Hey guys! Hope your Memorial Day weekend is off to a great start!
Last night we helped our friends move into their beautiful new home. It was a perfect night (weather wise especially!) to do so. After the moving fun was over, we ordered pizza, enjoyed a few beers, and sat out by the bonfire. First bonfire of the season – love it!
Remember yesterday when I was talking about how great I felt after having a beer and burger out with my friend (compared to how I normally feel)? Yep, that was definitely not the case last night. I had two Spotted Cow’s, along with some pizza from a local pizza joint.
I haven’t had pizza in at least a few weeks now. Last night I had sausage, pepperoni, and chicken with buffalo sauce, canadian bacon with extra cheese, and mashed potato pizza – whoa! Between the pizza and beers, my body was not loving me. I was lethargic, groggy, bloated, and gassy (is that TMI?).
I was reflecting on how great I felt on my 10-day detox, and I really don’t want to just jump back into my old ways (although I don’t usually drink regular beer or eat pizza, or at least not together!). I also don’t want to have to be as restrictive as I was for those 10 days. There’s a happy medium, and it’s always a work in progress to get there.
Before we head out to golf and up to a friend’s parent’s lake house later (hello, summer!), I thought I’d squeeze in a quick post about one of the products that helped me survive the 10 days of no sugar (and thus, no chocolate!).
TerrAmazon Raw Organic Cacao Nibs.
These cacao nibs are what helped me survive those first days when all I wanted was a piece of chocolate (although, by Day 9 I found some chocolate that didn’t contain sugar!).
Cacao nibs are made from cacao beans (or cocoa beans as more commonly referred). I explain more about these in Day 1. They have 11 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein per serving (and no sugar!).
The almost chocolate.
And they are delicious. Not to mention an awesome addition to this smoothie that I can’t stop raving about.