This time last year I was so frustrated that my body just wasn’t bouncing back with my 3rd pregnancy like it had in the past. I felt so gross and tired and just not myself. I did an eating plan called Get Fit 21 and it was the trick I needed. Inches + pounds melted off and I felt AMAZING! I am hypoglycemic and for my whole life the way I ate was putting such a damper on the way I felt. Energy levels, moods, headaches, etc. So I was shocked to find out that a low glycemic diet offered me a consistent, stable energy level and mood. I found I didn’t even really need to eat every two hours like I was doing my whole life, because my glycemic levels were rarely triggered.
Ignore the milk that I am unable to drink right now, (their unsweetened one is good to go though!)PS This hoodie is the softest thing I own and all of Lennon + Wolfe’s pieces are the same way. If you need a luxe hug check them out here! // Fly Knit Shoes
All this to say, I ate that way as best I could but this Winter I sort of dropped off those things I learned. And now found myself feeling actually ill after most meals and looking 5 months pregnant. SO! Back to the low glycemic diet. We’re sticking to the NSNG Diet which is no sugar, no grains and fruits very low on the glycemic index. Cherries, grapefruit, pears, apples, strawberries, peaches, oranges. (Definitely not bananas!)
I am sharing here because I need to stay accountable and anyone who has done this eating plan — I’d love to hear your favorite recipes or short cuts! And if anyone is looking for some tasty meals here is how I’ve been eating this week:
Breakfast is my hardest meal because I am used to grabbing a Costco protein drink and running out the door. So I grab a handful of nuts and an apple while I get through the morning rush and then make myself a bigger breakfast when I get home from drop offs. Over medium eggs, bacon, avocado, egg cups, scrambles, I love this egg cup idea because you can reheat them so it might help my chaotic mornings:
For lunch I make myself a big salad with the Costco kale mix, turkey, cashews, cucumbers and a sugar free dressing. Lots of options from this brand. Don’t expect it to taste the exact same as your sugary favorites but it totally does the job!
Hot dog (yeah I said it) with mustard, jalapeños, banana peppers, pickles. Lettuce wrapped or sliced into bites. Image
Guacamole (Coscto’s packs are sugar free!) mixed with canned tuna fish and bell pepper in lettuce wraps. (This is an OG recipe from Jenna back in the Whole 30 days!)
We eat fajitas probably once a week so this was an easy swap out. Just get butter lettuce for cups and the same ingredients as normal. There are several salsa options with no sugar and hot sauce is huge for me when I eat this way because it adds flavor without any issue. (And supposedly speeds up metabolism!) ImageTrying this philly cheesesteak idea tonight!
Lots of skillet meals like this – just dive right in, who needs a taco shell.
I buy a bag of key limes (they’re tiny and I feel like I waste less!) and I put the juice on everything. When I have a sweet craving (so, every night) I make plain yogurt with fruit and lime zest and juice all over it. (Image via Martha Stewart)Check insta stories today, I’ll be sharing all my meals! And taking ALL your ideas, too! We didn’t set a time limit on the eating but 3 weeks was great last time, so we’ll see where we’re at then!