I'm sure this may not look like much to you but to me, it tasted like heaven! For a little over two weeks now I've had no coffee, no sugar, barely any meat, mostly turkey, chicken and fish. No alcohol (okay, I sipped 2 ounces one night and 2 ounces the next) And no cheese, no carbs except for the allotted 1/2 cup of brown rice per day. Why? Because it's necessary ! Has it been easy? no...the first two days were a struggle. Have I lost some weight? Yes, teetering on 7-8 lbs. Is that enough? No...but now I've hit a plateau for the past few days.
Does this stubborn scale make me crazy? Yes! So...I'll "break the fast" so to speak for a day and return to the plan. Maybe that will shake things up. In the mean time here is a simple way to incorporate pinto beans into your diet. I made a big batch the other day and simply throw a few into salads or a faux wrap (without using a tortilla, lettuce works). Beans are a great source of protein, they fill you up and stave off cravings, I've found.
On a bed of spinach, add about 1/3 cup beans, sliced turkey, avocado and salsa for dressing and there you have it! Very satisfying, filling and delicious.
STAY TUNED for a restaurant review possibly. I haven't done one of those in a while!