We thought that the worse snow storm of this season was over, but as the saying goes “Don’t count your chickens until all the eggs hatch”, so here we are again…..with a bigger snow storm than the one before.
In my last post I was cheering you on with signs of spring, but today I will share some signs of winter still in full swing.
A couple of weeks ago, on Saturday, we had a gorgeous day. It was sunny, pleasantly warm, with the temperature in the low 50ties, but what was so peculiar about it, is that it’s still the middle of winter. Mother Nature reminded us of this reality during this past weekend.
As you know, I love nature and gardening, so I could not resist to go outside and check out how my garden is doing this time of the year.
I was pleasantly surprised, and quite confused, when I noticed some of my spring plants already popping out of the ground. It definitely is way too early for them to be peeking out, but then again, it’s the call of Mother Nature.
I already informed you about the Fat Smash Diet, introduced you to the book, posted the food list, and hopefully convinced you to join me, so we can have fun together.
So today is the BIG day, our first day of Detox, and as with anything else in life, first is always the most challenging. It will get easier with each passing day, believe me, because you are building up your confidence, self control, and most of all, you begin to feel better and eat healthier.
I printed out my lists of Recommended and “DO NOT” foods, and posted it on my refrigerator. My food shopping was done on Saturday, and on Sunday I jotted down my basic plan for my daily eating routine and a quick first day menu.
As I mentioned to you in my previous post about the Fat Smash Diet, there are 4 different Phases you go through during this program, and each phase has a list of suggested and excluded foods.
Some of the excluded foods in one phase are being introduced back into your diet in the next phase, so for ideal success, you need to follow these food suggestions, eat 3-4 smaller meals per day, follow the same eating schedule, and continue to exercise.
Just think, this phase is only 9 days long….you can do it!!
A couple of years ago, a co-worker told me about the Fat Smash Diet book, written by Dr. Ian K. Smith. I looked through her copy, and liked what I learned, so I bought my own copy (it was only $12.95), and decided to give it a try.
The Fat Smash Diet is about smashing the bad habits, and learning the principles of healthy eating, plus physical activity to maintain a healthy life.
This program consists of 4 phases, and there is a list of suggested foods for each phase, as well as a list of foods to avoid during a particular phase. Each phase continues with the same foods from the original list, plus a gradual introduction of additional foods.