Phase 1 of smoothie diet.
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.
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.
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:
- Red apples,
- Red grapes
- Bananas (I was a little worried about their high sugar content)
Then, I went to my local Holland a Barretts where I purchased
- Soy protein powder
- Ground Almonds
- 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.
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
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.