Monday, May 30, 2011
I love, love, love, this plan. I haven't lost that much weight in one month, while feeling completely satisfied in...I don't know when.
Now when I'm in cycle 3, when I can add whole wheat pasta or bread, even a glass of wine. I don't have any desire to. My first day on this cycle, and what I'm having today for dinner is a a grilled turkey sausage (no bun), homemade black bean/corn salsa, salad and a piece of watermelon for dessert. OK so I'm not following the no fruit past 2pm rule, but I didn't always during the first two cycles and I lost 15 lbs.
I read (in Let's Do Lunch), that for any diet plan to work for the rest of your life, you have to be able to do 3 things:
1. Eat until you are full.
2. Eat foods you like-without having to eat foods you don't like.
3. Eat whenever you're hungry.
This plan does all that for me.
And not just for me. My DH and 86 year old mother don't need to lose weight ,but their eating habits have changed also. I don't force them to eat what I am, but they like it. My DH is seeing me make an effort and be successful and he's inspired to make changes also. He quit smoking 4 days ago and he's not as grouchy, miserable as when he tried before. I think it's because he used to feel resentful because I nagged him into trying to break a bad habit, while I did nothing about improving my health. I don't know for sure if that's the reason, but it seems like it's different for him this time. He is even eating healthier. He actually bought 100% whole wheat bread for himself and likes it. He used to only buy what I referred to as "formaldehyde" bread. you know that fluffy white stuff that last forever. He's cut down on his sweets. Now if I could only get him to eat fruits and salads...LOL
The weight loss so far has inspired me to watch my portion control in cycle 3, so I don't lose ground and gain. Hopefully, I'll continue to lose. Either way, I know that I'll continue to feel great!