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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Day 21 of my sugar detox!

And today is my sons 4th birthday!
I feel amazing, and this is my last hump (pizza, and chips at the party lol)

And here is a recipe!

Hot pumpkin coconut noatmeal
1 can full fat coconut milk
1/4th cup chia seeds
Teaspoon vanilla
Teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of ginger, nutmeg, and cloves
One green tipped banana
Half a can of canned pumpkin
1/4th cup of shredded unsweetened coconut
2 eggs

Over low heat put the coconut milk and
Chia seeds in the pan and stir.
This thickens fast! Mash in the banana, then Take the mixture of the heat and wisk in the eggs and continue to wisk over heat, then add all the seasonings and pumpkin.  Cook till you can stand up your spoon in the mixture, take off the heat, mix in the shredded coconut and serve
This makes 2 huge servings  or 3 regular servings.
Are you not detoxing? Feel free to drizzle with honey or maple syrup, add raisins. 
Low carb? Omit the banana, add protein powder.

Filling, and tasty! Happy fall!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

It's day 16 and I feel alive!

My alarm went off this morning and something happened that has not happened in a long time!
I woke up awake, full of life with energy!  I feel refreshed, alert, clear mind, and I actually did an exercise DVD before work!
I feel great! 
I'm actually having different cravings too.  This morning I was craving black coffee with coconut oil, and just regular eggs scrambled with butter (lately I have been loading up with veggies in my eggs). I'm also very excited that I ate a green apple last night as a snack and this morning I tested a nice medium positive for ketones on my pee strips lol.

I have a group of people competing in a fun challenge on fitbit if anyone is interested, feel free to add me queenbaconnyc@gmail.com or my husband patfrombklyn@gmail.com for some friendly competition!

Talk to ya later!

Monday, October 20, 2014

This is the home stretch!

Less then a week left for my sugar detox.  I feel amazing and I'm not quite sure I'm ready for it to be over.  In enjoying challenges, feeling good, skin clearing up, extra energy, etc. 
Yesterday was making strides walk for breast cancer at prospect park.  My daughter and I did the walk with my co workers.  It was an amazing day.  35k + people, cool weather but if became sunny, and prospect park is absolutely beautiful this time of year with all the changing leaves. 
I'm empowered! 
Happy Monday

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

So today is day 10 of my sugar detox!

So I feel allot better!  Headaches are hardly now.  I'm still doing my ten thousand steps a day, and 100 squats a day.  I started adding coffee back here and there.
So let's talk appetite.  I'm happy to say that my appetite is normal, im not starving, I don't need snacks, but it's also nice that come dinner time my tummy is like hey where's din din lol.
Woo hoo to the fact that I'm down 7lbs by day 10 (and that's with getting my period)
I'm almost half way there! Yay! Off to work I go.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Day 7 done , bacon broccoli rabe!

So 7 days done!  Still hitting my 10k steps a day and my 100 squats a day.
Let me cut to the chase...

You are going to say WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT when you see how easy and tasty this dish is.

2 bunches of well cleaned broccoli rabe with inch cut off the bottoms
6 slices of bacon chopped in 1" pieces
6 cloves of garlic chopped small
Salt to taste

I cut my bacon into inch pieces and fried till mostly crispy. 
I then add one bunch of broccoli rabe and let it cook enough to Wilt and for in the other bunch, I then put the garlic all over the top and put a dash of salt.  I cooked for about 10 minutes once everything was in the frying pan flipping the rabe with tongs every once in a while.
After you taste this your are going to be floored!

Have an amazing night!


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Day 6 done, and fried green tomatoes!

First I'd love to give a huge THANK you to Jimmy Moore for putting my blog in his email today about new blogs to check out. Please check out his webpage if you live in a closet and never saw it before.
Livin la vida low carb

Ok day six is done, I'm very excited, I feel great, and day 7 is a breeze. 
In celebration of being almost done with my first week, and getting a shout out from a low carb great I came up with a new recipe for fried green tomatoes!
I was waking in the neighborhood and I saw a stand with tons of them and never had them before so here it goes!

6 medium sized green tomatoes sliced into quarter inch slices
2 medium sized eggs
Enough lard to cover the bottom of a frying pan.
1/2 cup almond flour
1/4th cup coconut flour
Qt teaspoon chipotle pepper powder
Qt teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Wash and cut your tomatoes.  In a dish wisk the 2 eggs in another dish mix all of the dry ingredients.
Put the lard in your frying pan (I used pork lard yum!) And put the temp on low to melt it and bring it up to temp to fry the tomatoes. It's up to temp when you put in a drop of water it sizzles.  Also I suggest using cast iron if you have it because it holds a constant temp.
Next dip each tomato slice in the eggs, then in the dry.
Fry the tomatoes each side for about 4 minutes on each side and drain on a paper towel
The seasoning blend for these with the slight spicy and the tart finish at the end is hands down orgasmic.. 

Let me know what you think!


