Ever since I saw this video:
I’ve had Ke$ha‘s “Blah Blah Blah” stuck in my head. It is driving me crazy!!! I just want to dance and act sassy like the dude in the video. Of course, he can dance MUCH better than I.
Anyways, summer is coming up and I need to kick up my workouts and diet regime. Blah blah blah!
Before I delve into my self prescribed “Summer 2010 Regime“, here are pictures of my totally yummy “meatballs” and pita meal. I actually thought that I would be able to eat just one pocket.
I obviously underestimated the tastiness of the dish.
I ended up eating 2 pockets! They were SO SO good and so easy to make. I’m going to have to write up the recipe for them. If you want to just wing the recipe, all you need is Trader Joe’s Meatless Meatballs, fresh tomatoes, whole wheat pita, parsley, and Italian spices. I can’t tell you the exact seasonings that I used off the top of my head, but I think I used a mix of basil, oregano, and black pepper. All you have to do is sautee the meatballs and tomatoes together, top it with parsely, and stuff everything in the pita.
BTW, Cody told me that he wanted more attention in the blog.
Cody says, “I’m da boss man!”
Anyways, as I was talking about my Summer 2010 Regime, I’ve decided to go on a cleanse for the next few weeks. I’m not talking about a liquid or juice fast, but instead, a processed foods cleanse. I know that I eat pretty healthfully but I do indulge a little too much in vegan sweets and vegan processed foods. I’ve been watching Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and all he talks about are how bad processed foods are. At first I thought that since I’m vegan, I’m safe from processed foods– that was pretty stupid of me. Thus, for the next few weeks I’m going to be following Phase 2 of the South Beach Diet (SBD).
Years ago, I got this book for $5 at Costco (HOLLA)!
I want to use Phase 2 of this diet because it promotes clean eating, yet is not very restricting. I am very sensitive to sugary foods, I get hyped up very easily and crash hard, and feel that this way of eating will get my body back in check. I’m not really looking to lose weight but am looking to change my habits. I loooooove eating chewy candies such as Jelly Bellys and Twizzlers and know they are processed BEYOND belief. I don’t binge on them but I feel like I have to get some every time I’m around a candy bin.
So what is Phase 2?
Phase 2 of the SBD is a low-glycemic way of eating. As many of you guys know, Phase 1 of the SBD is very restricting and does not allow for any fruits, high glycemic index (GI) vegetables such as corn or carrots, any alcohol, any bread or grains, fatty cuts of meat, and high fat dairy. As a vegan I know it would be very difficult for me to stick to Phase 1, as most of my calories come from fruits and grains. On the other hand, Phase 2 allows for fruits, wine, and grains.
Why go on a “diet” and not just cut out the candies?
Well, I am a very structured person and I like knowing my boundaries. I am not looking to “diet,” but am looking, instead, for a lifestyle change. I do not like the fact that I feel dependent of sugary sweets! And, I like the recipes in the book.
Anyways, I will be updating my progress in the next few days.
On another note, for DWTS fans, EVAN LYSACEK WAS ROBBED OF POINTS TONIGHT! Seriously, ALL 7s’s??? I can’t believe so many couples scored higher! Sheeeeeeeeesh! I can’t wait to see who gets eliminated tomorrow. I bet it’s going to be Jake.