I also drink a lot of water on this diet. Every body needs 60-70 ounces of water daily. However, that is for a normal weight person. When you are overweight, your body needs more water to properly function. So they tell me to drink water all day long at over 100+ ounces daily. The water helps your cells flush out the fat!
The diet is about eating a higher protein/lower glycemic index diet. It is not NO CARB. You eat carbs at every meal. They just give you a list of foods not to eat while losing weight (because they are higher on the glycemic index). MRC is just limited to carbs with a low glycemic index, so you control your sugar level- which affects your hunger and weight. Its very scientific and grounded.
So here is my day on my diet. I won’t give you exact amounts or anything because really if you want to follow this diet, you need MRC to evaluate you and tell you how much you should be eating for your body.
-Some sort of protein (egg/cheese, bison, cheese, homemade turkey sausage, cottage cheese)
-Bread, tortilla, or oatmeal
Most days for breakfast, I make some cinnamon toast with my bread…or I make a breakfast burrito with the egg and cheese. I have made a cinnamon roll using the bread and the cottage cheese for a filling that was quite good too.
-Protein: chicken, turkey, tuna, cheese, egg, bison…..the list goes on and on of available proteins.
-Veggies (either cooked or raw). But NO canned…only fresh or frozen.
-Fruit (the same with no canned. Fresh or frozen only).
-I LOVE to make smoothies for lunch using my HNS and fruit. Another lunch fave is a stir fry like chicken, green peppers, and pineapples (a yummy one bowl meal).
An HNS for a “snack” in the afternoons.
-Protein of some sort: Chicken, turkey, beef, pork, shrimp, crab, lamb, tilapia, salmon, lamb, bison, etc.
-Bread, tortilla, beans
I like to make meals for dinner. Taco Salads, stir fry, chili rellanos, spaghetti (using spaghetti squash for my pasta), chili, chicken soup, there are so many options.
After dinner, I have another HNS, usually a creamy one for something sweet after dinner.
I got a MRC cookbook so I have tons of ideas for what to cook besides a hunk of chicken with a side of broccoli.
I just wanted to share because some people have asked about the program. And once I am done losing weight, we will phase more carbs back in until my weight stabilizes, then I just eat what I want within a reasonable calorie goal to maintain. (Update: I started eating healthily, and GAINED weight because eating so little for so long ruined my metabolism).