The second week of The SUPER SHRED Diet is called Accelerate. It pushed me harder than it did in Week 1. During the second week of most weight loss programs, things usually slow down. Accelerate is designed to help you accelerate through the natural slowdown. During Week 2 you may not lose as much as Week 1, but you can lose weight! I really had to push myself to stay focused as I adjusted to the new meal plan for the week.
Week 2 meal plan was a lot different than Week 1. I had two snacks for the entire day. The challenging part was having a snack at 10:00 a.m. and not another snack until 8:00 p.m. or three hours after my last meal. There was a 4.5 hour gap between Meal 2 and Meal 3. I did notice that I had to stay focused with hydration and being more intentional about getting my water in. I slacked off a little bit, but quickly got back focused.
Super Shredder Day (SSD)—For those who don’t know, SSD is somewhat of an intermittent fasting day. You can read more about it here. It also fell on a Friday night. Womp! Now THIS was kind of hard. Friday nights are usually when I like to enjoy something really good for dinner or something I have been wanting to eat all week. I had 1.5 cups of soup for lunch and then another 1.5 cups of soup again for dinner. The good thing about soup is that you can switch them up so you won’t get bored.
Tuna Creations (with grapes), one of my favorite snacks that I had during the week! So far my favorite flavors are Garlic & Herb and Ranch! Sweet & Spicy is not too far behind. High in protein and low in fat…and still a very healthy snack!
This was my Hump Day lunch (5/6/2015). Green salad (4 cups of greens) which can include olives, shredded carrots, 1/2 sliced tomato or 5 grape tomatoes with 3 Tbsps of fat-free dressing. I’m not a fan of fat-free dressing or tomatoes (but I love fresh salsa, pico de gallo, and ketchup…weird I know). I did find a Sun-Dried Tomato fat-free dressing by Ken’s Steakhouse that’s pretty good. I had green salads often throughout week 1 and 2.
One of my Week 2 dinners: 3 servings of veggies (Brussels sprouts, low-sodium collard greens, yellow squash) + 1 cup of brown rice. This was like heaven on a plate! Not sure if it was due to the acceleration of the week or because my plate was full and my tummy was happy—with all the good stuff!
Overall, I had a good week! A few challenges here and there, but I survived. I did lose weight (Yay!), but it was not as significant as it was in Week 1. Let me rephrase that, ANY weight loss is significant. I have to remind myself to celebrate all victories…even the non-scale ones! I’ll share my weight loss results again after completing Week 4! CAN.NOT.WAIT. I will also be sharing more about life after SUPER SHRED.
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If you missed one of my #SuperShred posts, look no further!
Super Shred Week 1 Mid-week Update Part 2
Super Shred Week 1: Complete Part 3
Super Shred Week 2 Review Part 4
Super Shred Week 3 Review Part 5
Super Shred Week 4 Review | The Homestretch Part 6
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