Yesterday was day five of my detox and nothing exciting happened. I did however weigh-in and was down 4 pounds in the four days I have been on the eating plan. That was great news even though my weight is not where I want it to be.
My I have been eating pretty much the same thing daily. If you have ready day 1-4 then you know what I have been eating.
Today I went to the grocery store to get staples for the whole month. Spices, different types of beans and legumes and more containers so I can prep more food in advance. I think I can almost plan a whole menu if I had the patience. The only shopping I need to do now is my weekly fresh food.
My detox was to be for ten days but I think I am going to push it for at least a month. I’m going to try to be as strict as possible with what I eat but will include some extras that have been off limit in these ten days. E.g eggs.
I wanted to weigh in on the 31st so that I can see exactly how much I lost this year. The only problem is that TOM is here and that means my monthly bloating and weight gain of up to 6lbs (yup! My bloating and water retention is that bad.) is here.
This will totally throw off my detox results, which really pisses me off. I worked so hard these past few days to eat on plan and I won’t even know how well it worked. Being a woman sucks.
I will push on though.
Make your Own
I decided to do my second installment of make your own (my quest to rely less on processed food) and since I have been making my own hummus after years of buying it, here is my recipe. Its pretty simple and quick
I cup Dry chickpeas
I medium onion
I large red/green bell pepper
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup tahini
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt
¼ teaspoon cumin (I always add cumin to legumes)
- Soak your chickpeas overnight and boil the following day
- Sautee your onions, chopped garlic and bell peppers in olive oil for about a minute. (I do this to reduce the taste of raw garlic and onion in my hummus. However if you do not mind it, go ahead and use them raw.
- Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend to desired taste. (you can add some of the water you used to boil the chickpeas if you want a smoother consistency or you can add a quarter cup of olive oil to make it smoother.)
- Store in the refrigerator and you have delicious chickpea that is cheaper and tastier than store bought.