Sunday, March 27, 2011
The 17 Day Diet
I did get my shopping done however, and made sure I had lots of fresh vegetables and an abundant supply of both chicken and fish. The chicken breasts were on sale, thank goodness, and were much cheaper than the turkey breast I spotted and considered. I had kind of hoped to find some ground chicken or turkey also, so I could add bit more variety to the type of meals I was about to prepare. My nice big grocery store didn't happen to have such a thing however, but perhaps I'll find that some other week.
I'm not going to tell you exactly what my menu was for today, as I'm sure the publishers would rather you go buy the book, but I'll give you an idea of how the day went.
For breakfast, I didn't need to eat all that was in today's menu and I was quite satisfied anyway. I really enjoyed my lunch, and supper, which consisted of ample portions of both protein and vegetables. My biggest problem seems to be getting all that water in me. Like most diets, they tell you to drink 8 glasses of water. That's more fluid than I would normally take in during any 24 hour period, no matter what I tend to drink. Normally I'm a tea drinker, and I can have that, but I cannot count it towards my water intake. Well, it's now 7:04pm and I've had only three glasses of water so far today, and can only imagine maybe getting one more in before bedtime. That's half what they suggest, and four glasses more than I would normally manage to drink.