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3 Day Diet-Day ONE

I've finished all of day ONE! YAY! I won't be weighing myself each day, at least not the first time. I don't want to get discouraged or over excited. I want to just see what the overall results are, and then to tweak and weigh each day if I do it again.

For breakfast, you get the following:
  • Black coffee or tea with Equal or Sweet & Low
  • 1/2 grapefruit or juice
  • 1 slice toast with 1 tablespoon peanut butter
And this is what it looked like! 

It was actually quite filling and fairly satisfying, though I still don't like grapefruit. And I need a grapefruit spoon. I skipped the coffee/tea to start and went with water, since I'm not crazily addicted to caffeine at this point.

 I started to get hungry around lunch time, so I was definitely ready to munch when the time came!

  • 1/2 cup of tuna
  • 1 slice toast
  • Black coffee or tea with Equal or Sweet & Low

It definitely doesn't look very appetizing, and it isn't really. But it was very filling! Half a cup of tuna goes a long way. I added a little mustard (the site said it was ok!) since I didn't think I could stomach that much tuna without a little somethin' somethin'.

Again, I started getting hungry by dinnertime. I could almost literally feel my stomach shrinking on me. I definitely think that my previous weeks of eating healthier and less in general had helped me not completely starve.

For dinner:

  • 3 ounces of lean meat or chicken (any kind)
  • 1 cup green beans
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup regular vanilla ice cream

I didn't take a picture of the meal unfortunately :( But my wonderful and supportive boyfriend cooked us STEAK! And it was amazing. I need to figure something better out for cooking the green beans, but they were tolerable. And fruit is always awesome. Of course, don't forget the ice cream! It was a perfect portion. A great way to end the day.

Overall, I felt really satisfied after the day and all the meals. I'm sure the ice cream helped, but I wasn't starving too bad during the day. And the lunch was really easy to take to work. Breakfast was a piece of cake to munch on quickly before work. Dinner was fun and easy and really really tasty.

  • It'd probably help to start eating a little less before beginning this diet. If you were the kind to eat a whole pizza by yourself and then go to eating this, then I promise, you WILL be hungry. 
  • I really thought making the stuff into open faced sandwiches was a good move. Eating 2 tablespoons of peanut butter by itself would be hard to swallow. Literally. It'd take me like ten minutes just for that part of breakfast.
  • If you aren't really a tea or coffee drinker- without tons of sugar and cream and all the goodies, then I understand your plight. This is hard. Starbucks has a really great "Iced Passion Tea" with NO Sweetener. Then you can add some Splenda/artificial sweetener and enjoy something colorful and summery and sweet. But ZERO calories, is the kicker here. It's a really great no calorie drink, and for Starbucks, it's really cheap.
  • I'm going to do this next time- Warm the apples and add a dash of cinnamon with the ice cream, or without. It would be so delicious!

I hope this helps you on your journey! I'll keep updating as the days progress. I'm feeling really good about it so far. And it'd be great to hear how anyone else feels about it, if you happen on this blog :)

I am posting this diet and my experience for informational purposes only! I am not responsible for anything you choose to do! Please check with your doctor before starting this diet.


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