There was a time, say about 5 days into The Digest Diet, that I was ready to cave. I was done. It seemed that I wasn’t organized enough with my grocery shopping and every recipe required 14 different ingredients, of which 3 I didn’t have. Back to the store I go. Then there was adjusting to the guidelines of actually being on a diet. As I’ve said before, I wasn’t a horrible eater. I love vegetables, fish, nuts, etc. It’s just that my portions had gotten out of control and grazing on my favorite Juanita’s chips (THE BEST) had put me at an uncomfortable level with the waist band of my jeans. A change of eating was in order but on day 5 I was ready to say ‘Forget the pistachios and pass me the Juanita’s!’ I didn’t however and I’m glad.
I’ve made it past week 3 and can honestly say that the amount of food that it takes for me to eat and feel satisfied has lessened. I am totally into the smoothies from The Digest Diet and have my favorites. I like the orange smoothie and the strawberry one. My husband’s favorite is banana with a tsp. of cocoa powder. I’m hooked on the wrap for lunch and can’t believe how much I like Cumin in my scrambled eggs.
Every night for these past 3 weeks I’ve made something different from The Digest Diet for dinner and just about every recipe is a hit. Could it be that we are incredibly hungry? Oh, there was a time I would have laughed and said ‘yes! But honestly, the recipes are full of such tantalizing herbs and spices that even if my husband and I weren’t on a “diet” these recipes would be wonderful.
And that’s the whole point of starting this eating plan. I wanted to find delicious recipes that were low in calories that would help me on my way to lose weight. I have incorporated more physical activity and have lost a total of 7 lbs. in 3 weeks. And that’s fine for me. I’m 5’10 and weigh 174. I do enjoy my wine so I know if I cut that out I would weigh less, but I’m not concerned about that. I will start a more rigorous exercise regime here pretty soon and keep up with The Digest Diet recipes. The food is delicious and I’m so glad I stuck with this eating plan.