We just got back from an amazing weekend in Long Beach Island with my family. Fourth of July was filled with lots of family, fun, wine, beach, ocean, and BAD FOOD. I probably consumed about 4 lbs. of cheese, along with another 2 lb. of meat, including burgers! (I rarely eat red meat). I felt so sick on Tuesday, I decided we needed to change. Soooo, I have made the decision to cut out dairy (mostly), meat (all red meat, MOST chicken), and see how I feel. I have already bought almond milk and Earth Balance vegan butter. Oh, and Gardein Chicken strips! I already feel better!
Day 1 – Not such a success. I had a lunch date with my good friend and we ended up at a favorite restaurant I hadn’t been to in years…Old Man Rafferty’s. I ordered tomato basil soup and a caesar salad. No meat, yay! But, yeah…there’s dairy. The soup even came with these ridiculously tiny and adorable grilled cheeses. Oh well. Dinner was completely meatless and dairy free! (Dan did have some chicken)
Day 2 – I started the day by making corn muffins with almond milk! (I did use an egg, until I have finished those…then I will buy egg replacer). No need to waste! I also had my coffee with the almond milk, and a spoonful of REAL sugar. Another thing I am cutting out of my life is artificial sweeteners. I use sweet’n’low like it’s my job. Gross.
Lunch was at Cheesecake Factory with my sister-in-law…another fail (although delicious and fun)…BUT I ordered my salad with no cheese! Dinner was also meatless and dairy-free – roasted potatoes & carrots! Yum!
So now, it’s Day 3. I am going to go all the way today! It will be easier when not eating lunch or dinner out at a restaurant. Once I get the hang of it, I think I’ll be fine. I’m excited to make a positive change…and I’m pretty excited to possibly shed a few more pounds of baby weight while I’m at it!