Administrators ladyshanny Posted May 12, 2015 Administrators Share Posted May 12, 2015 Hello everyone! Day 1 went pretty smoothly. The hardest part was saying no to the GIANT bowl of candy on the desk next to mine, which is always magically replenishing with the good stuff. This has been my go-to whenever I get hungry between meals at work (and then usually spoil my meals). Luckily, I have NOT been hungry at all these past 1.5 days because I find the portions on the 7-day meal plan to be enormous. Has anyone else had this issue? Eating half a fritatta was just not possible; I could barely get down a quarter of it. 1.5 cans of tuna for lunch? Insane. I'm feeling uncomfortably full, almost nauseous, after every meal so far. But I'm following the guidelines, as well as the recipes in the book. Almost all of those recipes make 2 servings, which just seems crazy to me. I can't keep up with the actual meal plan; I have too many leftovers. So I'm eating slightly less than is called for, but certainly enough to completely turn me off to snacking the rest of the day. Is that the goal? Day 1 Breakfast: 1/4 spinach, tomato and onion frittata (1.5 eggs worth), 1/4 avocado, 3 strawberries Lunch: 1.5 cans tuna in water with homemade mayo, tablespoon ranch dressing, bed of raw baby spinach, 1 pickle, 1 apple Dinner: 1/3 lb ground turkey with homemade tomato sauce, 1/4 roasted spaghetti squash Day 2 Breakfast: 1/4 spinach, tomato and onion frittata (1.5 eggs worth), 1/4 avocado, 3 strawberries Lunch: 1.5 cans tuna in water with homemade mayo, chopped olives, 1 bell pepper, carrot and celery sticks, 1 apple Dinner: 1/3 lb ground turkey with homemade tomato sauce, 1/4 roasted spaghetti squash (planned) I haven't read the new book yet so I am not familiar with the recipes but I can see that you are struggling with meal sizes which is pretty common at the beginning, we're a culture of grazers, unfortunately that is not how we were designed biologically. Eggs, when they are your protein, are as many as you can hold in your hand without dropping. For most women that's at least 3-4. The half a frittata would have been 3 eggs worth. Even though you are struggling to consume the recommended amounts now, keep working at it. Keep making that template meal (template linked in my signature below) and eat as much as you can. Pack it up, take it with you, eat it again as soon as you are able. It is pretty critical to get these three good sized meals dialled in because they are the minimum required for adult nutrition. These meals are also tied directly to hormone balancing, blood sugar regulation and eventually the "magic" that can be experienced as you get further into the program. The meal template is the minimum that you should be eating. Keep trying! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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