Diet week 2: Only 5 more days!

 Diet clipartIt’s 7 days into Grapefruit Diet (here is PDF) with 5 days to go and I have to admit I am not and never have been a big fan of Bacon for breakfast, but I do enjoy the Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice with poached eggs.

This diet is heavy on Meat and Vegetables and so far I have not been very hungry as I lose.

There have been lots of challenges, sticking to the diet when out and about has been a problem, especially as I am a coffee addict. Cutting down to one coffee a day has been HELL! 

I was so good on Thursday night at Knitting Club!

I had a Skim Milk Cafe Latte and said NO! to a piece of this delicious looking cake…

Knitting is a piece of Cake!

I confess I cheated a little on Friday (a spoon full of rice), and a lot on Saturday I was at a conference (they provided a packed lunch with egg salad sandwich, fresh veggies, pickles, olives, and an apple. I didn’t eat the brownie!)

Boy do I ever miss Bread!

Why am I trying to trim down?  That’s a good question!

My family are almost all diabetics, I am not yet, and weight is a factor for developing it.

– I have physical limitations due to illness and I hope reducing will improve my stamina.

– I also have arthritis in my back and feet, hope this will help with pain.

– Lastly, yes I am tired of shopping in the fat and dumpy section of the clothing store!

Weight at start of diet = 205 lbs

Current weight = 201 lbs

Target = 185 lbs

Weight loss so far = 4 lbs

Ultimate Target = 165 lbs lose 40 lbs

Diet Week 1: 12 days of Grapefruit to start.

Yes I am the victim of Winter weight!

A family member was so kind as to send me some photos of a birthday Celebration a month ago. Yes that fluffy person sitting next to my husband was me!

To quick start the process of losing weight in the past, I start with the Grapefruit diet then move to the Weight Watchers Quick Start Program for the remainder of the month.

Here is the chart for the menu record I keep, and a PDF of the Grapefruit Diet 

I am 205 lbs currently, something needs to be done! My initial target is 20lbs…

Grapefruit Diet

 grapefruit-dietThe Grapefruit Diet is a weight loss diet built solely around the humble grapefruit.

The grapefruit is a marvelous fruit – a natural simple carbohydrate high in fiber and vitamin C. But to use it as the sole foundation of a weight loss program is unwise. However recent research has discovered that the grapefruit has more to it than meets the eye.

A lot of the grapefruit diet plans that have been circulating are very low calorie diet plans (VLCD’s) with a grapefruit thrown in. VLCD’s are not a good weight loss solution for many people. Most versions of the Grapefruit diet are identical to the Mayo Clinic Diet.

Grapefruit Diet -12 Day Meal Plan

12 days on – 2 days off

Breakfast 1/2 Grapefruit or 4 oz. Grapefruit Juice (unsweetened) 2 Eggs (any style) 2 Slices Bacon
Lunch 1/2 Grapefruit or 4 oz. Grapefruit Juice (unsweetened) Meat (any style, any amount) Salad (any kind of dressing)
Dinner 1/2 Grapefruit or 4 oz. Grapefruit Juice (unsweetened) Meat (any style, any amount) (fish may be substituted for meat) Vegetables (any green, yellow, or red vegetables cooked in butter or any seasoning)
Bed Time Snack 1 glass tomato juice or 1 glass Skim milk
Vegetables Allowed Red onions, green onions, bell peppers, radishes, cucumbers, broccoli, spinach, lettuce, cabbage, carrots, peas.
Vegetables to Avoid White onions, potatoes, celery.

Instructions

  1. At any meal you may eat until you are full – until you can’t eat any more.
  2. Don’t eliminate anything from the diet, especially don’t skip bacon at breakfast or omit salads. It is the combination of foods that burn fat.
  3. The grapefruit is important because it acts as a catalyst that starts the burning process.
  4. Cut down on caffeine– it affects the insulin balance that hinders the burning process. Try to limit to 1 cup per meal at mealtime.
  5. Don’t eat between meals. If you eat the combination of food suggested you will not be hungry.
  6. Note that the diet completely eliminates sugar and starches, which the body stores excess in the form of fat. It doesn’t eliminate fat since fat doesn’t form fat; it helps burn it. You can fry food in butter and use butter generously on vegetables.
  7. Do not eat desserts, bread, and white vegetables or sweet potatoes. You may double or triple helpings of meat, salad, or vegetables. Eat until you are stuffed. The more you eat of the proper combination of food, the more you lose.

Weight at start of diet = 205 lbs

Target = 185 lbs

Ultimate Target = 165 lbs lose 40 lbs

12 days on – 2 days off

Breakfast 1/2 Grapefruit or 4 oz. Grapefruit Juice (unsweetened) 2 Eggs (any style) 2 Slices Bacon
Lunch 1/2 Grapefruit or 4 oz. Grapefruit Juice (unsweetened) Meat (any style, any amount) Salad (any kind of dressing)
Dinner 1/2 Grapefruit or 4 oz. Grapefruit Juice (unsweetened) Meat (any style, any amount) (fish may be substituted for meat) Vegetables (any green, yellow, or red vegetables cooked in butter or any seasoning)
Bed Time Snack 1 glass tomato juice or 1 glass Skim milk
Vegetables Allowed Red onions, green onions, bell peppers, radishes, cucumbers, broccoli, spinach, lettuce, cabbage, carrots, peas.
Vegetables to Avoid White onions, potatoes, celery.

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