Week 2 on The Fast Metabolism Diet is over! The result...not so great. BUT, let me explain.
I did lose 2 lbs this week but I then gained 2.2....thanks Mother's Day!
We ate really good again this week and are settling in to a nice routine. I am learning to incorporate some of our favorite foods into the diet a little bit so it feels less like a diet. We are also learning to appreciate each phase of the diet more. When we are in the carb/fruit phase, I find myself looking forward to the protein phase. When we are in the protein phase, I find myself looking forward to the healthy fats phase. All in all, I am really enjoying the way we eat. I do not feel deprived in the least.
We have found one interesting bit of information though. My husband and I both gain weight during phase 3 of this diet. During weeks 1 and 2, we have been tripping along, losing weight until we hit phase 3. It's not a lot of weight but when the scale is going down day after day, you hate to see it go up again. I would really like to know if this is part of the overall diet plan or not. Now, I do know that the body weight fluctuates during the week so neither of us are getting freaked out about it. It's just curious that it happens at the same time ever week. I would love to know if others have had the same issue.
Now, to Mother's Day. One think that I learned from reading this book is that it's ok to eat anything. You are not supposed to while on the first 28 days but when you get back to life it's ok to have a slice of cake or a slice of pizza. Allow yourself to be happy at the thought and enjoy the experience. This is what I decided to do for Mother's Day. We ate on plan for breakfast and then we went to Jason's Deli for lunch. I still stayed on plan by getting the salad bar but I allowed myself real salad dressing and 2 crackers. Then, I had a small cup of ice cream with sliver almonds for dessert. And I enjoyed it! I think the real problem was in the evening. I was not hungry after that big salad. I did eat a small snack and a bite of chicken for dinner but that's all. So, if I were to do it all over again, I would eat a smaller salad for lunch followed by ice cream, and then get right back to my regular snack and full dinner. I'll chalk this one up to a learning experience and do better next time.
So, on to week #3. I have chicken and steak thawing to throw on the grill this evening. I roasted a pan of broccoli and carrots last night and cooked a pot of cinnamon apples for breakfast. And don't forget....This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/FastMetabolismDiet!