Eating All My Food + WIAW

My fridge is (almost) empty.

 

I’m in panic mode.

This was my fridge after dinner last night:

The yogurt and kombucha are gone now too.

 

Why so void of food?  Well, it’s now filled with juices.  I’m doing a cleanse.  The awesome people at Skinny Limits reached out to me to try their 3 day cleanse… normally I’d balk at the idea, but after an indulgent holiday season and a year (or more) of packing in protein, I decided to give my body a rest.

For the next 3 days, 6 times a day, these are my meals:

Skinny Limits

 

There will be a full review coming, but if you’d like to follow along in real-time check out my Instagram.

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This WIAW I made sure to thoroughly enjoy my last day of solids til Saturday.  I relished every last morsel.

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Read on for my eats, and then check out Jenn’s blog for everyone else’s delicious creations!

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Breakfast:

The usual apple cider morning cocktail, was followed by a roasted grapefruit.

roasted grapefruit

 

Then that was followed by a very white-ish-brown meal of a puffed corn cracker, turkey, and #yolkporn sprinkled with red pepper flakes.

Greek yogurt mixed with a little stevia and a lot of cinnamon for “dessert.”

#yolkporn

 

Mid-Morning Snack:

More turkey, mixed with my wasabi-blue cheese dressing and zucchini with a slice of Ezekial toast.

turkey wasabi salad

 

Lunch:

Turbot, carrots, hummus, and a Sriracha Veggie Muffin.  Those muffins are great from the freezer, by  the way.

turbot and sriracha muffins

 

Mid-Afternoon Snack:

Maple-Bourbon Roasted Chicken left over from a Monday lunch at Metro Fresh with a side of asparagus and more (unpictured) hummus.  I’m loving Whole Foods’ omega hummus with flax and walnuts!

 

Dinner:

There was a TON of traffic and by the time I finally got home (an hour late) I was hangry.  I nibbled on veggies while I cooked.  I sautéed asparagus, mushrooms, and spinach while making a mix of hummus, cayenne, and tuna.  I wrapped all that up, pressed it in my George Foreman grill, and finished it with a drizzle of fig-balsamic reduction.

My pre-dessert dessert was my favorite cocoa-roasted kabocha topped with peanut flour sauce (I get my peanut flour on iHerb - use discount code USO924 for $5-10 off your order) and cacao nibs.

tuna press

 

Dessert:

They say to ease into a cleanse… I did not.  I admit it – I panicked and ate the last of everything that I thought would be tempting.  Fully aware this isn’t how it’s meant to be done.  #sorryimnotsorry

I made my 150 Calorie Chocolate Protein Cake, but topped with a lot of Greek yogurt-cinnamon “icing,” sprinkles, and cacao nibs.

150 calorie chocolate cake

 

Then I finished off a pint of Arctic Zero ice cream, almond butter, whipped cream, homemade magic shell, and hemp seeds.

My “magic shell” is just equal parts melted coconut butter and cocoa with a little stevia.

magic shell and ice cream

And then I had a Red Velvet Protein Bar. I needed a night-cap.  Bam,

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I hope my trainer continues to be too busy to read my blog.  He’s going to hate this cleanse.  LOL!

Have you ever done a juice cleanse?

Do you ever go through a day and realize 75%of your food was color-less?  So weird for me!

 

Comments

  1. says

    I AM ON THE FLOOR. THE FLOOR I TELL YOU! I CANNOT believe YOU are on a cleanse. SAY WHATTTTT?!?!?! I wish that I was in Atlanta (or SF?? Not sure if you are traveling over there this Saturday) on Saturday when this cleanse is OVER because I would LOVE to join you on your EPIC FEAST of re-feeding! LOL! Love me a delicious ALL YOU CAN EAT SUSHI BUFFET!!!

  2. says

    So I haven’t had grapefruit in so long but we have some and I want to roast them in the oven. Best way to have them! Good luck on the juicing.

  3. says

    I did several cleanses back in my ‘Iwanttobesizezero’-times – and I hated it, but would have never admitted it. Sorry :-) Nowadays I can not even stand half a day without food. Good luck!
    I love the sprinkles by the way.

  4. says

    Ooh your meals look extra tasty, especially that grapefruit! I have never done a juice cleanse though I’ve considered it. I heard good and bad so it’s hard to decide. I think I’d only do it for a day if I did though.

    • Laura says

      Honestly, I’d do at least 2 days to get the full effect. I’ve done the Arden’s garden 2 Day Detox before and liked it.

  5. says

    I am definitely not a cleanse person… I get plenty of bathroom time with my foods now. ;) PLUS, I don’t even really want to do that so… GOOD LUCK! ;)

    The foods look spectacular as usual…. I always love seeing your sprinkles!

  6. says

    I hate it when I get hangry. Happened to me last night. It was kind of ugly around my household for about 30 minutes. I’ve never done a cleanse. I’ll be curious to hear more about it, especially since you workout so hard. I guess that’s what I’ve always sort of worried most about.

  7. says

    Dude, I really don’t know if I could do a cleanse. I am terrible about not being hungry after only drinking liquid. I think it more of a mind game than anything else. Good luck!!

  8. says

    Red pepper flakes are awesome with egg yolks! I had a small addiction to homemade coconut oil/cocoa magic shell recently – it is so much better than the store bought stuff!
    I have never done a juice cleanse – Good luck to you, Laura – looking forward to hearing about how it works for you!

  9. says

    Pre-dessert dessert!!!!!! My husband and I say that EVERY NIGHT and we think we’re the only ones in the world who have just a tiny something right after dinner and then a “real” dessert later. I am so sending this to him right now! Can’t wait to hear about the cleanse – always been something I’ve been interested in trying just to see what it was like, but never know how it would work WITH my exercise (which I’d be willing to ease off on but not give up completely). This company in particular is one that I’ve looked into and looks like one of the best!

  10. says

    haha good luck! i don’t think i could do a cleanse but i could definitely drink those juices anytime! I’ll come eat your food you can’t have, k? or maybe drink?? LOL!

  11. says

    I did their cleanse and have to say I was shocked to not be starving. HOWEVER, I needed to chew so I ended up eating almonds each day. I’ll be interested more in what you think the 2-3 days after the cleanse

  12. says

    Your food is always so creative and filled with different flavor combinations, I’ll be excited to hear how this juice cleanse goes for you. The past few days I have been eating spinach with most every meal so there has been a lot of green.

  13. says

    I loved all the kombucha in your fridge! Good luck with the cleanse, the closest I’ve ever come to doing one was just eating greens on Day 1 of an elimination diet…. which only last until dinner because I caved!! Make sure you renourish yourself with lots of protein and veggies!!

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