Bell, McDonalds, Hooters, and much much more I felt absolutely horrible. A few weeks back I had seen a documentary called Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, and after two weeks of feeling like crap I decided to watch it again and take it seriously this time. After watching it a second time I thought I would give it a try. I have chosen to do the 15- day Reboot. The reboot is basically a juice fast, but not the way you think, it’s not like I take 15 days of drinking lemon juice or orange juice or anything like that. It’s more complex than that, you see in 15 days you juice up all your veggies and fruits and the micronutrients in the fruits and veggies help reboot your system. Anyways if you want more information check out the documentary! So what I plan to do is blog about it. I am going to tell you all about how it’s going, how I felt the whole way and what worked for me. So I started a little late on the blog, but I had already been writing it down on paper, so I am going to update everyone the post hopefully daily maybe every other day.
Simple Baked Kale Chips
Sweet Potato Pancakes
2 bunches of curly kale
1 Tablespoon melted coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350F
Rinse kale leaves under cold water and pat them dry with a towel. Pull the leaves from the stalk by holding tightly to the end and running you hand up the sides of the stem. You can also just cut the stem out.
Roughly chop the kale into large pieces and place them in a large mixing bowl. Top the kale with the melted coconut oil, and massage the oil gently into the pieces of kale, spreading it evenly over all of the leaves.
Arrange the kale in a single layer onto two baking sheets, and sprinkle them with garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper to taste.
Bake for 10-15 mins or until the kale becomes crispy.
This is the best snack food I have found! Perfectly replaces popcorn for a salty snack. I love it so much!!!
2 teaspoons coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 cups shredded sweet potato (using a food processor with a shredding disc is ideal, or shred them by hand)
Coconut oil for pan frying (amount will vary)
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat the eggs with the coconut flour, cinnamon, ground ginger, and sea salt. Mix in the shredded sweet potatoes until well combined.
Add about 1/8 inch of coconut oil to a large skillet over medium-low heat. Spoon the mixture into the skillet in ‘cakes’ that are 4-6inches in diameter, and cook approximately 2-3 minutes per side until they hold together, flipping once as you would a regular pancake.
These are great to eat like bread with your hamburgers!!