I woke up craving cereal this morning, but I knew I had a new gluten-free food to try! I picked up this box of El Peto Products Cream of Brown Rice cereal at the grocery store and was excited to give it a try.
I made myself a cup of cream of rice sweetened with a hint of cinnamon brown sugar. I also made an over easy egg with an extra egg white on the side.
This cereal was incredible! It tasted just like cream of wheat, but with a slight hint of a rice aftertaste. Yum!
When Casey got home from work, he made us a big pot of gluten-free chili. I helped myself to a bowl for lunch and loved every bite!
After the gym, I grabbed a banana and two rice cakes with peanut butter for my afternoon snack. Unfortunately, the rice cakes went unphotographed!
After a short class and a long bus ride home, Casey and I made dinner. I had a chicken breast with some gluten-free sweet potato fries on the side.
Everything tasted really good and the chicken was extremely juicy. Thank you George Foreman!
As I sit here and blog, I'm snacking on a small amount of peanut butter protein cookie dough (peanut butter and vanilla protein powder mix) topped with a hint of chocolate syurp. It looks like a lot, but I sweat it's a very small serving! Pictures distort portions so easily.
I got in such a great leg workout today! Just before I headed off to school for class, I headed over to the gym to get my sweat on. I did the following strength workout before hopping on the elliptical for a 15 minute cool-down.
Leg Day (3 sets, 10 reps / 1 minute cardio interval after each set)
- Weighted Bosu Ball Squats / Bosu Burpees
- RDLs with Step Up / Running Step Ups
- Leg Press / Jumping Jacks
- Sumo Squat with Kettlebell / High Knees
My TIY Experience
Physical - I felt slightly less bloated today than I usually do. I didn't notice any other physical changes, although I'm feeling optimistic that if I'm feeling slightly less bloated now, who knows how I'll feel in another five days!
Mental - I'm still excited to continue this diet, so I wasn't too challenged by the change. That being said, I did miss cereal this morning! I was craving a bowl when I woke up, but I didn't have any on hand. Oh well, my egg and cream of rice was equally delicious!
Difficulty - Again, it wasn't too much of a challenge. I just stuck with foods I knew were safe!
And now onto day 3!