Like most people I’m always nervous starting any thing new, and that is how I felt starting the Shred Diet by Dr. Ian Smith.
I started my day off by jumping on the scale to find out how hard I had to work to meet my goal weight. As of today I have 33.6 pounds to lose to accomplish my goal.
The day got a little hectic after I was called into work, so I was not able to complete my grocery shopping and work on the menu I had planned for the day, but I was able to adapt.
Throughout the day I felt a litte hungry, especially between breakfast and my fist snack. I was not able to space my meals to every three hours. With my job, its difficult to eat at a specific time.
I had dinner really late, because getting back home from my workout took longer than I expected. I was hungry while preparing dinner, so I added an extra 150 calorie snack. That gave me the energy to prepare two extra meals for the week.
Overall, this was a very good day, and I’m off to a confident start.
Day 1 Highlights:
- Exercise for 65 minutes, ran and walk for 4 miles. Okay mostly walked. I only ran 1 mile.
- Prepared meals for the next two days: Butternut Squash soup, and Baked Chicken.
My Day 1 Shred Diet Menu:
Breakfast Meal #1: 9:30AM
McDonalds Oatmeal (no toppings)
McDonalds Apple pack
1 Cup of Coffee
Snack #1: 11:30AM
Mc Donalds Cranberry & Rasin Pack (Came with my oatmeal, but kept it for a snack)
Lunch Meal #2: 1PM
Mix Vegetables (Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots,Yellow Squash, Carrots )with Black Beans.
I seasoned it with a 1/2 teaspoon of Mrs. Dash, and a little I Can’t Believe its Butter.
Snack #2: 3:15PM
3 Newtons Fruit Thins
Meal #3: 3:55
12 oz Mx Berry Protein Shake
*Extra Snack 1: 6:55PM
2 Celery Stalks with Spinach Artichoke Hummus
Dinner Meal #4: 8:05PM
Baked Skinless Chicken Leg and Thigh, Small Salad with cucumbers, red onions, and 1 table spoon of Newman’s Own Lite Honey Mustard Dressing, and Grilled Asparagus.
*Extra Snack 2: 8:45PM
2 Slices of Land O Lakes Cheese – I could not resist, I was preparing my meals for the next day and had to taste the cheese, twice. :)
I would love to hear from you, leave a comment below. It can be some words of encouragement, menu ideas, suggestions, or just to say hello.
The diet program I’m following is called Shred: The Revolutionary Diet: 6 Weeks 4 Inches 2 Sizes, by Ian K. Smith.