I am still on ETL, I am still having cravings and I still miss cheese. But on a positive note I have not had coffee since last Weds, I think I am off it. I am feeling okay too, no bad withdrawls like before, I think switching to black tea really worked, thanks Dr. McDougall. Also I have been doing some cooking to keep this interesting. On Saturday I made a blueberry spice dressing which was made out of frozen blueberries blended with cashew butter, spicy pecan vinegar, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg and pom juice, it was delicious. I made a salad with this dressing and added some clementine slices, raw pistachios, and sesame seeds. Then I made a blow of water sauteed/steamed collards with garlic, paprika, pepper, ginger, onion flake, Chinese five spice, poultry seasoning, Bragg's, lemon, sprinkled with lightly toasted sesame seeds. Then I added some chicpeas and heated them through, this was also delicious.
I then proceeded to go to the gym and begin my workout I promised to begin. It was nice, I was so happy to get back into it again, also it helped that the gym was very quiet.
But then I went to the North End for dinner at Strega and I totally splurged, I ate a lot of cheesy food and white flour that night oh yeah and oil, it was all so good. Also there was wine involved. Then on Sunday I did not workout and I ate pizza with the cheese. It was all very bad.
On Monday I worked out and had a perfect ETL day listen to this:
breakfast- oatmeal soaked in almond/soy milk with goji berries, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, date sugar; clementines; ginger tea
lunch- green salad with carrots and tons of garbanzo beans, I made a dressing out of red wine vinegar, spicy brown mustard, onion powder, black pepper (tons). This was also really good.
Dinner- Lara bar; mushroom stew with portebellos, baby white mushrooms, spinach, green beans, white beans, red beans, onions, garlic, tomato paste, 1 "beef" bouillon, vegizest, rosemary, thyme, bay leaf, marjoram, red pepper flake, parsley, red bell pepper; smoothie with kale, collards, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, goji berries, cocoa powder, 2 dates, hempseed, pom juice, soymilk.
I also am amazed that my cough is coming back, it is painful to cough, I can't believe it. I may have to get some more rest. We will see what happens...................