The one thing I really have to say about this diet is that I am FULL. Full as in when I first had my surgery and I ate half of a container of Wendy’s chili – that kind of full. As opposed to now, when I can eat the whole chili and a side salad, and still reach for a handful of pretzels.
Dinner tonight is Roasted Pork Loin with Pineapple Mango Chutney with Cuban Style Black Beans and Roasted Bell peppers. When I first opened the container, I thought “Whoa, this is way too much food!” There were two generously thick slices of deliciously seasoned pork loin, on top of a heaping helping of black beans. I didn’t have the menu with me, so the small portion cup of Pineapple Mango Chutney required multiple sniffs from me before I determined it was not apple sauce, and I poured it over the pork.
Again, you don’t get instructions, and I put the container in the microwave to heat. I had sent an email to The Fresh Diet and got back an answer of microwaving anywhere from 1 – 1.5 minutes, depending on your microwave. I was at my mom’s, and she has a brand new microwave with loads of those watt things that determine how quickly your food becomes nuclear waste. Because the meat was so thick, I figured a minute and a half might be good. I was wrong. Fortunately, this time, I erred on the side of caution, and another 45 seconds in the microwave produced a tender, moist, and perfectly hot piece of pork.
As with all of my meals so far, I was full way before I was finished. I really think that is where this diet has every other plan beat. I’ve done NutriSystem and Jenny Craig, and counted my points on Weight Watchers. Never before have I been on a diet where half way through the meal, I am wondering how I’m ever going to eat the next meal. Usually, I’m wondering if there’s cheesecake somewhere.
The whole dinner was really good. I cut the peppers up and mixed them in with the black beans, and it added a bit of dimension to the beans, which were really very good.
Another thumbs up for the Fresh Diet.