They were right. Days 2-4 are the hardest. Today was much easier. Probably because I ate a piece of fruit between meals and adjusted the menu a bit. We had salads at both meals (along with a vegetable side) with a delicious dressing. It will become a regular in our house. Here's the recipe (this is from Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead):
1/2 c olive oil
1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
1 Tbs raw, local honey
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c fresh basil, chopped (1/2 tsp dried)
Sea salt & pepper to taste
Whisk it all together and pour over salad. This makes enough for 2 servings.
Our salad is any kind of leafy greens and your favorite vegetable toppings. Today we had baby greens with avocado, tomato, bell pepper, cucumber, & carrot.
Half way through, Aaron has lost about 10 lbs and I've lost about 6 lbs. Today felt mostly back to normal. It was rainy and cold today, so the kids and I spent some time snuggled up watching cartoons :) Aaron still hits a wall around 5pm but he's also not drinking both juice "snacks" of the day. Tomorrow's breakfast is a big bowl of delicious fruit-pineapple, mango, kiwi, orange, grapefruit. Mmmm!