Mini Mary Diet Days 16-18

Day Sixteen (Sept 23 2014):


For breakfast I ate rye cereal, apple chunks and a passionfruit. I didn’t feel satisfied for a long time after eating the rye. This is confusing, but I think I know how much I want to be eating every meal (1 cup); I will try to stick to that or maybe a little bit more. I pressure-cooked rye for lunch and also had a salad of lettuce, zucchini, green bell pepper, beetroot, parsley, black pepper, lemon juice and white wine vinegar in addition to an apple. For my last meal of the day I had rye sprinkled with cinnamon.


I think I need to make slightly more rye for meals. I was thinking that I could aim for around 500 calories/meal, but I believe I need more food to feel full. I think another 1/4-1/2 cup of rye added to meals will help to keep me satisfied for a longer period of time.

Day Seventeen (Sept 24 2014):


I ate a chopped apple, rye, strawberries and cinnamon for breakfast this morning. I think I had more food today than I have other days because I made more (Rob ate rye too and I made 2 cups for him). I felt fuller sooner. 1 1/2 cups of rye is around 600 calories. Foods outside the selected starch only supposed to make up around 100-200 calories of each meal. 800 calories for a meal isn’t bad. I will lose weight faster if I eat less and drink more water. I ate an early supper (lupper) of rye sprinkled with Splenda and cinnamon and an apple.


I want to return to eating the way I did before (before the Mini Mary Diet), but I want to make it at least a week on rye before I call it quits. We also have a bunch of rye in the house because I planned on eating it for 7-10 days, so I might as well eat it up. I eat a lot more simple now than I did on rice because I am not sure what to do with it. I am not sure if I want more fruit because I am tired of the general monotony of the MMD or if it is a result of the increased simplicity of the MMD.

Day Eighteen (Sept 25 2014):


For breakfast I ate leftovers from Robs breakfast, which consisted of rye (obviously) and fruit sprinkled with amla and cinnamon.
Lunch was a combination of rye and red lentils eaten with an apple, all sprinkled with cinnamon. Supper consisted of a salad (lettuce, green pepper, onion, parsley, black pepper, beetroot, lemon juice, zucchini) and the rye/red lentil mixture from lunch with cinnamon and Splenda on top.


I didn’t make it 7 days on the rye, but I have decided that I am going to return to eating a “normal” diet. I am no longer enjoying the Mini Mary Diet anymore. I did do it for longer than the minimum time, 10 days, so I have a lot to be proud of. I am glad I did it and I believe I learned many helpful lessons.

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Sara Binde

Sara is a health and nutrition coach. She advocates for a whole foods plant-based lifestyle and teaches the world how to achieve weight loss.