This eating plan seems a little easier to follow as each day goes by – maybe because of the accountability factor with being monitored by both The Westview newspaper & Betsy Thorpe’s Nashville Past & Present blog. It really wasn’t too difficult the first time around.
Many people have voiced their disbelief that this program can actually work. The truth is, it works for me. I can’t say that it will work for you since we are all different. Personally, I can succeed on this program because ‘eliminating snacks’ from my daily can be done without too much emotional disruption. My trick with snacking is “Don’t keep snacks in the house”. In the past, I have bought nuts, chips, etc. with the intention of eating one serving per day. Never quite works out that way…
So, what do I keep at home? Not much. I eat most of my meals outside the home (which is not a good habit, but works right now). Sometimes hunger can be mistaken for thirst, so I do keep plenty of diet drinks, unsweet tea and coffee on hand.
How am I holding up emotionally? Excellent! On past conventional diets, I would feel deprived. Every Pizza Hut and McDonald’s commercial on TV would make my mouth salivate and my stomach growl. That doesn’t happen on my program. My thoughts were always zeroed in on what I ‘could not’ have…well, you would think on this program, my thoughts would be centered on what I ‘can’ have, right? Well, maybe at first, but a few days into this, one should discover that there is a lot less emphasis on food & beverage.
That’s a nice feeling!
DAY 10 Menu:
Breakfast: Gardenburger on whole wheat muffin w/ cheddar cheese and mayo.
Lunch: 3-piece fried chicken dinner w/ side of red beans & rice and 1 biscuit (Popeye’)_
Dinner: Grilled chicken salad w/ raisins, nuts and raspberry vinaigrette dressing.