Monday, January 23, 2012

The 17-Day Diet - Cycle Two - Day One

The second cycle of The 17-Day Diet has begun!

On this cycle, you alternate lower-calorie days with higher-calorie days to help your body from reaching a weight-loss plateau. On the lower-calorie days you can eat any of the menus from the first 17-day cycle.

I decided to start with a low-calorie day. Here's tomorrow's higher-calorie menu.

  • 1 Dr. Mike's Power Cookie

    1/3 C unsweetened applesauce
    2 T almond paste
    1 T flaxseed oil
    10 packets Truvia
    1/4 C agave nectar
    1 large egg
    1/2 t vanilla
    3/4 C whole wheat flour
    1/2 t baking soda
    1 t cinnamon
    1/2 t salt
    1/4 t black pepper
    1/2 C vanilla whey powder
    2 C oats
    1 C dried cherries
    1/2 C sliced almonds

    Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together applesauce, almond paste, flaxseed oil, Truvia and agave nectar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Mix well. Add flour, baking soda, salt, pepper and whey powder. Beat thoroughly. Stir in oats, cherries and almonds. Mix well. Drop the batter by large tablespoons onto a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with vegetable cooking spray. Divide dough so that you have 18 cookies. Flatten each cookie with the back of the spoon. Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until brown. Remove from oven. Cool and store in a plastic container. Each cookie supplies 128 calories and can be enjoyed for breakfast or as a snack. Each cookie counts as one protein and one natural starch.
  • 1 fresh peach, sliced
  • 1 cup green tea
  • Large green salad topped with grilled chicken breast, 1 sliced tomato, other salad veggies, drizzled with 2T olive oil and 4T balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 C brown rice
  • 6 oz. sugar-free fruit-flavored yogurt
  • 1 cup green tea
  • Lots of grilled salmon
  • Steamed green beans
  • 1 cup green tea
  • Protein Smoothie: 1 C acidophilus milk or kefir blended with 1 C frozen unsweetened berries
Starting weight: 158.4
Current weight: 149.8

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