My husband suggested that we fast together this week!!!
I almost screamed with joy. :)
Ok, here's what happened. You should know that M is one of those naturally athletic kind of guys. He's always been slim and muscular even when living on a diet of coca-cola and potato chips. He is one of those people with a naturally high metabolism and low body fat. It's sickening! Anyway, in the last year he has noticed a little bit of a tummy coming on him (the perils of getting older!) and he doesn't like it. He's not really the gym type so when he wants to lose a few pounds he just drops his calories.
So last week he had to get a cavity filled and his mouth hurt so he didn't eat solid food for a couple of days. He lost a couple of pounds and when he mentioned it to me I did suggest that he at least drink protein shakes so that his high metabolism doesn't eat up his lean muscle mass. He liked that idea. I told him that I was thinking of doing a few days on protein shakes to get things moving along with my diet and then he turned and said the most beautiful sentence to me....
"How about I join you and we have just protein shakes next week?"
A liquid only fast with my husband next week??
Why thank you, I think I will!
There was already some good protein powder in the house and I went and bought the rest of the supplies for the week yesterday. I can't believe it! Liquids only for a whole week and hubby is on board!! I don't have to worry about cooking anything for him and can avoid all the solid food in the house without getting any weird looks.
I made a big low-carb shake this morning with unsweetened vanilla almond milk (approximately 250 cals) and I don't plan to eat anything else today! If I am too hungry at bedtime tonight then I may make a small protein shake before bed.
This is going to be the best week ever!!
Good luck to all.