>> Saturday, March 5, 2011
Day 1... Harder than I thought.
Last night I went to Whole Foods and picked up some yummy Organic fruits and veggies, as well as some other specialty items, to help me succeed over the next few weeks on this Anti-Inflammatory Diet.
I woke up excited to make something tasty from my approved foods list. I decided to have some fruit, since I'm not a big breakfast eater, drizzled with agave nectar and sprinkled with unsweetened organic coconut.
I am only able to have two servings of fruit per day and I am guessing this is around two servings? I have no idea! I really need to look up what a serving of fruit consists of. Regardless, it was really good. The fruit was perfect an I felt really satisfied after eating.
On this eating plan, you are not supposed to have coffee. PROBLEM. My coffee is pretty close to my heart. I told my Dr. yesterday that this was going to be a tough one. She said to ween off of it gradually and that I didn't need to eliminate it right away. I decided I would try to go with out it this morning and just drink some of the green tea I had picked up at Whole Foods. I was really excited about the tea at first because I snuck a sip right after I put the tea bag in the hot water and I really tasted the peach, it was delicious....
I was thinking, hey! I can do this! I do not need coffee and a muffin for breakfast. I can do Tea and fruit, I've got this. Wha, wha, whaaa, not so fast. My green tea tasted bitter after it fully seeped and I was missing the warm, smooth, silky, coffee I so love to cup in my hand every morning as I slightly slurp its extra hot goodness. I caved! I know, so early in the game. I went for my Keurig and popped in a Kona coffee k cup into the machine and like magic, in under 30 seconds, coffee in hand.
I did pretty well otherwise today. I had some lentils and brown rice with veggies for lunch. Grilled Chicken and black beans for dinner. I am not going to say it was easy, its far from easy. But getting healthy is important to me and I know the warning signs my body is sending out are telling me its time for a change. Good things don't always come easy right? In fact, they hardly ever do.
1 day down 29 to go!