I had a giant salad for lunch. I’ve been doing this for a while, so it’s nothing new, although I did miss the Trader Joe’s shredded parmesan cheese that makes any salad more tasty. And over the next 30 days, I’ll have to make my own chicken instead of that really convenient TJ’s seasoned chicken breast or lunch meat. For today’s salad I had lettuce, tomato, carrots, orange bell peppers and two cans of tuna in olive oil from TJ’s. Topped it off with olive oil and vinegar.
I had a few nuts in between breakfast and lunch. Was hungry pretty early, but not ravenously so. I definitely missed my usual bacon or ham at breakfast, but until I find such meat without added sugar or other unacceptable stuff, I’ll have to go without. I’ll add some avocado and another egg tomorrow. But overall the breakfast did it’s job this morning.
About the giant lunch salad, for those of you completely foreign to the idea. I’ve been doing this for about 6 months now. I used to have a sandwich at lunch. On “healthy” whole wheat bread. High fiber, etc. (That high fiber stuff is a joke. Get real fiber from veggies, not bread. Again, as I’ve been saying, do the research, don’t take my word for it. Eat real food and you won’t need to worry about fiber.) Now I eat the same kind of meat (turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna, or whatever else is leftover from the fridge,) but instead of the bread, I have a ton of veggies. I generally add half a bag of Trader Joe’s lettuce mix, a small cucumber, tomatos, bell peppers, carrots and sometimes (often) shredded parmesan cheese. Dressing? Just olive oil and balsamic vinegar from TJ’s. It’s a great lunch. And I’ve adjusted when I eat it. I used to be starving by 11am and need lunch by noon, in the old days, when I had a bagel with cream cheese every morning. Now I’m OK to wait until 1 or 2pm for the mega salad. Then I’m hungry again by dinner.
IF YOU DO NOTHING ELSE with respect to changing your eating habits, lose the bagel for breakfast and the sandwich for lunch. Eat those eggs. They’re fine. Can you imagine that someone made us think that eggs are bad but bagels and cereal are good??? No way. Since I have been doing this, with virtually nothing else changing, my blood pressure has gone from a bit high, to normal. Six months. Try it. Wheat is bad, eggs and veggies are good. It really is intuitive and makes sense if you think about it and read about it.