Day 10: I Feel Like a Yo-Yo Dieter

It’s Day 10 on the 17 Day Diet and I am feeling slightly discouraged. I’m partly to blame for my .6 weight gain over night. For the last 4 days I’ve been up and down .2 pounds and sometimes it’s just the way your body works and other times it’s the foods you eat.

For me, it’s been a little bit of both. I’ve been sticking to the diet pretty good. Yesterday was a bit of a challenge for me. I had my usual breakfast consisting of yogurt, strawberries and flax seed followed by egg whites. That kept me pretty full all morning long. I wasn’t hungry for lunch so I had an orange (I should have eaten some sort of protein with it– never a good idea to eat fruit by itself). By 3pm, I was getting a little hungry so I had a protein shake (made with water not milk).

For dinner is where I think I splurged a bit– I made my usual Cinco de Mayo Mexican Spicy Chicken (posted in the recipe category), and I topped a bed of lettuce with the chicken, fat free sour cream, homemade guacamole, Mexican-blend cheese, and tomatillo salsa. Let me tell you…..the guacamole was to die for!

I know…I know… avocados are not on the approved list for Cycle 1– but I couldn’t resist. I don’t think they were soley to blame for my weight gain. I think from lunch on, I had not established a healthy eating pattern. I should have skipped the orange, and I shouldn’t have had a protein shake. What I should have eaten was a sensible lunch so that by dinner I would have been starved and craving creamy guacamole.

Another lesson learned. Today I will strive to do better. My body only deserves to be fed healthy foods that encourage healthy eating habits long term.

Comments

  1. I’m on day 12 and am also getting discouraged. My total loss is 4 lbs. Is it because while I follow the foods, I switch them around? That I’m exercising more? (muscle weighs more) Or because I only need to lose about 20 lbs total? I’m sticking to it but after not weighing for a week I was hoping for more change…

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