Thursday, September 22, 2016

D-Tox Days 9-11

Well not much to report on the d-tox front for days 9 and 10. Food is pretty standard, except I did treat myself to Chipotle today for several reasons.

1. IIFYM!!
2. D-tox approved without shells, sour cream, corn or cheese
3. Lab tests from the infection I have came back and the antibiotics I was put on don't kill this specific infection. Yay! Taking pills that make me feel crummy for no reason! Getting the right antibiotics later today.

On Sunday of this past weekend I was finally productive and made a rather delicious soup and it was something I didn't think I would particularly enjoy, but I went with it anyway.

I give to you Sweet Potato and Roasted Cauliflower Soup.

A couple things to note because lists are fun today:
1. It looks like a giant bowl of mashed potatoes, but if you know me in real life then you know I live for potatoes of all kind and that is something I would totally love on the daily.
2. Apparently sweet potatoes can be white or orange. I've yet to successfully pick out orange sweet potatoes.
3. I hate cauliflower with a passion, even the smell gets to me. You can't even taste it in this, it just adds its little cauliflower nutrients and that's that!

This soup, I don't even know if it's really a soup or mush, but we'll call it soup, is so simple.

Roast 1 large head of broccoli with olive oil, salt and pepper at 400 for about 20-25 minutes or so
Peel and chop three large sweet potatoes
Peel some garlic, I did 6 big cloves
Peel and chop 1/2 sweet onion (you could probably use the whole thing)
Toss the sweet potatoes, garlic and onion in a large pot with 7 cups of water and cook until the sweet potatoes are tender.
When sweet potatoes are tender and the cauliflower has roasted, mix together and blend with an immersion blender or in batches in a food processor or blender to your consistency preference.

Viola! Sweet Potato and Roasted Cauliflower Soup!

I met with my nutritionist today and she was very pleased with my loss of four pounds since I got my macros. That's about 1-1.5 pounds lost each week! We are adjusting my numbers slightly to see what changes I can make before Hawaii. Protein and calories will remain the same, but carbs and fat I now have a range. Keeping the original macros for active days and lowering carbs and fat on rest days. I leave for my trip in five and a half weeks and our goal is to have me drop another 4-6 pounds in that time.

The only reason tracking my macros and stuffing my face has been something I've been able to do consistently is because I'm seeing results. I think if the scale and my body weren't changing, I would have given up on this right away.

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