Hello again! As previously mentioned, I missed last week’s weigh-in due to being in Brittany/Portsmouth with my family.
My aim for that week was not to gain, which unfortunately didn’t happen. But due to the situation I didn’t really have a huge amount of choice on what I could eat, so I tried to limit my portions which I did well at. I only gained a pound, which considering there was baguette, cheese, quiche and cake being eaten a lot I think is pretty good. So my goal for this week was to lose it. I didn’t really use my calorie counter and ate a lot of chocolate and biscuits in stress eating over the fact that I now have to move house, but I did it anyway!
Starting Weight: 13st 5lb
Today’s Weight: 12st 12lb
Lost This Week: 1lb Total
Weight Loss: 7lb
The scales put me in at 12st 11.6lb this morning, so I’m fairly confident I should be able to start making some proper progress again. To kick start that and to try and break my dependancy on processed food/sugar/chocolate I’m going to try something a little extreme for a few days. I haven’t tried anything like it before and I wouldn’t recommend extreme dieting, but I think I need to give myself a little kick.
So from today until Thursday, I am going to avoid eating pasta, rice and bread. All my carbs will be coming from porridge, fruit and vegetables. My plan is to have either porridge or omelette for breakfast and then have some kind of protein with lot of veg for lunch and dinner with plenty of fruit as snacks. I went shopping yesterday in prep and have started drinking lemon water. I also got apples as they have pectin in which helps to keep you full and bananas and strawberries. This will increase my fruit intake by one piece a day and because I’ll be eating extra veg to replace some other carbs I should be eating quite a bit of them too. I’ve got Friday off work, so over the long weekend I’m heading back to my parents house and seeing some friends. We’re going to the noodle bar on the Friday for lunch so I’m going to really enjoy that if I manage to stick at this!
What’s your thoughts on cutting out certain foods? Are there any you avoid?