Okay I haven’t been here in a while, but I’m truly determined to get my habits in control again. I want to take a wholistic and open attitude towards weight loss this time. Even though my weight is in a “healthy weight range” I want to lose some weight because I’m not comfortable at this weight, my clothes are tighter and my body does feel like its functioning well. I currently weigh 123.4lbs and my goal weight is to get to 110lbs. My ultimate goal weight is 99lbs but I’m not sure how realistic/healthy that is. My body has been through HUGE changes this year (the beginning of this year I was clinically underweight, then I gained 22lbs to be a normal weight). Lately I’ve been eating a lot of crappy junk food and it’s just making me feel physically and emotionally terrible. My stomach does not support sweets, creamy or rich food but I continue to stuff them down anyway. In the past week alone I’ve gained 6lbs! I’ve been doing a lot of research about weight loss over the last year, and particularly this week I’ve read a bit about raw food diets, fasting (not the eating-disorder kind), mono food meals and simplistic vegan ingredients. I don’t care if anyone reads my “blogs” but I’m going to daily start blogging my progress. I’m giving myself 7 days to get back to 116lbs (53kg) which is what I was last week. Then, I want to continue eating healthily (ie. small portions, focusing on veg and ocassional protein) along with exercise to get down to 50kg. I will give myself until August 11 (one month) to be 110lbs again! 13lbs to loose :)
My 7 day Plan:
1. Tomorrow begin a “mono fruit day.”
This gives my digestive system a break and makes things simplistic again. Also when your eating just one thing all day your body is very much in tune with how much you need. Stuffing yourself with 1 fruit (eg. apple) isn’t exciting and your body is going to very easily reject it/register when you’ve had enough compared to if you stuffing yourself with a platter of assorted food/sweets etc.
2. Sunday I will do a “mono veg day.”
As vegetables are even lower in calorie this will further weight loss results.
3. Raw food diet commences on Monday
This will reintroduce variety for my body. I will have fruit for breakfast perhaps along with a cup of herbal tea, and then for lunch I will have a mix of raw veg (carrot, tomato, lettuce) and finally for dinner I may have steamed vegetables or a piece of fruit depending on my sugar cravings.
4. On Tuesday I will continue with the raw food diet
5. Wednesday = raw food again OR juice fast (fresh made fruit juice morning, water for mid day and bought prune juice at night)
6. Thursday = 1/2 juice fast, 1/2 water fast
Breakfast will be a fruit juice (made on milk) and then the rest of the day will be water
7. Friday = All day water fast
8. Saturday [1 week benchmark and weigh in] Reassess plan and diet needs.
I need to keep in mind several important things:-
1. Brush teeth after each meal
2. Take portion and then LEAVE room/move ALL OTHER FOOD from sight
(I have a habit of bingeing)
4. Be happy and enjoy the experience of listening to your body and retuning it.
Questions to you guys:
HAS ANYONE TRIED WATER/JUICE FASTING BEFORE?
DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY ADVICE?