My extreme 3 day diet plan: day 2 FAIL
Kids, I have failed. I thought long and hard about what I would write today. I was tossing up whether to be honest about the second day of my crazy eating plan or to just come clean. In truth, I wouldn’t feel right if I blogged and lied at the same time, so I have decided to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Here goes.
I had every intention of following this healthy eating plan I devised yesterday. Here is my original post, if you’d like to revisit it. I decided that I wanted to eat more healthily and this is what I planned out:
Here was my plan:
- Breakfast day 1: 3 egg whites + 1 egg yolk + 1/3 of oatmeal + 3 button mushrooms + baby spinach + coffee
- Snack: 1/3 cup of blueberries and tea with skim milk
- Lunch: 200 grams poached chicken and 1 cup of broccoli + lemon + herbs (NO SALT!)
- Snack: 1/3 cup of blueberries and herbal tea
- Dinner: 200 grams poached chicken and 1 cup of salad + ½ cup of broccoli + lemon + herbs (NO SALT)
- Snack: 1/3 cup cottage cheese + ½ cup blueberries
As you can see (and as some of you commented) that my plan was not really very extreme and indeed it was not. There was one major problem with it though – the cost.
I know, I know. I am worth paying the price for organic food but when I added up all the things I would need to buy to eat for a couple of days, I thought, “Bugger this!” and decided to eat my regular, unhealthy dinner.
Organic chicken? Blueberries? Eggs that you only eat the albumen of? Pfft! A waste of time and money.
So (and I hate to admit this) I have had:
- A sausage and egg McMuffin for breakfast (380 calories)
- Subway chicken strips on wheat bread for lunch (283 calories)
- Miso soup and some ham slices for a snack (130 calories)
- And I will probably have Steggles chicken Kiev again for dinner with some potatoes
I know you are worried for my health, ashamed at my food choices and concerned for my wellbeing. Perhaps you think me mad or cranially cracked? Either way – I have been honest here and I will again point out that I think I know what I am doing. I used to waste lots of time creating healthy vegan eating plans and the like. But no more. Too often we tag food as ‘healthy’ when it is not (smoothies and muffins, I’m looking at you) and ‘unhealthy’ when they can be made healthier (burgers, pizza, white bread and potatoes… I still love you even if others have forgone you.)
To expand on this idea, I will plan a post for day three which goes over some food myths.
Which ‘healthy’ foods do you think are unhealthy? Please let me know!