Thursday, April 11, 2013
Okay, due to Easter, I took a week semi-off and ate healthfully, but did not follow the diet. So I just finished the 5th week. I am down another pound. Not bad. For the sixth week I am doing a hybrid plan. I am looking at the Shred and following the schedule, and some of the foods, however am adding in a Low GI diet to the mix. I am tired of the offerings listed for the Shred and am ready to branch out a bit. I am still keeping to low calorie meals. I will let you know how this goes.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
I have had a few things going on, but am down 2.6 pounds this week. Week 3 found me ill (cough), so while I easily ate the soups, etc., I didn't follow the diet faithfully and stayed flat for two weeks and just tried to maintain for that time. I then started the 4th week finishing a round of antibiotics. I am now better and did follow the 4th week faithfully. The only things that I am doing differently is about fat. I am eating whole eggs, not just whites. I am also doing my own exercise plan (having exercised for years). I am doing a plan alternating steady state cardio, weight work and intervals. The combination of diet and exercise is proving successful. The fifth week is the "cleanse" week. I now need to go shopping for hibiscus tea. I will blog again about my progress.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Okay, so today was the second weigh-in on The Shred Diet by Dr. Ian Smith. I lost 2 ounces. That is all. Oh well. I followed the diet as closely as I was able, and did exercise and weight training. I went to bed sort of hungry a couple of nights too. Well, I am not giving up. I am going into the third week (which is supposed to be the hardest). I will let you know how it goes.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
I started the Shred Diet last Wednesday. I had went a month in a bit of a plateau, and was hoping to jump start my weight loss effort again. I had read about Dr. Ian Smith's new plan on some blog, and was intrigued. It used real, normal food. Didn't require crazy ingredients. It looked very healthy. It also works well with my current exercise plan. So, I started it.
Now that one week is down, I can say it is very doable. It does require planning. It helps to look ahead during the week, so you have the fruit, vegetables, and ingredients required for your meals. I can also say that it seems to work. I am DOWN 2 POUNDS! Being someone who has hypothyroidism and an iffy relationship with weight loss, this is thrilling. This plan is supposed to rev your metabolism, I think it might be working. I will update each weak to talk about how things go.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
I started the Shred Diet by Dr. Ian Smith, yesterday. I had went from the end of Christmas, to February 20th in a plateau. I did lose one pound yesterday, but am hoping this plan will help me move forward. So far, I think it is a very balanced plan. Matter of fact, it is difficult to eat all of the food in the first week. I was looking for a meal plan and this definitely offers that. You do have some choice, but mostly it tells you how and when to eat. I am definitely going to get in my vegges and fruits and calcium too. It works if you are vegetarian, diabetic or have any other dietary restraints. I need to watch too many veggies in one time. It can push me into IBS. So, I will take it easy, but do what I can to follow the diet as well as possible. I have the book on my Kindle, and find that also using the Cloud App on my laptop is helpful.
Note: It is a pain to go back and forth to the plentiful list of snacks, soups and smoothies. I am looking at the diet itself in my Kindle, and the snacks, etc. on my laptop.
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