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Meal Plan for Week 1, Day 3 - Phase 2

Phase 2 is going to be a tough one for me. You only get to eat lean meats and vegetables.

Here is my meal plan for Wednesday, May 13. This is a Phase 2 day.

Breakfast - P2 protein, P2 veggie:
Egg white, mushroom, and aspargus omelet (not really an omelet - more like scrambled eggs - it does stick to the pan since you can't use any oil or butter, but it tastes better than it looks)

Morning Snack - P2 protein:
nitrate free turkey jerky (this was really expensive, so I probably won't buy it again)

Lunch - P2 protein, P2 veggie:
Hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup (will post recipe later); broccoli

Afternoon Snack - P2 protein:
Beef and Spinach Meatballs (will post recipe later)

Dinner - P2 protein, P2 veggie:
Leftover Pork Tenderloin, Oven-roasted Asparagus, Steamed Cabbage (just used a little vegetable broth, salt and pepper)


Meal Plan for Week 1, Day 2 - Phase 1

Here is my meal plan for Tuesday, May 12. This is a Phase 1 day.

Breakfast - P1 grain, P1 fruit: 
Eric - oatmeal with strawberries
Cindy - quinoa with strawberries

Morning Snack - P1 fruit:
orange

Lunch - P1 grain, P1 protein, P1 fruit, P1 veggie:
Grilled Pollock (seasoned with sea salt, pepper and tamari), Brown Rice, Green Beans, Strawberries

Afternoon Snack - P1 fruit:
apple

Dinner - P1 grain, P1 protein, P1 veggie:
Hearty Beef, Tomato and Mushroom Sauce on Brown Rice Pasta, Broccoli


Meal Plan for Week 1, Day 1 - Phase 1

Here is my meal plan for Monday, May 11. This is a Phase 1 day.

Breakfast - P1 grain, P1 fruit: 
Eric - oatmeal with strawberries
Cindy - quinoa with strawberries

Morning Snack - P1 fruit:
1/2 grapefruit

Lunch - P1 grain, P1 protein, P1 fruit, P1 veggie:
Grilled Pollock (seasoned with sea salt, pepper and tamari), Brown Rice, Green Beans, Strawberries

Afternoon Snack - P1 fruit:
orange

Dinner - P1 grain, P1 protein, P1 veggie:
Grilled Pork Tenderloin (seasoned with pepper, garlic, and tamari), Zucchini, Quinoa


Some useful tools for the Fast Metabolism Diet

One of the things I use daily when I'm planning for the Fast Metabolism Diet are these Phase-specific master food lists. I printed them out and keep them on the kitchen counter for quick reference, and take them with me when I go grocery shopping.

My husband created a great meal map plan in Google Sheets that we use to plan our meals and snacks, record our exercise and weight, etc.

I hope others find these tools useful as well. :)

Something a little different...

My blog posts are going to take a little different turn for a while. Let me give you the scoop. I am 45 years old, and I am struggling a little with weight gain. I've always been a pretty small person and haven't had to worry much what I ate. I'm also a pretty healthy eater overall, and I have exercised to try to keep the weight gain away. But, to no avail. For those of you who know me personally or who have read my blog for a while, you know that when I turned 40, I began running, and even ran a half-marathon. The sad thing was that during my whole running phase, I continued to gain weight even though I did not change eating habits. It got to be depressing. I've been stuck at 145 pounds (I'm 5'2") for a few months now, and can't get the weight to budge. I weigh more now than I did when I was pregnant with my son. I know that for some people, they look at me and think my weight is fine, but we all have different bodies, and mine is not where I would l…