I had a business breakfast meeting at La Madeleine yesterday. I drank my juice before going and had water throughout the meeting. The smells of the restaurant were great but it didn’t make me want to jump over the counter and pistol whip the cook into making me something full of carbs, eggs, and bacon. I was quite excited that I survived with my dignity and juicing diet intact.
In case you are wondering what I do during lunch, I eat my lovely salad at my desk and pretend that it is not 100 million degrees outside. And I watch a British show, Monday Monday. I have found myself talking properly and quirky like British folks tend to do. I don’t usually eat at my desk but it allows me to watch a fantastic show, write my blog posts, save gas, and not rush to eat my lunch. It is kind of nice. I also have purposefully not scheduled any lunch meetings this week if I can help it.
I made dinner for the boyfriend last night. He is craving carbs in a way that I crave Gerard Butler. Ok, maybe his cravings aren’t that bad. However, the boyfriend is not a cook so I treated him to a dish that falls in line with our 7-day diet program and will hopefully help him forget about carbs for a few more days.
The no-pasta "pasta" dish included:
- 2 zucchini, julienned
- half an onion, julienned
- 2 carrots, thinly shaved
- 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
- 1 cup of brocolli florets
- 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, cut in half
- 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- spices/herbs (parsley, shallots, garlic, sea salt)
- juice from half a lemon