I’VE COMPLETED DAY 24*!!! Can you tell I’m excited?! 🙂
While this has been a successful experiment in resetting my habits, I look forward to incorporating what I’ve learned into “normal life.” I know some people adopt a Paleo lifestyle long-term, but I’ve taken that approach in the past and found it to be detrimental to me. Attempting to follow an extreme or limiting diet forever just sets me up for intense cravings, which ultimately leads to an all-out binge.
Since I prefer to avoid the extremes–including the emotional highs and lows that come with them–I’ve adopted a more balanced approach. I let myself indulge once in a while (keeping the serving size to a minimum), which keeps the binges at bay.
All right, so let’s look at my final day of stats…
Breakfast: Meal replacement shake
Lunch: Scrambled eggs; Blueberries; Small helping of Apple Cherry Baked Oatmeal (Recipe found HERE – I’m a huge fan of this site! They have a ton of baked oatmeal variations.)
Supper: Green beans; Spaghetti squash with meatballs (Recipe found HERE – This was my first attempt at substituting spaghetti squash for pasta, and it turned out really good! It was SO easy to make too, so I’m putting this on my keeper shelf.) 🙂
Snacks: Banana; Grape tomatoes with hummus; Apple slices; Unsalted peanuts with raisins
Tea of Choice: Candy cane green tea
Okay, that’s it for Day 24! I’m taking a break to celebrate for a few days. I’ll be back next week with my overall before-and-after stats, as well as other observations that come to mind. See you next week!
*My completion of Advocare’s 24-day challenge is not a personal endorsement of Advocare or any of its products. Advocare’s products may cause adverse health effects in some people and shouldn’t be entered without full understanding and consultation with a physician.
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