Day 2

Breakfast

-Regular old fashioned, no salt oatmeal with brown sugar,  unsalted/dairy free Fleischmann's margarine and home toasted pecans (see pecan recipe below)
-Sliced banana
-Low sugar apple juice

Lunch

-Natural peanut butter and jelly sandwich (see Day 1 Lunch entry)
-Carrot sticks
-Apple
-Diet Coke

Afternoon Snack


-Homemade pumpkin muffin  (prepared with the following substitutions:  non-iodized salt, egg whites, unsalted/non-dairy butter)  Note: this tasty recipe makes about 18 muffins---freeze some for emergencies!
-Lifesavers Hard Candy (No sodium; no Red Dye #3)
-Home toasted pecans with unsalted butter and Kosher (non-iodine) salt (To make my home toasted pecans:  Spread nuts over bottom of baking pan- should be even layer, drizzle with unsalted, non-dairy butter and sprinkle with non-iodized salt.  Bake at 350.  At the 10 min. point, stir; bake on for about 10-15 min.  Cool and store.  Note:  Can replace the salt and add other spices like cumin, red pepper or cinnamon/allspice and brown sugar for variety.  Use as a snack or add on salads or oatmeal, etc.)


Dinner

-Homemade guacamole salad on bed of arugula/spinach (To make my guacamole:  peel and cube 2 ripe avocados, place in small mixing bowl with ~2T. minced onion and garlic to taste.  Mix in ~1+ tsp. ground cumin.  Add fresh lime juice, chopped,seeded tomatoes, lg. handful chopped, fresh cilantro and non-iodized salt to taste.)

-Homemade salsa (To make my salsa:  chop/seed about 5-6 Roma tomatoes and place in bowl.  Add 1 can unsalted mini-dice tomatoes with juice, juice from 1/2-1 fresh lime, garlic, large handful of fresh, chopped cilantro, 1-2 tsp. ground cumin, 1-2 tsp. chipotle chili power and non-iodized salt to taste. Optional: I usually add fresh chopped jalapeno or roasted poblano peppers for extra heat.  Note:  may delete canned tomatoes and sub. more fresh.).

-Ground beef nachos seasoned with cumin, chipotle chili power, onions, fresh garlic and fresh cilantro.  Used unsalted yellow corn tortilla chips (no cheese)



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21 comments:

  1. hi
    i wish i could call you!!!
    where did you shop for the products you used.

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    1. Hi Linda- Most food items were purchased at Whole Foods, Wal-Mart or Harris Teeter (a regional grocery chain in the Carolinas). It was almost like a scavenger hunt every where I went! Good luck to you- Sonya

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    2. What brand did you use for the butter

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    3. She mentioned on previous blogs that she used Fleishman's margarine

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  2. Hello,

    I just wanted to tell you thank you so very much for publishing this blog. I'm just starting my third time on the LID diet. I know how difficult it is to have varied meals, too. Plus I've done hundreds of websites and I know the amount of time it takes to prepare and publish a blog like yours. I'm now following your blog and plan on placing a link to it on my blog as well. I know that my endocrinologist as well as my primary care physician and their associates will also enjoy and pass along your blog address. Thank you for taking the time and effort to do everything you have done here.

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  3. Hi, I just started my second day on this diet and I want to thank you for creating this blog...it has been very helpful.

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  4. I have to start my diet next week and trying to be as prepared as I can. Thank you so much for blogging your experience! Haven't even moved past reading day 2 yet and already you have been so very helpful. Thank you!

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  5. This is amazing. I'm starting my LID tomorrow in preparation for my RAI in two weeks. I was a bit nervous about this diet when I saw the 'NOT ALLOWED' list, so I've been scouring the internet for food ideas. Your blog is so very helpful and I just wanted to say 'thank you'; you've eased my mind!

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  6. This is very helpful. I will start my LID in about a week and a half.

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  7. Thank you so much for the information you provided in your blog. I will start my LID in a week and I want to be ready. The recipes are great and knowing where to go to find the products is a great help.

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  8. Thank you ever so much for sharing all of this I can't tell you what a relief it is to see your blog. I start my LiD in 2 weeks and was having a check of a time coming up with a meal plan!

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  9. I am a bit nervous about going into this phase. I want to do it right, thank you so much for the information you provide. It will be very helpful. I already feel a bit more comfortable.

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  10. Its always a blessing to be a blessing. Words can't describe how I felt when I came across your page. Recipes, menus, pictures, grocers and advice for 14 days & it work!!!! Thanks for making this journey smoother. I will be sure to pass this information on to my Oncologist to help assist others. I'm truly grateful.

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    1. Thank you- My best to you and best wishes for good health- Sonya

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  11. My friend found this blog for me (she is the best!) and what you have done is amazing!
    How did you all deal with the isolation after the treatment? Did you stay at home? Any tips are appreciated!

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    1. Hi. My husband spent most of his time resting. He did experience several days of uncomfortable nausea. When he felt better, he read, worked on a puzzle and watched Netflix movies. He seemed to be relatively content being alone. Best to you- Sonya

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    2. Thank you Sonya for all of your help! I appreciate you answering the questions (I asked the question about where to buy meat from as well.)

      You have made this diet not seem so overwhelming and flexible.
      I hope your husband is doing well! He is very lucky to have you!

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    3. Good Health to You and Your Family! :)

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  12. Great blog. So happy I came across it. I'm starting my diet tomorrow and your ideas are so helpful. Thank you.

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  13. What brand if butter did you use for the pumpkin muffins

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  14. This is my second time doing the low-iodine diet, and it's not any easier. This is a good reminder that it doesn't have to be overwhelming! Thank you. :)

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