CHEF’S DIET – DAY 16 Thursday, Aug 25

Breakfast .  Over easy egg over Oatmeal with fresh black pepper.

Red Velvet Iced Tea.

A combination between Yerba Mate Tea and Hibiscus to make our own healthy, delicious and fresh brewed iced tea. It energizes without the jittery side effects often associated with coffee or energy drinks. It lasts longer, boosting your metabolism and immune system.  Yerba has a strong, distinctive and slightly bitter taste (similar to coffee), which many acquire a love for; if you are not among them, add a little honey, sugar, milk, lemon or numerous other things to your mate’ and you’ll find it a whole different experience. Yerba Mate is anti-oxidant rich, and high in vitamins and minerals.  Hibiscus has a tart, cranberry-like flavor and also contains vitamin C and natural organic flavonoid acids that give it its deep red color.  The result is a smooth refreshing blend that actually energizes you!

Snack.  None.

Lunch.  Vegetable Chili with Cornbread.


Snack.  None.

Dinner (PBC).  Pasta Fagioli.  Meatball.

WEIGH IN:     263

CHEF’S DIET – DAY 15 Wed August 24

Breakfast (PBC).  Taste test of Pizza Bagel  (so delicious but not good)


Snack.  None.


Lunch.  Black Bean Soup with Chorizo.  Grilled Swiss Cheese with Tomato & Jalapeno on Seven-Grain.


Snack.  None.


Dinner.  Baked Potato, Asparagus, and Cauliflower.

                Creamsicle Ice.

CHEF’S DIET – DAY 11 Saturday, August 20

Breakfast/Lunch (Home)… Leftover Pizza.  Can’t get enough.

Dinner… Went to Grocery to with my 2 daughters, local Italian Grocery store.  Pretty much every thing fresh & from local farmers.  We got some ribs, which we will cook with mint and garlic on low in the oven and use the juices to make a glaze.  Add honey to juices in a small pan & reduce down and glaze the ribs when I throw them on the grill. 

Aug 20 Dinner–Ribs Out of Oven

Aug 20 Dinner–Ribs

Cooking the Ribs on a low temp before throwing on the Grill and infusing them with Mint and Garlic, it will be a much more healthy way of cooking instead of the fatty way they are usually cooked.

This is more of a Mediterranean twist.

  We also have a Red Lentil Salad with Carrot shavings with Mint, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Sea Salt & Pepper, keeping everything simple for my kids.  Roasted Carrots & Asparagus. Fresh Corn on the Cobb & Baked Potatoes we will put on the grill so I think we have everything we need for a healthy meal.





The best support I can get is from my Family because they all want to go on this venture with me. 

CHEF’S DIET – DAY 9 (Thursday Aug 18)

Breakfast.. One of the greatest things is “Grandma’s” cooking.  Once a week, we have a little old Mexican woman who sells hot Tamales from a cooler. No question where these ingredients are from!!  “Best Breakfast”… the spice is better than caffeine.


Snack… Popcorn leftover from event.

Lunch… Fruit & Cottage cheese.

Wish I had small curd Cottage Cheese.  After investigation, our Steward checked the wrong product in… what a difference.

Dinner (PBC)… Striped Bass Cartoccio and side of Broccoli di Rabe.

Aug 18 Dinner

Chef Diego likes to be my nemesis….

Chef Diego is Evil

August 18 Weigh-In

I lost pounds in water weight… now I need to get serious.

WEIGH IN:  267