I’m excited! My dad is getting me the Magic Bullet tonight. This will help because once I am into Stage 4 of my diet (mushy semi-liquid food), I will need to blend and mix and dilute lots of things. The key is to only eat things that are runny enough to slide off the back of a spoon.
My favorite part, though, is the juicer attachment (which I have to buy separately but it’s only like $15 new on eBay). I’ve always wanted a juicer.
Anyway, I’ve come across a few recipes recently that I’m dying to try (although can’t right now during this stage of my diet), and thought I’d share.
I’m allergic to bananas but I’ve read this can also be done with peaches, which I’m eager to try.
Of course if you’re feeling particularly lazy, just stick a popsicle stick into a yogurt container and freeze, or, in lieu of a stick, just throw the yogurt container into the freezer then eat it with a spoon. Can’t get much easier than that!
Unfortunately I can’t enjoy any of these delicious looking recipes yet. In the meantime, I’m mainly trying to curb my hunger. I’m finding that naps are a BAD idea because of how my meals are spread over 16 hours. If I miss a portion of that, I don’t have the opportunity to finish my 48-64 ounces for the day, and if I wake up starving, then it’s a slow recovery. I’ve also been really exhausted since I started this diet, probably because of my utter lack of iron. A friend told me about Spirulina, a supplement that is rich in nutrients I need. I can’t take pills for the next three weeks but I am planning to buy it in powder form, hopefully it will help give me more energy. I’m also not exercising much this week, I’m just too tired, and I figure, since I’m eating less than 500 calories a day, it’s okay if I skip it for a week and resume next week.
I’ve found a few tips to help me resist cheating on my diet, even a little. A lot of tips I’m finding involve things I can’t do right now, like drinking lots of water or eating different foods and so on. The one thing that’s helping me the most, though, is brushing my teeth. When I brush my teeth, even if I’m hungry, I’m not tempted to eat, because I know how icky it will taste. So this diet has even more benefits: squeaky clean teeth!