Two weeks in ... the verdict so far

March 16, 2011

Thought I should post an update on crazy diet. It's been two weeks now and I have lost a grand total of:

............................................ half a pound!

Hmm. Not great. I've been eating loads of nuts and dried fruit so maybe that's why. But probably it's because my diet was actually pretty healthy before. If I'd eaten nothing but takeaways and cake and full fat Coke and beer before I started this diet, I probably would be feeling a lot healthier by now, but I didn't. Strangely though, I feel exactly the same. I don't have more energy, I don't feel happier, I don't feel better in any way. Mattgreen agrees.

Furthermore, this diet is really boring. I'd forgotten just how mind-numbingly dull restrictive diets can be. There is such a limited choice of snacks that I am utterly bored of all of them already. Mattgreen also complains that he is hungry. And bored.

Did I mention that we're bored?

However, as we're halfway through now and I've already planned next week's meals, we might as well see it out. I've discovered that there's no benefit in giving up wheat at all. I like wheat. I especially like bread and pasta. It's a lot harder to put together fast meals when you can't have wheat. And giving it up doesn't make me feel better, and it's not bad for you, so why bother?

I haven't found giving up meat difficult at all. And I don't miss chocolate/biscuits/crisps as much as I thought I would. And giving up cheese is easy. I do miss alcohol but there's no doubt it's doing me good. Matt and I are both sleeping really well for a start. But giving up wheat has been painful.

We've had a few wobbles - I had wine at the weekend at a dinner party (it would've been rude not to) and I had a tiny bit of Parmesan in a restaurant. Mattgreen had cake, roast chicken, and a glass of wine. But on the whole we're doing really well at sticking to it.

Homemade granola - this stuff is GORGEOUS.

It was chocolate birthday cake and it was handed to me at a party, so I ate it to be polite. Crazily, I shouldn't have.

One thing the diet has taught me is that I should lay off chocolate more than I do.
Good job sticking to it. Thanks for being honest. A lot of people do what you're doing and claim "OMG I FEEL AMAZING!" when, in actuality, the only people who will feel better are those who ate crap before.
See you soon. :-)
I think most people who go on these sorts of extreme diets do usually eat crap, so that's why they "work".

For the first week I kept saying, "Oh soon it's going to start working and OMG I'M GONNA FEEL AMAZING" so it's been a bit of an anti-climax really. Maybe next week? I'll keep dreaming...
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