Wednesday, May 28, 2014

No sugar/no dairy meal plan- Week 2

Another week and still no sugar! I'm not excited about meal planning or cooking anymore. I really don't feel too restricted I just don't want to do it.

But alas, we have to eat though... :)

Day 8, Monday

Breakfast
steel cut oats with sweet potato
a little honey added in Kaydin's

Lunch
toast with smashed avocado

Snack
salsa with avocado and blue corn tortilla chips

Dinner
scrambled eggs with avocado
carrots and hummus

Snack
Stovetop popped popcorn with coconut oil and sea salt


Day 9, Tuesday

Breakfast
steel cut oats with sweet potatoes and banana

Lunch
Kaydin- flat out wrap with almond butter and banana
carrots and hummus

can't remember what I ate.

Snack
pear

Dinner
turkey meatloaf with spinach
smashed yukon potatoes with almond milk and little butter
roasted green beans
Kaydin- same but with a little BBQ sauce (yes, with sugar in the ingredient list)



Day 10, Wednesday

Breakfast
banana

Lunch
Me-leftover meatloaf and potatoes
roasted beets

Kaydin-leftover meatloaf and mashed potatoes
pear fruit cup
leftover popcorn

Snack
Me- pear
Kaydin- banana

Dinner
Me- brat, no bun
steamed carrots cauliflower broccoli
plain potato chips

Kaydin- same thing but with a bun

Comments
When I picked Kaydin up from school she told me her teacher passed out fruit snacks for a good behavior treat to the class that day. Kaydin said she planned on saving hers so she could show me and we could figure out how much sugar was in it...but then few minutes later she decided to just eat it since it was a treat from her teacher and she was probably allowed to have it. LOL. Yes, since it was  treat from the teacher I would have let her have it. How insightful of thoughtful of her to think to save it for us to talk about together. Although, the typical child in her took over and she ate it without waiting, lol. I'm impressed with her thought process though and being aware.

That being said, this is what she wrote/drew at after school care today...
 Secrets


"Dear Diary, Me and my mom are doing this no sugar thing. I do not like it. It is a stress but I am trying."


Day 11, Thursday

start of Advocare Max Phase (more info on those supplements at the end of the post)

Breakfast
2 pieces bread, one with Nuttzo and one with smashed avocado

Lunch
Kaydin- leftover meatloaf and mashed potatoes, pear fruit cup
Me- Flatout wrap with Nuttzo, chia seeds, hemp hearts

Snack
Kaydin-steelcut oats with sweet potato and honey
Me- plaintain chips
Kaydin- softball treat after the game- Capri Sun and fruit roll-up

Dinner
Fruit smoothie with coconut water and spinach

Snack
Stovetop popped popcorn with coconut oil and sea salt

Comments
The Max Phase supplements do not at all mix with my body well. They make me feel queasy, uneasy, not quite jittery but something like that. I hope it goes away soon or I will be taking breaks and not taking them everyday, maybe every other. I know that's not following the plan as is, but that's ok!

 


Day 12, Friday

Breakfast
Banana
Roasted beets

Lunch
Campus picnic- hamburger with no bun or cheese. Lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle on top.
Veggie salad
homemade potato chips

Kaydin- Nuttzo sandwich with chia seeds and hemp hearts
pear fruit cup
apple
veggie chips

Dinner
Hy-Vee salad bar



Day 13, Saturday

Breakfast
kaydin-egg roll

steel cut oats with banana and sweet potato
cabbage perogie (we shared this)

beet, aronia berry, apple, berry and carrot smoothie (we shared this)

Lunch
I can't remember what we ate in the middle of the day. It wasn't much since we had a spread out breakfast.

Dinner
Date night at Eatery A- Olive, lavash, and tapenade appetizer
anchovy, brussel sprouts and gremalata pizza




Comments
Date night with no drink is hard! Tim and I rarely drink but the rare occasion we go out to dinner just the two of us it's nice to have a glass of wine, mojito, martini, or bloody mary. No alcohol for about 10 more days.


Day 14, Sunday

Breakfast
steel cut oats with banana and sweet potato

Lunch
1/2 pork brat
2 slices steak
pineapple, strawberries, few pieces banana
spinach with little drizzle blue cheese vinaigrette dressing

Dinner
2 scrambled eggs (I beat my scrambled eggs with unsweetened almond milk. So good!)
1 avocado
 red and green grapes
pear

Kaydin- Alpha-Bits cereal with unsweetened almond milk
2 scrambled eggs
grapes
pear


Reflections

It's gotten hard to keep Kaydin from not eating sugar in anything. She's has zero treats and desserts (minus the softball treats after games) but to cut out everything has been harder with her. Like the BBQ sauce with her meatloaf, the Alpha-Bits cereal she requested  as a light dinner Sunday night, or the bun with her hot dog she ate at Summer's house.

I've been staying away from dairy still 95% of the time. I did cave and break the rules when I ordered my pizza Saturday night, though.

I'm not sure if my tastes are changing yet or not, but on Friday when I had a piece of pineapple, it was soooo sweet to me. It may have been that it was just a particularly ripe and sweet piece but it was super sweet. Also, my oatmeal has not been sweetened at all, just with the fruit. I actually really enjoy it not being that sweet. I like that the grain, oat taste is not drowned out by other more sugary sweeteners.

Most of the week I have not wanted a dessert. That is, Saturday and Sunday night I really would've loved to stuff my face with a baked good, ice cream, anything!!

I took most of the weekend off from taking the supplements. Didn't want to feel nauseated the whole time.


Supplements in the Max phase


Linking up with Jen for What I Ate Wednesday.