Good morning friends!
It's another Monday. I'm off work today and have lots to do but thought I would pop in & write a quick post. I am on Day 7 of my diet. I started fresh on Jan 1st and am down 4# according to my scale. I have been eating more protein rich foods and limiting my starchy carbs. There is something to be said about limiting your carb intake as I don't have the bloating that I normally have when I am eating carbs with reckless abandon. I wish that I could find the courage to follow BFC again but when I look at the high calorie & fat content in the allowed foods something in me says "you shouldn't do it. It's not good for you". I know Rosalie, Kay & many others would disagree as they are living proof that it works. I think that all the dieting over the years have my brain pre programmed to think this way. I have been following the 17 day diet format and it is very do able for me but I find myself eating many of the same foods & after a week, it starts getting a bit boring. I only have 10 more days in this cycle so I just need to keep going.
The basic gist of the 17 day diet is this:
Cycle 1~ 17 days
Unlimited protein~chicken, fish, turkey (no red meat allowed yet)
2 servings of pro biotic rich foods~ low sugar yogurt, live active cottage cheese,kefir etc
2 servings of fruit~ the list is limited & they should be eaten before 2pm
unlimited cleansing veggies~ a pretty vast list. I'm still not a veggie fan but embracing it in 2013
64 oz water daily
green tea/ 3 cups/day
you can have extras like stevia, sf jam, etc.
For breakfast I had 1 egg + 1 egg white scrambled with 1 T. turkey bacon bits, 1 slice of Trader Joe's sprouted wheat bread with 1 tsp of Natures Hollow Peach jam (my favorite~so good!!) and 1 cup of chocolate unsweetened almond milk. You aren't supposed to have any "bread carbs" in this phase and yes, today I bent that rule. I just needed a pc of TJ's toast. Its low carb & no sugar & really hit the spot so I'm not beating myself up over it because it isn't "allowed" on this part of the plan. I just need a plan where I can have my yogurt. That is one thing that I absolutely missed when I did the BFC last time. I LOVE my yogurt!!
I'm battling a nasty cold that has been lingering for over a week now but I think I'm on the upswing now. I just wish I had a little more energy to get up & exercise but I just don't...dagnabbit! I don't feel terribly inspired in my writing this morning so I will end my post here and wish you all a great week!
Hugs to all~