Such an odd think to be able to eat piles of meat and have absolutely no desire to do so. The  morning started with no feeling of hunger and a slight nauseous sensation. This feeling is akin to being on the birth control pill: I am slightly dizzy and there is this lump in the back of my throat that makes me not want to eat. Half way through my noon work out, I was finding no strength in my legs.

Welcome to day two.

Our recipe for the day is pretty simple: Chicken Salad

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon ceasar dressing
  • salt
  • pepper
  • hot peppers
  • 1 sliced egg
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped Romain (up this to 3 cups if you can)

Rub the chicken breast with the spice mix (light salt, pepper, hot peppers), drizzle a little olive oil on there and grill these babies. Serve the chicken breast on the bed of lettuce.

We invested $50 in a wonderful gas grill that was barely used last summer. This grill is now the best Atkins tool for cooking in the world. On Day 1, I tried to broil my breakfast steak and ended up setting off the fire alarm. As smoke billowed out the open front door, Mark recommended that we just grill a  bunch of steaks at once while the weather is nice and keep them in the fridge to reheat.

Day 2 Summary
Consumed: two cups of coffee, 2 tablespoons cream, 1 steak (6oz), 1 celery stock, 12 shrimp drizzled with Cholula, 1/2 cup steamed broccoli, 1 chicken breast, lettuce, ceasar dressing, lots of fizzy water.

Calorie Count: This is approximate - 600. Starting to see why this diet works.

How I Feel: Overfull. Nauseous.

How Mark Feels: Like he has been fasting for 24 hours, but without hunger pangs.

Weight at 8pm: 164.4 pounds.

Work Out: 1 hour of Pilates.