Friday, October 27, 2017

Working Through The Metabolism Plan: Day 3 of The Cleanse

Day 3 of The Metabolism Plan - The Cleanse (Test Chicken)

You can follow along with a downloadable menu and instructions from or you can purchase The Metabolism Plan book. (It is available as a Kindle book, but I much prefer the hard copy because I write notes in it)

Weight Change: -1.0
Total Weight Lost So Far: 1.6 lbs


16 ounces of water with a splash of lemon juice with supplements (liver detox, MSM and probiotic).

Breakfast: 1 cup of Flaxseed Granola with 1/2 apple, chopped.

I think this is my favorite version of the Flaxseed Granola. I love the crisp, juicy apples combined with the sweet dried cranberries and the crunchy granola. I added an extra dash of cinnamon as well.

Flaxseed Granola with Chopped Apple, Dried Cranberries and extra Cinnamon
No headaches this morning after breakfast!

Lunch: 16 oz Cream of Broccoli Soup, Red Leaf Lettuce with Grated Carrots, 1/4 Apple and Sunflower Seeds dressed with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice.

I was halfway through eating my lunch when I remembered to take pictures! Thankfully, the salads are evolving into something more interesting than lettuce with olive oil and lemon juice. And the Cream of Broccoli Soup, while not as thick and creamy as the cheesy version, is really good with a lot of broccoli flavor (and I LOVE broccoli).

Red Leaf Lettuce with Grated Carrots, 1/4 Apple and Sunflower Seeds dressed with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Lemon juice

Cream of Broccoli Soup
Snack: Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

I cut the cayenne in this recipe in half down to 1/8 tsp and added some onion powder. They seemed way too oily once they were done baking and I think I could have safely left in all the cayenne called for in the recipe

Dinner: 2 to 3 ounces chicken, roasted vegetables, Red Leaf Lettuce with 1/4 Avocado, Lemon Juice and extra virgin olive oil.

I decided to roast a whole chicken for dinner. The whole dinner menu tonight was something the entire family could eat and would enjoy so I got a bit of a break by only needing to cook one meal. However, The Girl was planning to go the the DenverCon All Hallow's Eve Bash across town and needed a ride there. This was going to put dinner on hold until we got back.

I used a lot of "safe" seasonings like basil, oregano, and garlic in seasoning the chicken and roasted vegetables. The chicken spent the better part of the afternoon in the crock pot and then an hour or so in the oven in a cast iron skillet on a bed of onions. It turned out wonderfully moist and delicious! The carcass was saved for making chicken broth later.

The boys (Mr. LH, The Boy and Elder Boy) added some salt to their dinner but not much.

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