Thursday, March 28, 2013

Smoothie Diet Day # 3

The scale rewarded me again so I decided to keep going, except that I need a real lunch.  I made the same banana pear breakfast smoothie as the day before, but the pear was not ripe so it wasn't a very smooth smoothie. 

Then I got dizzy.  I have chronic problems with dizziness and when it hits I never know how long it will last.  It could be days or weeks so I do whatever I can to get it to go away quickly.  If that meant eating real food, so be it.  This same thing happened on day three when I tried to go gluten free.  I tried to rationally think about what it could be.  I had been eating plenty of fruit so sugar and carbs could not be the problem.  I had been drinking plenty of water so that should not be a problem.  That leave sodium.  I normally eat a higher sodium diet since I'm used to processed foods and I probably had been getting very little sodium over the last couple days.

I ate my "real" lunch of a salad with balsamic dressing (prepackaged), whole grain crackers and turkey meat.  I felt better later in the day.  I at a "real" dinner too.  I made a shrimp stir fry with brown rice.  It was delicious. 

So...I guess I am done.  I made it only two and a third days.  I am getting better at making the smoothies so I am going to continue to have them for breakfast and then try to continue to eat well balanced other meals and snacks.