Sticking to the Diet (Mostly) Over Christmas Worked

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A couple of days ago I wrote about the challenges, both real and imagined, of sticking to a low carb diet over Christmas. It wasn’t easy, but I behaved myself most of the time. Yes I probably had a few glasses of wine too many and I might have consumed more carbs than normal, but overall I tried my best to stick to the plan.

The plan is simple. Avoid carbs.

This morning I weighed myself for the first time since before Christmas. I was expecting a weight gain of some kind.

No matter how hard you try to stick to a diet Christmas and hanging out with family invariably leads to eating more and I was pretty sure that I’d have put on a kilo or more. I was prepared for that. I wasn’t going to like it or be happy about it, but I was ready to deal with it.

So I was over the moon when the scales told me that I hadn’t put on weight over Christmas – in fact, according to MyFitnessPal, I’d lost a small bit!

Weight loss progress chart from MyFitnessPal

Weight loss progress chart from MyFitnessPal

Having to avoid all the tasty treats over the past few days was a pain at times. I’ve got used to people munching away on carbs while I studiously avoid them, but Christmas was particularly hard, as I mentioned.

However that pain was definitely softened when I saw the results this morning. And today is New Year’s Day, so I had misbehaved a little last night with some chocolate (which of course was very high in cocoa solids!)

I’ve still got a long way to go, but the overall trend is in the right direction, so that keeps me motivated.

I know that I need to burn more calories ie. do exercise of some kind or I’ll find it much harder to keep the weight loss going.

 

 

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