Friday, September 25, 2009

New Shipment!

We are officially "out" of drops for now. Wow, they went fast! We just found out our next shipment is coming in about ten days. Let me know asap if you're thinking of trying the diet and I'll "earmark" some for you. Email me at

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ginger Chicken

3.5 ounces uncooked chicken
1/4 c. chicken broth
3 T. lemon juice
1/4 t. lemon zest
1/2 t. fresh ginger
4 T. Bragg's aminos
1 T. chopped onion
1 packet stevia (or to taste)
Salt and Pepper
Cayenne Pepper

Saute' chicken with a little lemon juice and broth until slightly browned. Add spices, ginger, salt, lemon and stevia. Add Bragg's (can be found in Sprouts, Henry's, Whole Foods, etc-has a soy sauce flavor) and finish cooking till chicken is cooked through. Add water to the pan to deglaze if necessary. Serve with Broccoli or your favorite vegetable.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My FAVORITE Cucumber Salad

1 English cucumber, sliced or diced however you like it
2 T. vinegar (I prefer apple cider)
1 T. amino acids (Bragg's)
1-2 T. fresh lemon juice
2 t. finely minced onions
1-2 packets of Stevia to taste

This is one of those salads that tastes better the longer it sits. It's perfect to mix up a couple of batches at a time and keep in the fridge. It's a totally "free" food so it's great to have around.


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Yummy Tip

Yum, yum, YUM!!! I have to share this "tip" with everyone. One of the things that SAVED my on this diet is this yummy snack from Provident Pantry. My favorite is the freeze dried peaches. These cans are HUGE and have 20+ servings per can. I used a serving as one of my fruit servings for the day and would often save it for a movie treat. It was great to have something to crunch and they taste SO GOOD. If you let a little bit of air get to them they soften a bit and get really chewy. YUM!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Asian Beef

3.5 oz. flank steak (or similar lean steak) cut into thin strips
1/4 c. beef broth
2 T. Bragg's aminos
2 T. vinegar
1 T. lemon juice
1/4 t. grated fresh ginger
garlic to taste
salt and pepper
1/2 T. chopped green onions

Saute ginger, garlic, and spices in broth and other liquid. Add beef and stir fry. Add chopped green onions before serving.

***Holding steady at my end weight. Yahoo.

Friday, September 4, 2009

I Heart....

One of my "finds" on this diet is the Walden Farms products. I got mine at the Sprouts grocery down the street, but I know they can also be found at Henry's. They are SO yummy! It is unbelievable that the products have zero calories, fat, sugars, etc. The dressings come in jars, as well as individual packets, so I always kept a couple of varieties in my purse. Much more satisfying than straight vinegar when you're out! The cocktail sauce added just the right touch to shrimp and crab cocktails. Since I have a major sweet tooth, I also LOVED the caramel dip. A sliced apple at night dipped in the dip SAVED me some nights. Happy dipping!
***We received our first shipment today of HCG and have been busy labeling and shipping all day today! We have a few left so let me know asap if you are interested.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Orange Chicken Salad and an Update!

6 oz. chicken, diced
2 large english cucumbers, sliced
4 small mandarin oranges (segmented)
2 T. onion, minced
Juice from one small orange
2 T. lemon juice
2 T. vinegar (I like Bragg's all natural apple cider-more of a bite)
2 t. chopped fresh tarragon (or equivalent dried)
Stevia or Sugar Substitute to taste (this really brings out the flavors!)
Season with Salt and Pepper

Combine salad ingredients and toss with dressing. Marinate at least 30 minutes
***Serves 2

The shipment has left the lab and is on it's way. If you have pre-ordered with me, I will send you a paypal invoice and ship asap!!!

I am super proud to announce that I have successfully finished my first round of Phase 2 (the drops) and have lost a total of 23 lbs! I am enjoying adding some fats to my diet and of course eating a lot more than 500 calories. The two 500 calorie days without the drops weren't bad at all. I was really worried and managed just fine. I think it has something to do with the fact that we are having a major heat wave and I have NO appetite. I also worked out for the first time in a year yesterday-it felt so good. I'M BACK!!!