Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The diet from hell

Hi All. Once again it has been too long. Life has been interesting and busy as of late, but in a good way. The more interesting news is the new eating plan the roommie and I have embarked on. I was watching Oprah the other day and Dr. Oz did a story on Calorie Restriction. Basically, the idea of this meal plan is to feed your body as efficiently as possible and it is supposed to maximize your health and help you live longer.

Here is the truth. That all may be true, but as I have recently found out life is not all that fun without sugar, bread, salt, and alcohol. This past weekend I reflected on how hungry I was and how miserable that made me. I will grudgingly admit that I am feeling pretty good physically. Based on how I feel, I have determined I might have a slight food allergy. I feel more rejuvenated and just clearer. Don't get me wrong I am still hungry. Let me give you some examples of what we are eating...

lots of leafy green veggies, particularly spinach
tons of broccoli and cauliflower
lean protein like chicken and turkey
egg whites
lentil soup
nuts (of which I generally despise)
1 or 2 tbl of olive oil a day - you still need to ingest fats
protein bars and protein powders (mixed in food to make them quite inedible)
fruit (I had some fantastic dried mango today that was the best thing I have eaten on this diet)

Let me repeat, there is no candy or other sweets on this diet. I am currently not salting my food - which is a huge challenge for me. Also, not drinking, but that's ok I would rather eat my calories than drink them.

So...where do we go from here?
Well, to me, this is not a sustainable way to eat. I feel like I could forage in the woods and find more delicious things to eat. This weekend Peyton is getting married and I plan on enjoying the food available. I pity anyone that steps in front of me at the buffet line at the rehearsal dinner - people could be hurt. After we return home I think I will be doing WW points. It is an easy plan to follow and it is bound to feel downright luxurious compared to the prison food I am currently 'enjoying.'

The roommie has hidden the scale from me, so I have no idea if I have lost weight or not. If I haven't lost weight...well, hell hath no fury...

I'll give you an update soon (I know, I know, you've heard that, but I mean it this time...)


Susie said...

Holy crap! Definitely do Weight Watchers. It is easier to keep track of and, you are right...you feel satisfied at the end of the day.

katie g. said...

I end up losing 8.5 lbs in the span of a week. Now onto WW!

PrincessGreen17 said...

I would like an update, please. I need to start eating more veggies and fewer processed food, for sure. And I definitely need to lose weight.