So the other day, I asked about veggies and how important they are to the SCD program.
I eat few vegetables. Not so much because I don’t like them but because I’m lazy and don’t make them.
Some weeks I’ll eat a few salads (especially if we have some taco meat in the fridge), sometimes we’ll have broccoli or squash and zucchini, and if I have a burrito bowl for lunch, that will have a bit of veggies in it. Mostly, however, my diet usually consists meat and beans, meat and beans, and more meat and beans.
On that post, a co-4HB-blogger (Justin), offered a link to a guy who described a one-week, severely restricted, (almost) veggies only, crash course in dropping fat: How to Get Ripped with Food: A 7-Day Plan.
The basic idea is to eat a tremendous amount of vegetables for a week, in four meals spaced evenly throughout the day, and eat a limited amount of protein. All the while, you drink a ton of water.
(If you want to know the plan in detail, check out his site. He offers lots of other good information so it’s well worth a look.)
From the comments on the post, several people tried it and had great results; most reports indicating a loss of more than 7 pounds in a week.
Additionally, he recommends dropping all supplements for the week. That’s ok with me since I am about due for a week off anyway.
Since I have a ton of meat in the fridge right now, and am low on both my stock of vegetables and ideas on how to make them appetizing, I am going to start this diet next week.*
So, what I am looking for from you, dear reader, is ideas on how to make More Veggies than Ever Week bearable.
- What are you favorite veggie recipes? Favorite vegetables? Favorite preparation methods?
- Any suggestions to find easy ways to get some variety (i.e. not go crazy during the week)?
3628** meals of broccoli and a bit of meat would, I think, kill me.
- Any information as to what constitutes a lethal dose of Beano?
I am looking for suggestions for expanding my vegetable repertoire.
(I’m looking for *easy* ideas. I know myself and the more complicated things are, the less likely I would be to use it.)
Thanks for any tips and hints you care to share. =)
Got a new 4HB blogger who just started his journey: check out Baker over at Man vs. Fat.
Head on over to his blog and give him some encouragement and share your helpful tips!
Breakfast: EAS whey protein shake (two scoops), Monster Absolutely Zero, AGG, greens vitamin supplement
Lunch: steak and mixed veggies (see, I’m already trying this so-called “veggie” thing 😉
BTW – the white-ish blob next to the steak is The World’s Easiest Steak Sauce:
- Take some mayo
- Add some hot sauce (I used standard Louisiana Hot Sauce)
- Enjoy =)
Dinner: Try again later
Other food throughout the day: black coffee x 2, water