Second - I forgot I needed a second shake around 3p and left the powder at home.
Third - I had, almost, an instant headache upon completion.
Fourth - I am hungry.
I have a better understanding of the system now... I spent a lot of the weekend (and most of last night) prepping for my week.
I am allowed (have to consume)...
1 - Legume
2 - Proteins (3oz each, no red meat)
4 - Oils (odd? yes.)
2 - Fruits (15 grapes)
1 - grain (limited by my wheat intolerance)
1 - nut
Unlimited - Category 1 Veggie
2 - 'shakes'
I can have unlimited caffeine-free liquids, but I typically only drink water and green tea (which I opted to keep caffeine in my tea, because my fav flavor doesn't come 'free')
I am feeling a little rebellious about this whole 'diet' thing, but I will stick to the 'diet' for 10 days (when my shakes run out) and decide then if I want to continue. The shake powder is quite pricey for what it is and I am not sure I want to buy it... on my credit card. Its only purpose is to increase my protein and level out my blood sugars, which will hopefully prevent snacking and eliminate cravings, we'll just have to see about that.
I weighed in this morning after an amazing PRE-diet weekend (probably my favorite days, because nothing is off limit) and I have 14pounds to lose with this 'shake' 'diet'... lol
Last time I worked with Nicole (detoxing) I lost 20lbs in 6 weeks and kept it off... let's hope this 'diet' is similar. I hate that word... let's call it a 'Melanie's Food Evolution' or MFE for short.
The word diet is SO cliche and much like the start of this weight loss venture using buzz words; 'diet', 'weight-loss' etc. implies I have something to lose, when that last thing I want to admit to people is that I have a problem.
But, alas... I do have a problem. I am addicted to food. I say this with complete conviction. I say this without humor and funny words like 'foodie'. I have a problem and I need to get it under control before I try to be a mother.
Wish me luck... I am already hungry and it's 7:58am.
PS - below is my salad bowl of pills/vitamins/supplements... I feel like a lab rat!
|2 white ones in the morning with food|
1 yellow one in the morning without food
1 black one twice a day with food
2 round ones after breakfast with or without food
1 blue one in the morning on an empty stomach