In an attempt to re-learn how not to eat like a college freshman*, I’m doing (a modified version of) the Cinch “fast forward” plan. I’ve done it for a few days at a time before, and it’s a good way for me to take the thinking out of eating well and get back on track. Kind of like some people (myself included, in the past) do short-term juice cleanses, except it’s nutritionally balanced and involves eating actual food.
I’m pretty sure it came out of a book that I haven’t read, so I don’t want to go plagiarizing the plan all over the internet, but it involves assorted combinations of plain yogurt, almonds, raspberries, eggs and spinach. I don’t like raspberries so I swapped strawberries in.
Like last time, I modified it to add some calories to it, because I’m pretty sure that as-described it would only be about 900-1000 calories and I don’t think that’s sufficient. I added egg whites to the eggs, and upped the quantities of yogurt and spinach. Also I’m not being terribly strict or serious about it- last night instead of a salad, I ate scrambled eggs cooked with a little greek yogurt, on top of a big pile of sauteed kale and broccoli (plus about a head of roasted garlic.) Subbing one dark green veggie for another seems close enough, yes?
Anyway, I’m a bit hungry, but I actually enjoy all the food since it’s all stuff I already liked. I feel a lot better. I figure I’ll try to model my meals around this plan for the foreseeable future, except for times when I have actual plans to do otherwise (dinner out with friends, going home for Easter, etc.)
*the main food groups of the college freshman diet being potatoes, pizza, ice cream and beer.