Carb Rehab- Day #4 Recap

Steph Wagner MS, RDN

April 11, 2014

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Ahhh sweet relief.

If you didn’t read about Carb Rehab Days #1, #2 or #3…then catch up! :)

Days #2 and #3 of a carb rehab are by the far the most difficult. I feel my hungriest during these days. I ate meals an hour before my normal time and my portions were bigger than normal. In fact, I could eat a good sized meat and veggie meal and feeling starved an hour later. I drank water like it was my day job and used decaf coffee as a deterrent in the afternoon.

But Day #4 is a beautiful turn of a events for me, historically. It was no exception this time! As a type this, I am well into Day #5 and feeling wonderful.

If you’ve been toying with the idea of checking yourself into carb rehab I want to greatly encourage you to DO IT! You will not regret it when you hit days 4 & 5. Come join me in feeling great!!!!!!!!!!!

I even turned down the wrong aisle at the grocery store TWICE today and ended up surrounded by bags of chips and Easter candy. It didn’t even phase me. 2 days ago I would have said ‘Are you kidding me?!?!?” only slightly under my breath. 

So here is the recap of Day #4. I’m going to go ahead and give you the rundown of Day #5 as well…because it’s super similar. My carb rehab is officially 5 days. Like I mentioned in my Day #1 recap, the first 3-5 days are the hardest. So while my Carb Detox is done…I’m determined to stay feeling great and not have to re-live those hard days for a very long time!

Day #4

6AM EAS AdvantEdge Protein shake & coffee

9AM Cinnamon Crunch Protein Bar 

12PM Leftover taco chicken on a bed of lettuce with extra salsa

3:30PM Peppermint Cocoa Crunch Bar

5:30PM Okay FINE….I had a glass of Chardonnay at a Junior League Happy Hour. I feel like alcohol comes and goes for me. One week I have 3 social events with a  glass of wine and then nothing for several weeks.

8:00PM Later dinner after JL meeting….more leftover Taco Chicken

Day #5

7AM EAS AdvantEdge Protein Shake and an American

9AM Another EAS AdvantEdge Protein Shake and an Americano (…lots of coffee meetings means I HAVEN’T BLINKED IN HOURS!)

12PM Final round of leftover taco chicken before grocery shopping!!

3:30PM 2 low-fat mozzarella cheese sticks

**I haven’t finished Day #5 because it’s 4pm as I write this update. BUT because I’m feeling great and my hunger is very controlled, I know I will follow the plans I have for the rest of the day….

Dinner: lean turkey sausage with peppers and onions

Late night snack IF needed: Fat-Free Plain Greek Yogurt with Sweetener

And thus, my Carb Rehab of April 2014 is concluded. Now just THINK about how quickly this week went by. It wasn’t easy and I never said it would be- but the week is winding down and I’m on the other side of getting starches and sweets back out of my life. I feel amazing and I want you to join me!! 

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