The Diet Solution Program Journey – Day 2 through 5

New Zealand, North Island, Northland, Te Paki Sanddunes

I’m now on day 5 of the Diet Solution Program and I feel much better as the creator of the program says you will.

It isn’t much of a diet as it is a nutritional program teaching me about making better choices when it comes to food.

For example, I’ve stopped using splenda in my coffee and started using Stevia for my sweetener, which I learned about through the program.

Knowing that splenda and other artificial sweeteners have gotten an abundance of negative press, I knew I needed to stop using it, but didn’t until I read this article about the side effects of artificial sweeteners.

I’m using Stevia now and it does the job, but in reality I would love to just not drink coffee with any sweetener.  I’m not at that point yet where I can drink black coffee.  If you know of a great tasting coffee that holds it’s taste with nothing added, please let me know. Stevia In The Raw

Coconut oil is something I never even heard of, but have now started using and I love it.

From a cooking perspective it coats the pan much better than olive oil, and doesn’t evaporate or stick to the food much.

I still use olive oil which is fine on this diet, but am quickly choosing coconut oil more often.

The Day 2 meal plan starts with a breakfast containing turkey sausage, onions and peppers.

I use Jennie-O turkey and have for a long time, so this was no big deal.

Jennie-O turkey sausage cooks up really easy, and if you squeeze the link the sausage comes right out of the skin easily.

This is how I choose to cook the sausage.  I then chop it up in the pan, throw in the onions and peppers once the turkey is browned, cook a bit longer and done.

For a snack the program recommends natural nut butter with carrots.  It was funny trying to walk around the store asking for “Nut Butter”.  The people at the store would laugh, and think I was joking because I couldn’t explain what I was looking for.

Finally, I found someone that showed me my options and I choose “MaraNatha Almond Butter“.  So basically, nut butter can be almond butter, pecan butter, etc. MaraNatha Almond Butter

I didn’t follow the meal plan for the rest of the day because I was out all day, but one other product I started using based on the programs recommendation is “SWG bread”.

SWG bread stands for (sprouted whole grain).  That was another challenge to find at the store, but the same lady that helped me with the almond butter knew of this.

This type of bread is in the frozen food section of Shoprite, and anywhere else it’s carried.  This is because it contains no preservatives, and if not frozen at the store it would go bad if left out.

Once you buy it though, you can just put it in the refrigerator.

I purchased the “Food for Life” brand which says “Ezekiel 4:9″ right on the package.

Food for life - Sprouted Whole Grain Bread

Being a huge whole wheat bread fan, using this sprouted wheat is great.  To me, it’s identical to whole wheat, but healthier.

I’m sure most would think that whole wheat bread is a great choice, but eating whole wheat bread spikes your blood sugar levels and slows down your metabolism.

Day 3 meal plan starts with turkey bacon, tomato slices (from a whole medium tomato) and 2 slices of SWG bread.

Simple and delicious, not much to say about this meal.

Lunch was a different story containing shrimp, apple, raw veggies, Isabel’s Famous Salad Dressing, avocado, and lettuce.

First let me start with the salad dressing.  This recipe is from Isabel De Los Rios, and is in the members area so I’ve copied it here for you.

Recipe Source:  The Diet Solution Program

“The “magic ingredient” in this salad dressing is the apple cider vinegar!

Ingredients

1 tsp organic yellow mustard, or Dijon mustard
Garlic powder
Celtic Sea Salt
Apple Cider Vinegar
Organic extra virgin olive oil
Raw parmesan cheese, grated (optional)

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a salad shaker, and shake well!

I don’t use the exact same measurements of ingredients every time, so adjust to your taste.  The apple cider vinegar is the “magic ingredient,” but the olive oil is the main ingredient and will make up most of the dressing.  Enjoy!”

I used yellow mustard, no salt, balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, olive oil and no cheese.

It still came out delicious, and made the world of difference in this salad.  Tastee Choice Frozen Shrimp

For the salad I used 5 Tastee Choice frozen shrimp which equals the 4oz I needed.

To prepare you just have to put the shrimp in a bowl of water, boil some water, place the de-thawed shrimp in the boiling water for 2 minutes.

Then I dice up a whole granny smith apple, took 1/4 of an avocado (which is equivalent to the needed 2oz serving), mixed with a handful of arugula salad, added the shrimp and mixed.

Sounds like it wouldn’t taste good, but it was great.  All the ingredients and flavors just blended so nicely.

Here’s a recipe I put together from the program:  Baked Salmon over Arugula Salad

Days 4 & 5 meal plan I honestly didn’t follow again because I had some family parties to attend, but I still stayed away from the bad food choices I would normally make.

These days introduced more food choice such as chicken, cauliflower, tuna, turkey, buffalo meat, mahi mahi, pumpkin seeds, and more fruits and vegetables.

I can’t layout any recipes because I didn’t make any, but you can see how this is not a diet.

If anything, you may want to skip meals because you may not be use to eating 6x a day.  You’ll learn that eating 6x/day will speed up your metabolism, forcing your body to burn fat.

This program is a full nutritional education with the meal plans, information, and food choices that will finally get you to stop dieting.  It’s working great for me so far.

I’ve said in previous posts about this diet, that I endorse it.  Because of this I decided to join up with them as an affiliate.  If you click through, like the program, and buy; I will get a commission.

I’m doing my best to provide the nutritional information I learn through sprichie.com either way.  Just be sure to check back to learn more whether you buy this program or not.

If you want to know more about this program then just click through to The Diet Solution Program.

Isabel De Los Rios – TV Interview

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