I have successfully completed 4 full days on the my diet. No rice, no bread, no pasta, no potatoes… I have followed prescribed portions to the gram, though I may have added a veggie or two that wasn’t totally kosher. I received several emails asking me what I was actually eating, so I decided to post this sampling of dishes. But first, let me say, this is a TAILORED program I am on, and what is okay for me may NOT be okay for you… I don’t know all of the logic behind the meals/snacks but it seems to be working so far. Massive headaches on the first day from Diet Coke withdrawal have slowly gone away. I won’t lie, I do get hungry, but I am trying to resist any temptation and stay the course for at least four weeks until my next blood test. Up top, one of my first lunches with some skinless chicken breast and broccoli, stir fried in a little bit of Pam and seasoned with pepper. No soy sauce, salt, patis, etc.
A typical breakfast might include a poached or boiled egg, with veggies on the side.
Steamed dapa or sole on a bed of romaine lettuce and sprinkled with balsamic vinegar. This was a bleak meal. :(
Canned tuna fish in water (drained) with zero calorie mayonnaise (God knows what’s in it then…) and celery. A side salad. Two WASA whole grain crackers. I also have some fruit for snacks… mostly apples, pears, grapefruit and pomelo.
One evening I had a modest sized steak, and some steamed zucchini and onions on the side.
I was thrilled to see “pizza” on the list of allowed meals. But it turns out to be something like these… two Wasa crackers with baby arugula, tomatoes and mozzarella. When you’re hungry, this starts to taste better than you would have guessed…
…and it was a snap to make in a toaster oven.
One lunch I stretched my chicken allowance with lots of greens into soup form (it would have been brilliant with sotanghon, but alas, no noodles allowed) and Mrs. MM across the table there tortured me with her hearty bowl of spaghetti carbonara… ARRGGH. :)
And finally, some pan-fried (in PAM) prawns with a green salad on the side. Egads, this is what I used to eat as an appetizer… now its the whole meal! Oddly, the diet hasn’t been as difficult as I thought it might be… I miss the rice and noodles, but I have been good so far… Will check my weight only TWO WEEKS after I have been on the diet. :)