OK so I’m a little disappointed with my weight loss. It’s still going in the right direction but blinking bananas it’s difficult shifting the extraordinary amount of excess weight that I’ve grown rather attached to. I’m determined though and I’m also so very pleased that I made this ‘diet‘ public through this blog. Why? Because as my weight plateaus and I get fed up with not seeing any change in my shape or the numbers on the scales, I’d usually give up.
But as you’re all watching me and as you’re all sponsoring me for the wonderful Penny Brohn Cancer Centre, I’m determined to not only get back on track, pull myself out of the doldrums but also excel at this… I know I’ll feel better physically but also mentally. Haha you never know I might even bother with that dating thing again… but eek that-a-way they’d have to see my scars too!
I know I’m no good at weighing and measuring food and ingredients. Tracking the numbers and calorie counting. So for me that excludes a lot of prescribed diets. I know I can stick to the the ‘diet food delivery’ model for a short period but then get bored with feeling like I’m not eating anything tasty or cooking something delicious for myself – so always a short term option. I also know that having tried these and many other methods I crave good tasty food with wonderful ingredients that I can cook and eat with others.
So what am I doing this week? Hmm time to give me a kick in the proverbial butt!
A lot of people have sworn by juicing. Not just for dieting but also for detoxing, cancer fighting and energy giving. When I was in Australia I love love loved the juice bars that were on every street corner and would very often have a beetroot, orange and pineapple juice (my fave) or something similar which would be juiced in front of me. Back in the UK however it all seems too much of a phaff.
I have however loved drinking (when I can afford it) the Naked Juices – my favourite being the Green Machine. I’d thought that these were healthy as well as tasty… and then I learnt how to read the label and calculated the equivalent of how many teaspoons of sugar there was in each tiny bottle… scary stuff and I will now no longer be enjoying those!
So last week I decided to get some recipes for juices that I could do make the blender at home. I figured that I’d need to try a few out to see if I could in fact get the nutrients, vitamins and minerals I needed whilst enjoying a flavoursome juice. Could I also cope without being truly hungry and reaching for some carbs to fill me up during the day.
The answer was YES! I replaced a few meals with some juices – examples below.
Then I heard about the Juicemaster programme. Lose 7lb in 7 days without being hungry and remaining healthy. Hmmm really? So I bought the book. I read up about it online. All looks good. And it’s not just replacing the odd meal with juices. In fact in a day, I’ll be having 5 juices and 2 hot drinks.
Right now, I’m waiting for all the organic fruits and vegetables to be delivered…
76 GOLDEN DELICIOUS APPLES
2 RAW BEETROOT
2 LARGE CLAWS OF GINGER
1 SPRING GREENS
5 RIPE AVOCADOS
1 BABY SPINACH
6 NATURAL YOGHURT 125GM
1 ALFALFA OR RED AMARANTH
I’ll keep you posted.