It’s a new phase for me on the Digest Diet. I finished phase one without any more hiccups (or shall I say pizza?). Best of all, I can see the results on the scale. I weighed myself before starting Day 5 which is the start of phase 2.
Total weight loss so far: 5.2 pounds!
I was pretty stoked. I never had another slip-up after the second day and wasn’t hungry other than at meal times. Of course, that meant it was time to shake things up and move to the next phase, Fade Away, which lasts for 10 days.
This phase is designed to continue steady weight loss while eating a Mediterranean style diet. You can even have a glass of wine every night if you like.
New Foods Are a Good Thing
The first morning of this phase started out with Creamy Quinoa for breakfast. I cooked this grain once before and it was terrible. That was before I knew it was imperative to rinse the quinoa thoroughly before cooking.
The breakfast was delicious and I’m looking forward to having it again.
Surprisingly I was hungry before my first snack but was able to drinks some tea and that helped. Notice I said first snack because now there are two a day in the plan. I really love the inventive snacks. I had fallen into a rut .
My husband who is not following the plan loved that we’re having something else for dinner besides soup.
The first night we had a pork and pepper plate which included a 4 oz broiled pork chop and Peperonta. The recipe called for fennel but I didn’t find any in my grocery store so the substitution of celery worked just fine.
Exercise per the Plan
I still can’t exercise as much as I would like and the plan calls for but I was able to walk both days this weekend and have been doing the exercises prescribed by my physical therapist.
The Digest Diet has a great 12 minute fat release workout included that I can’t wait to try once my back is well. This is combined with walking and 1 minute activity bursts. The important thing is to incorporate movement into your life.
Let me know if you have any questions about the Digest Diet. What changes are you making on your journey to health?