Friday, July 22, 2016

Entering into Phase 3 and the Weekly Menu

Well I have made it through Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the eating plan.  I shared this recipe for Chicken Broccoli Rice Bowl  from Phase 1 with you and told you a little bit about how my first day went. The second day was about the same as the first day.  I don't know if I was still detoxing or if Phase 1 is just going to be difficult for me.  We will know more after Monday and Tuesday of next week.

I felt pretty darn good during Phase 2 which is the meat and veggies phase.  I did miss being able to have any fruit or grains but I felt pretty stable mentally and was never hungry during this phase. I am now going into Phase 3 of the eating plan.  During this phase we are able to eat many more items at each meal and snack.  Each meal gets to have a healthy fat, grains, protien, veggies and fruit.

I am anxious to see how my body reacts to this phase and I am excited to plan my menu for the next week. I am thrilled that, after 4 full days on this plan, my weight is down 5 lbs.

Saturday night we are taking Larry, Mary and Natasha out to dinner.  We will be celebrating Larry and Mary's 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Sunday is our last meal with all of our CA folks.  I am not sure who will be coming by to see them or how many we will be having for dinner so I am keeping it easy with burgers and salads.

Mary, Natasha and Molly leave at 5 am on Monday morning.  I have a meeting at church at 4 pm and Larry and our brother, Dick, are spending the evening together before Larry leaves for his road trip back home on his Harley.  He makes that trip every year.

Things quiet way down after that with nothing scheduled as of yet.  Still waiting on appraisals on the houses and closing dates.  Enjoy the Weekly Menu and I will be talking to you soon.

Dinner out

Grilled Burgers
Assorted Salads

Turkey Chili

Chicken Sausage and Brown Rice Pasta

Southwestern Beef and Cabbage Soup

Strip Steak
Mushrooms and Onions
Steamed Broccoli
Garlic Mashed Potatoes for Frank

Fish Friday
Coconut Pecan Crusted Halibut
Artichokes and Hummus Dip
Sweet Potato for me/Baked Potato for Frank


  1. Woot! Congrats on losing 5 pounds so far! I've been trying to find info about the diet, but can't find anything without buying the book, which I can't do right now. :/ Keep up the great work Wendy!

    1. I found these charts from the book on Google images so you might want to do a google search and see what pops up April. Thanks for the cheering on.

    2. Thanks for the charts Wendy!

    3. Hi Wendy, I am just beginning this plan and am so confused. The portions here confuse me. for example phase one says fruit for bkfst/snack/lunch/snack. That is four fruits and per the portion section in the book, each is one piece of fruit or one cup. Can you help me here, to understand this better??

    4. Yes along with the other foods at lunch and breakfast you are also required to eat a serving of fruit. The serving is according to how much weight you want to lose but normally 1 piece or 1 c. of fruit constitutes a serving. You must eat that fruit on Phase 1 but if you are still hungry you can eat as many vegetables as you would like. I hope that helps.

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    6. Hi April,
      Check you local library for the book. Our library had 3 copies. Also, Check out as she holds 2 week challenges. She just started one this week. Good Luck.

    7. What is the name of the book please?

    8. Hi Eddie, the book is called The Fast Metabolism Diet.

  2. YAY! And good for you. I want to look into this and see if it is something I want to try. I could use that 5 pounds x 10 (or more). Can't wait to see how it goes for you!!

    1. I'll be happy if I can lose this 5 + 30. So far so good Paula

  3. How much weight have you lost now?

    1. I lost a total of 18 lbs during the 28 day session. I have not been following the program consistently since that first session however I have maintained where I was within a few lbs each weigh in.
      I hope to do another 28 day session soon.

  4. Would love to see the reverse side of the quick start guide for women post menopause. I've searched and searched and cant seem to find it.

    1. I was post menopausal when I did the 28 day program. I don't recall that it said for me to do anything differently than others.

  5. I just saw that the quick start guide someone posted said, Look on the back if you are in any stage of menopause. I just couldn't find a picture of the back of that card. Thanks for your reply. Have a Blessed day.


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