I am excited to finally test eggs as the new breakfast addition today! We had the option to test eggs as an approved protein early on(day 6 or 10) but we haven’t. I’m confused because I feel there are so many things left to test and we are already in the last week. I guess that means there will be a lot of homework left in phase 3. This makes sense. The first 20 days are just to show us the way and we have to do the rest. Anne says it’s not a diet, it’s a way of life! I’m also starting a list of friendly foods.
I passed Brussels sprouts! Who would think this would be such an exciting thing? We are also starting realizing that the plan does follow a pattern. Of course, we know this all along but we are struggling to just keep up with the prescribed plan. This is addressed in Phase 3 in the book when you learn to make your own menus. I guess Lyn-Genet is onto something. These first 20 days, just do what she says (phases 1 and 2). Then get creative once you figure it out (phase 3). Another thing is that you now have quantitative data (your weight on the scale) supporting what you’re doing.
The weight loss continues after yesterday’s “no test” day (which is expected). In the book, she calls them “rest days” and “no test” days. I’m assuming both are the same. Besides the BBQ party day and that one bloop after rest day (water was off based on my exercise), my weight has been on the steady decline.
I thought the food plan would be so restricting but it’s been the opposite, it’s been freeing! Although Joe spends a lot of time preparing food, we don’t spend as much time with food. I know that sounds strange but with a prescribed meal plan, we simply prepare the food, eat the food, and then the food is done. We don’t hem and haw about what to prepare, if we’re going to eat out, if we are having snacks. The decision time is zero. The book says we eat this at this time and we do it.