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Do the Lifestyle Diet Reset Day #6

Do the Lifestyle Diet Reset Day #6 –

Good news. I felt like stepping on the scale yesterday, and I lost four pounds! Remember, don’t weigh yourself every day. That can be self-defeating. Do it once or twice per week.

Sometimes, you have to motivate yourself to take a walk. It feels like a waste of time, but the recharge is important to reset your brain. Get away from the news and the stress and just the overall BS. And, if you wear a mask while you are walking, I will come find you! Don’t tempt me!

People think this way of eating is too fruit-heavy. Well, let me tell you, no one wants a kale and spinach shake after the indulgent holiday season. It’s just not realistic. Don’t worry, we are slowly adding veggies and more protein back into the diet. But sometimes, your body needs a break. These suggestions are all easy on your system.

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Yesterday, I found an unopened box of French macarons. I tried one since they are pretty low in calories, and it was too sweet! When you eat fruit and naturally sweetened foods, regular sugar is almost overwhelming. The same is true for all the sodium in processed foods. This means we are making progress!

UPON AWAKENING

Warm water with a squeeze of lemon juice

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1 spoon of Bee pollen

Drink 6-8 glasses of filtered water per day

BREAKFAST ON THE GO

2 oz almond or other nut butter

2 oz all fruit spread (no sweeteners, artificial or otherwise)

2 slices Ezekiel bread

MID-MORNING SNACK

1 Hershey’s organic mini extra dark chocolate

LUNCH

1  can of vegetable soup ( I like Amy’s)

MID-AFTERNOON SNACK

avocado eat

whole wheat pita triangles with my avocado mash

1 Haas avocado, pinch of pink salt, pinch of chipotle powder, tsp of lime or lemon juice

mash it up!

DINNER

baked wild-caught pistachio-crusted salmon

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Method – fish

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Add pistachios to food processor and pulse until they are well-broken up. Brush salmon with Dijon. Put the pistachios on a plate and dip the Dijon part of each filet in the pistachios. Place on a baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes to desired doneness. (I like mine medium.)

quinoa blend ( I like the Seeds of Change packets, because they are organic, wholesome and quick.)

steamed broccoli heads with lemon

If you are in the mood, pair with this perfect organic, biodynamic Chardonnay

EVENING SNACK

1 can of pears (no sugar added) drained

2 TB of Nocciolata organic cocoa hazelnut spread

BEDTIME ROUTINE

2 spoons of living probiotic

roasted dandelion tea before bed, read one chapter of a real book (you know, with paper)

I am currently reading Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography. 

My thoughtful son bought it for me as a Christmas present.

Right now, I’m reserving comment on it. I have a few clips about Bourdain here on the site.

Until next time, cheers! Heads up. We are making progress!

 

About Elizabeth Dougherty

Elizabeth Dougherty has been cooking and writing about food intensively for more than ten years. She is the fourth generation of chefs and gourmet grocers in her family with her mother, Francesca Esposito and grandmother, Carmella being major influences in her early cooking years. As a teenager, her family sent her to Europe where she became focused on French and Italian cuisine. She survived a year and half of culinary tutelage under a maniacal Swiss-German chef and is a graduate of NYIT, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations. Food Nation Radio has won two news awards for content. Broadcasting LIVE each week, nationwide, on FoodNationRadio.com and on stations around the country.

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