The first 3 days!
Day 1 - Dec. 26th
I woke up pretty hungry, I had not eaten much of a dinner Christmas night, just a bunch of munches throughout the day.
I started with black coffee with a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg and a big glass of water.
Breakfast: Around 8am is had Crispy Cereal + 1 MULTI-VIT & 1 POT/CAL
I took a spinning class at 9am since I was sure I had plenty of sugars to burn off from the past few days of wine and all the stuff you shouldn’t normally eat. However, I did not over exert myself, even though I was not in ketosis yet, I didn’t want to over do it cause myself to crash and burn on day 1.
I continued to drink a lot of water.
Lunch: I had Vegetable Chile (my restricted packet) sprinkled with green chile powder for an added kick! I also 2 cups of steamed broccoli and cauliflower sprinkled with sea salt occasionally dipping veggies in dijon mustard. (I am a big condiment fan)
Dinner: I made a stuffed bell pepper! Yummy! + 2 CAL MAGS & 1 MULTI
I took a green bell pepper, chopped off the top, gutted the inside and sprayed some Extra Virgin Olive Oil and popped that guy under the broiler, occasionally turning to cook all sides.
While that was cooking, I took 5 oz of extra lean ground turkey in a skillet with 1/2 a teaspoon of EVOO, minced garlic, sea salt, cayenne pepper, rosemary and oregano, plus one very small yellow sweet pepper. Cook over med. heat till turkey is almost brown.
Next I added sliced mushrooms, sliced zucchini and spinach. I cooked all the veggies down for about 3 min. (make sure you measure out your veggies so you don’t go over 4 cups in one day)
Just before taking the bell pepper out, I take the turkey and veggies off the heat pour 1 to 2 oz of soy sauce and mix.
Next take the pepper out of the oven and set in a bowl, scoop the meat and veggies into the bell pepper and top it with hot sauce and freshly sliced green onions!
Once again, I drank a bunch of water and just relaxed on the couch till about 7:30
It’s snack time! Chocolate Drink + 2 CAL MAGS & 1 POT/CAL (I take an extra potassium/calcium because I am prone to muscle cramps)
I mixed my Chocolate drink with about 8 oz of water in my favorite mug and heated it up for about 2 min. and added a few drops of peppermint extract and sat down to enjoy my peppermint hot chocolate!
Day 1 was okay. I wasn’t too hungry and I feel great going into day 2!
Day two started out a little rough, I was still pretty hungry in the morning and I was having cravings for sugar!
Breakfast: Crispy Cereal + 1 MULTI VIT & 1 POT/CAL and 2 glasses of water
Quick stop to Starbucks for a Grande Americano, with 1 oz of skim milk 1 Splenda packet and cinnamon for some pizazz!
Lunch: Which couldn’t come soon enough (I need to remember to pack some lettuce and Walden Farms Dressing for a snack tomorrow!) 1 bag of fresh steamers broccoli with sea salt. I didn’t like having broccoli two days in a row, but I was in a rush for work and those bags are so convenient.
About 2 hours later I ate my packet, Vanilla Pudding. I noticed I like spacing my meals out to help subside cravings, so I eat every 3 hours.
Dinner: I was in the mood for some comfort food, it was a rough day at the office so an omelet sounded really good. Instead of using two eggs, I used only 1 and added in some extra ground turkey from the night before (roughly 2.5 oz) Lean Protein totally 5 oz. I chopped up a green chile, some shiitake mushrooms and a spinach. Sautéed till done and smothered it in mango hot sauce (approved condiment!) + 2 CALMAGS & 1 MULTI VIT.
Snack: I saved my restricted food for my movie tonight. I had a Caramel Nut Bar! I chopped it into little tiny squares and put them in the freezer so I had to eat them slowly when I pulled them out about 1 hour later.
Day 2, it was a little harder than Day 1, but I still feel okay. No crazy side effects and I got in 70 oz of water which I am a firm believer helps a great deal while on Ideal Protein.
Finally I woke up this morning and I wasn’t starving! I think this will be a good day for me. I keep waiting for the day when this really hits me hard and as I remember when I did this last summer, it was day 3. Knock on wood, I still feel fine!
Breakfast: Crispy Cereal + 1 MULTI VIT & 1 POT/CAL
Once I was at work, I had a few cups of coffee and about 20 oz of water. I love coffee, but I always say drink an extra glass of water for every cup of coffee you drink.
Lunch: I am working to be working late at BodyLanguage tonight so I won’t be home till 7:30 or 7:45 so I planned my own meal at lunch today to ensure I am not eating too late in the day!
Salad - 4 cups of spinach and spring mix with 5 oz of chopped chicken breast with Walden Farms Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing and 1 tsp. of EVOO. I wasn’t sure I would get in my oil/fat during the rest of my day.
Snack: Wild Berry Yogurt Drink + 2 CAL MAGS & 1 POT/CAL
I typically enjoy my snack at the end of my day, but I am spinning today and wanted to make sure I had enough energy to get through. However, I need to keep my workout at a low intensity! I don’t want to loose my lean muscle.
Dinner: Carmel Nut Bar + 2 more CAL MAGS & 1 MULTI VIT
Thinking ahead! Tomorrow I would like some asparagus with my lunch, so I cut 2 cups of asparagus and stored it in tupperware with lemon juice, rosemary and salt overnight.
I feel really good about getting through the initial three days on Ideal Protein, I think the rest of the week will be down hill. I do feel a little run down today, but I am pressing on, knowing I am just about in ketosis and will become a fat burning machine!
Excited to have the first 3 days under my belt, Lea