DAY 1: Dinner. You call this a diet?!

Good evening everyone! I hope you have all had a wonderful day, and for those of you who have started the No Grain, No Sugar, No Cheese diet with me today, I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I have! It feels SO good already just on the first day!

Today has been quite the stressful day, and so many times I have almost gone to reach for a snack, and then I realized that I can’t, because the only snacky things I crave when I stress are carbs. Truly, this has freed me from so much EXTRA stress that I would have put on my body for eating all that junk, and I have been relieved all day that I am just simply not allowed to eat those things right now 🙂

So, after school today, and after working about an hour, I took a break and made a snack:

 

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1 large pink lady apple with 1 tbsp. of sunflower seed butter. Delicious!

 

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This is a fantastic snack, and a nice switch from the typical peanut butter. You can purchase this at your local Trader Joes, if you have one! The raw almond butter is also a great choice! I have yet to try cashew butter. Anyone tried it before?

Now, for DINNER!

 

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This was absolutely the best salmon I have EVER had! Remember last time I made it, and I claimed it was the best?

 

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Well, this time beats even that! It was SO good!

 

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I cooked it in olive oil, garlic, and a rosemary marinade and it was OUTSTANDING

 

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When it was done cooking (about 10 minutes in a pan over medium heat) I put it on top of my sautéed veggies and drizzled all the leftover garlic-y sauce on top! SO good!

 

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To sauté the veggies, I put them in a pan over medium heat and olive oil, then I added some garlic and a little bit of the same rosemary marinade to flavor

 

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This mix of veggies had frozen “asian-style” veggies, fresh organic spinach, and whole raw cashews

 

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It was simply amazing. To top it all off, I put a few slices of perfectly ripe avocado on the side.

You call this a ‘diet?’ I don’t think so! This was probably the best meal I have had in a long time- it was THAT good! And the great thing, is it is 100% healthy, and I am so satisfied and full. Amazing how that works 😉

Now, go make yourself a delicious healthy dinner that you’re going to feelgreat about! I’m so excited about my healthy eats today; I feel accomplished! Now, I am off to the gym! See you back here later for a petite treat if my tummy calls for it 😉

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5 responses to “DAY 1: Dinner. You call this a diet?!

  1. Julie

    wow everything looks amazingly delicious ! I just made my shopping list for tomorrow, and I was thinking about how tricky eating lunch out – what happens to me a lot those days- is when you can’t really have time to get a salad/ how convenient sandwiches are ! So hard to find a good substitute to hold this together ^^
    So I was looking for something that could substitute bread, which brought me to another question. What about Quinoa ? I read on some grain-free website that it is actually not a grain but a seed !
    Would you include it in your plan ? It would be a lifesaver, I just love it !
    Thx

  2. I am actually not sure! I will look that up, I would be totally excited too if it weren’t a grain! Let me know if you find out info on it, and I will let you know. Tomorrow I am actually posting a guest post that kinda hits the spot on eating out that I think you will really like! I always opt. for the salads or the soups during this diet! It’s all worth staying on track bc the reward is phenomenal!

  3. Julie

    Here is what I found : Technically, quinoa isn’t a grain at all, but the seed of the Goosefoot plant.

    From Wikipedia ” Quinoa ( /ˈkiːnwɑː/ or /kɨˈnoʊ.ə/, Spanish: quinua, from Quechua: kinwa), a species of goosefoot (Chenopodium), is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal, or grain, as it is not a member of the grass family. As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beets, spinach, and tumbleweeds. ”

    Same about Buckwheat ! : From http://www.whfoods.com “While many people think that buckwheat is a cereal grain, it is actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel making it a suitable substitute for grains for people who are sensitive to wheat or other grains that contain protein glutens. Buckwheat flowers are very fragrant and are attractive to bees that use them to produce a special, strongly flavored, dark honey. ”

    This is wonderful news !

    • Wooohoo! I think if you feel this great about eating it, and it’s considered a seed in this many sources, I would go for it 🙂 Read my last post about how to make this your own diet and enjoy it 🙂 It’s long, but I needed to share it 🙂

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