Day One Day One done! Need to work in more water, but I feel good so I’m not going to stress. Dinner was Shrimp, Zucchini & Tomatoes. Dinner was Shrimp, Zucchini & Tomatoes. Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleLike this:Like Loading... Related 8 Comments That looks tasty! I don’t do well pre-cooking shrimp but I’m a bulk-cooker, who typically eats the same lunch everyday. I’m used to it, it’s cheaper that way and of course, I only have to cook one vat of food to go to for each time. I also typically eat the same breakfast and let’s face it, the same supper BUT breakfast, lunch and supper are different, often with changes in supper. LikeLike Do you pick one day out of the week to cook? Freezing or just refrigerating? LikeLike Mostly fridge but I freeze if I make something VERY time consuming, like broth/stock. Plus, that’s always MAMMOTH in size, like I’ll do over a gallon, usually cooking something with it THEN for the week and freezing the rest of the stock in sizes that would be a base for a pot of soup. With shrimp, I’d cook, then freeze. I’ll have my base meal (usually veg well-seasoned/ sauced since I can’t eat legumes or most grains) and then toss a portion of frozen shrimp in at night on top of a single base (refrigerated), it’s mostly thawed by AM and ready to go my next midday. But that’s just with shellfish cos it’s something you need to be careful with. Normally, I cook a bunch on Sunday and then maybe one evening during the week. This week, I cooked what Americans call Irish potato salad (it’s mostly cabbage but I added some more veg) and tomatoes. I rarely eat potatoes but this was like 1/2 cup in each day’s meal and grilled sausages (chicken but I eat whatever). I allowed them all to cool, then did my daily portions in fridge. Later in week, I cooked about 1/2 gallon (size, raw) okra from the garden and a pound of beef with some veg added in after the beef was cooked and drained (I used 93% lean beef to start anyway). I have none of the chicken left and one serving of the beef, which I’m getting ready to eat! I use various meal-replacement shakes for breakfast (1st breakfast!!!) as long as they’re gluten free and have digestive enzymes added. I do NOT use a whole shake. I use anywhere from 1/4 to 1/2 (brands vary). The ones I like are based upon dehydrated veg and protein (non dairy). They don’t taste good and I don’t care. Later, I’ll eat a boiled egg. Sometimes I chose to eat 97% fat free Canadian bacon instead or some other leftover meat. I find getting lots of protein makes me less likely to binge at the time and later. Also: I’m not fat-phobic but fat retains a lot of weird commercially farmed BAD stuff, so if it’s not organic (which is most of the time), I go low fat. If it’s organic, I’m happy to get the fat because it contains very, very good nutrients for a human body!! Just ya know, not too much is better than too much. Some (without the scary commercial crap in it) is VERY good. LikeLike I love Canadian Bacon! What brand shake? My husband is looking for a good meal replacement shake. I’ve only tried fried okra – if you had to compare okra – in flavor – to something else, what would it be? LikeLike I don’t care what brand shake and go for content: protein, non-dairy and if it doesn’t have digestive enzymes, it had better be cheap cos then I have to take a capsule with it (increasing cost). Currently I’m using Orgrain (I think, it was from Costco). It tastes okay but doesn’t have the enzymes. I also do a lot of Raw Meal by garden of life. I hate it but it meets my nutrition standards, so it’s on auto-delivery from amazon. Yuck but as I said, whatever. I took Shakeology for over 3 years til my Celiac diagnosis. Nothing in is HAS gluten but they do NOT worry about cross-contamination and my digestive tract is permanently damaged from not knowing for years, so I have zero tolerance (can’t even digest broccoli or garlic and a bazillion other things — which don’t have gluten but I’m saying that many decades of damage and you are effed). Let’s see, there’s another one I like-ish but is almost as much as Shakeology but 100% gf…I can’t recall. I stopped using it only due to price. I only mix with water and drink it all down at once. I *so* don’t give a rip so long as I get my nutrition in. ;/ I looked at the medifast site. They have a lot of gf options but no ONE place to click ‘add this programme.’ Foolish on their part cos who wants to dick around with going back and forth. If I can only eat 30 of your products (15, whatever), put them in the bloody thing already! It’s not like I can be tempted to add something else cos I CAN’T EAT ANYTHING ELSE. Ugh. I’m lazy 🙂 LikeLike One other thing: those vats at costco of mixed spring greens? I eat a whole tub in a week, usually as a bed under meat or chili or egg salad or whatever. Also, when I don’t feel like cooking at all, that’s the bed under my lunch, which will only be a meat source on top, no dressing cos the dressing is whatever sauced-meat or whatever on top. Think of it as my grain or pasta replacement 🙂 plus: what’s faster than popping 2C of that on a plate? LikeLike I’m not a big salad eater, so all of my veggies so far have been incorporated into the dishes I’m making. Plus, as backwards as it sounds, I have to track and limit my veggies to specific servings so it’s not common to have a side salad. Maybe when I get further in the program and become a bit bored or lazy 🙂 LikeLike I don’t do side salads. My greens are very important for magnesium and potassium (always low with malabsorption) plus, natural fibre and filler. Again I don’t love it, I just need it, so I put something tasty on top 😀 I get what you’re saying about tracking cos I track everything I eat, even binges and booze! I have to with the medical thing. When they say, ‘you’re low on potassium, eat a banana.’ (ridiculous as there’s actually not a lot of p in bananas) I can whip out everything I ate over the last several years, proving that I got more than enough potassium, it just doesn’t WORK in my body. The last time this tracking helped was that ignorant ahole of a dr that I fired, who kept insisting I was NOT eating enough dairy (though she was instructed 100X that I can’t DO DAIRY, have to rely on other means). I was able to whip out that nutrient intake? I get like 3 times what a nursing mother should get. Yup. Handy! LikeLike Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... 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