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"The Best Diet..."

Sunday, April 08, 2018

I just reread this article on SparkPeople's site: "9 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Diet Plan" with the quote "''The best diet is the one you will follow and stick to.'' (sic)

A few weeks ago, BF was all excited about a new diet that he saw on a PBS fundraiser night. It was a few days before we had time to watch it together. He has not been excited about changing his food lifestyle in eons so, to support him, I said I would try it, too. We saw two shows, so I don't remember which one it was, or maybe it's a combo, but...I think I finally found something that works for me.

Bone broth. I started with the 10 day cleanse. I lost 4.5 #s the first 5 days, put on about 2.5 over the second 5 days. (Still working on drinking enough water, too.) The other thing about the weight gain could have been my lack of consistency drinking my psyllium fiber at every meal which I need post-gall bladder removal. I am about to start week two post cleanse.

This past week was a bit off, but it was a good test case. I spent 2 nights away from home for Amy's funeral. I had to eat out and could not stick entirely to the plan, though I did bring powdered bone broth with collagen & peptides with me. I ate very carefully even though I could not avoid some off-plan foods. What I learned is that eating off plan foods didn't get my system upset or cause me to be derailed. Other than the balance issue that nuts and nut products create (and nuts are on plan, in moderation, but not for me), I had no ill effects of the occasional grain or dairy products.

The biggest key is that I don't feel hungry as often or for as long as any other program/plan/diet. This plan is supposed to help reset the appetite sensor in the brain (I know that's not the right way to say it) and, for me, it works. I also lost 2.5 pounds this week!

I will not get on a soapbox and preach that this is the only way ~ just sharing the surprising, amazing news that I finally found the key that works for me...I am still learning what foods work for me and which do not, but I am finally building confidence and actually having fun with this.
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    SP has been the one that has worked for me the longest. I have learned so much here and take care of myself without additives. If it works for you, I applaud your success.
    334 days ago
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    347 days ago
    emoticon on the loss!
    We are all experiments of one. What works for one may not for another. My niece did a 5 day cleanse and her boyfriend did 10, and she was pleased with the results. I personally don't believe in them as the body will do this naturally as long as you are feeding it optimum food, as in whole foods, organic as much as possible, nothing processed.
    Hope it continues to work within your food requirements to take care of your special needs.
    351 days ago
    Interesting! Do you have a link for this plan or a term I can search for? emoticon
    351 days ago
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