I really needed something to get me focused, on track and jump started. Hubby and I started Tosca Reno's Cooler 1 Plan today, which we plan to follow for 14 days. It's very strict, so after the 14 days are up (assuming we make it through it), we'll be a little more lenient. It's not for hardcore exercisers (not enough carbs, IMHO, for tons of exercise), but I am just getting back into the workout groove anyway. It's not like I have a bunch of a long runs in my near future. lol
I am worried that I won't be able to stay on this plan for the entire 14 days. Falling off the wagon is a common problem for me.
BUT I am going to give this my all, because I really need to revamp my lifestyle. And, well, I am a person of extremes.
Here's the basics, in case anyone's interested:
COOLER PLAN #1
Per day, eat...
- 1 apple or pear
- 5 servings lean protein: chicken, tuna, egg whites, turkey, bison, elk, non-oily fish
- 5 servings raw/steamed veggies: cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, broccoli, lettuce, spinach, asparagus, green beans, sprouts, celery
- 1 yam or sweet potato
- 1 serving whole grain: quinoa, brown rice, millet, oatmeal, cream of wheat
I am really going to miss cottage cheese, which is my main go-to protein snack. But I'll add that back in after the 14 days, as well as more types of fruit, more types of veggies, and a few more servings of grains to fuel my workouts.