Gobbling up GM Diet (Day 5 of 7)

5 down, 2 more to go, and we are still not fed up with this diet. The bananas and milk, although limited, definitely refreshed our spirit and also our palate. Moreover, the coming days look like more in the comfort zone.

If you missed the previous posts, please click on these links: DAY 1 , DAY 2 , DAY 3 , DAY 4 

DAY 5

6 TOMATOES and 20 oz/ 500 gms of  BEEF/ CHICKEN/ FISH and 10 to 15 glasses of WATER

Vegetarians can have similar portions of BROWN RICE, LENTILS, KIDNEY BEANS, PANEER.  

This is for the first time you are allowed to eat meat in this diet. This is to fulfill the protein needs of the body. If you are having chicken, you should have skinless  boneless chicken breast as that is the leanest part of a chicken. Even if you are pork lover you should not go for it because it is higher in fat and the only thing you would like to give your body is some protein and not fat. You can either bake or lightly saute you choice of protein with seasonings. You can eat the tomatoes in any form, either raw or cooked. On this day drinking more water is absolutely essential as the body will need to flush out the excess uric acid gained from the tomatoes.

Let me now take you through our Day 5 meals, made certain changes in the timings of the meals on this day bringing it down to four meals instead of six.

BREAKFAST (8:30 am)

Tomato Salad

Tomatoes (chopped): 2
Onions (chopped): 1/4 cup
Cilantro (chopped): 1/4 cup
Green chillies (chopped): 1 to 2 (depending on their heat)
Lime juice: 2 tsp
Kidney beans (boiled): 1/2 cup

I mixed everything together, seasoned it with some salt and a really refreshing and filling salad was ready. Having chicken right in the morning did not seem quite appetizing to me so I added some boiled kidney beans into the salad, since it is suggested to have the tomatoes with some protein.


EARLY AFTERNOON (11:30 pm)  AND EARLY EVENING (4:00 pm)

Chicken Tomato Soup

Tomato: 3
Chicken (cut into pieces): 10 oz / 250 gms
Onions (diced): 1/2 cup
Dried basil: 1 tsp
Dried oregano: 1/2 tsp
Chili flakes: 1 tsp
Salt to taste

I pureed the tomatoes in my blender and put all the other ingredients with it into my slow cooker for 5 hours and one of the most delicious soups was ready. I am not exaggerating when I say so, may be it's all about the magic of slow cooking. After soup was done, I split it and had it in two meals, as mentioned above.


DINNER (8:00 pm)

Grilled Chicken and Pico de gallo

Chicken: 10 oz (cut into small pieces)
(Marinated with a paste made of ginger, garlic, green chillies, mint, cilantro, lime juice, turmeric powder and salt)

Tomatoes: 1
Onions (chopped): 1/4 cup
Cilantro (chopped): to taste
Green chillies (chopped): 1 to 2 (depending on their heat)
Lime juice: 1 tsp

The chicken pieces were broiled in the oven for 10 minutes, each side, We had it with Pico de gallo which brought a refreshing note to the protein.


HOW DID WE FEEL ABOUT DAY FIVE

This day was a delight as we were craving for some protein badly. The increased amount of water intake, however, made loo visits more frequent. This is the day probably we enjoyed the most so far as we had chicken soup which was so yummy in the morning and awesome grilled chicken for dinner.

We are looking forward to the last two days, you too keep a check on the blog to know all about it.

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