Yep. It’s Day One of following the Eat To Live Six Week Plan and if breakfast is any indication, this is not going to be bad at all. I will warn you though, I am winging this at the moment.
- 7 strawberries (tops cut off)
- 1 pear – peeled
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 peeled Kiwi
- 1 cup of unsweetened soy milk
It was tough…. place ingredients in blender, push a button, wait for it to blend and voila! Time to drink it up. It was super delicious. I am in a bit of turmoil over if I can really have the soy milk or not and have put questions out to a few people. It doesn’t say you can have it in the book, but supposedly, Dr. Furhman says elsewhere that it’s okay? I don’t know, I had it in my smoothie today, but I’m still not sure about it – I will update you when I do find out. Fingers crossed that the answer is yes.
wiping out sipping on the smoothie, I headed to the store for a few items. If you are starting this with me today, I hope you are more prepared. If you are starting in a few days… I should have it all figured out for you by then.
As with anything of course, preparation is key. Today, I am preparing to be prepared. I wrote about the basics of the plan the other day – you can read that here. Over the next few days, I’ll work on a suggested first-time shopping list that may be helpful if you decide to try this. I’m going to experiment with a few recipes throughout the next couple of days and come up with a delicious, but simple plan for newbies like me! I’m all about basic recipes and adding some variety when you have time to explore something new! If it’s too difficult or time-consuming, I’m not going to stick with it. This I know.
Eventually I’ll have a page dedicated to everything I know about Eat to live… unfortunately for me, I don’t know much yet! But I will soon
I had an AH-HA moment last night when I read a post by Dr. Fuhrman – I’ll share that with you tomorrow, because I haven’t quite processed it all yet, but I am really excited about it! I can’t stop thinking about it, it made so much sense to me.
I am still reading the ETL book, but I’m ready to jump on in. Here is the preliminary plan for today …
Weigh in I cannot I believe I forgot to do this. I will start tracking that tomorrow!
- Smoothie for Breakfast
- Salad with veggies and salsa for lunch and a carrot, apple, ginger drink
- Steamed broccoli for dinner with bean soup and fruit
- Try a recipe for salad dressing and another for salsa
- Drink water – I am bad about that. I have to remind myself.
- Get to sleep earlier than normal.
I think the hardest thing is going to be sticking to three meals and not grabbing something in between meals.
I’ll update later or tomorrow! Happy New Year! xo Amy
PS. I found out yesterday from a friend that Dr. Fuhrman was the Doctor that Joe Cross of Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead went to during the movie to get his blood work done. Did you know that? If you’ve read any of my other posts, you know how much I love Juicing. To me, Eat to Live is an extension of Juicing. I love juicing… I think I’m going to love this too!