The cravings do go Aly, I can vouch for that. Oatcakes are very easy to make, although I must confess I frequently buy rather than make them, sheer laziness and they're cheap to buy anyway! I'm sorry you can't tolerate porridge with yogurt - I love it myself. I agree with Rob, quinoa is good.....you can flavour it with lots of things and I have it either hot in place of rice, pasta or potatoes, or cold with canned tuna/salmon or chicken or sliced hardboiled eggs and salad or cold roasted veggies. And of course eggs, being protein, are quite filling....I've just had mushroom and cheese omelette with salad and found it very filling. Of course, you can't actually have mushrooms or cheese in Phase 1......
learning to love veg…..except celery :-O
Down to 1 1/2 mugs of coffee per day. Aiming for one tomorrow!
Today I will only have one mug of coffee, had it with breakfast. Also from today no snacks between meals. I am trying to make it easier for starting phase one!
Well I was supposed to be starting today and I am all prepared for it, but I felt lousy last night and don't feel that much better today. I think basically I am just overtired, but feel a bit headachy as well and don't think it would be a good idea to start today. Tomorrow will be just fine!!
Old teachers never die, they just lose their class
Sensible decision, it does wipe you out which is why I am trying to prepare for it by cutting down first.
Yes Danuta, I agree with Aly, wait till you feel well & confident to start. You have been really pushing yourself lately; now it is time to look after your own welfare for a change.
I haven't started yet as I know my body would react violently if I just went from my old diet to this new one & I don't want to trigger that, so I am easing myself in. I started well over a week ago. So far it is working without much dizziness, but I do keep falling asleep in the middle of the day but I also notice I am sleeping better at night. That is a major bonus for me. I am starting on decaf Coffee today (Taylor's) I started on decaf tea last Saturday (also Taylor's). I only drink one cup of coffee in the morning, the rest is very week tea; both I drink black. I have been having a lot more salad-y meals with my fish or meat. That is no hardship as I tend to do that anyway in summer. It is the fruit I am going to miss in the first 5 days. I eat a huge amount of fruit usually.
Well good luck to all of us dieters, it will be interesting to compare notes as we go along. I am so glad Sue is ahead of us & can assure us as we go along.
"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."
from Les Miserables
Danuta, it's a big undertaking so start when you feel ready. I have to say that I didn't find Phase 1 too bad, to be honest. Yes, you are likely to get a banging headache for a couple of days, and will probably feel a bit run down and tired....but these feelings do go surprisingly quickly. And it is only 5 days! It goes by remarkably fast - the end is very clearly in sight and you can boost your spirits by knowing that you can have cheese, fruit, coffee - whatever you are really looking forward to - within a very short space of time. But it is best to start Phase 1 at a time when you know you haven't a lot on, and it's also a good idea to start cutting down on things (like caffeine) gradually in the run up to it, as Aly and Nadine are doing, so you don't shock your system with too many withdrawals at once.
I am very happy to report that upon weighing in this morning, I have lost another 4 lbs, making 12 lbs in total. I feel so much better on this diet, it has improved both my physical and mental wellbeing already, just in 3 short weeks. Not only am I sleeping a lot better (most of the time, apart from the odd night like Saturday night), I wake up feeling refreshed rather than like I've not slept at all. I have more energy and va va voom(!), I feel more mentally alert too. And my joints haven't been aching nearly as much recently, which is fantastic. My gut problems are virtually non-existent now too. A win all round, and a big incentive to carry on.
learning to love veg…..except celery :-O
That is what we need to hear! Well done Sue!
Only one coffee and no snacks today. Will start reducing the bread from tomorrow.
Very well done Sue. I was thinkin' about the caffeine thing today and realised that I haven't had a cup of real tea since Wednesday when the milk had turned. What is it about milk - I have a cup of tea in the morning then the next day the milk has gone grainy. then I forget to get more for four days or so; I shall go shopping tomorrow.
I'll try that again!
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