Posted by Amy | Posted in DropDeadGorgeousByDec | Posted on 05-09-2010
Starting Weight: 193 pounds
Current Weight: 191
ONE brag for the week: I haven’t smoked in two weeks
ONE thing to improve upon for next week: LISTEN TO MY BODY!
You know, I’ve been doing this weight loss thing for a while and I still get sucked into certain ways of thinking. Just because some “diet guru” or some written diet plan says y0u should eat a particular way to lose gobs of weight, doesn’t mean A) it’s true and B) it’s a good method for ME.
I bought the Clean Eating Diet Book last week. I love the ideas behind clean eating which is basically don’t eat processed food. Simple right? In the book there is a “Cooler Plan” that is supposed to lead to tons of weight loss so, like a starry eyed newbie, I hopped on the bandwagon and followed the plan, which is essentially eat lots of protein. Animal protein. Basically chicken and green veggies at every meal. Pretty freaking simple.
Simple, yes, but I’m ignoring one important detail – my body doesn’t like processing large amounts of animal protein. What the heck was I thinking??
In my food adventures I’ve gone from Atkins to vegan and everything in between. When I was vegan, I KNEW that my body needed a certain level of protein that was really hard to get from plant sources. When I did Atkins, I KNEW my body sort of shut down and freaked out over processing so much meat.
I KNOW my body feels great having yogurt every day and keeping meat to one serving or less a day.
I KNOW this and yet I still let inner Fat Girl get wooed by the promise of fast and easy weight loss.
Oh yeah, and I forgot another IMPORTANT point – I don’t like chicken so why the heck am I eating chicken three times a day?
So I follow the plan for six days and then spend 2 days in agony as my body decides to flip out and I deal with cramping, the inability to poo and all sorts of other TMI issues. So lesson learned, yet again, the hard way – Listen to my body.