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Kickin off the 5:2 Diet: Omelet with Gyro Meat - 209 calories

Today I am on Day 2 of my Fasting Diet and I feel loads better about it than on Day 1.

I'm not gonna lie Day 1 was rough - physically and psychologically. I didn't know how I was going to get through the day. Everywhere I looked were things I could not eat. I had no idea what to do with myself. But I bit the bullet and plowed through. I went to sleep pretty early on Day 1.

I was surprised how not hungry I was when I woke up after Day 1. I made it to the gym - though not with the same vigor as normal but I will blame that on the previous week in Chicago and stuffing my face and not sleeping. Another surprise was that I did not feel the need to "make up" the calories from the fast day. I ate pretty normally (i.e. - very well) and felt fine - clocking in at a cool 1700 calories.

But Day 2 is starting off much better. I stocked up on a few pantry items and the psychological hurdle today is much lower and there is no dread. So YEAH!

Egg Omelet with Gyro Meat - 209 calories


  • green tea (0 cal)
  • 1 egg + 1 egg white (86 cal) scrambled with butter (45 cal)
  • leftover gyro meat (54 cal)
  • leftover yogurt dip (13 cal)
  • tomatoes (11 cal)
  • few drops of hot sauce (0-1 cal, I'm calling it 0 cal)
This is pretty tasty and the flavorful gyro meat covered up the fact that their was no starch. It was a battle between the butter for the eggs or a slice of toast. I knew I could live without the toast but the idea of eggs scrambled without butter really bothered me. I'll eventually scramble eggs without butter... but not today - baby steps I guess.

Activities to keep busy today: find new kitty cats at the local shelter!!


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