On to Day 2 of this Frugal THM Fuel Cycle! You can check out how Day 1 went in yesterday’s post. We’re still in Deep S mode for Day 2.
I was SO hungry on Day 1, that I added in a few changes for Day 2. There are more veggies in with the snacks and lunch, which filled me up a little more.
I might have been more hungry because I kept thinking about this Fuel Cycle and checking with myself to see if I might be getting hungry! Does that ever happen to you? Or maybe my metabolism is waking up?
I also really like the Buttermints recipe– that extra shot of saturated fats seemed to help me not get as hungry as often.
My water intake for Day 1 wasn’t great, so I added in more water and a large Skinny Lemonade for Day 2. I’d like to have an oolong tea or a sipper into every day’s menu for the rest of the week to see if those also rev up my metabolism.
THM Fuel Cycle Menu Day 2- Deep S
Today’s menu has steak and pork loin on it. I got both on amazing sales at the grocery store this week (less than $1/pound for each). Please feel free to substitute these for a different meat if that’s more economical.
If you have any leftover Bacon Wrapped Chicken from yesterday, you should definitely use that on your salad at lunch today! Yum yum! We find bone-in chicken and tilapia to be inexpensive where we live.
There’s a few special ingredients in some of these recipes. If you’re looking to save on special ingredients, I often use Amazon gift cards earned free from Swagbucks to purchase a few of the specialty items.
I got up early to work on this blog and drink my coffee while it’s still hot (lol I have small children)
2 sausage links
Mid-Morning Snack- 10:30am
I was starving by lunch time– I should have eaten a little sooner but was busy taking care of the baby. 🙂
Large salad topped with steak, cucumbers, bacon bits, <1 Tbl fresh Parmesan cheese, purple peppers, olive oil, vinegar, basil, and oregano
Leftover Faux French Onion Soup from yesterday
Lemon Pucker Gummies from the THM Cookbook (I love something sweet at the end of lunch)
Afternoon Snack- 3:30pm
Leftover steak (about 3 ounces) and one purple pepper
Skinny Lemonade– Mini Recipe– 3-4 Tbl lemon juice, 1-2 doonks THM stevia, 24 ounces water, ice (I also add a few drops of DoTerra lemon essential oil– please consult your holistic healthcare provider before ingesting food-grade essential oils)
A few Buttermints- these little peppermint fat bombs are a nice way to finish a meal or snack and signal to my taste buds that eating is done. I use this recipe, but I make half the amount and change the honey to 1-2 scoops monkfruit sweetener.
Roasted pork loin with spices (garlic powder, onion powder, rosemary) and 1-2 Tbl melted butter
Mashed Fauxtatoes from THM Cookbook– Deep S Modification– substitute cream for a dash of unsweetened almond milk, omit Parmesan, add a dash of bacon bits and a generous sprinkle of nutritional yeast (for a cheesy flavor); substitute ghee for butter if dairy-free
Green Fries from THM Cookbook– Deep S Modification– leave off the Parmesan cheese
(if you don’t have the THM cookbook, please feel free to substitute Green Fries for green beans prepared another way, a side salad, or this amazing Garlic Roasted Broccoli recipe)
I’m really looking forward to Day 3 when I get to have carbs again! One of my favorites things about THM is that we can enjoy healthy carbs that are good to our blood sugar.