So remember how I was doing that whole no-crappy-foods-diet thing after my horrible head cold of horribleness? Still doing it.
As I said, it mostly consists of steamed vegetables, rice and beans (any protein will do — after two weeks I’ve settled on canned navy beans as the laziest possible solution to What’s For Dinner), a super-delicious homemade protein shake (mine are all raspberry-themed, although I have branched out into blackberry with some success), vegetable broth, and occasional and/or frequent nibbles on mixed nuts and/or delicious pistachios.
The awesomest part has turned out to be how I make everything in advance — a big batch of brown rice, a huge batch of steamed vegetables, and a big ol’ pot of veggie broth for sipping off and on all day — so my cooking has devolved into tossing a fistful of this and a fistful of that into my favorite bowl, microwaving it for a few minutes, and kapow! Dinner.
I have also suddenly become somebody who brings her lunch to work, which I never had been before. I won’t say that I am suddenly getting tons more work done without a lunch break, because let’s face it: I always got tons of work done. I kind of kick ass at work.
But I AM a hell of a lot less mood-swingy and low-blood-sugar-cranky at various points throughout the day, now that I have a full day’s supply of shakes and broth and a yummy rice-and-beany lunch tucked away in the mini-fridge. I pretty much eat all day. You know, just to keep my spirits up.
And yes, I have lost 14 pounds in two weeks.
So perhaps that is the awesomest part after all.
Also, my skin has cleared up. I used to have all kinds of terribly attractive stressy dry skin on my forehead and arms, and that has somehow been removed from me.
So hooray! I am marginally hotter than I was two weeks ago! Let’s make out.