My 5 Day Miracle Diet Food Diary

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Vegetables: a key feature of the 5 Day Miracle Diet. (Photo credit: Hrushi3030, via Wikipedia)

So I finished the 5 Day Miracle Diet, for the second time in my life, and what can I say?! I hated the food, but the weight loss (7.6lbs) was fantastic! This would be a great diet for someone who has a week to lose weight for a special occasion. I'm very pleased with it.

I won't be carrying on with it, although apparently the actor Ralph Fiennes followed this diet to keep his energy up for playing Hamlet, so some people do keep this up in the long term. Find out more about the 5 Day Miracle Diet at Adele Puhn's website.

Starting weight: 216.8lbs
Ending weight: 209.2lbs

Read on to see how it went, in case anyone would like to use my 5 Day Miracle Diet food diary as an example:


The 5 Day Miracle Diet vs Alien

This week's diet choice is inspired by 'Alien', and it's Adele Puhn's 5 Day Miracle Diet. Five days of the Miracle Diet, five Alien movies: Coincidence? Hardly!

Adele Puhn is a qualified nutritionist and dietician based in New York, and I have high hopes of this diet as I lost 5lbs the last time I tried it. (Click here to see how I got on this time, in my 5 Day Miracle Diet food diary).

The diet is based on controlling blood sugar and sugar cravings, so if you are a 'sugar baby', as she calls it, this could be the diet for you.

Why Alien?

The 5 Day Miracle Diet vs Alien: Got that 'hangry' look if you ask me

Alien: Got that 'hangry' look if you ask me

Firstly, I think the horrible, parasitic Alien is a fantastic metaphor for the cravings that take root inside us and can lead us so far astray, perhaps sliding down from the ceiling behind us when we're trying to concentrate on our instrument panels...

And secondly, one of the main features of this diet is the frequent 'hard chew' snacks, and when I think of Alien, the first thing I remember is that extra set of teeth that come out of its mouth. Ugh! Mini carrots would be no match for it.

I'd love it if this diet was good for heartburn too, with all that acid in the aliens' blood, and it might be, but sadly if it is the book doesn't mention it.

Voyager and Captain Janeway Collectibles

Star Trek: Voyager - The Full Journey [DVD] - Amazon UK

Ok, I admit it: our DVD box set from eBay turned out to be a knock-off with permanent Chinese subtitles...

Voyager Coffee Mugs

And of course the highly relevant Captain Janeway Homage Coffee Mugs here and here!

More Captain Janeway Collectibles

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Carrot and Coriander Soup with Red Lentils

This is the recipe I used to make Carrot and Coriander Soup with Red Lentils during Captain Janeway week.

Carrot and Coriander Soup with Red Lentils

Carrot and Coriander Soup with Red Lentils


1 onion

Small amount of vegetable oil

1 tsp turmeric

1 tbsp ground coriander seed

1 lb carrots

1 cup red lentils

3 pints vegetable stock

1 tsp yeast extract

salt and pepper to taste


So, How Can We Ruin Our Food This Week?

mustard greens

Mustard greens: I don't like them.
(Photo credit: via Wikipedia)

This week's diet is inspired by Captain Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager drinking coffee and being a terrible cook 🙂

So, how can we ruin our food this week? (Tweet this!)

Here are some tips to get started - post yours in the comments!

Food-Ruining Ideas I've Tried:

  • Cover it in hot sauce - tried this, the kids thought it was hilarious
  • Drop it on the floor - toddler did this, what a helper!
  • Burn it - yep, thanks toaster
  • By the way, if you drop a teabag in your toaster you'll soon be wondering which of your neighbours hosts dope-smoking parties (and, perhaps, so will they...)
  • Make something you don't like anyway - mustard greens, anyone?
  • Leave it to go soggy (cereal etc) or cold - well that tends to happen around here anyway
  • Add spices you don't like - ugh, cinnamon (I know I'm swimming against the tide here but I really don't like it!)

(Ruining my food actually worked out very well for me - I wouldn't do this for a potluck, but see my Captain Janeway diet review here)

Need more? Here's some inspiration from Voyager's kitchen and replicators

See Captain Janeway's pot roast at 1:55 for true, original food-ruining genius:

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