Monday, July 18, 2011

Let's talk about food

Despite by busy schedule, you'll all be happy to know I have been working out like a crazy person. Every muscle hurts just about every day. It feels great and things are firm enough to wear white pants again but I have been ignoring the diet portion of this journey in a bad way.

I spend my precious down-time with my husband and friends – "rewarding" ourselves with food and drink. We haven't been going crazy on the junk, just richer food, eating out, larger portions, more alcohol etc. It's amazing how that behavior can creep back into your lifestyle slowly, without even noticing.

I work too hard to not be dropping weight so I'm thinking of starting the 17-day diet. I hate to even mention "diet" on this blog because I don't believe it them but I do believe in calorie shifting (lower one day, higher the next) to keep the metabolism guessing. This would just be a way for me to follow that a little more easily. I'm reading the book. I will let y'all know what I think. If anyone has any advice, I'm willing to hear it!

Have a great, healthy week everyone!

9 comments:

  1. i'm on day 1 of a bootlegged version. no advice, but i'm blogging it. i'd love to see another blogger's take. (especially one who's read the book!)

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  2. I've not heard of that particular diet, but you are right - you work too hard with your exercise to self-sabotage with food. I remember reading somewhere, early on, that you can out-eat your exercise, and boy, is that true (and so unfair!). Good luck with it - whatever you set your mind on, you always rock it!

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  3. I read once that we can make the mistake of giving too much credit to exercising. For example, if an hour of aerobics is reported to burn 350 calories that is not the net burn. We would have been burning calories anyway during that hour. Kind of a bummer but information we need so we don't overeat because we are thinking we burned more calories than we did. I just spread cheer everywhere I go don't I? :-)

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  4. I've read the 17 Day Diet and think it's a good plan. The only thing that concerns me is that it might be hard to stick to that first 17 day rotation. If it starts to get hard, skip to the 2nd phase.

    My 66 year old aunt used it and though she said she didn't have huge weight loss like they claim, she did lose, her bloodwork numbers drastically improved and she said by Stage 3 she wasn't feeling deprived at all.

    Go for it!

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  5. Can't wait to read your review!

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