On Sunday I started a diet - well more of an intense detox/diet. It's a low calorie, clean eating, dairy, sugar and wheat free no food after 7pm detox/diet inspired by Jess from IROCKSOWHAT. I wanted to wait until the end of the week to post about it but it has been pretty successfull so far and I want to share my progress. I have lost 5.6lbs in 5 days. I plan to continue the diet for approximately 35 days unless my goal of 15lbs lost is reached before that.
After the 35 days are up I will slowly reincorporate some of the foods I have been excluding. (However, my skin has been looking better too and if I have a bad rxn to bread or dairy being reintroduced I will try to keep them out of my diet for good as it may indicate that I am mildy "allergic" to them.) Also, I have been sleeping better as my stomach is never full when getting to bed and I am motivated to get in bed early so I won`t get hungry before I can fall asleep. I hope that the habits I learn from clean eating stick; like smaller portions and including waaaaay more fruit and vegetables in my diet. Here is, roughly, what I have been eating on a daily basis. Everything is made from scratch, at home and organic and local when possible. I try not to use oil when cooking but have used up to a quarter teaspoon when absolutely necessary.
- Cup of Earl Grey Tea or Black Coffee (Luckily I only like coffee with out cream and sugar!)
- Smoothie or Grapefruit or Fruit Salad
- An Egg
- Hummus with Veggies or tiny bowl of Butternut Squash Soup
- Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce and Meatballs or Moroccan Chicken with Steamed Spinach or Chicken and Chickpea Greek Salad (essentially just meat and vegetables)
Snacks are either fruit, vegetables or almonds and I drink tooooons of water during the day. I always drank tons of water so now its ridiculous, I could drown. I hope to add more recipies and updates later on including my traumatizing experience with roasting a 4.5lb beast of a chicken, I still want to faint thinking about it....
This diet is hardest when I am out of the house; shopping, at school or just driving past a McDonald's. I am also having a hard time with how my energy is easily depleated (could just be exhaustion from cooking and cleaning so much)... It is easiest in the morning when drinking my coffee and stuffing my face with delicious fruit and scrambled eggs.
One thing I must say is that I have never been so committed to a diet. There's something about knowing that it worked for someone else, seeing the effects everyday on the scale and the intense nature of it that has kept me going. It helps that Andrew has been awesome too. xoxoxo