It's been over two weeks (almost three, I believe) since my husband and I embarked on healthier eating for 2012. Low sugar has been our main goal, and obviously no junk food, fast food, or desserts with the occasional less healthy meal (like pizza). We have been replacing our desserts with things like banana-only ice cream (even chocolate!), and using stevia to sweeten things that would otherwise be full of sugar.
This week I am upping the ante again: I decided to follow Dr. Mark Hyman's Ultrasimple Diet. It's a 7-day program that helps you detox from allergens and carbs, and helps your system "reset" from all the built up toxins. He's been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show, but I just found his book somewhere online.
It's my first day on the program and although I'm not hungry, I'm definitely craving my normal carbs since I hadn't yet cut them out. I was still having mostly whole grains, but now it's meat, veggies, and brown rice for a week (with some fruit and his "Ultrashake" recipe too). It's helping me to remember it's just one week, and then I can have my oatmeal and other healthy things again that are not included in this cleansing period. I can do almost anything for a week! Especially when it's likely that I'll lose up to 10 lbs. and a few inches. Can't forget to record my measurements tonight!