It’s been a long day with work, but I’m still loving how I feel doing the 3 Day Refresh after overdoing it in a number of ways over the last week.
After yesterday, I learned I didn’t need as many modifications as I thought I would. Instead of allowing myself to use some unsweetened almond or coconut milk in my smoothies, I switched to a splash of unsweetened organic coconut creamer. It adds the same creaminess I craved, but reduces my modification significantly. I’m still allowing myself 1 small cup of coffee with a little unsweetened organic soy or coconut creamer with stevia each day.
Day 2: Morning
Again, I started my day with a mug hot lemon water. I went to get in a 20 minute workout in the gym, and then had my Shakeology shake. This time I used a splash of unsweetened coconut creamer, and used my fruit for the morning as strawberries in my shake. I also drank about 2 cups of water before leaving for work.
An hour later I had a small cup of coffee with 1 tbsp of unsweetened organic soy creamer and a little stevia. By the time I got to the office, and finished my coffee, I was so thirsty. I downed 2 more cups of water quickly, and added some sudafed to the mix because I’d woken up with a stuffy head.
Day 2: Mid-Day
I was definitely more hungry today than I was yesterday. I was ready for my Fiber Sweep by about 10 am, and used less water, but let it sit too long, so it got chunky. Another lesson learned!
I forced myself to drink several more cups of water and a mug of tea to keep myself filled until lunch. I definitely noticed I was hungrier today, but a weird type of hungry. I would go from full to really hungry in like 2 minutes. A little weird, but it kept me drinking water!
Since I was at work today, I couldn’t blend my Vanilla Fresh. Instead I added cinnamon, and some pure almond extract, and added ice to my shaker. It wasn’t as delicious not blended, but it was pretty good. I also ate some sugar snap peas with hummus. I added some True Lemon to the hummus today, and it was divine.
Day 1: Late Afternoon
I was definitely ready for a snack by 3 pm. I remembered I hadn’t had my fruit with lunch, so ate my small apple, then had carrots with almond butter. In retrospect, I would have spaced those out too. I was starving again by 5:30, and didn’t get home until after 6, and had a coworker with me (who does these kinds of things every few months so she understood my weird dinner) to talk through some work stuff.
I wish I’d had some tea later in the afternoon. I would have really liked the extra flavor, and I firmly believe it fills me up more than water.
Day 1: Dinner & Evening
When I finally got home, I adjusted another recipe slightly and loved it. I wish I could have had more!
Limey Avocado Kale
1 1/2 cup chopped kale, sauteed
2 tbsp avocado, mashed
1/4 tsp True Lime
Mix all together and enjoy!
I finished off my last 3 glasses of water, and some Sleepytime tea before I headed to bed. I still had a headache, and was hungry again, but I’ll survive!
Overall Thoughts on Day 1
I was surprised that I still wasn’t feeling any side effects (no gas, no bloating, nothing) other than the headache, which wasn’t terrible. I scaled back my adjustments so that I wasn’t miserable, and realized I cold easily make these modifications more moving forward in my normal life.
Do you have a favorite low calorie veggie recipe? Share it!
Do you have a favorite herbal tea?
Who’s feeling back on track post-Thanksgiving?