Day 8 – Week 2

To be perfectly honest, I am dreading weeks 2 and 3 of this program. Because it means I am going to eat food. But thinking about it, I realized it’s not really going to affect my calorie limit per day as I am only replacing one meal a day.

It just comes to what kind of food I prepare and how much of it I consume.

Paul sent me a list of options, which I’m surprised to say is a rather wide choice and does not restrict it too much. I have been mostly grilling, baking and roasting meat and taking the skin off poultry and the fat off red meat for over a year now so this is nothing new. The marked difference is the lack of carbs on the list.

For my first solid meal, I decided to have chicken. Good ol’ chikkin. I marinated pieces of boneless, skinless chicken breasts last night in lemon juice, a bit of honey, and a mix of crushed garlic, pepper, low sodium salt, sage, parsley, rosemary, marjoram, thyme, paprika, nutmeg and coriander. Then I grilled it in an iron skillet with a couple spritz of low-fat cooking spray. And then in the same pan, I sauteed some garlic, mushrooms, snow peas and bell pepper. No oil added, no salt either, just ground pepper. I love ground pepper.

At lunch, I was making some funny noises because I was savouring the taste of the food. It was delightful! Who knew that something so simple could taste THAT good?! It makes the experience so worth it. Every flavour just bursts through. Normally I just eat and make sure I chew properly, but this time, it was like eating grilled chicken for the first time.

Yes, I think I’m going to have fun this week and at the same stick to my 500-calorie a day plan.

Weight: 89.2 kg
Waist: 39.5 inches

Note: I still cannot believe that I have lost so much already! Remind me to check the battery on the scale.