Update on my THRIVE Diet
I am finally home from New York State and getting caught up with my normal routines. I thought I would update you how my trip went and how I am doing on my THRIVE Diet plan. We arrived in Newark, NJ just after Hurricane Sandy and spent 3 weeks in New York State. Returning home was a trial but I made it.
I found that eating without thinking about the THRIVE plan wasn’t all that difficult. I found I migrated towards high protein meals and didn’t seem to miss the carbs or even crave them when I thought about what I could get. I must confess I did have a NY Bagel with Cream Cheese and it was like eating a dessert! I did have a pumpkin custard shake and some fresh apple cider. But other than those indulgences, I didn’t try to eat the THRIVE way and just took a break while in New York and had a great time. I didn’t gain a pound! It was a thrill to maintain my 23# weight loss! This is my 2nd vacation from eating the THRIVE way and I have maintained my weight each time with no weight gain and not feeling deprived! Trust me, I ate!
And I learned Indian Cooking in Brooklyn! Watch for my upcoming post on Indian Cooking with Chef extraordinaire Ms.Julie Sahni.
I am now back into the high protein, low carbohydrate swing of eating and I hope to lose 15 more pounds by mid January. I will keep you posted. I don’t think I could maintain this type of eating style without the vegan protein powder I am using which is Life’s Basics Plant Protein Mix, Unsweetened, Natural Vanilla Flavor made by LifeTime. I just love it! With 22 Grams of protein and only 6 Grams of Carbohydrates I can vary my drinks by mixing in fruits or flavored extracts that I love and still keep the ratio of protein higher than carbs! I still eat one normal protein meal and 2 large low carb veggie meals a day with no cravings. If you would like to try this protein powder please use the link I provide here:
Carol Hanson says
I meant to rename it “Pumpkin Smoothy”…..it’s drinkable. It’s not a parfait.
Carol Hanson says
Hi….not sure I sent you this recipe. It’s so delicious!!!
Pumpkin Breakfast Parfait:
(Original recipe from Hallejuah Acres website, the following is with my changes)
1 cup pumpkin
2 tbsp ginger (powder)
1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 cups non-dairy milk
2 tbsp raisins – they do the sweetening!
2 tbsp pecans or walnuts(optional)
4 gluten-free, vegan gingersnap cookies crumbled
Blend all luntil smooth.(except the last two items which are to be sprinkled on top when done blending).
I didn’t have the cookies on hand, but it tastes awesome without them. It reminds me of healthy ‘Eggnog’. Enjoy!
Kari Ann says
This is my first time hearing of the THRIVE Diet. I have always wanted to try a vegan diet but I have not yet. I actually ate at my first Vegan Asian Restaurant just last week! It was very interesting!
The NY Bagle, apple cider and pumpkins custard shake sure sounds good to me! Seriously, I am glad you didn’t have a weight gain and congrats on losing your weight!