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Body Rest Diaries: Day 1

Phase 1 of smoothie diet.

 

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Current weight – 14stone
Target weight – 10 stone
I decided to start on a weekend so I can get used to it before I venture into a work week.

Initial thoughts:


I’m worried about the taste of the smoothies – I’m not so bothered about the fruit smoothies but I’m apprehensive about downing spinach, kale and cucumber smoothies. Besides I’m not sure how I’ll fair on just smoothies for a whole five days but I shall give it a go.

Also, as someone who works behind a computer all day, the most I manage in the way of exercise is 10 – 20minutes kettlebell DVDs, three days a week. I’m a bit worried about how I’ll manage 10,000 steps daily.

Preparation:

I did all my prep work on Saturday. I went to my local market and stocked up on fruit and veg. I went with the basics to begin with:

  • Spinach
  • Cucumber
  • Avocados
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Oranges
  • Plums
  • Pears
  • Red apples,
  • Red grapes
  • Kiwi
  • Bananas (I was a little worried about their high sugar content)

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Then, I went to my local Holland a Barretts where I purchased

  • Soy protein powder
  • Ground Almonds
  • Linseeds
  • Fat free yoghurt
  • Skimmed Milk

I washed, deseeded, chopped and froze everything including the spinach so all I’ll have to do is blend my fruit and veg straight out of the freezer.

Breakfast:

breakfast

It was a Sunday so I woke up around 9am and had my first smoothie (White Smoothie) around 10:15. It was made up of

  • Milk
  • Ground almonds
  • 1 red chopped apple
  • 1 banana cut in chunks
  • 2 spoonfuls of non-fat Greek yoghurt

All blended with a hand blender. It was surprising tasty, and very thick so I had to dilute it with water. It took a little over half hour to consume and was very filling.

Lunch:

lunch

I didn’t feel like eating till 2:30 when I had lunch – a Ruby Red Frostie Smoothie

Ruby Red Frostie Ingredients

  • 90g fresh/frozen raspberries – substituted with eight red grapes
  • 115g fresh/frozen stoned blueberries – I didn’t have any
  • Skimmed Milk
  • 1 small orange
  • 2 tablespoons of soy protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground linseed

Again, the smoothie was very thick – had to dilute with water. It was tasty, filling with lots of fibre thanks to the grape skin and linseed.

Snack:

The book gives many options but I had forgotten to buy any so I decided to have some frozen fruit and yoghurt instead at 4:30pm when I started to feel peckish.

  • 8 frozen grapes
  • I chopped plum
  • ½ chopped orange
  • ½ chopped pear
  • 2 spoonfuls of low fat Greek yoghurt.

It’s a great and healthy snack but I couldn’t help but wish I’d bought popcorn.

Dinner:

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I usually work through the night or go to bed very late so my dinner is always around 10pm. I am not trying to stick to this schedule and will eat should I feel any hunger pangs but I didn’t feel hungry until 9:30pm which I thought was great because one of my fears was waking up hungry in the middle of the night. I had Sweet Spinach Smoothie for dinner.

Ingredients:

  • Spinach leaves
  • 1 chopped pear
  • 15 green/red grapes
  • 2 tablespoons Avocado
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Fat free natural Greek yoghurt

It appears there was no reason to be concerned, the smoothie was thick and tasty. I could see I was drinking a spinach smoothie but I couldn’t taste it which was brilliant.

Physical Activity:

It was a Sunday so I didn’t step outside all day which meant I didn’t get the required 10,000 steps. Hopefully, I’ll be able to make up for it tomorrow.

Final thought: It’s been a strange day in the sense that I haven’t had any solid food but the good thing is I didn’t feel hungry throughout the day which is a great sign that I can actually stick to the Body Reset Plan. Bring on day two.

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