Cheat Your Way Thin diet ~ **guide available to download in post #45**
Posted 22 August 2009 - 08:18 PM
Posted 22 August 2009 - 08:42 PM
| Originally Posted by finzup |
lisaloo, how many pounds did you lose in the first 3 weeks?
What types of low-gi carbs did you eat with meals/snacks?
For my low-gi days, I mostly stuck to fruit, seeing as I love it so much and it tells you that you should be mostly eating fruits (check out the bottom of the food list on the low-gi days). I also did add some applesauce and yogurt.
| Originally Posted by jstinemari |
i'm not sure if this was in the packet or if i just missed it but i'm wondering about drinks.. should we be drinking mostly water? can we have juice or milk? or is it just water and protein drink?
| Originally Posted by nsbride2010 |
hey ladies!! I would like to get on board with you in the journey!! I have like 25 pounds (approx.) to lose and I wanna give this diet a shot, since I have tried so many others! LA Weight Loss worked really well for me, but I always gave myself cheat days. How nice would it be to have that already "budgeted" in? Whoever has the information I need could you please pm me? Thanks so much!!
Posted 22 August 2009 - 08:46 PM
Posted 23 August 2009 - 10:52 AM
It makes all the sacrifices I made this week totally worth it.
Like yesterday for instance... I went to this local restaurant called Greggs to get some take out. I walk in, order a grilled chicken caesar salad, no croutons, dressing on side, and sit down to wait for it. Well, Greggs is kinda locally famous for their cakes, pies, brownies, etc.. (they have a 6 layer chocolate cake called 'death by chocolate').. SO as I'm waiting for my salad, I realize I'm sitting in front of a display case about 25' feet long with ALL tdf desserts!!! It was the longest 15 minutes of my life. I mentally added a piece of cake from Greggs to my cheat day (still 2 weeks away, but hey, a girl can plan ahead, right? )
On to week 2 . . . I'm a little nervous about the introduction of the carbs... I know the weight loss won't be as good as week 1 and I am going to try not to get on the scale daily... I hope to lose 2-4 pounds this week. We'll see!
lisaloo.. more details on the rest of your cheat day please!! I want to live through you!!!
Posted 23 August 2009 - 10:57 AM
Here's my interpretation of the drinking situation of this diet.. of course I'm not an expert by any means -- this is just how I have interpreted it and how I am doing it.
Water - be sure to drink the usual minimum 64 oz of water a day .. I carry one of those big nalgene bottles around with me all day at work (32 oz) and try to drink 2 of them... then I drink at least 2 glasses of water at night, too so I am estimating I am drinking around 80 oz a day of water.. (less on weekends for some reason though)
Coffee I was going to stop drinking caffeine but to be honest, I drank a cup every morning (sometimes even a medium iced coffee).. I added a bit of half and half at home, or if I got the iced at DD, just a bit of whole milk. I did not count it as a meal, or a fat or anything -- basically I counted it as a necessity for me to get up in the morning..lol
Anyway if you have cups of coffee through out the day, the milk/cream would have to be counted, and caffeine is not that good for a diet so I'd stick to it in the AM only if possible.
Tea - same as coffee I suppose. Green tea has less caffeine so might be a good option, but decaf is best ... and decaf tea even counts as a water (assuming no cream, milk, sugar added)!
Soda - With any diet I'd make an attempt to stay completely away from diet sodas.. they are not helpful to a diet.. although one or two won't kill you. I personally don't really like artificial anything and the sweeteners scare me. I have to admit though, Thursday I "broke down" and had a fountain diet pepsi....
I think the crystal light drink packets are probably fine to drink but again those have the artificial sweeteners..
Protein shake -- on the low carb days unfortunately mix it with 8 oz water only.. Hold your nose and chug it...lol.
I am just starting week 2 and I plan to mix it with skim milk on the low-gi days. You could also add a bit of fruit from the low-gi list. I'm not going to add fruit because if I add fruit, I have to blend it in a blender with ice, and the drink will be thicker and colder and I won't be able to chug it as fast... I just use cold tap water and it takes only a few "chugs" to drink the whole thing. I really don't like the shakes but they are not bad when using the 'cold water only, hold your nose and chug' method....lol
Milk - I think milk is okay on the low-gi days -- not sure what I would count it as though? It is definitely not a whole serving of low-gi carbs -- maybe 1/2?
I don't really know how it would work.... I'm pretty much only adding milk to the shakes and no place else... (except in the iced coffee's)
Juice - I think juice is a no-no on any day -- one exception would be if you juiced a piece of fruit yourself but if you've ever done that you know that 1 piece of fruit doesn't make much juice -- so if you're only supposed to eat 1 serving of fruit, that wouldn't be much juice! Maybe if you juice it, and added some water and veggies to make a sort of hybrid veg/fruit juice it would be okay?
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