Friday, January 22, 2010

Fat Flush Plan

In case you haven't noticed, I haven't been eating out at restaurants or cute little cafes as much. Oh, I've hit up a few, but mostly to watch other people eat since I ate beforehand.

Brando and I have been doing a Fat Flush Plan, from a book by Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman. WHAT FOR?!?! you may say, but the truth is we mostly needed it for a detox. From all the junk food over the semester to alcohol nearly every day (and not decent alcohol, like wine, no this was fruity drinks, beer, and who knows what else) we seriously needed one. When faced with a choice between eating better or getting bigger clothes, I had to go with with eating better.
And when Brando said he would do it with me I jumped all over it.

As a totally unexpected benefit, I learned to cook again. I used to know a looooong time ago, maybe four years, but had completely forgot. An even better unexpected benefit was we learned to cook together!! Talk about romantic as all hell. If you've never tried cooking a meal together with your significant other, you definitely should try. I'm talking about get me in the sack now kind of hot and romantic. *ahem* Any way. After learning how to cook following their recipes, now either one of us can throw together a simple, healthy, nutritious meal without even looking at the book. There were lots of other unexpected benefits to the detox, but I'll save those for another post.

By the way, my favorite part about this detox was that they had every single thing we needed to eat, including every meal with recipes if needed, already written out for every single day. Oh, and most of the recipes? Used four ingredients or less, took less than 15 minutes to throw together, and were DELICIOUS. Inexpensive, as well. Because real food usually is.

These are mostly, save one exception, our own variations on recipes within the book. My apologies for the many blurry iPhone photos - I was just looking forward to eating too much to run upstairs and grab my camera. Without further adieu:

My first attempt at breakfast - Scrambled eggs with red peppers, and bok choy.
A late night snack - raspberries and blackberries.
An invention of our own - Chicken sauteed in chicken broth, and covered with a fresh lime juice, tomato puree, and garlic sauce.
Cherry tomatoes, Italian parsley, red onion, and ground turkey.
An afternoon snack - deviled eggs with nothing but flax seed oil, garlic, apple cider vinegar, and ground mustard from the book. Sounds strange, but oh so delicious! Better than regular deviled eggs.

Scrambled omelettes with ground turkey, cherry tomatoes, italian parsley, and red onion. I walked downstairs on Monday morning to Brando making this. So hot.
And of course I got right in there and started cooking with him. The prep for the omelettes - cherry tomatoes, red onion, and Italian parsley.

By the way, the detox lasted two weeks. Brando lost 10 pounds, and I lost eight. My clothes fit again, yay! I feel FANTASTIC, my skin is clear, and I've had SO much energy.


Alicia said...

Mmm! Good for you! Everything you made sounds fantastic!

Goldilocks said...

Bikini in three detox starts Sunday!!

Amanda said...

While everything looks great - I'm a deviled egg fiend and that healthy version is something that just made my to-do list.

Thanks for sharing!

pinksundrops said...

Amanda, throw some garlic in there as well! I neglected to add that to the ingredient list, though I fixed it now. Also, cayenne pepper added color and spice after the photo was taken!

Texan Couture said...

I need to get this book! I am always up for any new health adventure and this seems very interesting!!

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

Congrats on your successful weight loss!

Kiley said...

Oh wow, please cook for me! Lol. I will hire you.
<3 Miss youuu

maisquared said...

geez you just made me real hungry haha

Stace said...

uh can you email me the deviled egg recipe? please and thank you and this is me stopping in for 2 seconds I should totally be paying bills.

Zen is in said...

Whoo HOO! This sounds so fun and HOT! haa haa You two are so cute I love it! Keep it alive girl! ;-)

pinksundrops said...

Alicia - Thank you! And thanks for coming by my blog! Oh my gosh, I am so excited to discover your blog. I especially can't wait to show your latest post to my little one. I can guarantee you his reaction will be, "Aw, how cute!" Bloglineing you now...

Goldilocks - Whoo!! Although, I have to admit I still need to do a few crunches before bikini season. The detox got rid of the extra weight, but didn't exactly firm things up, ya know.

Amanda - You will have to let me know how they are! I hope you caught that they had garlic in them as well. Definitely one of the major flavor boosters. I'm so glad you stopped by! I didn't realize you lived in Austin, as I have fallen off the Austin Bloggirls train and need to get back on. I'm excited to blogline you!

Erin - Let me know if you try it. Although, while I'm guessing a detox will be healthy besides, I'm guessing you have absolutely no extra weight to lose, so be careful!!

Chelsea - Thanks! It totally expanded my wardrobe again haha.

Kiley - We still need to do our cooking class with Austin Bloggirls! How fun would that be?! Think I'm going to email Mai about it soon...

Mai - Hearing about your cooking always makes me hungry!! It's about time mine did haha.

Stace - It's all yours! Although, I'll take it down if there's any copyright issues.

2 eggs, hard-boiled
1/2 tblsp flaxseed oil
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp dried mustard*
1/2 tsp green onion (white part, finely minced)*
1/4 to 1/2 tsp finely minced garlic (to taste)*
Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
Sprigs of fresh dill and parsley, for garnish*

Mix with yolks, put back in eggs, and walah!
*I used regular yellow mustard only because I didn't have dried, omitted the green onion, dill, and parsley, as I didn't have it, and used one clove garlic*

Zen - You are so exactly right on. Keeping it alive. Totally what I do. I hope I get a chance to go for a drink with you when I'm in Cali for an extended period next!! We would have way too much to talk about ;) .


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