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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Building Up The Metabolism - Day 1, Phase 1

Breakfast 0700

So we made it through day number one, barely I think for my hubby. He must have called at least 10 times with questions about his schedule. See my hubby will drink coffee ONLY from wake up until he gets home at 1600. No food eaten all day except maybe an occasional bear claw from the vending machine...lol Then he comes home and raids the pantry only to then get his fill of dinner only an hour later. Not good for the metabolism. So having a schedule of what time to eat and what to eat was throwing him all out of whack. Plus he has to eat 5 times a day..what??? Like anything else, you do something enough and it becomes habit right?

For my wake up breakfast I had Oatmeal with diced apples, cinnamon and nutmeg. After I took the oatmeal off the fire I added the oatmeal and spices, covered it and let sit for 5 minutes. The apples were still crunchy but had started to release some of the natural sugars. Honestly I did miss my pat of butter and sprinkling of brown sugar on top, but it was still very tasty.

Lunch 1200

In between my breakfast and lunch I had an orange for snack. I cut some carrots thinking an orange might not be enough, but it was. For lunch I had a whole can (5 oz) of tuna mixed with diced apples, cucumbers and red onions on top of a spinach salad and finished with Balsamic vinegar. I was one the phone with my girlfriend Courtney while making my lunch and as I watched my plate grow I said "there is so much food here, I can't eat this all"!!

I then remember what I read in the book. The author wrote for the first few days your going to say to yourself  "this is too much", "I can not eat all this", "how can I loss weight eating all this food". When I read that I chuckled to myself thinking "yeah right, it can't be that much food"....I was wrong. Guess what though, I ate it all *gulp*.

Dinner 1800

For dinner we had Turkey Chili from the slow cooker. This recipe not only made enough for all four of us to eat for dinner, but also for hubby to take a serving for lunch today and one for the freezer for next week! This recipe was delicious! I had to tweak it for what I had on hand and the addition of fresh Cilantro put it over the top bursting with flavor!

Turkey Chili (1 1/2 c serving size)
(adapted from The Fast Metabolism Diet)

1 lb ground lean turkey
1/2 c diced red onion
1- 1 1/2 Tbl chopped cilantro
1- 2 Tbl chopped garlic
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
Chili Powder (to taste)
Black Pepper (to taste)
1 heaping tsp Sea Salt
15oz white beans
15oz kidney beans
15oz black beans
15 oz pinto beans
32 oz diced tomatoes with green chilies *

Brown turkey and drain off any fat. Drain all beans and add to crockpot. Add browned meat, veggies and spices. Stir and cover. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-8. Adjust seasoning as need before serving.

* The original recipe calls for organic bell pepper tomato soup or plain tomato soup as long as it is not milk based. I have tomato soup in the pantry but when looking at the ingredients I realized while it was not milk based, the second ingredient was corn syrup and it had wheat in it! So I opted to use the diced tomatoes b/c the only ingredients are tomatoes, water and green chilies.


Allie Kelley said...

how was the turkey chilli after freezing?? i think it might be a make-ahead meal for me.


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