Today is day 5 of my first Trim Healthy Mama Fuel Cycle. Today and tomorrow I’ll be eating ONLY Fuel Pull meals and snacks.
I’m scared. I always have a fear of being hungry, even as a child I tended to gobble my food and eat frequently. Sadly, that let to a lot of stomachaches. I’ve been working on slowing down and reminding myself, “Carrie, this is NOT your last meal!” for years, it seems.
To get ready for the Fuel Pull days of the Fuel Cycle, I added new recipes to my Pinterest Fuel Pull Recipe board. I also created a new one named Fuel Cycle and began pinning to that too. I bought extra celery, cucumbers, salad greens – and treated myself to several 000 Oikos flavored Greek yogurts (a bit pricey, but I needed the emotional security of having them on hand!). I also made two Salted Caramel Gluccie Puddings to keep in the fridge.
Breakfast @ 5:30 – I had an Oikos 000 with Fuel Pull Overnight Oats topped with 1/2 cup strawberries. From this recipe. Small coffee and a teeny-tiny bit of half and half (under 2 T keeps you well under 5 grams of fat).
Snack @ 8:30 – A Salted Caramel Gluccie Pudding and a Hot Chocolate Trimmy (with just 1 tsp MCT oil)
Aaaaand it’s 9:42… and I’m starved. This is when this thing starts to feel like a diet and not food freedom. Good news is, I could definitely tell a difference in my tummy when I got dressed this morning. I wore a shirtdress to work today that I’ve never worn before. It looked great! I realize I should have added berries, veggies or some other non-starchy thing to fill me up. Will do better next meal!
I made an Earth Milk Sip (with no MCT) to distract me from my hunger.
Lunch (praise be!) @ 11:30 – Loaded Fotato Soup with Swiss Bread. I doubled the recipe so I would have some for tomorrow. I ate a hearty serving of the soup along with berries topped with 0% Greek yogurt.
I may have repeatedly moaned with pleasure while eating lunch! Food tastes SO good when you’re really hungry.
Note: I didn’t have Laughing Cow cheese for the recipe, but I wondered if I could use low-fat (Neufchatel) cream cheese. An ounce is 6 grams fat. So I had to find out, what’s an ounce of cream cheese look like? As it turns out, an ounce of cheese resembles a pair of dice. So I cut a little less than what looked like a pair of dice and popped that into my soup before pureeing. 🙂
Snack @ 3:30 – I guess I ate enough this time to fill me for 3 hours. 😉 For a snack I had a turkey-wrapped pickle, a few berry gummies (from the Trim Healthy Mama cookbook), celery sticks dipped in peanut junky butter mixed with 0% Greek yogurt, and a Trimmy Light.
Dinner @ 6:30 – Egg Roll in a Bowl, FP version.
Whew! I made it through today. I actually felt quite “light” and energetic today. I don’t know if it had to do with all the fuel pulls or not, but I do know I need more of them in my diet. And my beloved Baking Blend and Oat Fiber arrived! That means that tomorrow I can enjoy some Fuel Pull chocolate cake. 🙂
Except I’m out of cocoa powder.
Ah, the life of a Trim Healthy Mama! Always at the grocery store. 😉