Ahhh sweet relief.
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!
6AM EAS AdvantEdge Protein shake & coffee
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
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!!