Whole 9

So, about a month ago Vanessa and I found out that some friends of our were doing some crazy cleanse to kick off Marathon training season.  This cleanse was totally healthy, with no supplements or medication of any kind.  More of a body SHOCK, to get us off of our Carb/Sugar addiction.  I was sold immediately, as more and more frequently I have been feeling just kind of blah, after a carb heavy meal.  Yet we return time and again.  There is a reason it's called "Comfort Food".  Anyways, Vanessa felt the same, and both of us have seen this addiction in our children too. So, we had a month and a half to prepare mentally, and yesterday was launch day.

The basic tenants are:

No processed food.

No alcohol. Period.

No legumes. (beans, things that grow in the ground)

No dairy.

No white potatoes.

No grains of any kind.

No added sugar.

Here is the website for this plan.  It's for-real hardcore.  I am stoked about this "change your life" type of eating.  It's time to get food to work for me, not against me.

Anyways, yesterday looked like this:

Breakfast was Sundried Tomatoes and Onion Egg Fritata, and strawberries.

Lunch was chicken salad (canned chicken, avocado, cherry tomatoes, bell pepper strips, garlic salt, and pepper) wrapped in lettuce leaves. Delicious!

Then, dinner was browned Pork Chops, steamed broccoli, mashed cauliflower (that we told the kids were potatoes).  So funny, the whole time Bailey was like "this tastes like squash".  No response from Vanessa and I.

The tough thing, is that organic things are preferred.  Well, you and I both know that organic is code for crazy expensive.  In fact Vanessa bought organic Bell Peppers, 4 of them = $9.  Thus the end of our buying organic experiment!  But, they were some darn good looking peppers!