Today was huge. I couldn’t wait to eat my first solid meal. It may have been a few days early but Sundays are Family day and I will keep the solid meal consistent on the weekends so it will be until next Saturday or Sunday before I eat a solid meal again. On the Velocity Diet website the guidelines clearly state that this is not a “cheat” meal, meaning this is not about pigging out on Pizza, Ice Cream, and garlic bread. Here are the recommendations from T-nation:
|Protein:||lean steak, a couple of grilled chicken breasts, turkey breast, baked or grilled fish, etc.|
|Veggies:||large pile of mostly green veggies, steamed broccoli, spinach, zucchini, squash, etc.|
|Starch:||small amount of dry sweet potato, whole-wheat pasta, or brown rice|
|Salad:||large salad with olive oil and vinegar dressing — no cream dressings!|
|Dessert:||small amount of fruit|
Well that is pretty much what I did. Honestly this whole week I was thinking about my mom’s Chicken kabobs and Shish kabobs. Well, that is exactly what I had today. The guidelines said that portions are not important because I may fill up faster than normal. Well I am here to say that I ate. I didn’t eat junk but I had well over a pound of chicken breasts and about another 8-10 oz of lean beef. I also ate a portion of acorn squash, some babaganoush(egg plant and tahini), and lots of salad with some lemon and olive oil.
Well I ate 4 hours ago and I am still full, honestly I forgot what this full feeling was. I may actually forego the late night shake tonight. This diet is definitely challenging me on many levels and makes me really appreciate food and has already given me insight to my relationship with food. At this point I can honestly say I can’t wait for this thing to be over but in the same breath I am also looking forward to see the results. Again the results for me are really about leaning out and getting stronger. If getting skinny is the only result then this is definitely not worth it. There are tons of ways to get skinny that I know of and feeling hungry on shakes isn’t what I would choose so as this path continues my opinion will form. I will weigh in again mid week and do body fat measurements, stay tuned!!!!