Eat 5 meals.
Limit carb intake by avoiding all starches, sugars, and colourful fruits and veggies.
For carbs, eat only “green and white” veggies such as leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, zucchini, celery, green beans etc.
Eat 1 serving of lean protein (equivalent to 20g, or 1 palm of protein) per meal.
Include ½ to 1 thumb of fat per meal.
Drink 1 gallon (4 L) of water. It’s easiest to fill up a gallon jug and just sip from it all day until it’s gone.
Add the same or slightly more salt than usual to your food. All right. So the water will likely be the most problematic piece for the next few days. I downed the 4L, but I literally cannot be away from the bathroom for longer than half an hour. Sigh... Mmm, mmm, water! I will have absolutely no trouble adding salt. Oh no, sirree. TRAINING:Today’s workout is optional: you can either take the day off to rest, or complete an active recovery workout of your choice lasting 20-30 minutes. I ended up doing my usual ten minute run warm-up on a treadmill, and a fairly lazy twenty minutes on a stationery bike. During which I may or may not have been watching an old episode of House. Dr. House = sex god of intelligent women. Good times. (potentially boring list of) MEALS: meal 1: fish oil + multi 5 egg whites 2 cups lettuce salt --> yippee!!! black coffee --> I usually take milk in my coffee, but this wasn't bad... meal 2: 3/4 can of tuna 1 cup of broccoli/kale 1 cup lettuce 2 tbsp pine nuts meal 3: 3/4 can of tuna 1 cup of broccoli/kale 1 cup lettuce 2 tbsp pine nuts coffee with ½ chocolate unsweetened almond milk --> call this a cheat meal. I was feeling tired and headachy... It helped! meal 4: 1.5 oz basa fish --> more of a snack 2 cups lettuce 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar --> this rocks for flavour! salt meal 5: salmon / tuna / red snapper sashimi with soy sauce and wasabi beef enoki mushroom roll ¼ cup seaweed salad ½ cup lettuce salad with dressing green tea *I was worried about this last meal, as it was in an all-you-eat sushi restaurant. Imagine! I did well with the WHAT. Not so well with the HOW MUCH. But... good enough. Keeping in mind the good-better-best continuum. :)
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