Page 1 of 5

Jessi's Froggy Bloggy

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:36 pm
by Jessifly
Monday 4/23/07

I have been meaning to start a blog for some time now. Today seems a good day to start this because today is day 1 on the Thrive Diet plan. I chose to start the Thrive diet because my friend and roommate Brooke wanted to try a vegan diet for a trial period with the goal of losing weight. I showed her my new copy of the book I just received and she liked the structure of the meal plan. So to support her goal I am following it with her and I am sure it will benefit me quite a bit as well since my current vegan diet is not very broad or varied.

(I am following Isaacs blog format, his listing method seems to work well)
Food:
10am
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup cooked yam
1/4 cup cooked wild rice
1/8 cup ground flaxseed
1/8 cup ground sesame seeds
2 tbsp agave nectar
5 strawberries
12pm
1/2 clove garlic
1/4 cucumber
2 cups mixed greens
1 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp pine nuts
1 tomato
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp hemp oil
1/2 tbsp dry basil
1/2 tbsp agave nectar
1/4 tsp black pepper
3pm
1 banana
4 strawberries
1/2 cup almond milk
2 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 tbsp hemp oil
5pm
orange
banana
8pm
1/2 cup almonds
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1 tbsp balsalmic vinegar
1 tbsp hemp oil
1 tbsp coconut oil
sea salt
2 cups mixed greens
1 red bell pepper
1/4 cup fresh basil
1 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
10:30pm
dates
brazil nuts
carob powder
(raw fudge)
11pm
3 dates

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:06 pm
by oregonisaac
Wow, that is a lot of different foods. Awesome!

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:24 pm
by xdarthveganx
Wish I had the discipline to stick to something like that

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:21 am
by Jessifly
Tuesday 4/24/07

Food:
10am
1/3 apple
1/3 cup oats
5 almonds
1/8 cup ground flaxseed
1/8 cup ground hemp seed
1/8 cup ground sesame seeds
1/8 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground stevia leaf
2 tbsp hemp oil
2 tbsp molasses
1/2 cup hemp milk
(this cereal was really heavy... I felt nauseated after this meal and didn't have an appetite again til evening.. I guess I'm not used to eating that many seeds, nuts and oils. Yesterday was a lot too, I will probably have to cut back on those heavier recipes) After the cereal, the rest of the day was not on the thrive meal plan..
1pm
1 cup diluted orange juice
5pm
1 cup tea w/soy milk
8pm
5 strawberries
2 dates
9pm
2 cups mixed greens
6 kalamata olives
1 tbsp pine nuts
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp agave nectar
1/2 tbsp hemp oil

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:39 am
by robert
Crazy detail! Excellent nutrition log and it gives me ideas for myself too.

All the best, hang out soon.

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:37 am
by pamela
I've been making the apple cinnamon cereal myself. I had to sweeten it a bit more with some maple syrup... guess I'm not alkaline enough yet! :D I like that it keeps me fuller a little longer than other commercial cereals I've eaten.

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:34 am
by Jessifly
Thursday 4/26/07

Food:

10am
1 banana
1/3 apple
1 date
1/4 cup almonds
1 tbsp ground flax seed
1 tbsp ground hemp seed
1/2 tbsp carob powder
1/2 tbsp grated ginger
1/2 cup hemp milk

1pm
Natures Path Optimum bar

4pm
1/3 cup cooked adzuki beans
1/3 cup cooked quinoa
2 tbsp ground sesame seeds
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/3 cucumber
1/8 cup diced red onion
2 strips dulse
1/3 cup bean sprouts
2 tbsp fresh basil
2 tbsp green onion
1/3 cup sundried tomato
1 roma tomato
1/2 clove garlic
spices & balsamic vinegar

7pm
small handful almonds
apple

10pm
3 1/2 cups mixed greens
1/2 clove garlic
1 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tbsp ground sesame seeds
2 tbsp pine nuts
1 roma tomato
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp hemp oil
1 tbsp agave nectar
6 kalamata olives

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:08 am
by Jessifly
Thrive diet update: I stopped the thrive diet a month ago because my system just couldn't handle all the seeds and nuts that the recipes used. I am slowly adding back very small amounts of almonds and flax seeds but I still have been mostly unable to eat them without severe stomach pains. My roommate did very well on the Thrive Diet and she may continue on it while I am taking a more raw route. She found that the meals gave her lots of energy and she always felt satisifed and didn't crave any meat, dairy or junk food while following the plan. She also said her sense of taste and smell skyrocketed as foods she thought were bland before had so much flavor. The past month I have been eating between 85-95% raw (by quantity, not calorie as I am not counting calories consumed) without nuts/seeds and this has worked incredibly well for me. I feel great!

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:12 pm
by lotus
so did your friend lose weight? Is she going to continue to be vegan or return back to her omni diet?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:35 pm
by Jessifly
She/we didn't stay consistant with the thrive plan, and when I stopped she did as well, but she occasionally makes a recipe from the book and I think she would like to follow it in full herself but lacks the motivation to do it alone. However I did convince her to join my gym and she has lost 9 pounds! So if we keep that up for her and if she can get back on track with Thrive I think the results will be excellent! As far as staying vegan I just don't know. I'm not sure that she feels strongly one way or the other about being vegan, but her experience with Thrive I think showed her that she can feel great eating vegan and not feel a need to eat animal products, but its not the easiest route to take. And easier unfortunately is winning right now.

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:31 pm
by lotus
Thanks for the update! What gym do you go to?

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:49 pm
by xdarthveganx
lotus wrote:Thanks for the update! What gym do you go to?



I could let jessi answer, but I know she works out at the hollywood 24 hr. haha

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:54 pm
by lotus
Is that where you go Darth?

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:47 pm
by Jessifly
I guess since Darth answered for me I'll answer for him, yep he works out at Hollywood 24hr also! :D

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:53 pm
by lotus
:lol: :lol: :lol: