The Fast Metabolism Diet - Week 3
I have now gotten about half way through the diet (maybe) and I'm moderately satisfied with the results. I have not exercised very much, so I know that this is somewhat holding back some of the weight loss, but the exercise suggested is rather mild, so it can't contribute too much to the overall effect. This is not to say that I haven't exercised at all, just not as much as I would like to and as much as she suggests in the book.
My other issue is that I'm rather hungry more often than I thought I would be. For example, on Day 1 and Day 2 we eat a lot of carbs, which is fine, as I love carbs, even "healthy" ones, but they leave me feeling hungry, if not immediately after I eat, within one or two hours. It's better with the other phases of the diet, but those first two days are an exercise in self control as I wait the 3 hours to eat again. I have emailed the contact on the website to ask for advice or suggestions, but I haven't heard anything; that was just over a week ago. So, I'm a bit annoyed at feeling hungry for two days straight and a bit more annoyed at not receiving any kind of response from the site (I know the author does not directly get the emails).
I'm still missing dairy, but I can make it for two more weeks. We did cheat this weekend, but we did it intentionally, and tried to follow her advice in the book about "cheating". All week we sort of planned for it and we knew that on Saturday, we would be having a few mini donuts at the Rutgers' Day event and a few home-baked cookies for dessert in the evening.
My Week 3 Menu:
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Here are my stats for beginning of Week 3:
SW: 153.6 lbs
GW: 140 lbs (modified for my reality)
CW: 148.6 lbs
WL: 5.0 lbs
Notes: I plan to exercise more and really focus on better menu planning for the next week. I'm not sure if I will try to extend this out another week...depends on if I feel like I want to lose more weight...we shall see.