Day 115 (M, 110425) — Seven Days of Veggies?

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)?  36 28** 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. =)

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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!

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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 😉

Lunch 110425

Lunch 110425

BTW – the white-ish blob next to the steak is The World’s Easiest Steak Sauce:

Dinner: Try again later

Other food throughout the day: black coffee x 2, water

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* My wife would kill me if I wasted the steaks, roast, ham, and chili that we have right now by starting this plan this week. 😉
** I suppose I should make sure I’m awake before doing math in the morning:  7 x 4 = 28.  D’oh!
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16 responses to “Day 115 (M, 110425) — Seven Days of Veggies?

  1. The hardest part of this for me was not the vegies, it was not having my protein shakes. I think I have become addicted to them.

    I am lazy so I had one recipe that I used. Very very simple.
    Chop up all vegetables that I had in the fridge (usually brocolli, cauliflow, onion, mushroom). Put in a small amount of olive oil in a wok. Put in onion first, then the rest. Add salt, pepper and some other spice from the spice rack, usually oregano. Cook for a few minutes but keep them crunchy. It is really all about the spices, as was posted on Tim’s blog by a guest Jules http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2011/02/16/slow-carb-diet-seasoning/

    Other recipes that I have not tried yet from my buddy Jason:
    http://www.findingmyfitness.com/2011/04/what-to-eat-curry-roasted-cauliflower/
    http://www.findingmyfitness.com/2011/04/what-to-eat-garlic-roasted-asparagus/
    He just started a mailing list.
    http://www.findingmyfitness.com/2011/04/get-my-10-best-recipes-delivered-to-your-inbox/

    The link you put for me is broken too, can you make it go to http://www.my4hbdiary.com/ Thanks.

    • Thanks for the recipes, Justin.

      The link is now fixed. (D’oh!)

      I agree with you that not having the protein shakes will be tough. I make a double batch each morning and, on days when I run, I drink half before my run/workout and half after.

      not getting that protein input is gonna suck, methinks. =(

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  3. Not sure if this is slow carb due to the flower but the amount is minimal compared to what goes in the recipe.

    Homemade Broccoli Soup

    List of Ingredients
    4 cups of Broccoli
    1 tsp of Organic Coconut Oil Refined
    1 Large Yellow Onion (chopped)
    1 tsp of Lemon juice, raw (1 lemon yields)
    4 cubes of chicken broth or bouillon, dehydrated, dry (1 cube)
    4 cups of Water, tap
    3 ts of Spices, parsley, dried
    0.5 tsp of Spices, basil, dried
    3/4 cup of All Purpose Flour Gold Medal

    Instuctions
    Let broccoli sit in bowl of water with juice from 1 lemon for 1 hour. Drain and chop.

    Heat chopped onion in oil for 3 minutes.

    Add broccoli, cook and stir for 7 minutes. In the meantime, make chicken broth from cubes and water.

    Add flour, stir til combined thoroughly about 3 min.

    Add remaining ingredients (broth and spices) bring to boil then simmer for 20 minutes half covered.

    Liquify in food processor and serve

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