It’s already day 3 of my 7 Day Challenge. If you do not know what this challenge is all about, please go here and start reading. I promise that it will be interesting. Ok, back to our regular programming. Day 3 has been good and I was able to curb the hunger without the urge to eat candy or “worse” – to eat bread (I am exaggerating). I got stuck on a long phone call right before my usual lunch time and by the time I got off the phone I was starving. Fortunately I had prepared a good lunch for myself the night before. However, I was very hungry and it would have been easy to over-eat, but I did good.
Breakfast Day 3
Before going into too much detail about lunch, let’s talk breakfast. I went the easy route and decided to go with the Blueberry Milkshake for my breakfast again. I had it yesterday, too and it proved to be a good choice. Every morning when I leave home for the office I make a stop at the local 24 Hour Gym and spend 60-75 minutes working out. I have to be careful with my breakfast accordingly. For one I do want to eat enough so that I can make it through my workout session, but I also do not want to eat too much because a full tummy is not a good choice for a good workout either. So, that Milkshake made from Lactaid 2% Milk and 1.5 cups of Blueberries hit the spot for me.
Lunch Day 3
As mentioned before, I got stuck on a really long phone call right before lunch and when I came off the phone I was hungry like a wolf. Last night when I had prepared my lunch I had made myself an Omelet – well sort of actually. Take a low carb tortilla and wrap it around an egg omelet that carries 2 slices of Bacon and a boat load of Green Chile. I love this combination – it is very tasteful and offers room for a lot of variation. Replace the bacon with sausage or ham as an example. Add sliced veggies or rice and this type of meal never gets boring. Of course, if you have to watch your Cholesterol it should probably not be your daily choice for lunch.
Anyway, this lunch turned out to be exactly what I needed and I was ready for a busy afternoon full of work. In addition to the Omelet I had prepared some cucumber slices as a snack as well as some grapes. I also brought a banana that I actually ate mid-morning.
Dinner Day 3
Last weekend at Costco I had bought some green asparagus. I prepared that for dinner on this day 3. But instead of cooking it in boiling water, I prepared it the oven. Oven-roasted asparagus tastes awesome. Take a cooking sheet and place the peeled asparagus on the cooking sheet. Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil on the asparagus. Add some salt and pepper and some lemon juice and then put it into the oven for about 10-15 minutes (temperature should be set to 425 degrees). For dessert I had some Honeydew melon.
The one thing I really like about this challenge is the fact that it forces me to put a little more thought into what I am eating. While this challenge is mainly about removing bread from daily diet for a week, I also want to eat healthy. But I also do not want to compromise on the quality of my meals. I want to eat food that tastes good and in my opinion you need to spend a little bit to achieve the goal of eating healthy and good at the same time.