Day Two of the Dr. Perricone’s 3 Day Facelift Diet and I can’t say that I’ve noticed a huge change in my skin. I’m also not following his menu suggestions to the letter. My main goal for this “diet” was to see if I could go three days without refined sugar and gluten. So far, so good.
Breakfast: Here’s where I confess that I’m a terrible breakfast eater. Only the 2nd day and I had nothing prepared. I ate a Snickerdoodle Larabar and a handful of grapes. The Larabar was surprisingly good as I usually hate all protein bars especially if they’re supposed to be good for me.
Lunch: I had a lunch date with a dear friend from highschool. We went to the Nauvoo Cafe and I ordered a berry salad: romaine lettuce, cashews, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. No dressing. After I ate all of the fruit, it became only slightly less depressing than my salad yesterday. Sigh. The much needed chat was a good distraction from this pitiful meal.
Snack: I ate another handful of grapes and about a cup of raw almonds. My snacks have greatly improved and I hope to continue this habit in the future instead of opting for a bag of chips or vending machine cookies.
Dinner: The husband grilled salmon again, this time marinating the fish in a mixture of extra virgin olive oil, lemon and garlic. So good! We microwaved frozen veggies of broccoli, carrots, beans and cauliflower with a little salt and pepper. I realize as I’m typing this that Dr. P said to stay away from root vegetables like carrots. Oops. I think we should get points for not buttering the crap out of these veggies like we would have done in the past. We also had a spinach salad with cucumber and cherry tomatoes. I learned my lesson from this afternoon and made my own dressing using balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. This was a salad I actually relished eating. Win!
I am still craving bread and when one of the characters in the book I’m reading mentioned french toast, I almost went into a feverish whimper. I am proud of myself for not cheating. Every time I would whine about what I couldn’t eat in my head, I realized it was basically my bad food habits talking. We’ll see how tomorrow goes, but I’d like to make some real changes. Hopefully.