Breakfasts….


http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/healthy-living/is-your-breakfast-making-you-fat-817165.html

This is a link to a really interesting article written in the Independent studying a wide variety of breakfasts and their effect on one particular doctor over a period of days.

Worth a look.

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An extra post today (day 7)…..


Thought I’d add an extra post to today. I have eaten veg today; tomato and onion salad (delicious) with lunch. some raw carrot and lightly cooked veg and a large bowl of iceburg lettuce that I am polishing off now. 

It will be interesting to note what will happen in the morning as the book says that the introduction of veg can lead to a couple of pounds creeping back.

I also did half an hour Tracy Anderson DVD and a 25 min run/walk up the BIG hills

Have any of you got the new Tracy Anderson mat work DVD? Bloody hells bells!! Those simple looking arm exercises……..

Weigh-in in the morrow. 

Night

Day 7 and I’m in Heaven…..


10st 8lbs Readers. TEN STONE EIGHT POUNDS.

That is an amazing loss of 6 pounds in 7 days.

And I have eaten. I had steak and chicken last night. About 45 yoghurts, eggs and bacon during the day and big prawns in garlic and chilli.

It’s felt weird eating only protein. Even though my stomach has been full I felt strangely empty? Last night I was ravenous and craving salad and veg.

Today, at last I am eating SOME VEGETABLE MATTER. Any vegetable matter. Even grass and leaves.

This is called the CRUISE phase. I am now supposed to happily CRUISE along for the next 61 days alternating pure protein days with protein and veg days. 1/1 – my anticipated weight loss will take me down to 9st 4lbs, my target weight.

I like this diet. It is completely scientific and calculated.

Happy!!

Just hanging out with the girls. Quite literally.

Day sicks


Phew. Hard work.
10st10 still…….

I have decided to do one or two days more on the attack phase. I am retaining so much water -swollen fingers all day yesterday, and still this morning, I don’t feel like I’ve had a good enough result. I must admit I have been eyeing up the bowl of cherries lustfully and dreaming of tomatoes. I think I will go to the cruise phase tomorrow.

It’s really hard eating just protein! Much harder than I thought but really not impossible. I have had umpteen yoghurts which must be good for my friendly flora!! No fat tums!! But boy do I miss salad. We eat salad every day and I love it. Can’t wait to crunch some cold lettuce.

I had a 45 min run/walk today and it’s really hilly here. Maybe that will help!

Over and out

Day 5 in Spain…..


It is cloudy here. If we have more rain I am going home……

10st 10

Lost another pound this morning. I actually am starting to FEEL a bit slimmer. It feels slow but when I think 4 pounds in 5 days, that is pretty fast.

I normally have very poor control when it comes to picking; I pick constantly but I CRAVE constantly. At the moment I am really not craving and I am missing hunger pangs……something Iwas told to expect in the book. Didn’t ACTUALLY believe it though, I mean, that cannot possibly be true! Well, it is. Hardly a tummy grumble at all.

I feel so strangely full of protein even though I have eaten LESS last couple of days, that I don’t really feel hungry.

Weird.

Word of advice. If you are thinking about starting this diet, remember that you have to adopt one full protein day a week FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

to maintain all that weight you have lost. Apparently it only bloody works! Amazing.

 

Day 4…..


Dropped a pound. 10st 11 this a.m.

Still feeling motivated and not too put off that my efforts aren’t being rewarded by lightening results.

It is coming up to time of the month so water retention is a big issue.

I will stay faithful.

 

Day 3……


Today’s weight – 10st 12

Sitting here eating scrambled eggs with chilli, quark, smoked mackerel and a tiny squidge of lime. Had my 45min brisk walk with the dog. Wow, having an animal to walk makes the exercise bit sooooo much easier as I HAVE to walk her every day. ♥ GOOD DOG! ♥

Don’t know what’s gone wrong  but I put ON a pound today. Not very happy about that. I must have done something wrong yesterday, need to investigate in the book.

I had quite a lot of yoghurt, ‘0’ fat of course and a super large skinny late from Starbucks in the morning. But apart form that I just had protein – meat and fish and the prescribed dose of oat bran.

Hmmmmmmmm

Another strange thing, I appear to have insomnia back! Last 2 nights I have found it really hard to sleep, which I haven’t experienced for a long time.

sleeeeeeeeeeeeeep

I have had energy, haven’t felt sluggish at all really but boy do I feel weary today from lack of sleep……..

A bit of info about the diet


Product Description

The Dukan Diet is a unique 4-step programme, combining two steps to lose your unwanted weight and two steps to keep it off for good:

Step 1: Attack
For 2-7 days eat as much as you want of 72 protein-rich foods.

Step 2: Cruise
Continue eating the protein-rich foods with the addition of 28 vegetables.

Step 3: Consolidation
Add fruit, bread, cheese and starchy foods, and 2 celebration meals a week, allowing 5 days for every pound lost.

Step 4: Stabilisation
Eat what you like without regaining weight by following 3 simple rules, including the famous ‘protein Thursdays’.

Devised by Dr Pierre Dukan, a French medical doctor who has spent his career helping people to lose weight permanently, The Dukan Diet is the culmination of thirty-five years’ clinical experience. Easy to follow with no calorie counting, The Dukan Diet offers clear simple guidelines, menu planners and delicious recipes for long term success…..

Beyond its immense success in France, The Dukan Diet has been adopted by 20 countries and translated into 10 languages. Many international observers agree that this is the method most likely to put a stop to the world’s weight problems. For more information visit http://www.dukandiet.co.uk.

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The next morning.


It is like Grand Central in here this morning. The boys have been busy directing a cast of 3,000 to make a horror movie (or so it sounded)

I cannot believe my eyes!!

I have just stepped on the dreaded scales this morning and I have lost 3 pounds!!!!!

What the………..!!

I ate LOADS yesterday, I even had prawns after my steak last night. I am impressed but surely this can’t be real???????

Oh, also NO FAT FINGERS this morning. My hands are nice and slim and normal!

NO FAT FINGERS HERE

Todays adventure….


Having started the diet today, this very morning, I was a bit anxious really. I have never tried a proper ‘diet’ before. I don’t know if I will have the will power to see it through or whether it will even work on me?

PROTEIN

is the word on my lips.

I don’t know if many of you will have heard of the Dukan diet? I have only just found out myself. So I bought a copy of the book from Amazon at discount – I thought, ‘well, it’s only £4.99, not too much to spend if it’s a waste of time’

It is in the news at the moment as Kate Middleton is reported to have undertaken the diet for the wedding, with great success.

Basically it is a high protein diet with vegetables and oat bran, but it is of course much, much more complicated and involved than that!

What seems to be most important is the longer term management for permanent weight loss, which Dukan seems to know an extraordinary amount about. He has over 30 years as a diet doc and is a doctor.

I am going to give it a try