On to the food! I think today went well, and I only experienced some minor hunger pangs because we ate late.
Breakfast 8 AM
1 Red, 1.5 Purple, 1 Orange
Shakeology again, still just the half scoop. I used my medium-size Ninja cup with more coffee and ice today, and enjoyed it a whole lot more - the powdery texture was much less noticeable, it was a lot more like a milkshake. Today I whirred it up with plain Greek yogurt, 1/2 banana, frozen strawberries, shredded unsweetened coconut, coffee, and ice. Delicious!
Morning Snack - 11 AM
No picture - it was just teaspoon of crunchy peanut butter. I had intended for it to also include 1/2 of an apple, but I was on autopilot this morning and threw the banana in there and didn't realize it until I was ticking off the boxes on my app. So, no apple. I didn't miss it.
Lunch - 1:30 PM
1 Red, .5 Purple, 1 Green, 1 Yellow, 1 teaspoon
I had leftover stir fry from last night with the addition of some chopped fresh mango - we visited my MIL this weekend and came home with a few jumbo Florida mangoes from her friend's tree, so delicious! If I'd had extra purple I would have put it on last night too.
Afternoon Snack - 4:30 PM
.5 Red, .5 Green
Also not pictured, but it wasn't great to look at - I had some low-sodium Boars Head turkey breast and baby carrots. I picked up the turkey to help fill in some of my red on snacks, and it definitely helped give me staying power until our late dinner.
Dinner - 8 PM
1.5 Green, 1.5 Red, 1 Yellow, 1 Blue
Highlight of the night! I adapted an idea I found online to create these Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Zucchini and served them up with a side of sweet potatoes. Recipe going up on the blog tomorrow!
My big surprise from today was my total lack of desire for carbs - in fact, I left a little of the rice behind at lunch and about half of the sweet potato at dinner, I was full and just wasn't interested in eating them. Coming from a self-proclaimed carboholic, I thought I'd be hurting, but it's the exact opposite. Maybe it's the Shakeology, which is supposed to curb cravings, or maybe it's just the balance of the diet, who knows. But I'll take it!
Now it's time for a little hot tub session in hopes of easing a little soreness before lower body in the morning. Except that means I have to get up first....