The Fat Smash Diet – First Day OF Detox
I already informed you about the Fat Smash Diet, introduced you to the book, posted the food list, and hopefully convinced you to join me, so we can have fun together.
So today is the BIG day, our first day of Detox, and as with anything else in life, first is always the most challenging. It will get easier with each passing day, believe me, because you are building up your confidence, self-control, and most of all, you begin to feel better and eat healthier.
I will not bore you with this every day, but today I will share my daily menu with you, and I am looking forward to hearing about yours.
I printed out my lists of Recommended and “DO NOT” foods, and posted them on my refrigerator. My food shopping was done on Saturday, and on Sunday I jotted down my basic plan for my daily eating routine and a quick first-day menu.
If your morning starts at 5:15 AM every day, like mine used to Monday through Friday, your eating time might differ from mine, but it is very easily adjustable, as long as you eat 3 times per day, with at least 2 snacks in between meals, and space your meals 3-4 hours from each other, you will be doing great.
6 AM- Breakfast
- 1 cup of cooked oatmeal with skim milk (please check out my Tip, below)
- 1 cup of OJ
- 1 slice of Low-Fat cheese
- Multiple Vitamin
9 AM – Snack
- 15 grapes
- 4 saltine crackers
12 noon – Lunch
- Tossed salad with 1 Tbs. of light dressing
- 1 cup of Brown Rice with sauteed onions in 1 tsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/4 tsp. salt, pepper to taste
- Yogurt – Low fat
- Fresh Fruit
- Herbal Tea, no sugar (I do not like sugar substitutes)
3 PM – Snack
- 6 baby carrots
- 6 Almonds
6 PM – Dinner
- 1 cup Brown Rice with 1 Tbs. Soy Sauce
- Steamed vegetables, with pepper
- 1 cup Low Fat Milk
8 PM – Snack
- 1 cup herbal tea
- 3 saltine crackers
As you can see, my meal plan includes 3 meals per day, plus 3 snacks. This is more food than I normally would consume on daily basis. The portions are the right size, plus the snacks in between, plus all the water I wish to drink, really is more than enough to keep me satisfied, and I never feel overly hungry.
It is very important to stick to the recommended and excluded foods in each session, watch your portions and exercise at least 45 – 60 minutes per day. I take a 10 minutes walk after eating lunch, then walk again for at least 30 minutes after dinner, and walk up and down my stairs 3-4 times after my last snack for the day. Since I try to go to bed by10 PM, sleep is also very important to good health, I still have enough time to settle down and relax my body after the “stair-master” workout.
I alter my weekend schedule just a bit, since my day starts with breakfast around 8 AM, so I move my first snack to 10 AM, then follow the rest of the schedule as is. I also take my long walk after lunch, rather than in the evening, and I think of house cleaning, or gardening, as an additional exercise. It is… don’t you agree?
I am very diligent about following my eating schedule, as this is very important for the system to get used to, and help the metabolism.
For menu variation, I may use two poached or cooked eggs, but I only eat the whites, or just have a smoothie (click here for a recipe – but do not add whey during the detox program), which I would split between breakfast and snack. I also love veggie burgers and use them for lunch or dinner, plus Brown Rice, which I never used until I started this program, and now prefer it over the white rice.
Here is my own testimony about the results of the Detox Phase.
When I tried this program for the first time, and after completing the 9 days of Detox, I started Phase Two, at which time someone at work had a birthday and shared a chocolate chip cookie with me, which I thought was OK to have one cookie. Well, I thought it was OK, but my system did not care for it, and I experienced a very uncomfortable feeling in my stomach. It felt as if I ate several of them, and overindulged. My body’s reaction really surprised me, but at the same time, it felt great knowing that my system was cleansed, and reacted so suddenly to the sugar and the fat in that one cookie. This is why I am trying this program again, after slacking off for about a year.
My next post, regarding this diet, will publish on the 9th day from today, and I will provide you with the food list for the Second Phase. Until then, enjoy your healthy lifestyle!!
Tip: If you plan to cook your Oatmeal in a microwave, you need to keep an eye on it, so it does not over boil and really mess up your microwave (I’ve been there and done that…not pretty).
Here is how I do it:
- Heat up 1/2 cup of water in a bowl, for 1 minute.
- Add quick-cooking oats (I like it thick, so I use about 5 tsp).
- Mix it in well.
- Microwave again for 30 seconds.
- Mix it up.
- Microwave for additional 30 seconds and this time keep an eye on it because you might have to stop it sooner to prevent any overflow.
- Remove (be careful, as the bowl might be hot).
- Add some low-fat milk (1/2 cup).
- Mix it in.
- Add some fresh fruits.
- Make sure you only consume 1 cup of it.
- Any leftover, I use it in a smoothie for my mid-morning snack).
Did you also notice that I have WATER listed in every meal/snack selection?
You want to drink as much water as you can since it will not only keep you feeling full if needed but also help you flush out the toxins from your body much faster. I try to drink 64 oz of water per day.