Saturday, October 11, 2014

The morning of day 6! 5 days under my belt!

So I'm finally getting less headaches, I'm pooping regularly, and my energy is leveling out.  Just for  those who might be wondering I'm not giving up coffee, I still am going to drink it here and there.  I'm just trying to break my dependence to it.  I want to be able to sip and enjoy it, not chug it waiting for its buzz to start my day right.
Last night I stayed up a little late to make sure I got my steps in, so lots of jogging on my rebounder! I also did my 100 squats in during the day. 
Last night I finished during my 21 day sugar detox ketchup into yummy Smokey bbq sauce!  It was amazing on a burger. 

I forgot to post my starting weight for the detox (169.3lbs) and now that I have 5 days in I'm down to  164.3 which I'm totally tickled pink.  I'm in the beginning of the time of the month from HELL!  I actually think the squatting has been helping with cramps! 
Today shall be an eventful day, my daughter will be marching with her church/girl scout group in the Columbus day parade.   10k steps here I come! 

I'm about to flip through my detox books for something to make for breakfast, have a great day everyone and thanks for reading! 

5lbs down woot woot

Friday, October 10, 2014

Day 5 am, woohoo day 4 is done!

Even less headaches today. Yayyyy!  I have to admit, I didn't make my 10k steps today, but I did do my 100 squats.
I plan on doing at least 25000 steps this weekend to make up for any short comings. 
Another hurdle is aunt flo just decided to visit, which would explain cramps and headaches also.  No cravings though, and I still have not bit anyone's head of with the lack of coffee!

Next weekend I am doing a walk for breast cancer. Any donations would be greatly appreciated!  Thanks so much in advance.  Please click here to donate


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Morning of day 4/day 3 completed

So I'm the days done for my sugar detox.  I'm feeling a little better, not constipated anymore (tmi) lol yay! I'm still getting headaches, but not as bad or as often.
My appetite is almost non existent also!
Breakfast yesterday was a chicken sausage, spinach sauteed in garlic and coconut oil and garlic and 2 eggs over easy.
Lunch was baby shrimp with steamed broccoli, carrots and cauliflower with lemon and Kerry gold butter.
Dinner was slow cooker chicken adobo from the 21 day sugar detox cookbook. One small improvise was I used a cat iron skillet and chicken breast.  It was amazing!
I made my 10k steps , and 100 squats.
I'm excited, I think I need to step up the exercise though!  Any suggestions?

Day four here I come!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Day 2 of my sugar detox done!

Ok so detoxing from coffee and artificial sweeteners is worse then I suspected.  I could hardly eat breakfast yesterday, and had to pop aspirin multiple times through the day. 
Another letdown is I didn't make my 10k steps for the day. I had it planned in my head that I was going to jog on my rebounder, but headache and feeling of being constipated (sorry tmi) was telling me otherwise.
Fortunately for me I got my squats in for the day!
Breakfast was soft boiled eggs on top of cabbage and spinach fried in a little grass fed pork lard.
Lunch was beef burger with cauliflower, broccoli, and yellow and orange carrots with a mustard vinegar dressing I made.
Dinner was another spinach salad topped with Turkey burger.

Let me share my dressing recipe it's super easy, super delish, and so much you can do with it, not just for salad I had it on streamed veggies and it was great.

1 tbsp spicy or course ground mustard
1 tbsp olive oil, avocado oil, or mct oil
1 tbsp of vinegar (I have used Apple cider or balsamic, both work)
Fresh cracked pepper
Wisk it up and put it on! 

What I missed about the sugar detox is the simplicity of it all.  It really is easier just eating clean natural food.  You should try it some time!

Any questions or hints? Please feel free to comment!


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Day one of my 6th 21 day sugar detox

So yes, this is my sixth sugar detox (the 21 day sugar detox) and even one day in, I'm already convinced that this time I will see the most improvements.
I weigh in yesterday morning at 169.3 lbs.
I'm coming off of eating low carb high fat, or Keto and now looking to go back to my paleo ways but keep it low carb so maybe I can be successful at improving my health and shedding some weight and gaining some much needed muscle.
Now for day one most of my day was plagued with horrid headaches.  I thought at first that it might have been because I skipped my morning coffee, but after gulping down some rocket fuel (stumptown cold brew) and still couldn't shake the feeling realized it's probably stress and cutting artificial sweetners.
Breakfast was eggs with spinach cabbage, onions and peppers.
Lunch was chicken with Chinese veggies (Fed the baby corn to my daughter lol)
And dinner was salad with a turkey burger on top. Now for a snack is the fun part.  Hubby and I shared a granny smith Apple.  I bit into it and I mine add well sucked on a lemon!  Then I remembered all my past detox, and I'm so excited that over the next 3 weeks that Apple will transform from a face squishing sour puckering fruit to a juicy god sent sweet garden of Eden heaven evoking sweet treat.

I can't wait!


Ps did my 6th day of 100 squats a day, and 10k steps a day