Ok, here is the plan!
2 weeks on the liquid diet, BUT, I will be having fruit every day so that my digestive system doesn't shut down. I didn't handle that well last time. I was in a lot of pain and constipated. I figure probably 1 cup of watermelon, cantaloupe or grapes or other fruit twice a day along with the liquids. I bought most of everything I need for this on Sat except some of the fruit, I have some, but not 2 weeks worth.
Then I will switch to the 1200 calorie, 100 carb menu. The 1200 calorie menu from P4 worked best for me and since it was a constant amount of food, it was much easier for me than P5 was. I have to learn good habits first, I have to learn how much to eat at each meal instead of having high calories days followed by low calories days.
I WILL be posting what I eat, whether it is on my plan or not, no more hiding when I cheat. If I cheat, I cheat and I will post about it. I NEED to post about it or it won't work. I learned that the hard way. I will not let anyone tell me what I can post about and what I can't anymore, that's why I started this and that is what I am going to do.
This is my diet for the next two weeks, starting tomorrow, MY independence day!!!
Breakfast - low carb/sugar protein shake made with unsweetened almond milk (lower carb and calories than skim milk)
Snack - 1 cup of fruit
Lunch - 1 cup of chicken bouillon made with 2 cubes, 2 no sugar added fudgsicles, 1 sugar free pudding or lite yogurt (which ever I feel like on that day)
Snack - 1 cup of fruit
Dinner - 1 cup of chicken bouillon made with 2 cubes, protein shake made with almond milk
Snack - 1/2 cup 2% fat cottage with 1 pack of Truvia added to sweeten
Lots and lots of water all day long.
I did this for 2 weeks before but without the fruit and it was not so hard. This is basically what a gastric bypass surgery candidate would have for at least 2 weeks before surgery to clean out their intestines to prepare for surgery. I want to clean out but not stop the function of my intestines.
So, now here are my goals for the next week of Slimmer this Summer challenge:
1. Stick to the plan
2. Exercise at least 30 min 3 times this week
3. Drink my water
4. Read my daily devotions...daily and not all at once toward the end of the week!
5. Continue to look for a new job, not really diet related, but stress related and that ends up affecting my diet.
I hope everyone has a great 4th of July and remember to pray for our troops!