Post # 1
Just keeping everyone posted. I started the Special K diet last Thursday, though I am waiting to buy a scale to see the actual loss. Here is the basic plan:
Breakfast – 1 bar or bowl of cereal with almond milk, 1 banana.
Snack – Usually skip, but sometimes sunflower seeds or pretzels.
Lunch – 1 bar with a banana
Snack – Again, usually skip, but leave option for snack
Dinner – Whatever I’d like
Dinner has been anything from chicken breast and broccoli to thai food (oops). For three days this week, however, I ate home-made guacamole and salads or a small serving of whatever else we had around.
A few things I’ve noticed:
The first two days I was hungry. Really hungry! And it tapered off nicely to where I feel “normal” again.
Avocados are wonderful, and the fat content helps satiate cravings for a high fat meal. I had avocados yesterday when I got home, and didn’t need to eat dinner.
So this Saturday I weigh in, and next week I’ll report the loss. I feel better about myself already and my body seems to be snapping back to normal… albeit, slowly.
Post # 3
Thanks for keeping us posted!
Post # 4
YOU CAN DO IT! STAY MOTIVATED!!
Post # 5
Good work girl! Can’t wait to hear how your weight and measurements go! Stay with it!
Post # 6
I’ve always wondered about the Special K diet and if it would work. Can’t wait for updates! I just don’t know if I could do it though…I think I would starve!
Post # 7
WOW!! Great job….that’s awesome that you have stuck with it for an entire week already 🙂 Have you been working out too or just sticking with the diet?
Post # 8
You’re doing great in regards to willpower! Mind over matter 🙂
I have to ask though (and please don’t take this the wrong way!) Do you feel very low in energy? The calories of your typical daily meal you described is under 1000 calories! You have an extra couple hundred calories to play with– eat up! 🙂 If you eat less than 1200 calories your body can go into starvation mode & it will mess up your metabolism! Once your metabolism goes wonky it gets harder & harder to lose weight– I’m speaking from experience!
I think its important that you take advantage of your snacks! Maybe add some more veggies into your diet that way… try a whole red pepper with some hummus or a salad or crudite! The key to sticking with a “diet” is having a variety of foods so it doesn’t get boring 🙂
Keep it up though!
PS. Your avatar & name makes me soooo hungry! lol
Post # 9
Thanks for the questions! The first couple of days I felt hungry but managed fine. My body seems to function much better on less food for some reason. I will typically eat about 570 calories during the day (a few bananas, pretzels, Special K bars, etc.) and for dinner I’ll have some serving with fats, vegetables, and lean protein. Dinner ends up being more calorie dense though less volume, so I estimate my caloric income is about 1300 or slightly more.
I have not been working out, mostly because I don’t have time right now. I do walk usually 5 days/week about 2 miles but I haven’t done so this week.
I missed the diet Sunday because we were out of town visiting my BF’s family, so shame on me! I admit I had some fatty goodness, but back to it today!