Frugal THM Fuel Cycle Day 2

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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 made a batch of Lemon Pucker Gummies from the THM Cookbook for Day 2 so that I could add them to any meal or snack if needed. Here’s another recipe for Lemon Gummies if you don’t have the cookbook.

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.

Pre-Breakfast- 5am

I got up early to work on this blog and drink my coffee while it’s still hot (lol I have small children)

Trimmy Rich from the THM Cookbook (with a dash of THM Caramel Extract– yum!), or use this link for a recipe for the Trimmy Rich

Breakfast- 8:15am

3 eggs scrambled with 1 purple pepper and 1/2 a summer squash (both from my garden) sauted in 1 tsp coconut oil and spices (dash of nutritional yeast and Creole seasoning)

2 sausage links

Mid-Morning Snack- 10:30am

Second cup of coffee with collagen added, leftover skinny peanut butter treats from yesterday (you can have skinny chocolate if preferred)

Lunch- 1pm

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.

Dinner- 6:30pm

Roasted pork loin with spices (garlic powder, onion powder, rosemary) and 1-2 Tbl melted butter

Mashed Fauxtatoes from THM CookbookDeep 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 CookbookDeep 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)

Dessert- 8:45pm

Skinny Chocolate or Skinny Toffee

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.

As an integrative medicine physician assistant, I’ve treated a ton of adrenal fatigue (and had it twice personally), and E’s are SO good for adrenal fatigue! Can’t wait for Day 3!

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