Wednesday, January 11, 2012

17 Day Diet

I know that I said I wasn't going to "diet".. but rather just start eating healthy. That was really harder than I had thought because I'll be honest, I don't know how to eat healthy. I thought I was eating healthy.. eating tons of fruit.. carrots.. cutting out junk.. but still allowing myself soda. Yet, I GAINED weight. It was frustrating. After researching, I decided to start the 17 Day Diet.

The 17 Day Diet can be summed up in one word.
HARD. haha I thought it was going to be easy, but it's not (for me at least because of what I like!) It's broken down into cycles. The cycles are suppose to help with boredom and with plateauing. Each cycle is 17 days. The first cycle is to accelerate weight loss. The first three cycles are all different foods, and then the last cycle is "Maintenance". The first cycle, foods are very limited. You are allowed 2 servings of fruit (from a selected list) and have to eat them before 2pm. I found out from the book that bananas actually prevent weight loss. Bananas have always been my go to food when I'm trying to "diet". It blew me away that something I thought was helping me was actually preventing me! You are allowed 2 yogurts. Any that's fat free. I love Yoplait so I'm glad I could eat it and not like Greek Yogurt or some crap like that. You are allowed 2 eggs (with the yolks).. or endless egg whites. You get NO carbs and starches. You are allowed to eat as many veggies and protein as you want. I like salads, but the only veggies I can snack on is carrots.. so that's where my problem is. I get hungry usually in the afternoon and evening because carrots just don't curve hunger. You have to drink at least 64 ounces of water a day (which I get AT LEAST 72), plus a cup of green tea with every meal. I don't like green tea.. but I did find citrus green tea (cold) that I can manage to choke down lol. You have to get at least 17 minutes a day of some type of exercise in. I've been going back and forth between my biggest loser game and walking. Today I'm pretty sure I'm going to cheat and not exercise at all because Rosalie was up at 4:30 and I'm dead tired.

Let me sum up what I've had the past few days.

Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs (mind you, I HATE HATE HATE scrambled eggs. It's like eating rubber to me) + 1 c fruit (grapes) + green tea (which I HATED.. but after 4 days, it's growing on me)
I had the fruit when I got up and started getting hungry. Rosalie and I were up at 5, so it held me over until Kevin got up at 7. He always requests Sunday morning breakfast so I had my craptacular eggs while he had his delicious pancakes.
Mid Morning: 1 c strawberries
Lunch: Salad with lettuce, carrots, and hard boiled eggs (just the whites). + Green tea
Mid Afternoon: Yoplait Fat Free Yogurt
Dinner: chicken breast and and steamed mixed veggies. Now you aren't suppose to have corn on Cycle 1, but I do eat it with mixed veggies.
Exercise: 1 hour walk
Sum of the day: I was hungry, moody, irritable, and unbelievably tired.

Breakfast: 1 c of mixed fruit + yogurt + green tea. Again split up my fruit and yogurt
Mid morning: Apple
Lunch: Chicken and mixed veggies + Green tea
Mid Afternoon; Yogurt
Dinner: Chicken Salad + Green tea
Evening: carrots (hunger was taking over)
Exercise: 25 minutes of Biggest Loser work out
Sum of the day: THE HARDEST DAY!!!!!!!! I was soo hungry.. even more tired..

Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs + 1 c mixed fruit + green tea (Again, split up the fruit and eggs)
Mid morning: 1 c mixed fruit
Lunch: Chicken and veggies + Green tea
Mid Afternoon: Yogurt
Dinner: Buffalo chicken salad + green tea
Evening: Yogurt
Exercise: 1 hour walk
Sum of the day: Getting a heck of a lot easier.. but at dinner time, every time I tried to eat I got extremely nauseated so I ended up barely eating anything and by 7 I was starving.

Breakfast: yogurt + 1 c mixed fruit + green tea (split again)
Mid Morning: 1 c grapes
Lunch: Buffalo chicken and mixed veggies + green tea
Mid Afternoon: haven't made it there yet.
Exercise: Opting out of it for today since I have been up since 4:30 with Rosalie

Total weight loss weighing in day 4 morning.. FOUR lbs! I'm 14 lbs away from being at my goal weight! If you're interested in the 17 Day Diet, google it and get more information. I bought the book in amazon (actually in kindle format) and it's a lot cheaper than buying it from the 17 Day Diet website!

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