I am really enjoying the Fast Track Class! I'm surprised by that, but I feel a real dedication to keeping my weight off and to Jorge Cruise's evolution to the Belly Fat Cure. I don't really miss the grains, but sometimes have to rack my brain for what I can eat. I don't think about "Can I be grain-free forever?" I'm just thinking about this month. I lost 1.5 lbs the first week, my goal is 5 lbs for the month. There are lots of people reporting HUGE weight losses this first week in the class. I hope they keep it up, week after week.
So far I am keeping my food very simple. We have a bunch of recipes from the new book, but I haven't made any of them yet.
Fage Greek Yogurt or Straus Family Yogurt and a few Blackberries
Amazing Grass Shakes - I make them with Unsweetened Hemp Milk & chia seeds lately
Eggs - scrambled, quiched or over easy
Cheese - Cheddar, babybels or Laughing Cow wedge
Cottage Cheese - with a little flaxseed on top for fiber
Dinner: The last few days I have been having on of these
Cauliflower Crust Pizza - Forgot just how good this meal is!
Grilled Chicken and Zucchini
Snacks: I reach for one of these in between meals
Celery, often with Tzatiki (from Costco)
Sweet Reward: a few squares of 85% Dark Chocolate and a pot of tea. Sometimes I have more then the allotted amount I have to admit!
I was making dessert for my boys, when I was hit with a craving for pudding, of all things. I got to thinking how there are no approved puddings on BFC or FT, they are all loaded with sugar or artificial sweeteners. And then it struck me out of the clear blue that my Hubby, our household Vegan, sometimes brings home pudding made with an Avocado and cocoa powder! It also has banana and honey in it I think, but I bet I could substitute a few things to make it low sugar enough to fit the plan. If you think it sounds gross, I thought so too. Until I had my first one and licked the bowl clean! Look for that recipe in a few days!! I swear, eating a grain-free diet really makes me creative in the kitchen.
I was really happy to see a combo offering of Jorge's Belly Fat Cure books at a reasonable price (both books for less then $17). I mostly use the counter book to look up fruits and veggies. Or to look up foods I used to eat, and marvel at how much sugar they have. But it is good for a beginner or someone who likes details.
I have also heard the Fast Track book is just around the corner! It is currently still unavailable for pre-order on Amazon, but I will let you know when it is again. My 1/2 Marathon is just a few weeks away too! SO excited about it! I have upped my training, as scheduled (I follow Hal Higdon's Intermediate training advice) and am running just over 20 miles a week. Crazy, but I enjoy it.... okay not every single minute of it... but it is a real sign of the changes in my life over the last year!