Eggs with homemade salsa
Week 3 of The Fast Metabolism diet is almost done. I went into the week very frustrated due to the number on the scale. Frankly, it hadn't moved since my 4 lb loss the first week. I have been running almost everyday plus doing extra abs, squats, ect and for someone who is a "number" person...not seeing the scale move kills me. Sure my pants are falling off and I feel hard muscle even when not flexed, but I need the number.
Turkey wrap (brown rice tortilla) and veggies with homemade garlic hummus.
So I realized I must have hit a plateau and how was I going to brake it? First I thought about doing a three day "master cleanse" fast, but I got so busy I never went to the store of supplies..lol So instead I changed up my eating. I didn't completely stick to the strict "FMB" diet this week. What I did was pretty much eat Paleo 5 times a day.
Chicken with the best broccoli EVER!
Side Note: So I found this recipe from The Amateur Gourmet called "The Best Broccoli of Your Life" and let me tell you, it was amazing!! I never would have thought to bake broccoli but I am so glad I did. This is my new favorite way to eat these "trees". Served hot on my plate they were delicious but I had the leftovers for a snack the next day cold right out of the fridge and it was still fabulous! You have to try this recipe!!
Power smoothie - Vanilla Almond milk, frozen mango, pineapple, peaches and fresh spinach.
This smoothie was so perfect that even though it was green, even my girls had a glass full. I love how much more adventurous they are becoming with food.
Burger with an avocado cucumber salsa and steamed asparagus.
So 4 days into the week I finally broke the plateau, saw the number change and felt much better. I know it's crazy to let a number control my thoughts and actions, but when you have an eating disorder you have been fighting for longer than you can remember and it is banging at the door trying to convince you "it" is the better way, you have to hold onto something. I want to be healthy, I want to eat healthy...I do not want to open that door again and every day it is a struggle to keep it locked up. I am doing good and that is all I can ask of myself.