Yesterday, day 1 went pretty well. I’m taking Christine Kane’s – Uplevel Your Life course, so I really focused on staying positive and setting an intention that I wouldn’t feel deprived or at a loss for anything. It was also the first day back to work after a week off, so the meetings, spreadsheets, and emails kept my mind off the food.
I started off my morning with a Vega drink. A complete whole food health optimizer. I can’t say I loved the taste. It’s a powder just mixed with 8 ounces of water, shaken well. As a matter of fact I thought it tasted horrible, but I’ve had worse. Chinese medicine tinctures taste pretty bad. I just kept thinking; it’s only 8 ounces, you can do it. It did fill me up and provided a good source of energy.
The rest of the morning and afternoon went great. I even managed to spend my lunch hour having a pilates session with the lovely Holly. My body always feels great after our sessions.
Dinner was Crabmeat Salad with Avocado and Mango. A recipe from Dr. Mark Hyman’s Diabesity Prescription
- 1 lb. lump crabmeat
- 1/4 c. minced scallion
- 1/4 c. diced fennel
- 1/4 c. finely diced red bell pepper
- 1/4 c. minced cilantro
- 1 tsp. minced jalapeno pepper
- 1 tsp. lime zest
- 5 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 2 avocados, halved, pitted, peeled and cut into thin slices
- 1 c. diced mango
- 2 tbsp. snipped chives
Flake the crabmeat into a bowl. Gently fold in the scallions, fennel, red pepper, cilantro, jalapeno, and lime zest.
Combine 4 tablespoons of the extra-virgin olive oil, 3 tablespoons of the lime juice, and the salt and pepper. Pour over the crab and gently mix.
Combine the remaining 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon lime juice with a pinch of salt. Fan the avocado slices on each plate. Drizzle with the extra-virgin olive oil and lime juice mixture. Place the crab salad at the base of the avocado on the plate. Place 2 tablespoons of the mango on the side of the crab.
Sprinkle with the chives.
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: none
This is quite a tasty salad. I’m not a fan of avocado, but mixed with the crabmeat I was able to fool myself that I wasn’t eating a mushy avocado.
About an hour later I was thinking it would be a lovely evening for a walk, but my body completely shut down. I had no energy, I got the chills and became so tired I couldn’t keep my eyes open. I tried staying awake for a while, but I was out by 9:30 pm.
Day 1 complete.