Okay, so I’m beginning my Rapid Fat Loss and “Flash” diet. We’ll see how this goes – hopefully all goes well. I am a little worried at the intelligence of starting this diet two days before beginning Christmas vacation and less than one week before Christmas.
One saving grace is that I can set the cheat day for Christmas day and pig out. That will hopefully keep me safe and sane for the week!
- Sunday morning weigh-in (using a cheap, old bathroom scale): 195 lbs.
- Goal: 20 lb fat loss by Jan. 19, 2011.
I don’t know for sure how I will measure fat loss since I wasn’t able to get a bodyfat percentage, but what I think I will focus on is inches lost. I need to take tape measurements of both arms (at the bicep), waist (at the bellybutton), hips (at widest point) and both thighs (at widest point) – add each measurement for my TI (total inches). This is a measurement that will be able to help me keep track of progress along with scale weight.
Breakfast: 2 organic eggs + 1 egg white substitute, pinch of paprika, 1/2 cup of cooked black beans and 1/2 avocado
I was worried about the black beans and the eggs…but it was actually very good. I’ll look forward to eating this one again.
Lunch: leftover chicken “tortilla” soup (no tortillas actually in soup) and salad with 1 tomato and 1/2 avocado and balsamic basil vinaigrette
“Snack”: I felt like I was “starving” and had a nice, base of the skull headache – so I made a snack meal of 2 turkey sausage (which aren’t really that healthy, I’ll change to better ones when I finish this package) and a bowl of mixed veggies
Dinner: followed a salad recipe from the “Slow Carb Cookbook” that is the basis for the recommended diet in 4HB. It was a salad with bacon, sauteed chicken cutlets, tomato, avocado (I had A LOT of avocado today!), and sauteed onions – it may have been the best salad I’ve ever made!
It wasn’t that bad, except for the slight headache and cravings for juice. I’ve done a diet similar to this in the past (but not nearly as strict as this one) so I kind of new what to expect early on. I’m just hoping that the next few days filled with holiday pastries and candies and such doesn’t destroy my willpower! Wish me luck.