When I attempted to do this two years ago I don't think I even followed it as well as I am now- sure I made salads. But I loosely interpreted "Garden Salad" and chucked all sorts of stuff into my 'salad'....croutons and creamy dressings DO make a difference in calories and the 'cleanliness' of the food (I hope that makes sense!)
|This doesn't count as a "Salad" either!|
There is something about fresh, un-microwaved food that makes you feel great :D
I prepped most of my food for the day the night before, I like how easy it is to just look at the foods allowed for the day and follow that, it takes out all the thinking/calorie counting and makes it foolproof! What I ate:
A cup of fresh raspberries (SOO plump and juicy!) mixed with a 6oz Stonyfield pomegranate yogurt (Dr. Ian recommends you eat yogurts with fruit on the bottom, this one was great!) and one banana.
And a glass of lemon juice (water, 1tbsp raw honey, fresh squeezed lemon wedge)
I also included my allowance of chickpeas/beans in this salad because it looked to small to keep me going through a work day without them!
they are only 90 calories each and I stock up on them when they are BOGO!
The recipe makes a TON of soup by the way....my man had some too, he actually liked it! And I have a ton of cabbage soup in my fridge if anyone is interested...
I was allowed one cup...
Plus 2 cups of spinach....I skipped out on the spinach and had another half a cup of soup instead I was so over cooking by that point and still had to get to the gym
I did my 40 minutes of cardio....I definitely notice a decrease in my strength and energy on the harder cardio compared to my usual carb fueled self....but it felt great in the end!
Day three done...my stomach is REALLY flat and unbloated, I think its the lack of diet soda and sugar in my life :D