Meal Plan Friday: 5/6 – 5/12/2018

I haven’t done one of these in a while because I’ve been changing around the way I’ve been meal planning. And since adding in intermittent fasting, it’s changing even more! But I decided to bring them back and show more of my dietary changes, including the fasting. Mr. H is also doing the fasting but he is also doing extended fasts, whereas I am not. But I am super excited to get back to Meal Plan Fridays with my first Meal Plan Friday: 5/6 – 5/12/2018.

As I have stated many time here on my site, I am generally following a keto diet. I have added in intermittent fasting to my food schedule. This means that for either 24, 36, or 42 hours I am going to consume nothing but water and maybe some homemade bone broth. So far, I am already enjoying the reduced grocery budget that fasting provides.

I will also point out that some of the meals I’m making may not be inherently keto. But you can rest assured that I will be adapting them to be keto (or serving very small portions of things like rice/pasta/etc.) I firmly believe in keto and the health benefits it gives. But with fasting, I do not find it necessary to follow a 100% strict keto diet. I may be a little lazy and throw in some of the “bad” carbs in moderation. (Please forgive me all you hardcore keto goers!) The fasting that I am doing will help balance out when I do eat these types of foods.

Meal Plan Friday: 5/6 – 5/12/2018

Sunday (5/6)

Breakfast: Bacon and Hard-Boiled Eggs

Lunch: Salad and Cheese Plate

Dinner: Cajun-Spiced Chicken with Green Beans and Corn (Vanilla Pudding)

Monday (5/7)

Breakfast: 36-hour fast (Sausage and Apples for C)

Lunch: 36-hour fast (PBJ for C)

Dinner: 36-hour fast (Chicken and Veggies for C)

Tuesday (5/8)

Breakfast: Bacon and Hard-Boiled Eggs

Lunch: Taco Salad

Dinner: Molasses-Sauced Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

Wednesday (5/9)

Breakfast: 24-hour fast (Pancakes for C)

Lunch: 24-hour fast (Grilled Cheese for C)

Dinner: Ground Beef and Noodle Bake with Salad

Thursday (5/10)

Breakfast: 42-hour fast (Sausage and Eggs for C)

Lunch: 42-hour fast (Chicken and French Fries for C)

Dinner: 42-hour fast (Spaghetti for C)

Friday (5/11)

Breakfast: 42-hour fast (Pop-Tart for C)

Lunch: Cobb Salad

Dinner: Grouper Fingers with Green Beans (Bananas Foster)

Saturday (5/12)

Breakfast: 36-hour fast (Pancakes and Fruit for C)

Lunch: 36-hour fast (Mac N Cheese for C)

Dinner: 36-hour fast (Chicken and Veggies for C)

All of the breakfasts listed involve one of the cookbooks I’ve received that are going to help me master basic things. Now, I can and have made hard-boiled eggs many times in my life and find that I have that perfected. But I’m starting at “step 1” (I skipped the soup making for now and moved right onto eggs.) So this week, it’s just affirming my ability to make hard-boiled eggs.

The dinners are all from a new cookbook that Mr. H just brought back from DC. (Not a new cookbook per se, but it’s new to us.) I have altered some of the side recommendations from the book to help not go overboard on the carbs.

I am excited to go on this fasting journey. At the end of every post, I’m going to include my stats for how much I’ve lost following this diet. This will start next week when I have adjusted my weigh in day from Monday to Friday so I can give you an accurate week’s worth of change.

Disclaimer: It should be noted that I have no medical degree. I have done my own research into
fasting and the keto diet and have decided to make these changes for myself. If you try
fasting on your own, please do research and consult a doctor. If at anytime you feel sick
during a fast or diet change, please eat and see a doctor!

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