Today is day 7 of my challenge to not eat any type of bread for 7 days. A week ago I decided (out of the blue) to not eat any type of bread for one week. Bread has been a major part of my diet in general and so this is indeed a challenge for me. Challenging myself meant to replace at least 1 meal per day with something else. And in addition I did not want to replace it with food that is bad for my health, I wanted try to replace my meals that contained bread with something healthy.
Today is Sunday and I actually would have had plenty of time to make a fairly large (or complicated) breakfast. However, I just did not feel like eating that much at all when I woke up this morning. I made myself a milk shake (Lactaid 2% Lactose-free milk) with Blueberries and Bananas. The shake was very filling, but overall very healthy and tasted really good. I do not need to read you the benefits of either item I used – they are all good and you probably know that anyway. The shake lasted for about 5 hours and that’s when I decided to have lunch.
Lunch on Day 7
Shortly after lunch I wanted to cut the grass. The breakfast shake was wearing off and I wanted to eat something that provided me with energy, but was also not too heavy. I settled for a big bowl of fresh cut water melon and then had a cup of coffee right after that. The water melon was very sweet and of course extremely juicy. The name comes for a reason. I like eating water melon on hot days like today because of the need to stay hydrated – especially when working outside. Temperatures got into the mid-90s today where I live. PS: I did not eat the entire water melon shown in the bowl on the picture.
Dinner for Day 7
I had BBQ Chicken with a big bow of mixed salad. I had cut yellow and orange peppers. The entire salad was made of green salad, peppers, tomatoes, feta cheese and my home made balsamico dressing.
I did not really snack in between today. For one I was too busy doing stuff and then each meal actually worked pretty well in making me feel full. I consider it important if you are trying any type of diet or have certain diet changes going on, that each meal provides you with a good amount of protein. But keep in mind that your protein should come from good sources – similar to what I have been writing about this week. If you increase your protein intake, stay away from hot dogs, sausages, and deli meats as an example.