Total Steps For Day - 10,058
Total Calories: 931
Here are all the foods I'll eat this week plus I'll be adding 4 servings of fresh low carb vegetables each day. FYI a serving of these vegetables is 1/2 cup cooked or 1 cup raw.
Here is my first breakfast. I'm used to a small but filling breakfast so this small breakfast is, well, small. This is their Harvest Nut Bar and a cup of black coffee. The bar was fairly filling, the flavor was fine. This will not work for you if you have any nut or soy allergies. Take into account I'm not a big sweets person so someone else may not object to the sweetness. I don't eat sweets for breakfast as a rule; I'm more of a scrambled eggs person.
For the first week I'll be having a "TurboShake" for a morning snack and a "NutriCrush" shake for an after lunch snack.
I took a walk after breakfast, about 40 minutes so I was ready for my shake when I got back. The shake was very sweet. They use monk fruit, fructose and stevia for sweeteners. The chocolate flavor was decent.
I made the shake in my BlendTec blender but the instructions say to use a shaker bottle. I don't have one of those and I think I can live without buying one. The blender froths it up nicely. This is a 12 oz glass and it made about 1 1/3 glasses total. All you do is add 8 ounces of water, the packet of drink mix and 1/2 cup of ice and froth it up. You can see the shake packaging below.
Many of the meals for the first 7 days are meal replacement bars. Given I did that for breakfast I tried the Nutrisystem Loaded Potato. This is essentially dehydrated potatoes with some bits of bacon and cheese like substance. This is so far the least palatable thing I've tasted. The cheese gave it an odd "off" flavor, the potatoes were mealy. I didn't have it as hot as it could have been which I think would help. I did top mine with some fresh scallions.
In addition to the entree I had fresh sliced tomatoes and fresh basil with a drizzle of Balsamic vinegar.
I didn't care for texture of this Nutriscrush Chocolate Shake as much as the morning shake but it was fine. It seemed like it was a little lighter chocolate. Decent chocolate flavor.
So far I had a meal replacement bar, a dehydrated entry so tonight I tried an MRE. They are certainly convenient. You just cut the top off the envelope. Pop it in the microwave and zap for a about a minute. I tried the Santa Fe Style Chicken. Flavor wise, really not bad. It had beans, corn, some chicken. The meat was a little dry but, hey, I was hungry. I did add some Chipotle Tabasco sauce and even tried a teaspoon of Harissa paste, that kicked it up a bit too. Some fresh pico de gallo or even just chopped tomato on top could have been good too. I also served fresh sliced cucumbers with salt, pepper and red wine vinegar. Pretty Filling!
NuMi tracker works OK but so far I've been unable to integrate my Fitbit with their system, nor is my Aria scale updating to it. For now I'll keep using my Fitbit software. The coolest feature ever is all I have to do is let Fitbit barcode reader on my iphone scan the barcode and it automatically logs in the contents of the package. AWESOME!
I'll update again at the end of the day.
The sync with my Fitbit is now working! This will keep my journal process a little easier. AND it includes a barcode scanner feature so you can just scan the package it will pop right in your tracker.
One thing I learned is that the caloric intake for week one, man or woman is around 900 calories a day. That's pretty low if you're a pretty active person. It was plenty for me, probably more like what I really need.
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