Well what can you say on Day 3? So far so good! Day 2 was same breakfast and lunch and then for dinner I had some leftover pork from earlier in the week. The downside with the pork was that it was kind of dry but I couldn’t put barbecue sauce on it. I thought about mustard that I had bought, a smooth Dijon from Trader Joe’s and one with seeds from Hy-vee (their brand too, all of the “brand name” ones had added crap), but they were both SO spicy! Clearly I was spoiled with my Dijon+white wine/sugar kind.. So I thought about what I could add to the mustard to cut some of the bite and settled on some coconut oil and maple syrup. This actually worked out great! And it make the pork much better. I had a sweet potato with almond butter for the side.
Today was a smoothie for breakfast, made without banana or yogurt… I was a little worried it wouldn’t be as filling, so I had three slices of Canadian bacon as well. Lunch was a salad with tuna and feta with sides of mashed carrots and strawberries. For dinner, I had a whole chicken roasting in the crock pot, so I had that with green beans and a baked potato w/ coconut oil.
I also made up some quinoa to freeze and for dinner and/or breakfast later in the week. As far as how I’m feeling, I really think it is too soon to say a lot. I did feel like this weekend I was not nearly as fatigued or foggy as I usually am, especially considering that I ran 8 miles, my longest run since October! So on the brain front, things are tentatively looking up! For my stomach, it has been mostly better, I wouldn’t say perfect, but for sure better than it has been in the past. I’m hopeful that it will continue to improve!
Below are some of the products I bought to give a try:
I call these guys my 3 amigos from Trader Joe’s- absolutely favorite things to buy there because they are good quality AND a reasonable price!