Today? I miss carbs already. Bad. I brought husband a Reese's egg home last night, and he left it on the coffee table. Bad move. It's still there, and will be when he gets home, but damn. Less than 24 hours into this and I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that I'm a carb/sugar addict now. Giving up diet sodas (and then adding them back in once a week) was nothing. This? Withdrawal!
Breakfast was yogurt and a clementine. Lunch was scrambled eggs with tons of veggies thrown in (more veggies than egg). Dinner will be a chicken and veggie stir-fry from Genghis tonight. The parents are finally trying this place, and are both on this new plan with me, so it should be fun. Lots of fish, chicken, veggies, and green tea in my future.
And yes, mom is definitely doing the healthy thing with me now! She's the one that told me about the "17 Day Diet" in the first place and ordered the book. My dad is a little overweight, and is joining in too but basically skipping the first cycle and still having natural starches (something Mr. D has mentioned trying as well!). Dad's issue is mostly the amount of sugar he eats- he'll be diabetic in no time if he continues eating the way he is. It's going to be nice doing this together with them, but mom will probably have an easier time with the carbs than I will. We tried Atkins together once, and she did great with it. Me? Not so much. The fact that I struggle more with it is just further proof that it's necessary in my opinion.
Now I need help from all you culinary experts out there! I've NEVER cooked fish before, and will be trying tilapia and salmon this week. Any simple recipes for grilling/baking would be much appreciated!