I've struggled with my weight most of my adult life (and the weight has usually won ). I've tried numerous different diets over the years but, for one reason or another, have never managed to stay on one for very long. I think ALL diets work, in that they get rid of excess weight.....the problem is that quite often they are unsustainable, because they're so strict, or complicated, or leave you feeling hungry, or simply don't fit in with normal day to day work and family life.
Having trawled the internet whilst we were on holiday recently (well, it was too sunny for me to sit outside! ), I came across several mentions of the Harcombe Diet. And then I found out that my blogging friend - and recent new member of this forum - sue15cat had started the very same diet and was doing very well on it and, most importantly, it's a really healthy and interesting diet that doesn't leave you feeling deprived and starving.
So that made my mind up.....I bought one of Zoe Harcombe's books (£1.50 in a charity shop, very lucky find) and have another on order from Amazon.
Yesterday I completed Phase 1 of the diet and am staggeringly happy to report that I've lost.......8lbs, yes EIGHT POUNDS, in 5 days!!! Now I'm into Phase 2, which will be quite long term and not so strict and my weight loss won't be so dramatic from now on, but I am very sure the loss will continue.
For anyone who's thinking of losing weight, I can't recommend this diet highly enough. Give it a try. Oh, and as an added bonus, I have lots more energy and am sleeping a lot better - what's not to like?
I had picked up on this and looked at her blog. I have also ordered a couple of books from Amazon.
I too have been a lifelong dieter. I have always followed weight watchers having originally lost 5 stone with them. I had become disenchanted with the money making re branding and was having problems finding foods here. I have also briefly tried food doctor but that was not compatible with life. Being vegetarian I always struggle with set food plans which is why ww worked.
I like the look of the Harcombe plan as it seems practical and easy to follow. I am looking forward to giving it a go and have started removing coffee from my diet which I had cut down anyway.
That is a great start Sue you must be very pleased. It is the energy side I am most interested in and eating a natural diet.
Keep us posted with how it goes and I will add my bit once the books arrive.
That is why I am cutting down now. I could not be without coffee either. Hopefully the book will arrive this week.
Frustrating when you are raring to go!
Just checked on Amazon and my books will be dispatched until next week.
So cross I left a word out!
Not sure why it is taking so long. My next batch of visitors arrive next week too so won't be able to start until they have gone. Had salad tonight though so will just work at eating sensibly.
Maybe I should invest in a Kindle! Have been thinking about it as our book collection is huge! It is just the idea of not having a real book in my hands. As it is I often take my iPad to the kitchen when I have found a recipe.
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