Day One: Fruit Day
It's 5:22 p.m. as I'm writing this, and I can honestly say that I am craving some other kinds of food--but I'm not hungry, which is good. For breakfast, I had a mango, and throughout the day, I have snacked on some other small fruits: half a kiwi; half a peach; another mango; some cucumber (yes, it's a fruit. Look it up). And after I was finished, I was pretty satisfied. I feel full, but the chicken sitting in the fridge is really tempting. I just keep telling myself: DON'T GIVE IN.
The only thing that has really sucked about today is that in fruits, there's not a lot of variety. I mean, there's not a ton of texture or flavor differences. I'm really tired of eating the sweet stuff (which is why I snacked on some cucumber). I even briefly tried looking up some recipes so that I can have some variety, but to little avail because all you can eat is fruit (and I don't have a lot of recipe expertise in that area). No yogurt, no veggies, no dressing. ONLY SEASONING.
Something that I will try next time are Apple Cinnamon Chips. I found the recipe, and they look delicious. If only I had been smart enough to buy apples...
SIDE NOTE: As tempting as it may be, you cannot have bananas today even though they are a fruit. They are high in calorie as well. This first day is acting like a cleanse.
UPDATE: So it's finally the end of the day, and I think I'm pretty much done eating. I once heard that it was good to stop eating around 8/9 p.m. That way the body has time to digest everything properly.
It was a hard day overall. My mom was making hamburgers, and honestly, it was hard to resist. But I was never once not full which was good.
My Meal Plan
Large Strawberries (3)
Large Strawberries (3)
Basically it was like I was snacking all day, and I'm really glad with the results. It feels like I've eaten alot, but I really didn't. rofl
However, today was still tough. Like I said before, most fruit is sweet, and my palette got absolutely tired of it. I look forward to tomorrow because I know some great healthy recipes, and I'm dying to try them out!
Day Two: Veggie Day
I was really looking forward today. I had hope to have found a little more comfort in veggies than in fruit, but the truth is, I didn't. I started off the day with one baked potato. I seasoned it with butter, salt, and pepper, and honestly, it was the most satisfying thing I've eaten all day.
I had zucchini pasta for lunch. It was pretty good, but it didn't leave me craving more.
I made some carrot chips for snacking....those were good. A relief, actually. Some of them were really crisp, and for a second, I forgot I was eating healthy. I thought that they were my regular potato chips.
And finally, I'm making some broccoli at the moment, and I plan on seasoning it with soy and garlic.
Overall, today was pretty good. Like yesterday, there was never really a point where I was hungry, but I was craving (mind you, those are two different things). I was craving in the sense that I wanted comfort food. I kept dreaming of devil's food cake and hearty spaghetti. I ended up turning on the food network just so I could vicariously live through some of those lucky chefs, chowing down on steaks and ice cream.
I constantly had to keep reminding myself: It will hopefully all be worth it in the end. Looking at myself in the mirror, I feel a little thinner. My stomach isn't as bloated as it was before; my waist looks a little smaller. I know that sounds like a lot of progress after two days, but it gave me a little boost of confidence. The worst is almost over. Once I make it to Sunday, it will be smooth sailing xd #ToughItOut #SkinnyFit
I would love to hear your comments and suggestions. And if you've started the diet, I'm interested in your meal plans and how you're coping!