One week fruit diet
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Lately, I feel like I’ve been in a food rut. I buy the same things at the grocery store, cycle through the same meals for dinner and fall back on the same favorites. I’m just not feeling very creative! I’m also not very into dieting, but I was intrigued by the 7-Day Color Diet: eat five to nine servings of fruits and veggies a day, of one specific color, for seven days. So I decided to try it. Besides, I wasn’t feeling as adventurous as some of my fellow Gigglers.
Now, I didn’t read the 7-Day Color Diet book. So maybe I did the diet “wrong”. But my approach was to eat fruits and veggies, try to stick to the color of the day as closely as possible and think outside the box a little. Seems simple enough, right?
1. To think about eating differently. I wasn’t out to lose weight per se, just to challenge myself and get out of a rut; to make meal prep more fun. This diet seemed like a good way to “force” myself to think more creatively about the food I eat, rather than just bringing the same old sandwich for lunch every day. I really wanted to enjoy this diet. Sure, I could buy blueberries and eat them until I’m at a serving. But what’s the fun in that? Let’s make blueberry soup!
2. To figure out what the heck a serving size actually is. This is the serving size guide I used. Is it exact? I still don’t really know, but I’m confident that for each fruit or vegetable consumed, I overestimated on serving size just to be safe. #yolo
I was expecting to spend a lot more time, and money, on the things I needed for the week. I collected my recipes, listed out my ingredients and made my shopping list. I had to buy more fruits and veggies than I normally do on a trip to the grocery store. I usually buy the same things in the produce section (lettuce for salads, bananas, strawberries or raspberries and a few avocados) and consume them as-is, but I really wanted to meal plan! Let’s buy an onion with a purpose!
Day 1: White
I wasn’t wild about white, and relied on a hearty dinner for most of my servings. (We’re off to a great start here.)
-Banana (servings: 1)
-Baked potato (servings: 2)
-Mushrooms (servings: 2)
-Breakfast: Rice Krispies with banana slices and milk
-Dinner: steak, baked potato and pasta with mushrooms
Thoughts: I split my servings over two meals, but not a bad first day. Guys, I can do this! But it’s too bad that steak isn’t a fruit. Wait – is it too late to switch to Atkins?
Day 2: Red
Does pink count? Beautiful. It does now!
-Strawberries (servings: 1)
-Raspberries (servings: 1)
-Tomatoes (servings: 2)
-Cherries (servings: 2)
-Watermelon (servings: 1)
-Breakfast: Peanut Butter Puffins with strawberries and milk
-Mid-morning snack: Greek yogurt with raspberries
-Lunch: tomato and mozzarella salad with olive oil and salt and pepper
-Afternoon snack: cherries and watermelon
Thoughts: Not a very adventurous day. I just kinda ate the fruits as they were. But can you blame me?
Day 3: Green
It’s not easy being green. Until now!
-Avocados (servings: 2)
-Lettuce (servings: 2)
-Various herbs (servings: 1) (maybe) (I guess) (they were green)
-Sweet peas (servings: 1)
-Breakfast: toast with avocado and red pepper flakes
-Lunch: salad with avocado, seafood pasta with scallops and lobster meat (the green stuff: basil, thyme and parsley)
-Dinner: pasta with peas
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Someone asked*cabbage diet- I lost 10lb in 1week2011-07-18 21:15:53 by senchi68
Since this is a low calorie diet it should be done for 1 week ONLY. You should have a break of at least 2 weeks between diet cycles.
This was a great buster for me :) I did only one cycle, thinking about starting 2nd one but just putting it off-the soup is not tasty lol
One of the reasons I haven't done it yet is that after loosing 10lb I started eating a lots of fruits and vegies, no sugar, chocolate, cakes and all other crap I use to eat. So, now I am at -21LB!!! sooooo happy.
Good luck ♫ô
6 large green onions
2 green papers
1 or 2 cans of tomato
1 container of mashrooms (10 oz)
1 bunch celery
1/2 head cabbage (i used 2)
1 pckg Lipton soup mix
1 or 2 cubes bouillon (optional)