The Experiment Continues…Day Two
Day two of the no grains and sugar free diet experiments continue and, boy, have we made some discoveries already so far! If you missed what this is all about, this is why and how we’re doing this.
The day started with a very vigorous gym workout, and was followed by this protein shake:
- 2 raw eggs
- ½ cup of berries
- ½ coconut water and pulp
- 1 tbsp of flaxseed meal
- few drops of vanilla extract
- Blend all ingredients.
- Drink immediately!
It was really delicious BUT getting the coconut water and pulp out of the coconut resulted in coconut spraying all over the kitchen and took a good 4-5 minutes to cut through the shell. Really need a machete to do this properly.
We had to do another big shop today because we couldn’t get everything we needed yesterday. After feeling hungry most of yesterday, both Donna and I were dedicated to mastering a BIG LUNCH and this is what we made:
That lunch was pretty darn satisfying; actually, we probably overdid it a bit! Those cracker-looking things are from Kitz Living Foods – the only grain-free crackers I’ve ever seen.
Here’s what we’ve learned so far:
- Being prepared is absolutely vital when starting a new diet or new eating regime. We were running Slim Life Mastery this weekend, so couldn’t shop until Monday. This wasn’t a good way to start.
- The psychological impact of a new diet is, so far, the most difficult to deal with. I’m amazed at how deprived I felt yesterday and today Donna was feeling it too today. This is nearly all psychological – we have plenty we can eat and it’s too early for any real food cravings
- It’s expensive to make this conversion. Even though we eat a good diet already this upgrade involves a lot of new ingredients, most of which are only in health food shops. The Kitz crackers, for example, work out at around $1.50 per cracker.
- It’s time-consuming, though a lot of this is the start-up time and getting to know new recipes and ingredients.
- It takes commitment and a big reason WHY. We are 100% dedicated to improving our health and improving our business, but at 90% commitment it’d be easy to forget the whole thing and put it in the ‘too hard’ basket.
All of the above would be legitimate reasons that our clients would put off upgrading and changing their diet. It’s great to be experiencing this first-hand so we can help our clients tackle these issues and make it as easy as possible to make a transition! We’ve already learnt so much and it’s only day two! On a final and important note, our energy levels are much better today, we’ve had consistent energy all day. Much better than yesterday.
That’s a wrap for day two of our no grains diet.