Cabbage Soup Diet Diary Day Four – I made it over the hump.
I lost another pound and a half which puts my three day total at 4.5 pounds! Four and a half pounds in three days – that’s better than the flu. (And for the most part not quite as unpleasant!)
Also, today, for the first day I wasn’t really hungry. I woke up and had a banana milkshake made with two bananas, one cup of fat free milk, a little bit of cinnamon, a dash of vanilla, and some ice. Yum! I ate a banana around ten o’clock, the soup for lunch, another shake around three o’clock (which actually made me really full), and another bowl of soup for dinner. You can have up to eight bananas and as much milk as you want, but I only had four and a half bananas and two cups of milk.
We did eat an early dinner so we could attend a high school concert and got home late and I will admit I was pretty hungry when I went to bed, but I didn’t want to eat a banana at ten o’clock at night so I just fell into bed and actually slept like a rock.
I don’t really like bananas. Well, I should modify that – I don’t completely dislike them, I’m just very picky about them. If I’m going to have bananas in a shake I like them very ripe. They are much sweeter that way. If I’m just going to eat them, they need to be the perfect shade of just-a-little-bit green. Cabbage Soup Diet Tip#4: Buy your bananas so they’ll be at the ripeness you like on Day Four. (So if you do your shopping on Sunday to start the diet Monday and like very ripe bananas buy yellow ones instead of green ones. If you like green bananas shop just a day or two before.) In fact on Day Two I hid my ripe bananas so no one else would eat them. (Look, don’t mess with a cranky diet lady’s diet food!)
Remember that weird pain I talked about on Days Two and Three? Well, last night it came on with a vengeance! My lower back and legs were killing me. I could not sleep, I was in so much pain. My poor husband. I don’t know how he slept (but he’s a man, so he did) with all the tossing and turning I did. Even with three Advil and a Melatonin it took me forever to fall asleep on Night Three into Day Four. I do not know if it is due to lack of protein or my body detoxing, but I will tell you this – it hurt and I did not like it one bit. (BTW, if it was my body detoxing, my body must have been pretty “toxed”!)
I really do think the bananas and milk helped though, because I’m feeling much better today.
And tomorrow – tomorrow is meat day. Can you hear the angels sing? (I can and they are singing Hallelujah!) I have rare roast beef sitting in my fridge, waiting for me. (And you’d better believe I’m waiting for it. Hello Mr. Beef. Get in my belly!)