Day Two All vegetables. You are encouraged to eat until you are stuffed with all the raw or cooked vegetables of your choice. There is no limit on the amount or type. For your complex carbohydrate, you will start day two with a large baked potato for breakfast. You may top the potato with one pat of butter.
Day 2 went a lot better than Day 1. My first thought when I woke up was of the baked potato (my usual breakfast consists of coffee. I’m just not hungry in the mornings. So this was new to me). I headed downstairs to get a healthy dose of complex carbohydrates. I added a pat of Smart Balance Light since I am also dairy free (yes, I am definitely anxious about Day 4 which is milk and bananas day-still trying to decide what to do. Time to do more research).
As I said yesterday my normal diet consists of mostly vegetables (I’m not a vegetarian, I just don’t like meat all that much), so today wasn’t such a system shock. Regarding my anemia, I made sure I added in plenty of leafy greens for extra iron. Upon research, I also discovered that potatoes and chickpeas are high in iron (now it makes sense why I regularly crave both. Good info for the future).
I made the soup and added a ton of seasoning (I make my own onion soup mix, as well). Being a southwestern girl, I added green chile to it for a kick (the guidelines said the veggies could be changed or added to for taste differences). It still came out bland. So I kept adding spices. No salt though, so I didn’t feel like I needed even more “replacement” water since salt can deplete water. I also added twice the amount of water to the recipe because I couldn’t justifiable call it soup without any liquid in it. It seemed like just steamed vegetables. Plus, I like to have veggie broth in stock for normal recipes so I put some juice away for later.
When I got to work I realized I didn’t bring my water and in my city we don’t drink public water. I’m a waitress and my shifts only last 4-6 hours thankfully. So I drank some coffee instead. (Self note- don’t forget to take water to work. I don’t need all that soda that I normally drink there anyway). Even with that error, I still got in the daily requirement for water (although, I paid for my mistake with multiple trips to the bathroom throughout the night). As a bonus, since I started infusing my water, I have a new love for it and am pretty sure it’s something I can sustain (I’m on my way to a healthier diet and it’s only Day 2). By bedtime I was definitely stuffed with veggies………and of course, craving fruit (Go figure!).
Well, I’m off to the store to buy some more toilet paper….we r SO out!