Sunset Eat Fresh Day 1: All or nothing

January 6, 2014 | By | Comments (0)

Who: Joanna Linberg, home editor
I’m giving up: All of it–alochol, caffeine, red meat, refined and natural sugars (because I’m a honey addict).
I chose this because: I’m a classic overachiever and weirdly, I find more success with big goals than small ones.
My biggest challenge: Avoiding sugar in the afternoon–it’s when my energy starts to dip and a green smoothie just won’t cut it.
My biggest temptation to cheat: Last night I made chocolate chip cookies (what was I thinking?) for my husband. Tonight, I’m going to wish I hadn’t.
Coping mechanism: Licorice tea. It tastes sweet to me even though it’s completely herbal.
Today I feel: Invincible. My meals are planned, my support group/coworkers are only a few steps away, and it’s just five days. I got this.

…Except technically, I cheated already. You see, one of my Eat Fresh strategies is packing up leftovers from the night before for lunch. And last night, pre-challenge, I made burgers. (Between this and the cookies, I might have been self-sabotaging.) So I ate the burger today. But with a side of roasted brussels sprouts (also left over), sauerkraut, and carrots!

Breakfast today was roasted and pureed butternut squash I prepped yesterday with a little bit of coconut oil, salt, and cinnamon stirred in (photo below). So good! Dinner tonight is this crazy good looking lentil and veggie bowl¬†while catching up on last night’s Downton Abbey episode.

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See if I resist eating my feelings about Matthew’s departure by following me on Twitter @joannalinberg and #SunsetEatFresh.

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