My first “diet”

I have never been on a diet. Never. I’ve tried to eat healthier and such but I’ve never been on a diet. Until this week. I would love to be 5 pounds lighter, not a huge task. So I hopped on pinterest and poked around in the fad diet pins. I came across the “Eat Your Heart out Diet” over at Refresh and decided to give it a try. I also dragged two good friends in with me. Misery always loves company. I initially thought this would be a super easy thing to do. The diet changes from day to day, so no monotony.

I’m on day 3. Today has been the hardest day. Three days without a protein or carb creates some pretty serious cravings. I’m also not drinking the Crystal light or using salt and seasonings like she suggests. Seems like it would be unwise to down artificial sweetener while cleansing. I’m staying strong. Tomorrow I get bananas and milk and I’m pretty dang excited about some dairy!

Side affects so far: On day one I had a headache. Not too bad. No headache since day one but I’m feeling a wee bit shaky and I’m hungry today. Calvin reports that I’m cranky. I am taking vitamin B12 after lunch so that’s helping with the mid-day slump.

I’ll be sure to let you know how banana day goes.

Here’s a few pics of my meals lately. The purple and yellow carrots were a super fun find in our CSA box this week!

About the author


Erica is an advocate for simplicity, family time, making a cozy home and loving others well. She is the community coordinator for One Orphan, the orphan care ministry of America World Adoption Association. Erica and Calvin have four young children; Elliott, Charlotte, Lola and Liam. They currently reside in Nashville, TN.


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