It is day 2 of phase 1, first week of the Fast Metabolism Diet.
How are you doing? You don’t need to be on the diet to enjoy the healthy fat free recipes I am posting. And the idea of eating small meals throughout the day is not a new one, it keeps your body fueled and your blood sugar steady. There is also evidence that going many hours without food will put your body into starvation mode, so you actually retain fat. It makes sense if you consider our ancient ancestors, they would need to conserve in times of famine.
Here is my plan for the day, as a reminder here is the phase 1 program:
Breakfast – grain and fruit
Snack – fruit
Lunch – grain, protein, fruit, vegetable
Snack – fruit
Dinner – grain, protein, vegetable
You should plan your menu but here is my own:
Phase 1, day 2 – Tuesday menu
Breakfast – 1 cup Oatmeal cooked sous vide (or slow cooker) with freeze dried fruit (you can also cook your oatmeal the regular way). This recipe is a game changer for oatmeal and non-oatmeal fans alike.
Today I reheated the second canning jar of oatmeal. A few notes: I found the oatmeal made with oat milk rather than rice milk was smoother and naturally sweeter. I reheated it in the microwave (watch carefully) with a silicone cap. I find these silicone lids in various sizes invaluable in the microwave but also for storing foods in the refrigerator. They come in a variety of sizes and are useful for reheating anything from a cup of coffee to a large bowl of soup. I even use them as a lid for a frying pan when cooking eggs.
Snack 1 – orange
Lunch – Open faced sandwich (1 slice of sprouted wheat bread, mustard, sliced tomatoes, cucumber, and red onion), tangerine
Snack 2 – mixed fruit
You will find the links to the recipes imbedded in the titles.