Did I Eat Today? ~ Haylie Pomroy
I am not a proponent of diets — as an ex-ballerina, I saw far too many eating problems happen outside the studio and off the stage to make me stay away. Also as an ex-ballerina, it has been difficult to watch my body change after each baby was born. I haven’t made time to run or do any sort of intentional exercise since 2007 when I ran my last full marathon. Basically, I have let myself get into some pretty nasty habits, and I realized during my last pregnancy, when I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes ,that I needed to do something different now.
I like that Haylie starts off talking about the science behind eating. How the five major players (Liver, Adrenals, Thyroid, Pituitary and Body Substance) use the fuel that it is given. I also really liked that DIET stands for Did I Eat Today? It really isn’t about eating based on a fad, but on changing it up so the body has to use the fuel to the best of its ability. Each week of the 4 week healing process is broken up into three phases:
Phase 1: Tree carb-rich, moderate protein, low-fat meals and two to three fruit snacks with one of the two days doing cardio.
Phase 2: Three high-protein, low carb, low-fat meals and two to three protein snacks with strength training one of the two days.
Phase 3: Three meals and two to three snacks with one stress reducing activity (a massage!) on one of the three days.
There are some rules that have to be followed:
1. You must eat every 3-4 hours when you are awake. No skipping.
2. You must eat something within 1/2 hour after waking.
3. There are food lists you have to stick to in each phase. Phases need to be done in order.
4. No wheat, corn, dairy, soy, refined sugar, caffeine, alcohol, dried fruit or juices, artificial sweeteners, or
5. You must drink your body weight in ounces of water each day. Since I weigh 135.8 pounds, I need to drink 136 ounces of water (17 Cups, in case you were wondering).
I decided to start my weeks out on Monday so I can take my measurements and plan my meals on Sunday.
Week 1: 2/4/208 to 2/10/2018
Weight: 135.8 pounds
Thigh: 23 inches
Waist: 33 inches
Arm: 10.5 inches
|Monday||Cinnamon Peaches on Toast||Apple||Sloppy Joe Turkey Wrap||Pears||Hawaiian Burgers||Watermelon|
|Tuesday||Oatmeal and Peaches||Pineapple||Beef and Cabbage Wraps||Apple||Corned Beef and Cabbage||Pears|
|Wednesday||Bacon wrapped Asparagus||Wrapped cucumbers||Chicken Fajita Salad||Hard Boiled eggs||Lemon Mustard Pepper Chicken|
|Thursday||Spinach and mushroom Scramble||Meatballs||Lettuce Wrap||Jerky||Baked Cod||Jerky|
|Friday||Egg on Toast||Hummus||Artichoke Salad||Quinoa Salad||Coconut Chicken||Hummus|
|Saturday||Almond Berry Pancakes||Hummus||Avocado-Turkey Wrap||Deviled Eggs||Chicken Chili Fajita Bowl||Hummus|
|Sunday||Egg on Toast||Hummus||Gingered shrimp||Baked sweet potatoes||Baked Cashew Chicken||Olives|
See you back here in a week!