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Day six has a .8 lbs loss

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The losses are steady which is great. Constipation has settled in so I'll have to do something about that today. To shake it loose, yesterday I drank a ton more water than I'm used to. Didn't work so I'll have to bring in the big guns.

I'm now into my second P2 and I still hate fresh spinach. I'm not sure what to do about that. Greens are supposed to be good for me, but yuk. I have a difficult time choking them down.

Lunch: Chicken, cucumber
Snack: Orange
Dinner: Steak w mustard, spinach
Snack: Green apple
Drinks: Water and ACV, green tea

Today: -.8 lbs
Total: -5.7 lbs

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  1. abbey's Avatar
    hmmm I love baby spinach leaves - they are not as bitter as mature spinach. Have you tried them? Not sure if you can get them though..

    Otherwise does it improve if you sauté it?Nice losses
  2. Catthai's Avatar
    I'm a babe in the woods when it comes to buying spinach but I don't think fresh baby spinach is available here (I stand at the veg section for a painful amount of time).

    I've found big green Thai spinach. Tender baby spinach sounds SO much better than the big tough leaves I'm gnawing through. I can eat frozen spinach easy - so I'm guessing that it's the tender baby spinach you are talking about.

    I just don't like chewing through green things. Last night I sat and stared at that bowl of spinach (I don't even like it on my plate - what a baby I am!) and tried to choke it down but most went in the trash.

    I haven't tried sautéing spinach yet, so thanks! Steaming, then smothering it in vinegar has been the extent of my culinary attempts.

    Something I just thought of for big green leafy spinach is masking the texture and taste.

    Blend together: spinach leaves, 1 orange, juice of 1 lemon, ginger, Apple Cider Vinegar to taste, ice. And I might add cayenne pepper if it's too bland.
  3. Butterfly1515's Avatar
    spinach, spinach, spinach- trust me it works, I like to cook it in a little bit of chicken broth, takes like no time and then the taste goes with the chicken I eat

    You are doing GREAT!
  4. Catthai's Avatar
    Abby and Butterfly, seems the consensus is to sauté it - chicken broth will work (I love chicken broth).

    Thanks for your suggestions! And sorry for being such a baby about greens. I can eat broccoli but it's not allowed (I sneak it in sometimes though).
  5. abbey's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Catthai

    I've found big green Thai spinach. Tender baby spinach sounds SO much better than the big tough leaves I'm gnawing through. I can eat frozen spinach easy - so I'm guessing that it's the tender baby spinach you are talking about.

    I haven't tried sautéing spinach yet, so thanks! Steaming, then smothering it in vinegar has been the extent of my culinary attempts.

    Blend together: spinach leaves, 1 orange, juice of 1 lemon, ginger, Apple Cider Vinegar to taste, ice. And I might add cayenne pepper if it's too bland.
    Hmmmm yeah big tough leaves of spinach is probably not that great.. maybe shred it up like you would cabbage for coleslaw before steaming it? That would make it easier to chew

    There is a recipe floating around somewhere that I saw on youtube for spinach smoothies with strawberries - spinach, strawberries, little bit of cottage cheese, sweetener, water and ice I think?

    I haven't eaten anything leafy at all in the last 7 days.. oops. I've eaten lots and lots of cucumbers though
  6. Butterfly1515's Avatar
    leafy is so good for you. I know, sometimes hard to get down but the cooking in chicken broth is soooooo helpful and I marinate my chicken breasts in lemon juice and spices while I am t work. When cooked on the george forman grill, the lemon juice keeps the chicken from drying out and the spices had seeped into the chicken. As for the spinach, if you get fresh spinach just throw a ton into the broth and simmer for like 3-5 minutes and it's done. It shrinks up to nothing and you can season to taste. I think you will like it
    Stay away from the smoothie for now.
  7. Catthai's Avatar
    Abby, I've eaten a lot of cucumbers too. They are SO easy to eat and no cooking needed. Asparagus is good but my body is telling me that I need those leafy greens but my mouth is saying NO NO NO! Cutting the leaves up tiny - great idea!

    I'm not sure about cottage cheese as it can cause gains/stalls in P2. Also, I'm a cottage cheese maniac. If it's in the fridge I'm going to think about it all the time (any cheese is my weakness :-D

    Butterfly, I haven't been very fancy in my P2 cooking but I did promise myself to buy an outside grill. Hey, can I grill spinach leaves?

    I could cut up the chicken, wrap the pieces in spinach leaves, and then cook. That'd also get the chicken flavor into the leaves. And then I can add lots of mustard (my answer for everything - smother in mustard).
  8. Butterfly1515's Avatar
    Mustard is the best soooooo if you like that, I have another EASY dressing, mustard, white vinegar, salt pepper, garlic and beat it with a fork (kind of like when you beat an egg) and you have a dressing. Really good on the veggies too. No need to wrap the chicken- lol.
  9. Catthai's Avatar
    That sounds tasty! I was making a dressing with just mustard and ACV but I know my taste buds would like yours better. Garlic is also my thing so I often cut fresh garlic over the steak and chicken or cut it into the meat before cooking.