Well, that was easy. And I'm not just saying that. I didn't feel deprived. Maybe I'm doing this wrong.
Day One's meals:
Breakfast: Blueberry, marionberry, mango, rice milk smoothie with Chia seed and hemp seed protein powder. Quinoa cereal with chopped apples. 1 cup sencha tea.
Lunch: I missed lunch, so ate the snack I took on the ferry which was about 2 cups of raw almonds, one cup of walnuts and 1 cup pumpkin seeds. This was VERY filling, so missing lunch wasn't a problem. (This is a calorie BOMB, but this isn't about calories so who cares....right?)
Snack before dinner: 1/2 cup almonds and pumpkin seeds
Lavender water (I infused dried lavender flowers in my water - yum!)
Dinner: one large steak seasoned with tarragon, asparagus, quinoa
Dessert: one pink lady apple
Water consumed throughout day: at least 40 oz. Possibly more. I didn't count.
Supplements: Elderberry syrup, arabinogalactin, curcumin, multi-vit, D, B6, probiotic, fish oil, elderberry syrup.
I am very surprised that I did not miss the wine at all. I felt a craving while driving home around 6:30. It was this kind of warm feeling that went through my body that whispered, "time for wine!" Honestly, it whispered and I felt it. But I acknowledged it and it passed.
I wasn't hungry all day and never craved anything. Except chocolate after dinner. Oh, how I love my after-dinner 80% dark chocolate. But had an apple instead and that seemed to satisfy my craving for sweets.
I was really tired by 11:00 and fell right to sleep and slept hard.
The downsides of Day 1:
The bloat. The BLOAT! It happened throughout the day as if I were eating loaves of bread. (Horrible pictures to be posted soon.) The bloat AND finding out that paprika is a nightshade. That was upsetting to both me and Mark. Especially Mark because he had to re-think dinner, but he had a couple of hours to do that so don't feel too bad for him. He can make a gourmet meal out of road kill and our drawer of 200 spices.
OK, I downloaded yesterday's pictures and they all look the same so I think I need to work on the getting the right angle and keeping a consistent distance from the camera. Consider yourselves spared. You're welcome.
Now, let's get Day 2 started.