Day 1: So far, so good. Altho, I need sweetener for my oatmeal. Cinnamon is about as sweet as my shoe. Do you recommend Stevia or brown rice syrup...or something else?
Now that you mention it, I remember the one time I tried Stevia I wanted to scratch the top layer of my tongue off to remove that nasty flavor. Can one purchase Truvia at a grocery store?
So, the rice crackers aren't the worst thing I've ever had in my mouth! I was pretty impressed. They make hummus with tomato and avocado slices seem like a meal! Trader Joe's garlic hummus is not the best. Good thing I put olive oil* and balsamic vinegar in it. I still ate almost the entire container and I have 735 calories** left for dinner and a shake. So far I'm rockin' day 1!
The pasta and beans wasn't half bad! Of course, it could have used a little wine (as could have my mouth) and I wanted to pour cheese on top of it so badly it made my face hurt. But I powered through like a champ!
Day 1 ended with dance class, so I was extra successful on accounta eating healthy and exercising in the same day. 1 down, 27 to go!
*Yes, olive oil is one of the acceptable fats
**I'm not required to count calories, I'm doing it partly out of habit and partly out of curiosity.