My first week weight in and I lost 6lbs!
That was with only 2 days of exercise. One long zoo trek pushing a 2 year old in a stroller all day and another day on the treadmill for 25 minutes. I am optimistic this could be THE diet for me.
And this is with a little cheating. We went out to eat on Friday night and I had salmon and green beans and carrots so I know the carbs were low but I am guessing the oils, spices, sauces weren't so great. I just skipped my nightly dessert.
I am not doing it to a T. It is hard for me to have the mid morning shake and I honestly have missed the dessert 4 out of 7 nights. I am just not hungry. But I give myself a little more lean/green at dinner. I usually have 5-6oz of protein and lots of veggies or side salad. I tend to snack on carrots/celery and roasted red pepper hummus when I need to munch mid afternoon.
My biggest temptations was a soft serve ice cream cone I got my 2 year old at the zoo. She couldn't finish half of it and handed it to me. UGH! But I threw it out. GASP! and that was after a few licks so it wouldn't drip all over the place. It was so tempting. I was proud of myself
Another was the warm bread brought to the dinner table on Friday night to keep the kids occupied at the restaurant. I was DYING!! WS must make a low carb warm bread, LOL!!
What I like: Hot Cakes and Oatmeal. Both are much more filling, higher in fiber and less calories than either cereal. The oatmeal MUST be cooked stovetop for me, the microwave was a disaster.
I think the shakes are much much better than the smoothies but then again I have never been a big fan of yogurt-based smoothies. I think it would be more tolerable if I blended it with some ice and maybe a few berries for my mid morning snack. Will have to try. Shake flavors I like: Chocolate, Chocomint and shocker Mocha (I hate coffee but love these!)
Spicy Pasta - AWESOME and filling. Veggie Joe - I messed up the time I made it, but it was just okay. Again, all of these taste 100% better when they are stove cooked so I will try that for Veggie Joe next time.
I haven't gotten to any soup yet. Some of the snack bars are WAAAAY too high in sugar. 12-14 grams a bar. I left those for my husband. The coconut and peanut butter (not crisp) have the lowest sugar and highest fiber. Both are pretty good.
Chocolate Cake - okay. Toffee and Butterscotch pudding were very good. I licked the bowl.
Pretzels were good. More like buttered crisps but decent for the amount of fiber and protein. A good in the car type snack or if you need munchies. My husband tried the sour cream and BBQ o's that are supposed to taste like chips. He said they were decent.
The ONLY downer is my husband lost 10lbs.
Seriously. 10lbs in one week with ZERO exercise. I hate men!!!
Thanks for all the support here - hope I am on my way!!