Saturday, March 16, 2013
Well the carb cycling (see last entry) is definitely working!!! I can honestly say this is the biggest weight loss (within a week) that I've seen from any diet I've ever tried. And I still don't feel like I'm missing out on things I want to eat/still feel motivated to keep with it.
SO the results ::drum roll:: 8.4 lbs! :)
Very pleased with this amount and I can already SEE the difference in the mirror. Curious to see what next week yields!
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Weight Watchers, Low Carb Diets of all sorts, most recently p90x--I've been on the search for weight loss that works for the better part of 8 years. And I think...I've finally found it. My secret weapon. Two words for you:
If you've never seen it I suggest first watching a few episodes of Extreme Makeover--Weightloss Edition.
Chris Powell, the coach for that show is the author of the book Choose to Lose-- 7 Day Carb Cycling. After watching the show I was inspired by how much weight these people lost and I thought to myself--what their doing WORKS. So I looked up some info on Chris Powell and found his book which I bought thinking "It can't hurt."
Well it hasn't. 4 days after beginning to change the way I eat according to the plan (which is easy EASY to follow) outlined in this book. I have lost 7 lbs. In 4 days. I feel great. I'm sleeping better than I have in...years. I'm actually eating more than I'm used to.
The basis of carb cycling is alternating one day high carb meals, one day low carb meals. Andddd the best part is you can choose to have a full cheat day or 3 cheat meals throughout the week (on a high carb day). And you eat 5 times a day (every 3 hours--it's actually almost more than I can handle). The reasons why/how it works are in the book.
For the first time I don't feel like I'm missing anything. I'm not craving junk meal from Sonic's drive-thru, I'm eating carrots and drinking water and liking it (Powell suggests that after a few days eating whole foods you actually begin to experience the real taste of foods--I have to agree. For instance I tried to drink a diet mountain dew the other day and it tasted bad to me...never...has this happened to me in my life)? Have I slipped into an alternate reality, here?
Anyway, I don't imagine that my entire journey will yield 7 lbs a week or anything, but hey--it's an awesome start. And I feel that eating this way is something I can actually live with and do. I just wanted to share and tell you I think it's worth a look for anyone wanting to drop the pounds. Here's a link to the book on amazon:
Monday, February 18, 2013
I'm going to attempt to cook up food, separate them into correct portion sizes and freeze. With the husband deployed it seems like a great idea for healthy meals rather than grabbing something fast/small enough to cook for myself/wasting food, etc.
Plus with work when I get home I just don't feel like cooking. Maybe I can even implement it when he gets back home, that way I can still have cooked meals prepared for him even though I'm at work all day and tired when I get home.
Just a thought. Gonna try it and see if it helps any.
Ideas for freezer meals:
--shredded chicken for chicken salad, tacos, etc
--blueberry yogurt cookies
--banana applesauce cookies
--greek yogurt strawberry banana bread
--baked sweet and sour chicken
--mocha protein donuts
--bacon/egg/cheese on english muffin
not all of those at once, obviously but...just something to go on. This way I won't have to skip any meals. I can just grab something for breakfast, lunch and dinner. :)
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