So sorry I didn’t post yesterday. It was quite a busy day and I had a Girls Wine Night (gasp! Did I cheat?!) in the evening so I didn’t get home until later. I will talk about that later, but now I want to highlight our Daily Fiber Boost.
Did you know that the average person needs 25-30 grams of fiber a day? Most people only get 4! If you changed nothing else about your diet, but got the daily recommended amount, you would lose 9.5lbs in one year! Fiber is a sponge for toxins and it helps you feel fuller longer and keeps your blood sugar balanced.
Daily Fiber Boost provides a convenient way to get 12 grams of fiber, nearly half the daily requirement, with each serving. This heat-resistant blend of gluten-free grain and fruit fibers can be added to hot or cold foods, drinks and even baked goods to help support gastrointestinal health and satiety.
Arbonne Fiber Source Blend
• Comes from a blend of ﬁber from gluten-free grain, pea,citrus, apple, orange, beet and inulin
• Does not interfere with sensory properties of foods to which it is added
• Contains soluble ﬁber to support intestinal health and regularity
• Excellent source of fiber; one scoop delivers nearly half the recommended daily value
• Helps you feel satiated
• Fiber helps support a healthy gastrointestinal system
• Gluten-free grain and vegan fiber source
• No cholesterol, saturated or trans fat
I add the Fiber Boost in my shake in the morning, but you can add it to about anything, because it is tasteless and odorless.
I woke up with a lot of energy today, before 9:00am I had gotten about 3 tasks crossed off my to do list and in my energy filled glee I added about 3 more tasks to the list because I felt unstoppable. When I woke up I had my detox tea, probiotic, and berry shake (organic frozen berries, 1 scoop chocolate and 1 scoop vanilla protein, 1tbl of almond butter, 1 scoop of fiber boost). I went to the gym at about 9:15am, I put a fizz stick in my water to get through the HITT class and Glutes and Abs class I was going too. After the gym I went and ran an errand and then came home and made lunch which was an egg scramble with Tuscan kale, tomatoes, jalapeno, green onions and mushrooms. I probably should have had a snack before I went to the gym, because I went too long without a snack between my shake and lunch.
About 90 min after lunch I made a quick shake (2 scoops chocolate protein, 9 ounces coconut milk). I had a take along pouch of trail mix (nuts and cranberries) at around 4pm. For dinner I made this yummy chicken fajita bake with brown rice, pico de gallo and guacamole. It was really good and everyone in the family enjoyed it. It makes enough for leftovers. I think that is what I am going to have today (Day 4) for lunch and dinner!
After dinner I went to a girls wine night at my friends Kate’s house. Thankfully about half of us in attendance were also detoxing this month, so there was a lot of detox friendly food and sparkling water. I did break the not eat after 7pm rule, but I didn’t over eat. I did have these fabulous detox friendly almond cookies made by my friend Meagan. They were amazing!! She found the recipe here. I got home a little later than I wanted so I didn’t have time to get my detox tea.
One thing I have noticed that is different from last time, is that I have way more energy this first week. I have been able to exercise normally this week and I am not completely crushed in the afternoon. SO far so good on to day 5!