The Simple Diet Experiment

I’m finding myself short on time, energy, and interest in food preparation lately, and have decided to experiment this week with “The Simple Diet,” from the book of the same name by James W. Anderson and Nancy J. Gustafson.

The first and primary stage of the Program is one of meal replacements (shakes or soups and prepackaged meals (such as frozen dinners) and fruits and vegetables.  Nutritional Guidelines and qualifying products are given.

The plan minimum is 3 shakes or soups, 2 entrees, and 5 servings of fruits/vegetables

Meal replacement guidelines:

Shakes 100-200 calories, 10g - 26g protein, 0-6g fat

Entrees 140-300 calories, 10g - 25g protein, 0-9g fat

Soups 100-200 calories, 10-20g protein, 0-6g fat

Bars 100-200 calories, 6-20g protein, 0-5g fat

Bars are intended for emergencies and occasional use (up to 7 or 8 per week).

Originally I thought I’d  use The Simple Diet only as a sick-day back-up plan, but I’m going to give it a full test drive this week.  If I like the results (or still don’t feel like cooking) I’ll extend the test drive for another week.

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