Saturday, May 27, 2017
How's My Weight Loss Plan Really Going?
A work colleague shared that she has put on 140 pounds in the last two and 1/2 years after having lost 170 over a two year period before. She was on Medifast, and slowly but surely once she was off it, the pounds crept back on. I don't want to start a debate about weight loss programs, anyone can do what works for them, but I can't trust that any program that requires you to eat separate meals from your family, rely on packages, and doesn't help adjust an unhealthy life style cannot be successful for the long haul.
So far, I have not felt like I'm dieting, though I have had the occasional mental struggle over the extra treat.(Someone brought three trays of donuts into our staff meeting Wednesday!) I've been applying a few basic criteria such as reducing sugar, limiting simple carbs, and creating meals around fruit and vegetables. A few side effects I haven't quite gotten over is the bit of stomach distress with the increase in fruits and vegetables, particularly cruciferous vegetables like broccoli. I know the impact now is because of too many years of not including enough fiber in my diet so should dissipate over time.
I've had the occasional treat-skipped the Wednesday donuts, but enjoyed a cookie and coffee at the choir teacher reception on Sunday. No doubt tonight I'll have a glass or two of wine or maybe a beer when we enjoy the first of the summer season bon fire toniht. I'll pass on the S'Mores the kids will be making. I'm curious to see how the 70% discounted Hershey chocolate rabbits will work in S'Mores-a deal I couldn't pass up, so bought three packages for summer and have stored them in the freezer.
Thank you to those that shared their ideas and links on my Rut-terless Meal Planning post.I love reading what works for others, and particularly new ideas on the food front. For you UK readers, tell me about your experience if you have any with the Slimming World recipes. It seems like when I see the prep and final results, the portions and variety are so much greater than when I've tried US program recipes like from Weight Watchers. I'd have to do some conversion, but for a change of pace, would be worth the effort.