So after a very successful week 1 on the Hungry Girl Diet, I was looking forward to week 2. Weeks 2-4 on the Hungry Girl diet plan allow for much more variety for each meal. For example, week 1 would have three recipe options for breakfast (oatmeal, eggs, Greek yogurt), but now the the variety has expanded with two more options for each meal and you can switch up lunch and dinner options any day of the week. I didn’t really get tired of the meals in week 1, but was excited to try some new recipes!
Here’s a sampling of the dishes from the week:
Top left- Veggie-rific Salad (tasty!), top right- Big burger with side salad (delish!), bottom left- Ginormous salad with chicken (yummy!), bottom right-Chicken So Low Mein (Ick. Not a fan of the House Foods Tofu Shirataki Noodle Substitute.)
I have to admit- I wasn’t as strict on myself this week as I was in week 1 (it was a pretty stressful week at work). I did indulge in a few treats and had a couple lunch meetings at work, but I tried to keep in under control as best as I could.
To top it off, the month of April is quite busy at our house. We are out of town 3 of 4 weekends this month, so it’s been a little tricky to adhere to the diet on weekends. (Great timing to start a diet, I know. But there is never really an ideal time, right?!) And last week, I got a nasty sinus/cough thing (and am still trying to get over whatever bronchitis-like beast it has morphed into), so I took several days off from working out since I had low energy.
So how did I do this week in the end? I gained a half pound. Not bad, considering everything!
Looking to week 3:
On Sunday night after spending the weekend in Indiana, I was able to plan out the weekly menu, grocery shop and prep some meals for the week to make sure I’m set up for success! I’ve been pretty good on Monday and Tuesday, but I’m at an off-site meeting all day Wednesday and am going on a Chocolate Tour in Chicago on Thursday. Wish me luck…I’m a chocoholic so this will be interesting!
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