Is Butter a Carb? My 22 Day Revolution: Week 1 Update!

Today is day 8! I finished a full 7 day week!

I’ve lost 8 pounds!

Most of the days I have felt great, but there were two days that I was just so hungry. The one thing I am having trouble with is the 3 meals only, no snacks rule. I’ve been working out almost every single day, and this just doesn’t seem to be a good idea. The book says if you need to you can have one snack every other day. I decided to play each day by ear, and if I am really hungry at the end of work, before I go home and work out; I can eat a vegetable snack or a plant based protein powder drink. I’ve done this twice and felt good about it!

These two salads have been my favorite dinners so far:

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Artichoke & avocado salad with olives, and tomatoes. So refreshing with the hot weather right now, and so filling!

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RAW zucchini and cucumber salad with tahini, carrots, sesame seeds and lime! I was so NOT excited about eating raw zucchini, but this came out great. With a spiral vegetable slicer you can make pasta out of any vegetable (or your boyfriend can).

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This meal was the first test to my commitment to this diet. Our new marketing coordinator asked me and another co-worker to lunch. I was terrified that I would have to scarf something down before lunch time, then sit with them drinking iced tea starring at their food. However, as it often happens I was asked to pick the place – so I suggested we eat at Urban Plates since I knew they had plant based vegan options. (Urban plates is not vegan but it is a cafeteria style restaurant with proteins, sides, soups, sandwiches and salads). This plate is called a “4-Up” you get 4 sides for $10, and these 4 things were all vegan!

So far so good, I feel healthy! 15 more days to go – I hope I lose another 15 pounds.

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