I have come to many conclusions throughout the past month...
1. There is never a good time to start a diet. We began The Fast Metabolism Diet a month ago. During that month, we have celebrated both of our kids' birthdays, Mother's Day, and Memorial Day.
2. Stress is not good for me. When I am stressed, I mean REALLY stressed, I do not care that I am trying to eat healthy. I do not care if I am overweight. And I do not care how my bad choices will affect the scale. I just want something that will make me feel better and, unfortunately for me, that is food. Now, I am not going to dive headfirst into a chocolate cake or eat myself sick with a bag of chips. I just want a hamburger and french fries smothered in ketchup or anything mexican.
3. Dieting is impossible. If you have "diet" in your brain then you are not making the changes necessary to lose weight permanently. I went in to this thinking that I wanted to do the program perfectly, by the letter, for the first 28 days and then I would adjust it to fit our lifestyle. 28 days is not that long, right?! Well, let me tell you that after 2 weeks I wanted a little more of my lifestyle back. I didn't want to look at another salad that had lemon for dressing. Salad is fine. I like salad. I also like mayonnaise on my salad...not much ( I don't use store-bought salad dressings) just enough to add a little flavor.
So, for those that came to this blog to find out more about the book, The Fast Metabolism Diet, here is what I would like for you to know. First, I want to remind you that I received this book free to read and post my review on this blog. Second, this is one of the best plans that I have been on and I've done them all. I did not feel deprived (except for my salad dressing) and I was not hungry. I felt healthier, more energetic, and, as I type this, my nails are clicking on the keys because they are long and strong.
We backslid a little, ok, a lot! over the Memorial Day weekend (my son's birthday weekend was at the same time). We ate at fast food joints complete with our favorite carbonated beverages, partook of birthday cake and ice cream, and just basically did not care what we ate. The first morning after eating like this I woke up tired and sluggish. My husband was so irritable I was wishing he did not have the rest of the weekend off (don't tell him I said that!). My youngest son woke up completely congested and feeling miserable. I contribute all of this to the "dirty" food that we ingested. It was really a wake up call! What are we really doing to our bodies when we eat processed junk??
Will we continue this journey? Absolutely! I don't know if The Fast Metabolism Diet is a miracle worker or not but I do know that you will be a healthier person if you follow what is outlined in the book. I encourage you to try it for yourself. I am very happy that I did.