Jesus. These last few days have been the hardest stretch of my 21-day Crazy Sexy Diet detox. In the beginning, I was all fired up and ready to do this thing. But despite how clean and light and healthy I feel 18 days in, I'm growing weary of restrictions.
A few of my friends and I get together once a week for Girl's TV Show night, and we're currently working our way through the Twin Peaks series. Every time Agent Cooper gazes lovingly into his cup of coffee at the R&R and says "This is some damn fine coffee," I swoon. I know I've been whiny about coffee over the last few days, but I really NEED it!
Anyway, only a few more days. I can do this. The food I can have is delicious. That's not the problem. This morning started with another Green Guru Smoothie with more Sprouted Grain Cereal for a mid-morning snack. Lunch was the last of my Olive Quesadillas with Guacamole and another Salad with Raw Ranch.
But dinner was something new — Southwest Black Bean & Roasted Sweet Potato Burgers from Crazy Sexy Diet:
Black beans and roasted sweet taters are mashed together with brown rice, cumin, onion, and garlic and then dredged in cornmeal. I served my burger atop a slice of Food for Life Gluten-Free Pecan Rice Bread. And of course, there was more avocado on top. I've eaten an entire avocado today! Notice I only used one slice of bread. That's because these tiny gluten-free slices are 130 calories a piece!
My side dish was Steamed Cauliflower with Nooch. You can't beat that. I plan to continue focusing on whole foods like this after the cleanse, but I'll most certainly be adding back my coffee, booze, and a little sugar. I don't like feeling deprived.