I’ve been on this diet now for three weeks.
That’s 21 days of eating and living differently.
- I now have breakfast every single morning. At the weekend it’s scrambled egg on toast, while during the week I usually stick to weetabix and some fruit
- Lunch is no longer a roll – it’s usually soup and bread with some fruit and yoghurt
- I’m keeping a closer eye on my coffee intake and am drinking more herbal tea (vanilla tea rocks!)
- Dinner is quite varied with salads and pasta or pitta bread stuffed with something tasty
- I’m cooking every single day
- My fridge is nearly always full
- There’s always plenty of fruit in the house
- I’m spending more on groceries, though since I’ve cut out junk food, takeaways and am sticking to meal plans that dictate when I eat, I’m probably spending about the same amount of money per week. Possibly even less.
- I’m eating less red meat. I still have mince in pasta sauces etc., but a lot of the time it’s either chicken or tuna that gets used. I’ll have to see about adding in some turkey as well
That’s 21 days of not eating:
- takeaways (I only miss them when I’m tired and hungry)
- pizza – I really miss them!
- junk food
- sweets (I didn’t eat them much anyway)
- chocolate (I do get pangs from time to time)
And the results?
To be honest I think it’s too early to tell.
In terms of weight loss I’ve dropped about 6 kg since I started (about 13 lbs for those of you sticking to Imperial). My BMI is dropping, but it’s still far too high.
So I’ve still got a very long way to go.
Things I need to do?
I’m still not exercising enough and I need to get motivated to move my lazy ass and walk or do something.
Food and eating is under control, though I’m already beginning to get a little bored with some of the options I’m being given on the Tesco Diet, so I might need to either switch the plan I’m on (they’ve got plenty to choose from) or start swapping in more low calories options from other recipe sites and sources.
I also need to try and sleep more. Seemingly getting more sleep is meant to help. I can’t see myself doing a Cinderella every night, but if I can try to get to bed before 1am most nights then it would be a move in the right direction.