And, I have to admit, that it isn't that bad.
Okay. The first 3-4 days were kind of bad. I missed my bread. I missed my PB&J. I was a bit cranky.
But then, I got used to it. And I kind of just accepted it. And now, dare I say, that it's almost a habit?
It has been a learning process, and I have gotten somewhat creative with our meals.
One night we had pancakes. The kids had regular pancakes, and I whipped up some Paleo pancakes. The ingredients included almond flour, eggs and water. I also mashed some bananas in the batter. I admit that it didn't taste like the real thing. But, it was a good substitute, and it made us feel like we were having a treat.
I have also been craving some spaghetti and meatballs. The answer: spaghetti squash. Yup. I roasted some spaghetti squash and when it was done, I scraped the squash out and it looked just like spaghetti! I served it with some sauce and meatballs (without bread crumbs), and I felt like I was having some real spaghetti!
I have never worked with spaghetti squash. Before tonight, I don't think I ever ate it. I am happy to say, that after watching a few You Tube videos, I learned all I needed to know about roasting squash.
Another recipe I tried was Paleo bread. I was craving something that had the look and texture of real bread. So, I whipped up some bread that was made with almond flour, flax meal, and eggs and water. And it actually tasted pretty good when it was toasted.
So - how do I feel after almost two weeks? Well, I wish I could say I feel fantastic. But, my energy is still low. Especially when I run. I am waiting for the 14 day mark, and I hope I will feel much better.
I will say that I do feel less bloated and a bit slimmed down.
It has been an interesting 12 days...We shall see what happens during the next two weeks.