They’re hard on this diet! These two days are, what I feel, the most restrictive part of the diet plan.
I think I explained this diet before, but, to recap:
- Monday/Tuesday (Phase 1): High Fruit-High Carb intake (no processed/white carbs)
- Wednesday/Thursday (Phase 2): High Veg- High Protein intake (no fruits)
- Friday/Saturday/Sunday (Phase 3): All of the Above plus Healthy Fats and Oils
For what ever reason, I find the high veg/high protein part of this diet extraordinarily difficult. Though I think it did just become easier because I discovered some jerky that I like and can have as snacks. The plan calls for jerky with no nitrates in them and I found that it was really difficult to find that in a regular grocery store.
That was the other part! These two days you have to have a high protein snack (and I’m really not good at getting the timing down. I should be eating breakfast right now…) or vegetables.
The last time I did this I was eating cucumbers for every snack during these two days. Which actually isn’t great for you and not really on plan because it’s supposed to be a protein for snack, hence finding the jerky.
Meanwhile I’m trying to find it in me to exercise this go around. During Phase 2 you’re supposed to do weight training, something I’ve really never done in my life. I pretended to at the gym in college but had no idea what I was doing. Not that I really ever went to the gym during college.
I’m also trying to figure out how to make this diet work while at my weekly editorial meeting. Which is at Panera Breads. My nemesis.
I have absolutely no idea how to order there for Phase 2. The obvious choice is salad, but then what dressing do you get because you can’t have oils and you’ve probably already cheated this week?
All said its an issue to have editorial meeting day fall during Phase 2.
Mostly Phase 2 is an issue. I have such a hard time with it. I just want it to be over so I can get to the weekend and eat avocados and fruit again.