Week 4 Food Log 8.5/10…Yippee!

This is week # 4 of keeping track of everything I eat. The previous three weeks really showed me where I needed to tweak things to eat healthier and move closer toward my goal of losing weight.

I set a goal this week to avoid all animal products, processed food, oil, sugar, salt, faux meats and alcohol. I also aimed to eat after 6:00 p.m. and move my body on at least three different days.

How did I do?

Not too shabby…

1. I stuck to plant-based foods except for a couple of bites of a chocolate mouse cake.

2. I avoided processed foods except for French fries once.

3. I ate faux meat once.

4. I avoided oil except for a small amount in some hummus on my daily salad at work and except for the oil in a veggie burger and salad at a restaurant and French fries I ate once.

5. I did not add salt to any of my food except for the French fries.

6. I didn’t have any sugar, except for the sugar in a couple of bites of a chocolate mouse cake.

7. I drank alcohol on 2 days (it was 5 days last week).

8. I moved my body on 5 different days (only 2 days last week).

9. I didn’t do all of my eating before 6:00 p.m. as I’d hoped, but on most days I did eat my food within a 12 hour window or less, which is good. I would prefer the window to be 10 hours, so I may work on that.

….drumroll please……I lost 6.2 lbs. That tells me I AM on the RIGHT track. Of course, this only works if I continue what I’m doing, which is what I plan to do for the next week.

I give myself an 8.5/10 because I did veer off and have alcohol twice, processed food once and restaurant food with oil once. I surpassed my exercise goals by doing 2 more days than I planned.

Week 4 Summary 8.5/10

May 22

-10 eating hours (10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m)

-green veggie powder and turmeric mixed with water

-snap peas, mini cucumber, cherry tomatoes

-baked potato

-salad with spinach, tomato, cucumber, banana peppers, hummus (has oil), and dressing (mustard and balsamic vinegar)

-cantaloupe

-apple

-Brussel sprouts, beets, baked potato, baked sweet potato, green onions, Dijon mustard

-“ice cream” made with frozen bananas and frozen cherries

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-no alcohol

May 23

-10 eating hours (9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m)

-green veggie powder and turmeric mixed with water

-snap peas, mini cucumber, cherry tomatoes

-baked potato

-baked Japanese yam

-salad with mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumber, broccoli, banana peppers, hummus (with oil), dressing (mustard and balsamic vinegar)

-2 mandarin oranges

-corn chips (corn and water)

-black bean salsa (black beans, zucchini, cauliflower, yellow pepper, tomatoes, store-bought salsa, Mrs. Dash original seasoning, cilantro and salt)

-salad with kale, spinach and arugula topped with the above black bean salsa.

-quinoa bread (quinoa and water)

-no alcohol

May 24

-10.5 eating hours (10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m)

-2.15 km walk

-Starbucks matcha soy milk latte without sugar

-mini cucumber, snap peas and tomatoes

-salad with mixed greens, tomato, cucumber, hummus (oil) and dressing (mustard and balsamic vinegar)

-wedge potatoes (steamed)

-baked potato

-baked Japanese yam

-cherry tomatoes

-roasted beets, Brussel sprouts, carrots and baked Japanese yam with a roasted sweet pepper, artichoke heart, garlic, and onion powder sauce

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This is the roasted sweet pepper sauce I made.

-no alcohol

May 25

-14.5 Eating hours (8:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m)

-1 km walk

-homemade matcha tea soy milk latte with turmeric and dates

-mini cucumber, snap peas and cherry tomatoes

-baked potato

-salad with mixed greens, tomato, banana pepper, hummus (oil), dressing (mustard/balsamic vinegar)

-quinoa bread with homemade hummus (no oil)

veggie burger on brioche bun, kale salad (with oil) and French fries from restaurant

-couple of bites of a chocolate mousse cake

3 glasses of red wine

2 Old Fashioned drinks

2 green apple vodkas

(I drank these drinks over 8 hours, but it was still too much alcohol.)

May 26

-7.5 eating hours (2:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m)…a lighter day to follow the heavy one yesterday

-2.7 km walk

-3 hours of moving/organizing boxes etc. going up and down stairs

-baked Japanese yam and potato with green onions and Franks hot sauce

-cantaloupe

-roasted Brussel sprouts, carrots

-home baked corn chips (corn and water) with homemade hummus (no oil)

-homemade “ice cream” (frozen bananas, frozen cherries, dates, soy milk

-no alcohol

May 27

-9 eating hours (10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m)

-2 hours of moving/organizing boxes etc. going up and down stairs

-homemade matcha tea soy milk latte with dates, turmeric and vanilla

-baked Japanese yam

-mandarin orange

-salad with spinach, kale, arugula, cilantro, Italian parsley, roasted carrot, tomato, red onion, white navy beans, with dressing (pineapple, balsamic vinegar, dates, garlic, maple syrup)

-2 baked potatoes with horseradish (a little dairy)

-no alcohol

May 28

-11 eating hours (9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m)

-2.6 km walk

-homemade matcha tea soy milk latte with dates and turmeric

-mini cucumber, snap peas, cherry tomatoes

-baked Japanese yam

-sald with spinach, corn, black beans, tomatoes, hummus (with oil), banana peppers and dressing (mustard and balsamic vinegar)

Beyond Meat burger on one piece of rye bread with spinach, tomato, mustard and guacamole

-1 glass of red wine

-French fries

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I had the regular fries; my husband had the sweet potato fries.

-homemade smoothie with kale, banana, frozen berries and dates

I’m super proud of my commitment this week. I look forward to crushing it next week too!

Wishing you health and success on your journey,

SignatureAli

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