Don't get me wrong. I'm not fat by any means but I just need to get back into shape (and into my old clothes)! Ideally, I'd like to lose 7kg/ 3/4 of a stone/ 15 pounds. This does seem far fetched especially as I'm making small efforts to eat healthy and still craving/consuming naughty foods - yup - those cheeky carbs and sinful snacks.
I was recommended a diet recently by a wonderful friend of mine. She went on this diet along with her bf and they've experience great results in a short period of time - bonus! So I decided to jump on the bandwagon and try this thing out. It says it's a 'simple' way to lose weight. The approach basically imitates the lifestyle of our ancestors - ice age and all that - where they eat more but move little. It say's that you can:
- Shed pounds in a matter of weeks.
- Say goodbye to enless exercise.
- Beat diabetes and prevent heart disease
- Look younger and prevent premature ageing
- Increase your sex drive (?!)
YES - I think I'm onto a winner here!
Then menu looks a bit... difficult. It goes against the grain on common diet plans of eating less but more often. This, I'd have to eat 3 square meals a day. Snacking is aloud inbetween. However, from looking at the plans, it really does cut out ALL carbs, grains, dairy, non-foods (goodies basically), and also missing out the occasional meal (because our ace-age ancestors did this often when there was no food available).
What food do I get to eat? Lots of seafood (like LOTS), vegetables, fruit, meat, and lots of water. Meat, veg and fruit I can deal with. Problem is I love seafood but things like Salmon is expensive (espeically the amount suggested on a weekly basis) and no carbs. I mean... NO CARBS? What the hell am I going to do?
It's going to be really tough but then again, as I don't need to lose weight extremely quickly I will be slightly lenient (i.e. going for a meal with friends and having the occasional snack). I think it's important to stay healthy and all tha jazz but I'd like to live a bit as well - I know this sounds so contradicting even as I type this.
I'm starting this 'diet' tomorrow... so I'll be cramming by last bits of carb & naughtiness beforehand hah! We'll see how I get on and I will do a weekly update and review on this diet.